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What is ‘functional fitness’?

Historically the role of a Personal Trainer has focussed on sports specific training, that is, training athletes and sports people to be fitter and stronger specifically for their sport. Footballers may have…

Easy Brown Rice

Brown rice could be a superfood – a half cup of brown rice provides loads of nutrients, including 5% of your daily protein requirement, 8% of your daily fibre, slow-burning carbs and…

Why Turbo Train?

Sometimes is just not possible to get out on a long bike ride. Turbo training is a great option, especially if you have childcare responsibilities, are short of time or need to…

Breakfast Jar

This is an idea I picked up in Australia, a tasty treat for breakfast on the go. You can even take it to work and eat it at your desk (although we…

Alcohol audit

If you want to know just how many units of alcohol you are taking into your body, do an audit. You may be surprised to find out how many you consume. Working…

Fabulous flapjacks

Make a tray of fabulous flapjacks at the beginning of the week and you’ll have snacks for the rest of the week. They’re excellent for energy on the go instead of those…

Hummus

A Scientific Exploration of Houmous / Hummus I have eaten houmous since I was a youngster and viewed it as a healthy option to fatty spreads. Imagine my surprise when I examined…

Quick red lentil soup

  Red Lentil Soup 1 cup split red lentils 1 litre vegetable stock (or a litre of water and some stock cubes) 1 onion 1 tin chopped tomatoes garlic (optional) This is…

Playing Card Workout

Using a standard deck of cards, shuffle, and then select a card to build your workout: Diamond Striding Lunges Hearts Squats Clubs Star Jumps Spades Press Ups Joker 30 second plank Number…