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 had a Coach to motivate them and teach them tactics and a PT...

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 train at night. A turbo trainer is a relatively inexpensive and compact piece of kit which...

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 cards, Ace to Ten = number of reps Picture cards = 12...

Dynaband workout

Put on your favourite music and get a glass of water. Always check for holes in the band before each workout. Do all of these exercises for a minute / chorus / verse/ section of song. The number of reps is simply recommended for starting out, so do what you can and...

Dress Size Chart

UK Dress sizes (in inches) 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37 37-39 39-41 41-43 44-46 45-47 Waist 25-27 27-28 28-30 30-32 32-33 34-36 36-38 38-40 Hips 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42 41-44 44-46 45-47 47-50...

Chair Workout

Sitting on front 1/3 of seat, legs at ninety degrees. Sit up straight and look straight ahead toes taps shoulder lift and circles side bends for two counts twists with hands on same shoulder knees lifts with chest press tapping feet forward with arms out to the side...

All about Abdominals

All About Your Abs Your abdominal muscles are your belly. There are a number of muscles in your mid region, and you need to know what they are to understand how to exercise them. Rectus Abdominus – superficial These flex the spine (bringing the rib cage closer to the...

Stretches

Stretching Programme for major muscle groups Perform stretching exercises when your body is warm. You should always stretch at the end of your workout, you can also do brief stretches after your cardio warm up. The ‘pre stretch’ after cardio is mainly to prepare your...