Why do you Exercise?

Why do you Exercise?

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Why do you exercise? – When I was a teenager I found my parents were so bloody embarrassing and they just frustrated the life out of me (please note they are just normal parents, I was the one with the problem). I used to go for a little run to let out my frustrations – … Read More

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Wellbeing

Raising the bar – weight lifting is a common type of strength training. As soon as you lift one weight you will look like a bodybuilder…Just kidding. They don’t instantly make you ‘massive’ it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and deprivation to look as lean as a body builder. So don’t be scared … Read More

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Follow your dreams – I wanted to be a personal trainer when I was nineteen years old. I got a dead end job as a lifeguard and ten years flew by. I recently got made redundant from a local leisure centre – thanks to some super cool camera technology. At first I felt slightly resentful, … Read More

Always Stretch

Always Stretch

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Wellbeing

Always stretch – flexibility training is an essential health related component of fitness, but it is so overlooked. One of the reasons I don’t skip a stretch is because it can actually enhance your performance, giving you that boost for a better workout. Stretching on a regular basis will not only improve your level of … Read More

Organic Foods

Organic Foods

January 1, 2019By StefFood, Wellbeing

Organic foods – How your food is grown or raised can have a major affect on your mental and physical health. Organic produce has fewer pesticides, growth hormones, herbicides and fertilisers used from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge!! 🤢 People with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when … Read More

Kettlebells

Kettlebells

January 1, 2019By StefFitness

Kettlebells – are a brilliant workout, slightly different to the dumbbell weight lifting workouts. Kettlebells allow us to do dynamic movements, we also have to focus on stabilising our core more often as the centre of gravity is different depending on how you hold it. Kettlebells are scary looking, but the exercises are simple and … Read More

Eat Your Greens!

Eat Your Greens!

January 1, 2019By StefFood, Wellbeing

Eat your greens – Leafy greens are packed full of essential vitamins which help regulate your body’s digestive system and increases the body’s energy system. Spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, swiss chard and beet greens are classed as leafy greens. They contain vitamins such as: Fibre – brilliant for a healthy gut, helps keep you “regular”. … Read More

Walking & Talking

Walking & Talking

January 1, 2019By StefFitness, Mental Health

Walking & talking – merging socialisation into your exercise can be paramount. There have been plenty of studies that have found combining a social setting with physical activity leads to positive mental and physical well-being. We live in a world where the majority of social events are based around food or alcohol, it doesn’t have … Read More