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Exercise and Health, health

11 Tips To Stop Being Unhealthy in 2017


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“The greatest gift you can give anyone is a healthy you” as my previous pastor once said. It’s true – you’re not going to be the rock solid blessing you’re supposed to be to others if you’re not healthy and fit.

So, drawing on my decade of experience working in the NHS and for private health clubs as an exercise specialist, here’s a set of rapid-fire vlogs to help you get going this year – feel free to drop me a line for any specific help:

  1. Set a long-term goal
  2. Get some new kit
  3. HIIT – Mix up your training types
  4. Fitness Blender
  5. Find a mate
  6. FITT acronym
  7. Be realistic
  8. Les Mills BODYPUMP – Build lean muscle to beat fat
  9. Get some new trainers! Never run in old shoes!
  10. SIS Electrolytes
  11. Polar self-tracking

*Body Pump info HERE:

*Fitness Blender info HERE

*Science in Sport Electrolyte info HERE

* Self-Tracking info HERE

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Exercise and Health, sport

FbN2 Fitness Blender Challenge: 30, 40, 50 or 60?


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We follow Fitness Blender as an excellent part of our exercise plan. Amongst swimming, BodyPump, weights and other CV exercise, it’s great to have some HIIT routines (High Intensity Interval Training) to challenge different energy/fitness systems.

Here’s a particularly hard Fitness Blender HIIT challenge. Why not give it a go and see what interval you can get to? I managed 40 but Mairi nailed 50! (tip: make sure you’re properly warmed up). (more…)

Exercise and Health

Firebrand FITT Notes


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In my professional role as an NHS Exercise Practitioner, I’ve had the privilege of helping over 6000 patients one on one in the last 6 years to: improve their general health, lose weight, recover from open-heart surgery, reverse chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes, overcome depression and start walking again from life-threatening morbid obesity – the list goes on and on.

During that time I’ve met people from virtually every walk of life, most of whom wanted to lose weight and improve their health through physical activity.

Here’s some info for you if you are currently unhappy with your health/weight and how you might make that all-important move from being inactive to even moderately active. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments box and I’ll reply asap, otherwise I advise asking your GP about GP Exercise Referral/Prescription services in your area.

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