The health and fitness industry has massively taken off in the last few years. From Instagram models to avocado bars; being in shape is becoming even more “fashionable” every day. So want to know something about this latest, glamorous trend? Well, basically; it’s not glamorous....

TRAINING SOLO OR HAVING A GYM BUDDY There is no right or wrong answer to this one - like many things it’s about what works best for you. For years I loved training alone. I would do anything to avoid training with other people. All I wanted...

Weight loss should be simple. Expend more calories than you consume and you will lose weight. However, it’s not always easy. Breaking habits and forming new ones is a very tough thing to do. From 8 years experience specialising in this section of the personal...

'I'm struggling, That's uncomfortable, I'm sh*t!' Are you saying these things more often during training and not feeling as in the zone or struggling with motivation. The truth is we aren't invincible! You should maybe be thinking of regression or a taper period in your training. A regression...

So, let's talk about goals.   We all have goals, at the end of the day - that’s what brings us to the gym, right? Whether it is weight loss, strength or general fitness; we are all here to achieve something. So what happens when we achieve those...

I’d say the number 1 thing I’ve been asked over the years is how to get a flat stomach or six-pack. Everyone has abs, they are just under hidden by body fat so it makes sense that dropping this body fat will expose the abs. This...

Choosing your new gym is an important part of your life, it has to be a place that makes you want to keep going. It has to inspire you and motivate you. Basically this is the place you will go to de-stress away from life,...

The first ever gym I used was a local council gym in my home town of East Kilbride when I was only 15 years old. Back then we just didn’t have the same choice in gyms and they weren’t as popular as they are today....

At this time of year, many of us are busy, Christmas shopping and getting ready for the New Year, but this is also a very popular time for proposals, as many prepare to pop the question to their loved one! ROX jewellers recently put together the...

Winter has begun so it’s time to have some fun! Dark mornings and the drop in temperature shouldn’t be an excuse to give up on your goals – these are both indications that the festive season is coming, so it’s the perfect time to push yourself!...