Keep track Measuring yourself and taking progress pictures are a great way to keep track of your progress. Make sure you take measurements and photos before you start any exercise programme and do this about once or twice per month. If you have a trainer, it's important to...

Strengthen your core Core strengthening exercises play an important part in a well-rounded fitness programme. The core includes: The abdominal muscles Back Hips Quads Glutes All of these muscles help with balance and stability, making physical activity a lot easier. A weak core can result in injury and back...

BE PATIENT This may be easier said than done, but you can't expect results to happen overnight. Fitness is something that takes time to achieve and there be ups and downs along the way. The key is to stick with it and not give up if you...

TOP TIPS TO AVOID OVEREATING 1. Eat real food – avoid fast and processed foods which are extremely easy to overeat with. Stick to whole, fresh produce. 2. Always eat breakfast - Skipping a morning meal means you eventually feel famished, and throughout the day you eat...

Gym Bag Essentials Don’t let a badly organised (or non-existent!) gym bag prevent you from making a training session.  Below is a list of Louise's gym bag essentials for women: Gym Clothes While I wear a variety of t-shirts and vests that are not specifically ‘sportswear’, my leggings and sports...

It’s easy for parents to get overwhelmed by the thought of finding time in a crazy busy schedule to find time to exercise. But it is possible, and here are some of my top tips to help you do it. 1. Make exercise family time Bike rides,...