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...

Sissy Squats [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Monday-Movement-Sissy-Squats.mp4" poster="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Screen-Shot-2017-06-19-at-13.37.48.png"][/video] Do not be fooled by the name, sissy squats. This little exercise is certainly a very EFFECTIVE exercise!! It’s such a simple movement but when done correctly it is a great finisher for the quads - great to superset with...

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...

Arches of Your Feet This is such a simple stretch but it can feel so good in the arches of the feet! How to: Sit with your knees apart and big toes together. Tuck your toes so that you are on the balls of your feet and...

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...

BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUATS [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Monday-Movement-Bulgarian-Split-Squats.mp4"][/video] For myself and my clients, I love adding these into our leg sessions, whether it's near the end or used as a superset with a compound leg exercise. To begin with, I'd recommend just using bodyweight, and more you progress with...

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...

Toe Touches & Abdominal Training Do you train your abs properly? Do you feel every repetition? Do you use insanely high reps just to feel the burn? Do you use additional weight? In most cases, people don't know how to feel the abs working correctly, so they go for more...

THURSDAY STRETCH: YOGI SQUAT Squatting a natural movement and position, but in the western world we’ve fallen out of the way of it in our everyday lives - it’s actually very similar to the natural position for humans for going for a poo!) Young children are...

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...