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...

Mountain Climbers Mountain climbers are a fantastic full-body workout that targets a multitude of muscles in the body. Along with having its callisthenics and athletic benefits, it's certainly up there with my top five full-body exercises. Benefits Increase in balance Increase in coordination Increase in your agility Increase...

THURSDAY STRETCH: Extended Puppy Pose This pose is perfect for improving your spine flexibility. It also opens the chest and can release tension in the neck and shoulders. How To Starting on all fours, keeping your knees hip-width apart, slowly walk your hands out in front of...

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,...

The Press Up Often, this movement is done incorrectly. Very often there is no: Retraction of shoulder blades Shoulders not positioned over the hands Elbows flare out, too far forward Core, back, glutes, legs not contracted So as you can see in the demonstration, we have three positions....

  There's a lot to be said for being realistic, especially when it comes to your goals. You aren't going to become a gym rat overnight if you hated going before. You also shouldn't set a goal to drop two stone in one month. Setting unrealistic goals sets...

If you're getting into the swing of things with your training, the chances are that you'll be making more of a conscious effort to eat better. You may be tracking food tracking / keeping a food diary. If you aren't, I'd highly recommend it! A great tool to use for food tracking is the app My Fitness Pal, and it's free. When it comes to deciding how to approach hitting your nutrition goals, there is a three-tiered approach...