Muscle memory – you never have to start from scratch

  Muscle memory happens in both the brain and the muscles. Although we may struggle to remember appointments or where we left the car keys, muscle memory becomes inherent and although it dims slightly over long periods, it will never fully leave you. This is why...

How quickly do you lose strength?

Strength loss in two weeks of inactivity – around 25% How quickly will I lose my strength? Just two weeks is all it takes. Even this short period of being a couch potato will have a disastrous effect on your muscle tone and fitness says a study by the University...

The importance of balance and co-ordination

It’s Important to include motor skills in your exercise – and not just obsess about weight loss or general fitness. For many, the main goals of exercise and nutrition are weight loss and fitness. Others may include strength as well. But it’s rare...

Top 5 barbell exercises

The benefits of barbell training A barbell is one of the most popular tools for strength and fitness. Often overlooked or perceived as a “man only” tool it is especially good for women whose goals are toning and weight loss. It’s a simple piece of...

The best exercise for weight loss

The best exercise for weight loss All exercise is good for you, within reason. Unless you plan to do 10 marathons back to back (this will make your knees hurt) any activity you do that elevates your heart rate will bring lots of health benefits. Walking, for example,...

The 12 minute workout

12 minute workout – short and to the point In many of our personal training sessions, we use an app called interval timer. This neat tool can be programmed to do both simple and complex intervals – you could set it to simply signal 30-second intervals of...