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I write a regular fitness column for City AM, covering everything from the best ways to work-out to how to stay on top mental form
Meditation is one of the most important and easiest things we can do to help improve our happiness in the current state of affairs. I have just returned from an extended trip to Brazil, and within a couple of days I could really notice the impact Covid is having on people here. People are stressed [...]
August is usually a dead month for the City, with so many people travelling away for the month. But this year it’s a real ghost town. Thankfully, every week I write these articles, it gets a little busier. And now that office life is starting up again, it’s time to get back in the gym. [...]
The last few months will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Virtually every person from every country has been affected in some way, and will continue to be affected in the years to come. It goes without saying that those hit hardest are the frontline workers and the people who have lost [...]
The last few months have completely changed the daily routine of just about every person in the country, especially those who have been on furlough. With gyms having been closed for four months, fitness has been a major aspect of this. There are millions of gym-bros and -bunnies desperate to get their post-workout endorphin high. [...]
Gyms finally reopened last week, which was great news not just for personal trainers like me but also the thousands of people desperate to get back to training. It’s hard to believe it’s been over four months since the last person walked through the doors at No.1 Fitness, but we haven’t been sitting on our [...]
What a crazy few weeks it’s been. The City is quieter than I’ve ever seen it – it’s like a ghost town out there. Few of us have ever experienced this kind of mass uncertainty, and that makes it more important than ever to look after ourselves. Thankfully, although we might be locked inside, there [...]
HIIT has been a popular style of training for the last decade, commonly referred to as the best way to get fit quick. I was introduced to it just before it became the fitness industry’s buzzword, and was taken through a brutal workout to demonstrate the concept. Back then it was still a niche thing [...]
Getting fit isn’t a one-size-fit-all deal. There are at least as many strategies as there are people, and what works for me might be a disaster for you. The key is pinpointing the weak links in your quest to get healthy and finding solutions. I’ve worked with thousands of clients over the years and I’ve [...]
Weight training in the gym can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re new to exercise. There are so many different machines and loads of people all doing strange, inscrutable things: grunting, posing, texting, swinging heavy stuff above their heads in ways that look painful and dangerous. Unlike running or cycling, which are pretty straightforward, [...]
We’re into the final furlong of January and I bet most of you are already close to packing in your new year’s resolutions – especially the ones that involve eating healthily and going to the gym. It’s become a cliche, but January resolutions set us up to fail – they encourage a short-termist mindset and [...]
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