The virtues of strength training are easily spelled out: you get stronger, look better and usually have fewer aches and pains. But many benefits are more subtle. Preventing, or at least minimising the effects of, osteoporosis is one of them. What IS osteoporosis? Put simply, weak bones! It’s a condition where the bones become porous…

To people outside of gyms, it’s often a source of amazement that people pay a personal trainer. “I wouldn’t pay someone to count for me” “Just teach yourself on YouTube” “It’s lazy getting someone else to do the work for you” Unsurprisingly, we think all those statements are pretty ignorant. As usual, the loudest critics…

The world of female strength training has vastly changed since the days of Jane Fonda videos, but many of the old cliches and stereotypes live on. Will I end up looking like a female bodybuilder? Will I have to follow a strange diet? Will I have to train until it hurts? Will there be any…

We’re lucky that we get the chance to work with so many fitness newbies BEFORE they have tried to work it all out for themselves. It gives us a chance to instill all the “stuff that works” before they waste months – or years – and suffer unnecessary injuries working it all out for themselves….

Sometimes it seems the health and fitness world is obsessed with losing weight. Endless diet programs, top ten lists for losing those pounds, low-cal food in every supermarket aisle. And, to be fair, there’s a reason for that: we’re heading towards over 50% of the population being obese. That carries with it some hideous implications…

Honestly – we hear this a lot (and no, the featured pic is NOT our gym!). You’re at your local Pure Gym/Virgin/DL and it’s just too damn busy. But, it’s also convenient – it’s round the corner from work or home, and your work and family commitments mean it’s a struggle to go to a…

Why do you see us using the trap bar with clients, and sometimes when training ourselves? If you’ve been a user of conventional deadlifts in your program, along with barbell squats and an almost exclusive barbell ridden program; you might see yourself as a bit of barbell purist. A lot of weight lifters and powerlifters…

Halfway through the summer, and most of us have either been away, or are about to go. Couple of weeks in the sunshine, exposing ourselves (?!) around strangers, drinking and eating more than we usually would – and most importantly, having fun. Working as PTs, we deal with the aftermath of people’s holidays every year….

If you’ve been working hard to lean out, drop a few kilos and improve on bad habits, then a two-week, all-inclusive holiday at a 5* resort has the potential to be a game-changer. Multiple amazing restaurants, all-you-can-eat buffets, ice cream bars, cocktail bars, 24hr room service, pool service. Yes, it’s amazing. But if saying “no”…

So you’ve read my transformation post? That post was written way back in 2015.  We’ve written a huge amount of free content on our website, and we often get an overwhelming amount of people reading the stuff we write – friends, family, gym members, non gym members and sometimes random people from the other end…

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