Getting stronger and generally fitter is well known to be good for your health and well being. However the positive effects this can have on how long you live and how well preserved you remain in your old age are only recently becoming better understood. A US study published in 2016 concluded that  “Strength Training…

Sleep is your best friend – but are you getting enough? Studies suggest simply being “awake” for over 18hrs results in the same kind of reaction times you’d expect from someone over the drink-drive limit. Given that a lot of people reckon they get less than 6hrs, you could be spending a good proportion of…

How many times have you decided to make a major change to your life, only to be scuppered almost instantly by your old habits? It’s not really your fault. Habits are formed over time and are incredibly difficult to break. The very nature of a habit ensures you find yourself doing it before consciously thinking…

Contributed by Angela Bates, Registered NHS Dietician Losing weight can be hard work.  If it was easy, no one would be overweight. In theory it seems so simple: eat less, move more = weight loss.  However, we are human beings with thoughts and feelings.  We are often trying to juggle family, friends, work commitments and…

A huge part of PTing is teaching. A huge proportion of PTs think that beasting a client is what they are there for. AT RWF, we don’t do “beastings”. Any idiot can stand over someone and shout “1 more rep” until their client collapses. Not many can explain, demonstrate and teach someone how to train…

We’ve never had easier, cheaper access to information than ever before. If you wanted to, you could learn a new language in a matter of months. Free. From your sofa. In your pants. You could decide to start an online business. In a matter of hours, you could have a website, some products and a…

In a world where we’re all encouraged to be the best version of you, love ourselves, tell ourselves we can be anything we want and that we’re always good enough regardless of whether it’s true, it’s difficult to recognise the truth. Sometimes we’re not where we need or want to be. This fake-positivity has come,…

At RWF, around half our clients are over 40. Luckily, a few of them are folk in their 60s, who refer to “you young’uns” enough for me to believe I’m still one (at 44), at least fleetingly. Unluckily, I train around 20-somethings and have to at least try to keep up. I’ve held back from…

As myths and misconceptions go, the idea that all personal training clients are bored housewives with nothing better to do with their time and money is up there with fat loss pills bought from an ex-Love Island contestant being good for you, and endless treadmill running being the best way to lose fat. In short,…

One of the first things we ask a new client at their consultation is “why are you here?” It cuts straight to the point. It shows that we want to help someone with a goal, and it often makes someone think a little more about the specifics. We’ve had some interesting answers to that question….

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