Thursday, 30 June 2016


It was PT day again for Leslie and we had to make a new plan.  Despite thinking she is eating healthily and keeping to plan, Leslie has put on a little weight and is feeling it in her clothes.   Clearly her body is doing something different to what her head is saying.  This isn’t unusual and is one of the main reasons that we ask people to keep a food diary.  Leslie is going to do the Forever Living Clean 9 programme to lose a few pounds and to get a bit of order into her life around food.  She will have a couple of days of protein shakes and Aloe Vera juice, followed by the addition of a small daily meal.  This has been used thousands of times all round the world and works really well – frequent measuring and weighing will demonstrate this. Part of this programme is to be really mindful of what you are eating and to jot it down.

Leslie is also going to get outside for a proper walk every day.  She is aiming for 10,000 steps a day – so her walk should give her at least half of these steps straight away. 

This is a tough journey and it requires a great deal of personal strength to persist – so well done Leslie.  Lets hope next week brings great results

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Leslie this week

Well, it’s interesting isn’t it?  We have a plan and Leslie thinks she’s sticking to it.  She knows what ‘healthy eating’ means and can reel off lists of healthy meals that she’s had.  But she’s not losing any weight.  Now Leslie is still large enough to be losing weight and losing it at a decent rate (around 2 lbs a week) so what is going on?

Well, she thought she might have had a bit of this and a little of that.  She’s got the dentist again this week – so is very stressed and her mind set is such that mindlessly eating a piece of cake is the only thing that can calm her down.    We know that cake tastes good but it doesn’t actually solve anything – and we wonder if rather more stress events have caused even more slices of cake to disappear.    
So Leslie is going to write down (or record on ‘myfitnesspal’) everything that she eats for a full week.  She knows she needs to eat ‘mindfully’ and that this will help.  This is Leslie’s accountability for this week – to notice what she is eating and to focus on that eating – not just absentmindedly eat something because its there (or because it needs ‘finishing up’!)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Friday, 3 June 2016

Calling all students

Are you at home for a few weeks?  Missing studying ?  (thought not) – Missing working out?  (thought so)

Come along to one of  gyms – we have all the kit you need to get a really decent work out.  We would love to see you for the weeks you are around here.  We have even put together a special deal for you.

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Membership from now until you go back to uni - £50  (12 weeks)

Alternatively – just £25 a month

Free induction (and a programme if you need one)

Use the gym as much as you want between 09.00 and 17.00 weekdays and 08.00 to 20.00 weekends (Willingham) and 08.00 to 12.00 weekends (Bluntisham)

You never know – we might even play your choice of music! 

Our June Newsletter

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Exercise Of The Month
Swiss Ball Pike

Get in the  push up position, then rest the tops of your feet on a Swiss ball. Keeping your legs as straight as possible, bend your hips and try to pull your feet toward your chest so that the ball rolls forward. Hold at the top for three to four seconds, then slowly roll back to the starting position. Continue rolling the ball backward (letting it move up your legs) until your body forms a straight line about 30 degrees to the floor. That's one rep. Perform two to three sets of 10 repetitions, resting 45-60 seconds between each set.
Finding your ideal Personal Trainer

My grandchildren have a series of books called ‘that’s not my ……….’ And various items are deemed to be too something or other to please the owner – (‘That’s not my teddy – he’s too fluffy’) and I wondered if that was how you make your choice when you are considering hiring a Personal Trainer?

That’s not my trainer;
·        He’s too young
·        She’s too skinny
·        She’s too old
·        He’s too muscly?

So, what / who should you be looking for?
How would you know if you had met your ideal Personal Trainer?  You need:

·        Results
·        Empathy
·        Sympathy
·        Fun
·        Understanding
·        Support
·        Commitment
·        Friendliness
·        Openness
·        Value for money
·        Knowledge
·        Variety

How will you know if your PT is going to provide that?  I suggest you ask his / her clients.  There should be testimonials on the website and they should be happy to ask any of their clients to talk directly to you. Watch what they do with their clients in the gym – do they chat, is there laughter, do they concentrate?  Do they demo the exercises and correct clients’ form?
And what do you want?  Do you want to come in, work out with your trainer, and go home, or do you want to come in, talk, discuss the challenges of your week while you are working out and make a plan for the week ahead?  Do you want to text and email your trainer between sessions or just say ‘hi’ next time you are booked in?

So, how do you choose?  Best way is to just chat to a trainer – we love talking about our work and your body.  Ask us how we train, what we offer, what you can expect.  Tell us what worries you about a PT session and what you would really like to happen.
Ask for a free half hour taster session
– after all – what have you got to lose?
Need a quick workout, try Kieran's Just A Quickie:

In this order, perform consecutively..

Squat x 10
Flat Chest Press x 10
Bent Over Row x 10
Stiff Leg Deadlift x 10
Seated Shoulder Press x 10
Lateral Pull Downs x 10
Tricep Dips x 10
Bicep Curl x 10

60 seconds.. REPEAT.

Beginner - 2 rounds
Intermediate - 3 rounds
Advanced - 4 rounds
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  Recipe Of The Month - Chinese Meatballs

1 onion,finely chopped
250g pork mince
salt and pepper
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
1 tsp coconut oil
2 green chilies – finely chopped
bunch spring onions, finely chopped
tin chopped tomatoes
35 g peanut butter
250g pak choi, chopped
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Put the chopped onion into a large bowl with the mince and S&P and ½ tsp Chinese 5 spice.
Mix thoroughly and form into about 8 balls
Put the meatballs onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and put in the oven and cook for 15 mins
Make the sauce by ;
melting coconut oil in a frying pan add the spring onions and green chillies and fry for about 5 mins.
Add the tomatoes and peanut butter, stirring well (you might need to add some water if this is too thick)
Add the meatballs to the sauce and stir in well
Add the pak choi to boiling salted water for about 3 mins
Serve meatballs on a bed of pak choi
Steve's Bucket Birthday Bash
2nd July at 7:30pm

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this event. No presents, we are raising money for Hunts Community Cancer Network.
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Burpees are an awesome, calorie-torching,
strength-building, full body exercise.

June's Gym Challenge

How many Burpees can you perform in 60 seconds?
How to perform a Burpee:
  • First, stand up straight, then get into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back into a push up position and immediately drop your chest to the ground.
  • Bow your chest up, then return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible.
  • Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Leslie is on top of things

Leslie is on top of things – what great news – she is truly a WIC (Woman In Control). I can quote what she said today – ‘ the craving for crap has gone’ – she is 2 lb lighter and sleeping better.  She is generally more active and has just done a great work out with me. 

So, what’s changed?  Well, it’s a slow process and its no one thing in isolation.  Leslie has been working hard on finding out ‘how she ticks’ – finding out why she behaves as she does and altering the bits that don’t serve her well.  We are all capable of self-sabotage and familiar with the consequences.  It takes a brave person to tackle these behaviours head on and bring about some changes that will really make a sustainable difference.  And as you might imagine,  Leslie has called on the help of more than just me.  She has been talking with an NLP practitioner and he has been helping her to see things from a different perspective.  Combining that knowledge with other tips and techniques she is feeling very upbeat and positive.  We know that there will be challenges along the way – but Leslie is definitely back on track again now. 

If you would like to know about the holistic help that Leslie is getting drop me an email and I can tell you more.