Fitness

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How to Relieve Sore Muscle Pain After Working Out

You went for a workout at your local Ribble Valley gym the other day, but now your muscles are sore and you’re tired. This is normal. It’s called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS, for short) and it occurs around 48 hours after you’ve worked your muscles hard. Sometimes, you’ll feel it quite strongly (and experience…
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When is The Best Time To Workout?

When is the best time for you to workout? Is it the morning, the evening or in the middle of the afternoon?   In the video I talk through a number of different scenarios and I look at how you should be thinking when it comes to going to the gym and working out. As…

Is Cardio Effective for Fat Loss?

If you’ve taken part in any type of fitness, whether that’s going to your local gym in the Ribble Valley or heading with your friends to do some fitness classes, you’ve no doubt done some cardio. Lots of people believe (and have done for years) that cardio is one of the best forms of exercises…

Why Happiness is Important For Motivation

A lot of the recent videos and blogs that myself and the rest of the team at Masters Personal Training have done are centred around the aspect of motivation and fitness. And there’s the reason why: your level of motivation can hugely affect the speed at which you lose weight or build muscle, and get…

Why De-cluttering Will Give You More Energy

Do you have a lot of clutter around your home, work or in your car? In this video (and post) I’ll be covering why it’s important to understand whether you have a cluttered life and why it’s important to de-clutter the space around you to give yourself more energy.   Life is all about energy.…

Want to make progress? Accountability is important

If you want to make progress sculpting your body shape by going to the gym then accountability is important. That means having a gym partner or local personal training team helping you move forward and recognising when you’re not doing as well as you could and you need to change, or seeing how much improvement…

The Real Cost of Health and Vitality

What is the real cost of having a healthy body and mind and having healthy lifestyle habits?   In the video above I talk about a number of things, including why we need to move away from thinking about how much we’re spending on things to how much it’s actually costing us not to live…
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It’s Scary Going To The Gym

Does this sound familiar? You feel unfit and out of condition, your clothes are getting tighter, and the things you used to love to wear aren’t fitting as well as they should do. In fact, you can’t button some of them up! You look in the mirror and you’re embarrassed by what’s there, staring back…
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Seven Reasons to Start Thinking About Summer Fitness Now

We’ve literally come out of a bit of a cold snap here in the UK, but this is the perfect time to be talking about your fitness levels and the summer coming up. We all tend to think about summer and looking trimmed when it’s literally on our doorstep and we’ve had the holiday booked…
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The Worst Thing To Say To Your Personal Trainer

  Do you want to lose weight and get the body shape you’ve always wanted in life? Then this is an important blog (and vlog) for you. There’s one thing that you should never do with your personal trainer: lie to them. This is important. Why? Because they’re there to ensure you’re on track to…
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