Fitness

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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

People usually workout and go to the gym (or fitness classes) because they want to feel fitter and more confident about their body shape. If you want immediate results and to burn fat fast then you might be thinking a few workout cardio workout sessions a week is the answer. We’d argue against that thought.…
woman and man training legs at local Ribble Valley gym

19 Common Gym Mistakes to Avoid

If you go to the gym often then you might have seen some other people doing some things that aren’t exactly correct. It happens, even at Masters Fitness gym in Blackburn. Here is a list of nineteen of the more common mistakes we’ve seen people make that could cause them harm or put them at…

Exercising When Sick: Is it Good or Bad?

Is exercising when you’re sick actually bad for you? Feeling under the weather, whether that’s having a cold, flu or a bad cough this time of year can mean you’re not motivated to stick to your plan to exercise. If your muscles are sore from being sick then you’re not going to have the energy…
small dog in a local gym with branded dumbbells

Seven Gym Workout Tips for Beginners

If you’re a true beginner in the gym – or you haven’t trained for a while and you’re just getting back into things – then you’re probably both excited and nervous. You can make some fairly rapid changes to your body in the beginning and this should have a positive effect on how you feel…
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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…
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