Do you need a flexible and mobile personal trainer to fit in with your lifestyle?

Do you need a flexible and mobile personal trainer to fit in with your lifestyle?

Posted in psychology

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If you’ve ever wondered what the number one reason is for hiring a personal trainer, it is motivation! (This is followed closely by wishing to lose weight). People often feel that they do not have the time or the know-how how to exercise. However, these reasons fall into the motivation (or lack of) category. This is why we recommend hiring a mobile personal trainer to tackle your motivation issues and get going with an exercise routine. 

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Personal trainer: difference between Pilates Vs Yoga

Personal trainer: difference between Pilates Vs Yoga

Posted in pilates

Our London personal trainers are often asked what the difference is between Pilates and Yoga. In this blog we will define Pilates and Yoga. We will also describe the benefits of each practice to your personal training sessions. Furthermore we will give you examples of some of the exercises involved.  We hope that this will help you to discover one or the other, or perhaps both.

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London Personal Trainers: The four week kick start running plan!

London Personal Trainers: The four week kick start running plan!

Posted in exercise

We love to run, do you? It takes some getting used to but the benefits of running are numerous. One of the most popular reasons clients contact us is to motivate them because they would like to run but they do not know where and how to start.

Therefore, if it is something you have thought about starting to do, you have come to the right place to get you off the sofa and into London’s beautiful parks and outdoor spaces. Chelsea personal trainers will help you to get started on your first four week’s jogging/running with a mini plan below for the complete beginner. We will also outline the benefits of running.

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The importance of re-fuelling after exercise by CPT's female personal trainer, Lou.

The importance of re-fuelling after exercise by CPT's female personal trainer, Lou.

Posted in nutrition

Incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine is one of the most important parts of the day, as it relieves stress, releases the endorphins (the feel good factor) and helps to keep you in shape. However, some people underestimate the importance of re-fuelling with the right nutrients after working out. Re-fuelling your body plays the largest role in supplying your body with everything that it will need to repair, rebuild, recover and adapt to the strain you just placed on your muscles.

The initial feeling post exercise will be fantastic; you will feel full of energy and motivated in whatever tasks you may have at hand. However, directly after exercise your appetite could be lacking for a half an hour or so. Once this window has passed, ensure to feed your body with the nutrients it needs to build and repair your muscles. If you neglect your body from the fuel it requires to function efficiently the euphoric feeling will quickly diminish, as there will be nothing left in the tank, which will make you feel extremely lethargic.  Think of it like a car running on no petrol – it cannot function!

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London Personal Trainers share the power of assisted stretching

London Personal Trainers share the power of assisted stretching

Posted in exercise

We hope that you enjoyed the tricep dip variations in your workouts from last week’s blog! If you did many of them, you may have felt what we like to call ‘happy muscle pain’ (HMP) in the back of your arms for a few days? Great stuff! This means you have broken down some muscles and built new ones (while burning lots calories to do so!) But, did you remember to stretch the triceps after every workout? We hope so. If not, get one of our fabulous personal trainers to do it for you!

What is assisted stretching and why is it good? Assisted stretching is using the help of another person (if your friend knows what they are doing then great, but a personal trainer who definitely knows what they are doing is the greatest) to help you to lengthen your muscles so that you can stay relaxed in the process. Assisted stretching consists of the last ten minutes or so of every workout session we do with our clients. (Needless to say, it is our clients’ favourite part of the hour!)

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Personal trainers share variations of the tricep dip exercise.

Personal trainers share variations of the tricep dip exercise.

Posted in exercise

We hope that January is now a distant past and that all who have fallen off, or never actually got started, on their healthy New Year’s resolutions will do so this month. This is when we personally prefer to get started on those health goals. Welcome to February!

We would like to tell you all about exercising the muscles in the back of your arms – the triceps. The reason is that there are so many variations to this lovely exercise and we wanted to make it accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced as a great way to build the muscles that help you with the pushing part of anything you do involving your arms and using only your own body weight.

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London Personal Trainer, Lou shares the secret of the balancing act between exercise and nutrition

London Personal Trainer, Lou shares the secret of the balancing act between exercise and nutrition

Posted in nutrition

The end of January is upon us and some of our optimistic New Years resolutions may have already tailed off slightly, predominately from the last few weeks of bitter cold mornings and evenings. January is already one of the hardest months, let alone when trying to maintain a strict, structured work out and diet plan, so to anyone that has fallen off the bandwagon slightly, do not beat yourself up!!

The problem is that many of us try to go for it from the get go after Christmas which can result in maintenance being almost impossible.  Depriving yourself completely from many of your favourite foods is definitely not the answer to ensuring that you keep up with your plans throughout the year. So if you have broken some of your resolutions that were going so well, and feel that you’ve failed, you are wrong, just ensure that you change your regime slightly! If you feel that you need the extra push and motivation to get you back on track, then our Chelsea personal trainers can certainly help you to achieve your goals.

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The split squat - the ultimate exercise for strong glutes!

The split squat - the ultimate exercise for strong glutes!

Posted in exercise

For our clients and those who know us well, the mention of the next exercise being the “split squat” sends heart rates soaring without actually having performed any movement! In this blog we will explain what split squats are, how to perform them and give you a few variations to make them even more exciting in your personal training programmes.

Our clients and admittedly us, Personal Trainers too, have a kind of hate/love relationship with the split squat. We know they are very hard and not always enjoyable, but simultaneously good for us and therefore we always give them as an effective exercise in our sessions (where appropriate).

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