Are you currently over 30 weeks pregnant and wondering if you should take up some personal training with expert female personal trainers who specialise in ante natal training? Look not further as Chelsea Personal Training (CPT) offers just this. It doesn't matter if you are with us for ten weeks or ten sessions, what matters is that you go away feeling confident in your body and what it is capable of. We will discuss the case of our client who was 35 weeks pregnant when she called CPT.
What is a ‘balanced diet’? – the basics
The subject of nutrition can be a confusing one, how do we know what a healthy balanced diet is? What amount of each nutrient should we be eating? How much of this depends on our sex, genetic make-up or lifestyle?
We are told that we should have a ‘healthy balanced diet’, in simple terms this means eating the right quantities of the different food groups, and not forgetting this includes drinking the right amount of water – we are meant drink between six and eight glasses a day.
There are five different food groups, these are carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
Here is an overview from our top personal trainers of why and how they make up a ‘healthy balanced diet’.
What is your core and why is it so important?
A well rounded fitness programme should always include core exercises and you will often hear fitness instructors talking about 'activating and strengthening' the core muscles - but what exactly does this mean and why is this so important?
The core muscles
A common misconception is that the outer abdominal muscles are 'the core', or even that having a six-pack means having a strong core.
In fact, the core muscles include all the inner and outer muscles of the trunk, this includes the transverse and rectus abdominus which run along your front, the lower back and outer-middle back muscles, as well as muscles in between the spine bones, the external and internal obliques which run down the sides of your trunk to your hip, the diaphragm and the pelvic floor.
And of course, the main function of the core muscles is to contain and protect vital organs.
The ‘New Year, New You’ trap. Mobile personal trainer shares motivation tips for the start of the year.
It’s almost impossible at this time of year to open a newspaper, magazine or social media app without being bombarded with the annual ‘New Year, New You’ message. With this comes an overload of conflicting information on diet, exercise and psychology which can be counter productive to helping us re-focus.
For those that want to use a new year to reset exercise and fitness, here are a few of the best ways to stay motivated - for more than just the month of January.
Christmas is fast approaching and we are all looking forward to the food and drinks during the festive season. However, it is easy to forget that our body weight creeps up at this time of year and we will all be regretting some of it by the New Year. Fear not, as our top mobile personal trainers in London are here to help you to increase your metabolism before the festivities start and to keep you from gaining the mince pie kilos. Read on to find out how we do it!
Losing weight doesn’t come easily. As one of London’s top mobile personal trainers, we understand this. We believe in a holistic approach to weight loss, because we know it is not about what one eats and how much one exercises, but in fact a look at the history of why and how you have come to need to lose weight. In other words we think it is as much a consideration of the mind as it is the body. They both need to work together to make a desirable change. In the case of many of our clients, that is weight loss.
TRX stands for total body resistance exercise and is a system that specialises in a form of suspension training. It is comprised of two straps with rubbers handles that attaches to a safe surface. It then uses body weight to perform what seems to be a limitless number of exercises from which maximum gains are made.
The TRX is a favourite among our London personal trainers.
Happy new year to you all! We at Chelsea Personal Training hope that 2018 has started well and that your new year resolutions continue to be going in the right direction. We thought a few inspirational fitness motivation quotes would be helpful for you if they are in fact spiraling towards negativity instead of rocketing sky high.
The number one reason our clients find our top London Personal Trainers is motivation to exercise! It is closely followed by the desire to lose weight. The quotes we love tackle both and we hope you love them too.
We offer what you are looking for.
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.