Meeting the Pro Athletes

This article is from my weekly blog on Imagine FM My week has finished on a high thanks to the triathlon expo at event city. Now for those who do not know my background, Two years ago saw me completing a cycle from London to Paris in an attempt to raise money for Marie Curie […]

Are you hydrated?

This article is from my weekly blog on Imagine FM  This week has been nutrition and hydration week. Most people know that to lose weight they need a healthy diet, but often hydration does not really cross your mind when you think about losing weight, and yet its importance is massive. Did you know that […]

Out door workouts create faster results

Have you noticed the drop in temperature over the past week? I always think February is one of the hardest months to get through, Its cold, dark and most of us are still recovering from the financial excess of Christmas. So when the weather is cold, wet and windy, what happens to your body when […]

How important is it for a cyclist to stretch?

How important is it for a cyclist to stretch?

This question brings about much debate with some agreeing it is imperative whilst others think less so. Now I am fairly new to cycling myself but I have over 16 years’ experience in the professional capacity of training the body and my opinion is that if you do not stretch you leave yourself vulnerable to […]

Running into trouble

Running into trouble

Did you know that there are specific ways in which to train for certain goals? Did you know that going alone could actually hamper your efforts if you do not know what you’re doing? Did you know that even well educated people who already have a great fitness based knowledge can still get it wrong? […]

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The Magic Fat Loss Potion

Its around this time of year that people begin to think about getting back on track. Most holidays have been taken, the kids are getting there new uniforms and stationary for school and most parents are looking forward to dropping them back at school come September and finally getting time to get back on with there […]

Why Your Weakness May Very Well Be Your Strength

One last blast Only a few days left now until my Triathlon this Sunday, so much of my week has consisted of slowing down and relaxing knowing iv put the work in already. I did however have one last blast on Sunday on the bike, my normal pace is 16-17 mph, this week I joined the […]

Why the labels on our food deceive

So this week sparked a massive debate on what we should be eating, check out the article if you missed it. My clients are fairly in the know about diet because at the academy we work on all areas of health. However talking to them about their experiences before joining the team shows just how […]

Summer Panic

Summer Panic

So With the nshine out this is where everyone seems to go into panic mode about there summer bodies for there holidays, unless you are one of our regulars who has been working away now for the past two months and showing some great results. Steph, Mags, Nicola and Jeanette have all excelled this month […]

Hitting The Headlines With Period Pain

So did you see me in the Mail? I was asked to talk about a condition I suffer from called endometriosis, this is a condition where the womb lining attaches itself to areas outside the womb. You can read the article here. I’ve suffered with this from the age of 12 and over the years […]

Sugar in water for endurance

Sugar in water for endurance

So I was asked a question the other day, is it better to put your own sugar in water instead of a sports drink? Answer is yes it is, let me explain. Quite simply most sports drinks are filled with chemicals and the sugar they use is glucose, now glucose takes longer to digest than […]

Are you working hard enough?

Are you working hard enough?

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER? So next week we will bask in another hour of sunshine, and do you now what I cant wait. I love the spring, new flowers pushing through, lighter evenings and smiling faces This is the time of year when moods improve and everyone comes out to play. And play is […]

Brain food

Brain food

I have had quite a few projects on recently as the academy grows and that has meant i need to have my brain in tip top condition. Which got me thinking. Did you know that you can improve your brain power by the foods you eat? The brain needs the right fuel to be effective […]

What’s your fire?

What’s your fire?

Last Sunday i was out with the mavericks on a cycle, for many it was there first of the year, for me it was my second. See i have a goal in mind this year and to accomplish it it means getting out of bed early, and out on the bike whatever the weather. and […]

Festival Survival Guide

Festival Survival Guide

So have you got your Christmas tree up? Does your house represent a mini version of Blackpool illuminations? Are your kids on there best behaviour eagerly awaiting for Santa? Or are you Stressed, all over the place or simply just dreading the festivities? Christmas time can be exciting, it can be a time of families […]

Why you can eat milk tray and lose weight

Why you can eat milk tray and lose weight

What a week for me, accepted into stage two of the Milk tray woman then I get summoned by the local paper and two radio stations for interviews. check out my articles/interviews here and help my campaign by liking the page. click the link/ paste into browser https://www.facebook.com/Maritaformilktraywoman/ I’m also on stum alert about a […]

The New Milk Tray Lady?

The New Milk Tray Lady?

So excited that I am actually being considered as a woman for the role of the next Milk Tray advert! Yep i made it through stage 1. Thank you for all your votes guys. After all my recent experiences, i conquered Paris and then walked away from a serious crash without breaking a single bone […]

So I am in my second week back from Paris and still missing it like crazy………who would have ever thought that me, who complained massively to my friends and family about how hard the training was and how much I wanted to never cycle again, would return back from the challenge and be itching to get […]

The After Affect

The After Affect

  What an amazing adventure. I met some of the loveliest people on the journey and the experience has helped me grow as a person. And most importantly you guys helped me raise a massive £2551 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, so a huge thank you to you guys. So what now? Well today I […]

So by the time you read this I will be in France on my way to Paris via bike, hopefully I will not have fallen of yet and my legs will have a little reserve left for tomorrows ride J   Throughout the training for this ride my best mate has been my rock, she […]

How to make sure your eating enough without calorie counting

How to make sure your eating enough without calorie counting

I often get asked what can I do to make sure I don’t over eat.   The funny thing is when I do your food diary’s 9 times out of 10 you actually under eat.   Crazy I know! your trying to lose weight and here is me telling you the reason your struggling is because you are […]

How my client ate cake and got skinny

How my client ate cake and got skinny

Are you fed up of advertisements that offer to make you skinny in a week if you just spend lots of money and buy there potions or lotions? Have you even fallen prey and purchased them only to find out that they don’t exactly do what they say on the box and you definitely don’t […]

That one FREE thing you need for summer

So how has your week been? we have sunshine again and I am fairly confident we will have more this week. That got me thinking about the one thing we all worry about in summer …….Bikini bodies!   So be honest who set out with good intentions to get that bikini body ready for summer, […]

What To Eat Before And After Exercise

So how are you all today? I hope the weather is not making you feel too miserable. My Academy Budz have done incredible this week, they have been out in all kinds of weathers pushing themselves hard and getting closer to their goals. There is something about being dedicated enough to work out in the […]

Have You Ever Been Afraid?

So school has finished for some and the rest just need to make it to Friday. Some of you will be excited and can’t wait while others will be dreading the thought of entertaining the little ones for the summer. My nephew finished primary school this week and come September he is at big school, […]

It’s Time To Feel Good

So the sun has returned and today and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one. just love the sunshine J It reminds me of being a kid when school was out for summer and I could not wait to get out and play. Now I was born before Ipads and Xboxes. We […]

Keeping the first Academy baby safe

Hey there So July is here, we have finally had some sun and even though it is raining I am smiling from ear to ear with some fantastic news I can now tell you all about. One of our dedicated academy buds has been keeping a little surprise for you all, Lorraine Grime is pregnant…… […]

Keeping Safe in the Sun

Hey How beautiful is the weather? I’m sat in my garden as I write this with the sun streaming down on me and an ice cold glass of water with fresh lemon in it……mmmmm. Fit camps are extremely busy over all sites and its lovely to see so many of you choosing to join me […]