Reach Personal Training: Success Tips #2 Be a Scientist not a Critic

Lots of trainers tell people what they want to hear – that getting weighed doesn’t matter and to throw away the scales. We disagree! If you’re a 5 2 female who weighs 200lb then you aren’t going to look “toned” or fit into a size 10 dress unless you lose a good 50lb+. Calipers and[…]

Reach Personal Training: Success Tips #1 Calorie Density & Satiety

If you are on a calorie deficit then it makes sense to eat as much food as possible within your calorie limit. Choosing nutrient-dense food rather than calorie-dense food helps to achieve your goals and stay healthy. Private Personal Training Leeds and Bradford at Reach Personal Training Birstall.

The Lack of Results Cycle

I see this all too often and it’s sad because everything we need is right there in front of us but decent results don’t come without doing the right things. Yes, there is some flexibility in terms of how quickly you want results versus how strict you are going to be in order to get[…]

How to set a realistic target weight

Goal Weight vs Goal Body I’ve trained many clients and spoken to lots of people who have both an ideal goal weight in mind, as well as ideal body they’d like (usually a celebrity or online fitness model). There is, however, in 90% of cases, a large disparity between the weight of their target body[…]

Do you hate trying to lose weight?

Today has been a nice relaxed Sunday for me. I’ve trained this morning (yoga + lifting + gymnastics), been shopping, listened to the football, had a nap on the sofa, been for a run and I’m now working. Granted, I have been afforded this rare luxury of being able to enjoy my day without any[…]

Training vs Exercising: Don’t be a Drudge!

If you are focusing on how many calories you are burning when you are exercising then you are doing exactly that – “exercising”. To make the best of your workout time you need to be “training”. What’s the difference? Exercising = Physical activity Training = Physical activity with a plan, a focus and an effort[…]

Getting the balance between goals, health and happiness

We focus a lot on compliance towards our goals but it’s absolutely vital that we constantly check our goals to make sure they don’t cross the line between health and illness – between what makes us happy and what makes us unhappy. Doctors take the Hippocratic oath and adhere to the principle of “Primum non[…]

How much does PT cost?

  How much does PT cost? • A cheap one – £15 per hour. • Average price at DW or Virgin – £30 per hour. • UK’s top prices – £150 per hour. But, guess what!? … You’re not paying for the hour – you’re paying for the value that your PT brings to that[…]

What is my body fat percentage?

Most commercially available body fat monitors are very inaccurate. Industry standard Harpenden callipers cost £300 and they depend massively on the accuracy of the person taking the reading and also the mathematical formula used to arrive at a percentage (there are hundreds of different formulas, each of which will give you a different figure). So[…]

How Many Reps Should I Do?

Someone looked at one of my workouts the other day and said, “8 reps! Why reps? I always do 15?” I replied, “Why do you always do 15?” She didn’t know! The best I could make out from her answer was that she picked that number because she’d heard it somewhere and went with it. So,[…]

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