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[…]

Should I Avoid Processed Meat?

A client asked me whether to stop eating ham because it’s processed. My answer, as always, was, “Why?” Packaged salad is processed; so is protein powder (about as highly processed as it gets). So are canned tomatoes, wine, cooked chicken breast (added water, dextrose etc), Diet Coke, chewing gum, apples (covered in wax) and lots[…]

Holiday Nutrition

Holidays are a really good test of whether or not you think of your daily nutrition as part of your normal lifestyle or whether it’s just a “diet”. Something that you are just grinding through, a means to an end.  Is what you’re doing a lifestyle or a “diet”? Do you sit around all day[…]

Running & Calories

Running makes up about 10% of my total training. I generally run a little bit between March and September and hibernate during the cold, wet weather. First of all I want to stress that I don’t run to burn off calories and I don’t recommend that you should run to burn off calories. Run because[…]

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[…]

Pricing up a PT

Pricing up a PT can be difficult when you don’t really know  you should be looking for.  A good way to approach it is to think of it like hiring for any service. If you were hiring someone to renovate your kitchen then you might look for recommendations, pictures of previous work,  communication, honesty and[…]

My top 3 over-rated foods for weight loss

My top 3 over-rated foods for weight loss are: – Avocados – Coconut oil – Peanut butter The most important element in successful weight loss is maintaining a calorie deficit. Although avocados and coconut oil can be healthy when consumed in appropriate quantities they are very high in fat, which is very calorie-dense. Their constant[…]

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