The Importance of STRETCHING

Generally when thinking about fitness, we are automatically drawn to the concept of strength, endurance, speed and recovery. Flexibility however, is fundamental to overall performance and development, whatever the goal maybe. There is a common misconception that static stretching should be completed before an activity, however stretching while the muscle is cold may result in […]

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3 of The Best Healthy Restaurants in Cardiff

I love eating out. There’s no doubt about it, if I didn’t eat out as much as I do then I wouldn’t need to be in the gym for 90% of my life. Joking aside, making the wrong food choices is why a lot of people are overweight. With this blog post, I will show […]

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Best parks in Cardiff to go running in

Let’s face it, working out in the gym can get boring whatever routine you do, so to combat this I always try to get my clients outdoors when possible. One of the best places that work for my personal training clients is the local parks in Cardiff. So in this article, I will tell you […]

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5 reasons why you should hire a personal trainer

Everyone has to start somewhere, and a great place to start is with a personal trainer. If you started without one and you’re fed up of not seeing results this blog post is for you! There are many reasons why someone should work with a personal trainer in cardiff and I’ve included 5 of my […]

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7 benefits of hiring a personal trainer

Hiring a personal trainer is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. In this post I will take a look at 7 benefits you will get by having a personal trainer. So let’s begin. 1) You learn to become healthy Sure looking good is a massive advantage of working out, who doesn’t […]

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How much is a personal trainer in Cardiff?

On average a personal training session in Cardiff costs around £40. This can change depending on your situation which will be discussed below. Your Goals If your looking for a bit of help here and there and maybe one personal training session a week you should expect to pay around £40 a lesson. Any cheaper […]

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3 of the best supplement shops in Cardiff

When dieting or working out sometimes it becomes difficult to get the right nutrients into your body, especially when you’re busy working. Getting the right amount of nutrients from normal food can also be expensive, here’s where supplements come into play.  Supplements like protein, glutamine, creatine and many more can help you get results much […]

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22 High Protein Vegetables That You Should Be Eating

A muscle building/fat shredding diet doesn’t have to revolve around chicken. Shocking right. If you want to try something different from meat and fish and ghastly protein powders keep on reading. So put that protein shaker down for 10 minutes and check out this list. 1) Wakame Seaweed Wakame is a type of seaweed which […]

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19 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating

In this post we will be taking a look at 19 whole grains that you should be eating but you more than likely haven’t heard of. But before we start… What are whole grains? There are many definitions to what a whole grain consists of, and they get scientific very fast. So to keep it […]

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Consistency is key!

Consistency is key, to reaching your fitness goals If you are aiming to lose 2 stone, increase your bench press or improve your running time, the most important thing to remember is consistency.  No matter what your goals in life are, you will not achieve success unless you work at it, over and over again, […]

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How Running changed my life for the better, by Peter Heckles

Sorry it has been a few months since posting a blog, this is due to a month in Vietnam and a ridiculously busy schedule upon my return. I am constantly telling my clients of the many benefits of running, there is nothing more rewarding than introducing various routines into their programs and witnessing the results […]

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5 herbs and spices with awesome health benefits.

As well as having numerous health benefits herbs and spices are the perfect addition to many dishes. They add depth and flavour to you cooking, thus reducing the need for added salt and sugars. As science and technology develop, we are gaining a much better understanding of the powerful health benefits of herbs and spices. […]

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Why You Should Add Chickpeas Into Your Diet.

Why you should add chickpeas into your diet. Despite their humble appearance, chickpeas are a nugget of gold from a nutritional point of view. Some of the fantastic health benefits of Chickpeas include prevention of chronic disease, improve the function of the digestive system, protect the heart, promote growth and aid in weight loss, This […]

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10% Discount On All Bespoke Personal Training, January Only!!!!

Kick start 2018 with a fantastic 10% discount on bespoke personal training. If you over did it through out the festive period, or you have been promising your self a healthier and fitter lifestyle. Make the most of this opportunity and save 10%  on all personal training packages (offer for January only). Briefly here is […]

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Benefits & Tips For Outdoor Winter Training

If like me you enjoy getting out of the gym from time to time but the cold weather is a little to harsh, here are a few tips that can help get you out of the front door. Remember that the hardest part is actually getting started, once you have started you’ll warm up and […]

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Improve your chances of sticking to those New Year Resolutions.

Give yourself the best possible chance of making sure you stick to those New year resolutions. Hello, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year. As this is the time to make those new years resolutions and start putting them into place, I just wanted to share with you what I have […]

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3 Benefits of Training outdoors in Cardiff

At last we are leaving the cold dark days of winter behind and finally, spring is upon us. For this time of year, the weather has been dryer & warmer than the average. Recently in Cardiff, we have been blessed with clear blue skies and illuminating sunshine, as temperatures hit 22 degrees the city was bustling […]

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4 Steps to help keep in shape over the festive period

4 steps to help Keep in shape over the Festive period

December marks the start of Christmas festivities, office parties and in general over indulgence. If you are not careful, it’s easy to put on a stone of unwanted weight over this period as we are constantly surrounded by high in fat and surgery treats. Here are a few steps you can follow to make that […]

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Introducing our Beginners Running Club

Here are a few reasons you should start the beginners running club, held every Thursday in the Cardiff bay area.  First of all there are countless health benefits associated with running. Studies have proven to show that running can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and many more unpleasant conditions that are associated with a […]

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What is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)?

If you’re feeling like your trading needs to go up a gear or just not getting the results you desire then it may be time to increase the intensity and reduce time with high intensity interval training, better known as HIIT. Adding a few HIIT sessions for a quick blast could be just the change […]

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6 Reasons why you should use a personal trainer in Cardiff

Think a personal trainer in Cardiff is a waste of money? Here are 6 reasons to make you think again. Working in the fitness and sporting industry, i have heard many people say “why do I need a personal trainer, they’re for celebrities and athletes?” But that’s where they are wrong. Personal trainers in Cardiff […]

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How to drop your body fat

It’s important to understand that I am talking about fat Loss here and not weight loss. During weight loss fat as well as muscle is generally lost so it’s crucial you understand the difference. During fat loss however, you will generally see an increase in lean muscle mass. Especially when your training and nutrition is […]

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Don’t become old before your time

Stay Mobile! Stretching is something EVERYONE forgets to do. Now everyone knows that stretching is beneficial for avoiding injuries, so why are you still not doing it? What if I told you that by stretching you could not only avoid an injury but you could also gain muscle tone and recover quicker? When we exercise […]

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Exercise – A sustainable lifestyle change

1. Commit to making exercise a habit. For a new habit to stick, try to make a small change at first and set a routine. “If you like to work out in the morning, set a time that ensures you’ll do it every morning. Whether you’re walking, running, or doing a gym session, schedule the […]

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