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frequently asked questions, beer n biceps, great british beer festival 2017. Craft beer and Camra

Craft Beer and CAMRA: A Match Made in Heaven?

On the face of it, craft beer and CAMRA (The Campaign For Real Ale) are at two completely different ends of the beer spectrum. One is for young hipsters with neck tattoos and visible piercings. While the other is for old, fat men who wear woollen jumpers and voted for Brexit. But both CAMRA and […]

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visible six pack

Visible Six Pack? It’s not for you mate

Nothing better than a big dose of reality to piss people off, but after seven years as a personal trainer I can say this without fear of contradiction … A visible six pack is not worth the hassle. Don’t get me wrong, if you want a six pack to look sexy and are prepared to […]

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health simple strategies

Four Simple Strategies To Improve Your Health

A Guest Post by Jennifer McGregor on four simple strategies for improving your health. Health has been an ever-present worry throughout our history. But especially in the past century, the pressure to be “healthy” is staggering and overwhelming. In 2017, the UK spent £197.3 billion on health care, with £41.7 billion coming directly from its […]

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does your bmi matter?

Does your BMI matter? How best to measure progress

Your body mass index is a measure of your height and weight that is used to determine whether you are within the acceptable limits for your size. It is widely used in the medical world, and can often also be used in the fitness world. There are many benefits to using BMI, but there are […]

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Meal replacement shakes

Time to reconsider our opinion on meal replacement shakes?

I’ve had a bit of a journey with meal replacement shakes in the past. When I started out I was offered the chance to sell them. They were marketed to me as a great way to get results for your clients. Not knowing any better I trialled it. I gave Herbalife a go and didn’t […]

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unrealistic expectations

Unrealistic Expectations, the Big Issue in Fitness

Vince Lombardi was a very clever man, possibly the greatest coach in history. In the 1960s he coached the Green Bay Packers to 3 successive NFL Championships, and 5 in 7 years. His shock death from cancer in 1970 (at the age of 57) prevented him from seeing further success with the Washington Redskins, but […]

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benefit of decaffeinated coffee, beer n biceps

The Surprising Benefit of Decaffeinated Coffee

As you can see I’ve tried something new! It’s a piktochart discussing the surprising benefit of decaffeinated coffee. It refers to a study that was published in 2012 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by Greenberg & Geliebter [1]. According to the study, decaffeinated coffee may be able to help people to […]

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guess whose back

Craving Results: Guess Whose Back?

Hey hey! Guess whose back? Wow, it’s been a while…not even sure where to start (or if I’m actually talking to anyone?) Sorry for the absence, I have to say I have always been pretty sporadic with projects (my 3 boxes of half complete craft works will tell you that!) I guess you have been […]

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The Day I forgot my urine bottle

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately realised that you’re missing something, some piece of vital information that would instantly explain why the whole world seems to have gone insane? When I was at University I had that exact moment. I walked into my metabolic nutrition class to be met with the sight […]

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chocolate tea pot

Flash sale on chocolate teapot

As a personal trainer and fitness writer I have been exposed to more than my fair share of scams. You’ve got your Herbalife/Juice+/Aloe Vera shite. You’ve got Cambridge Diets, Detoxes and Cleanses, and your Wraps, fat-burners, and diet pills. All about as much use as a chocolate teapot! They target us on facebook, google, in […]

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