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Nutrition

Vegan Ice Cream

OK – in full disclosure I didn’t make this myself, Mrs S. did… But I certainly ate it so that is close enough right?? It tasted amazing an I am reliably informed it was very simple to make (just as the recipe indicates).  It is based on Aquafaba (which is the fluid that you get […]

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Coaching

3 Tips to help you achieve your Fitness Goals

It really doesn’t matter what your fitness goal is, it could be weight loss or a podium finish in a race, it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you consistently take the right steps to keep moving you closer to it. And the key word in that last sentence is CONSISTENT, which is […]

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Nutrition

Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza works incredibly well. I tried this recipe out last week (little birthday treat!) with a couple of mods to the topping. But really great flavour and all plant based. Plus I’m pretty certain it is a lot lower calorie than pretty much any dial-in option!Vegan pizza

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Coaching Cycling Running Triathlon

Why Do I Get a Stitch?

This üst surely rank in the top five questions that I get asked each week. And yet, infuriatingly, I can never answer it properly and have to concede that I really don’t know. Of course there is nothing wrong with not knowing, but given it is asked so frequently you would think I would have […]

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Strength & Conditioning Swimming

Swimmers Strength & Conditioning exercises

Similar to other performance sports, swimmers benefit hugely from targeted and focused Strength & Conditioning in support of the technical and event specific training they undertake in the pool. But unlike running and cycling, some swimmers worry that that Strength & Conditioning may be counterproductive to their overall performance A common belief being that they […]

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Coaching

10 Things to tell yourself when you need motivation.

Sometimes we all have “one of those days”, when getting out of the door to exercise / train / move about with purpose (call it what you like!) is just the hardest thing in the world. You know that at some point you will feel like this, so what will you do to overcome it?

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Coaching

3 Ways to Improve Performance by Changing Your Mindset

You already know that sometimes the mental barrier is far harder to overcome than the physical. Your mind can so easily start to play tricks on you. Even the most experienced can have thoughts that impact how they see their performance, the people around them, or even themselves in inaccurate ways. But forearmed is forewarned, […]

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Coaching Nutrition

Targeted Fat Loss or “Spot Training”

Often when a new client is starting their fitness journey they have a specific body part that they want to shed fat from and tone up. They will describe losing fat from around their abdomen and ask about which Abs Exercises they need. What they are describing is often referred to as “spot reduction”, “spot […]

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Nutrition

Easy Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is my ultimate weakness! Very high calorific value per gram, but so easy to consume in large volumes… Similar to many other high fat foods (and remember that fat has approximately twice the calories that carbs do), tastes wonderful, highly versatile and was the main reason the word “moreish” was invented 😉 Enough […]

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Technology

BODY SCAN at home

My inner geek got quite excited this week when an email from WITHINGS arrived in my inbox. Not the usual weekly update on what my bodyweight is doing, but a very impressive new device they have just announced. The Withings BODY SCAN Connected Health Station. What does it do? How will this humble device transform […]