Mad Friday Hangover Cures

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Hangovers are a sign that your body is extremely dehydrated. Staying hydrated will alleviate the headaches, dizziness, and light-headedness that result from a hangover. It is especially important to load up on fluids if you are vomiting.

✔︎ Drink plenty of water

✔︎ Drink coconut water, it’s rich in electrolytes
Most headaches secondary to alcohol consumption are caused by both dehydration and an imbalance of electrolytes.

Avoid coffee or caffeinated teas
Many people drink coffee in order to “wake up” from a hangover, but the caffeine will only make matters worse by further dehydrating you.

✔︎ Try ginger herbal tea
If you’re feeling nauseated, the ginger helps calm your stomach.

Rumour: Sweat it out with exercise
If you exercise and aren’t properly hydrated, your symptoms could worsen. The endorphin rush that typically comes along with a workout could temporarily make you feel better but the gym is not the answer for hangover cures.

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Why Exercising At Christmas Is Key!

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Plan a week’s exercise and nutrition ahead. That includes organising your training and nutrition around ‘red flag’ disruptions – all the kind of things that disrupt you from training or eating well.

Studies have shown that an intense exercise session using resistance can elevate your metabolism so you continue to burn calories for up to 72 hours after the workout has finished. If you can’t exercise on the day of your event then you can also benefit from a good training session the day after. You may prefer to get it out-of-the-way so you can have a good sleep in the morning after!

So be prepared, have a game plan, get your metabolism firing pre-party or the day after and you should be all set to enjoy yourself.

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What Kind Of Transformation Do You Need?

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Fat Loss
Fat Loss transformation programmes are suited to the individual who struggles with their weight, and the weight-loss resistant – who simply cannot seem to lose body fat, regardless of what they do.

Usually, in these cases, there is an underlying issue – preventing body composition changes. It’s therefore important to find out exactly what is preventing weight loss whether it is behavioural or hormonal.

I then move on to correct the problems, and introduce healthy habits to invoke body composition changes. Alongside these nutritional changes, your customised workout programme will help reduce body fat.

Normally, this is conducted in a step-by-step fashion, so is not to make the process too overwhelming.

Body Composition
This transformation package option is suited to the individual who is not necessarily ‘overweight’. Instead their physique is underdeveloped and they are storing a little extra body fat in certain areas of the body.

My approach is structured and controlled involving advanced training programmes used in conjunction with a diet high in essential nutrients, to maximise muscle growth and minimise fat storage.

Learn more about 12-Week Body Transformation Packages here.

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Are You Getting The Most Out Of Going To The Gym?

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Going to the gym every week with absolutely no idea about what you are going to do is a big waste of time. You’re more likely to have a less productive workout. Think about the workout plan before you get there. The best-case scenario is having a long-term workout schedule already planned that will best serve your level of fitness.

One way to prevent not having a plan is to hire a Personal Trainer. You will never have to waste time thinking about your workout or worry about wasting time doing the wrong kind of exercises. The job of a Personal Trainer is to guide you through a progressive workout programme that strengthens your weaknesses and leads you to your fitness goals.

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Using A Personal Trainer: An Introduction

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What is a Personal Trainer?

An individual who has been specifically certified and is qualified to be a coach to other people who desire to achieve a higher level of fitness. A Personal Trainer is very knowledgeable about how to work with different people who have different levels of fitness.

A Personal Trainer will play a critical role in helping a person to achieve the optimal level of fitness that is possible for their circumstances, and that is appropriate for their individual body type.

Pro Active is pleased to offer a special introduction package to Personal Training that includes three 1-to-1 exercise sessions and comprehensive eating guidelines. This package is ideal for anyone who has never used a Personal Trainer before and wants to try before making a longer-term commitment. The 60-minute sessions focus on teaching correct stretching and exercise techniques that are suitable for the individual. You will be shown how to put them together to create a safe and highly effective exercise programme.

Contact Anthony for more details.

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What’s Holding You Back From Beginning To Exercise?

What’s holding you back from beginning to exercise? Is it fear, pain, history of boredom, not knowing what to do, thinking you have no time, or simply hating it?

Make the time. It might seem like you don’t have enough time in your day for exercise, but you probably do – time can’t be managed but activities can.

Set an appointment. Pick out the times when you want to exercise, and schedule ahead. Keep your appointment with yourself or book an appointment with a personal trainer.

Learn new exercises. Keep your routine fresh by frequently introducing yourself to new exercises. Choose exercises you enjoy and create some fun with them by challenging yourself.

Routine is the key. After about 2 weeks of a routine, you will find it a lot less of a chore.

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Have You Ever Quit Going To The Gym?

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In the beginning there’s nothing but good intentions when joining a gym or starting a new exercise regime.

So why do so many people stop so close to the beginning? Here are a couple of thoughts…

The general approach will never outsmart an individual approach!
Going from doing absolutely nothing to doing any kind of regular exercise will initially create some sort of positive response but it will always be limited at best. For long-term results you need a tailored approach instead of trying to copy what someone else is doing.

There are potentially billions of different exercise programmes because we are all individually unique and require different kinds of exercise. An exercise programme should be designed for YOU to get you from A to B in the quickest and safest way possible that suits your level of fitness and lifestyle. Workouts in magazines and generic programme cards in gyms are unrealistic for most people and should be avoided at all cost because there is no such thing as a one size fits all.

Staying motivated is connected to following the right kind of exercise programme that suits your goal and will yield the best return. When we see results it spurs us on and keeps us interested.

Some people make the mistake of doing more when they don’t see the results they want instead of making the most of the time they already spend. It’s important to focus on intensity and progression. Being dogmatic about completing a particular number of workouts each week for the sake of being loyal towards a given programme won’t benefit you if the programme isn’t right for YOU.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. There’s a saying that you should never throw good money after bad. The same applies with YOUR TIME when it comes to exercising. Don’t waste your time doing something that doesn’t work or sooner or later you will burn out and it will kill your motivation and you will want to quit altogether.

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