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POST SUMMER HOLIDAY BLUES – DON’T STOP TRAINING

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You spend months training in the lead up to your summer holiday desperately trying to lose the weight you have gained in the past 12 months. You do a great job and now the holiday is over what do you do???

After 13 years in the fitness industry one of the biggest drop offs in training is after summer.

You lose motivation as you were single goal focused.

You quietly slip back into old habits.

You stop going to the gym as much.

You start eating more.

You figure summer is over so you don’t have to try anymore.

You gain what you lost and next year have to start over again

 

Does this sound familiar??

 

This approach to exercise while it is good in the lead up to your holiday doesn’t actually lead to ongoing results year in and year out. You stop training only have to repeat the same process next year as you let yourself go.

 

May I encourage you to see past the short term goal and set goals that will take you past summer and into next year. This summer don’t make the same mistakes.

 

 

Imagine if you didn’t have to go on crazy diets and training plans in the lead up to your holiday.

Imagine if you made exercise part of your life all year round.

Imagine how each year you got better and better, lost more weight, kept it off and get even better results.

 

This year – have a think about what you would like to achieve by Christmas and into the new year?

Think about the strength or fitness goals you may have that will take longer to achieve and switch your focus from just losing weight for holidays.

Start making exercise part of your life, enjoy, work hard, eat well, have a social life and next year you will find that you feel and look better for all your dedication.

If you have lost your motivation to train or you want to get started contact us about our 30 day trial

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TRAINING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE UNENJOYABLE

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Training doesn’t have to be unenjoyable.

Most of the dislike we may have for exercise dates back to old gyms with rows of cardio machines, a weights room full of equipment that you don’t know how to use and a list of classes that require you to be able to move to a beat.

 

Exercise has changed a lot in the past 10 years – the options available to you have changed even if you haven’t been keeping up.

Our aim is to adapt the training we do to your goals and your starting point. To make it less daunting and more achievable.

 

The idea of exercise shouldn’t be one of fear or dread. Moving more gives you so many health benefits and will add quality of life. Movement is essential to life.

 

Exercise doesn’t always need to challenge you – it all depends what you want to get out of it.

More often than not our members are new to training and have never set foot in a gym.

They find a place to call home as we meet you where your at and start there.

 

We coach you every step of the way and are always there to help you in your journey.

If you want to lose weight then yes you have to challenge yourself; however It can still be hard but not hated!

 

To get started you need to find people that raise you up and trust me, it gets easier

 

We always say that it doesn’t matter what your goal is, what point you’re starting at or your level of experience.

The fact you have stepped out and started is a massive win and you can only get better and improve on yourself.

 

Contact us to come in for a chat about our 30 day trial

Prove to yourself that you can get started again and move forward.

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You can have your cake and eat it!!

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Over the years my approach to weight loss has changed, having competed in physique comps for 5 years my dieting approach was quite rigid and I only gave advice based off my own experience.

 

What I have learned these past few years is that the bar I set for members was to high. My focus and drive was too much and they needed a more relaxed approach to healthy eating and training so that they could achieve results and stay the path.

I realized that you don’t have to be super strict and cut out everything you love in order to get results.

 

In saying that if you want great results then the sacrifice has to reflect that, you can’t put in minimal effort with training and a lousy diet and expect a massive transformation.

 

This year alone many of our members have achieved a balance between training hard, healthy eating and enjoying meals out. They have lost weight, increased their fitness and regained their health without having to go cut out everything they enjoy – in other words they have found a way to have their cake and eat it.

 

We encourage hard work and we encourage a relaxed approach to diet, but the more you train the more you can eat/drink. It’s not the normal approach but it’s one we have found works in giving members freedom to choose and to enjoy life.

 

It’s about finding a balance that works for you, that ultimately leads to you getting the results your after without having to go down the restrictive/fad diet road.

 

Weight loss isn’t complicated

Just do the basics well (link to doing the basics right)

You don’t have to go on a severely restricted diet

You don’t have to become a recluse – afraid to go out in case that one meal makes you put all the weight on again.

You can have a social life – you just have to make sure you put in the hours of training and healthy eating in and around those areas of your life.

You can eat ice cream and still lose weight – if its balanced and adjusted for in your meals.

 

For more information on our 30 day Kick Start  or contact us on hello@fitnesshub21.com

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CHERRY RIPE POPCORN BARS – FAT LOSS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING

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In Australia my favourite chocolate bar is a cherry ripe. They don’t sell them in the UK so have tried my best to recreate a healthier lower calorie version which worked really well.

INGREDIENTS
200g dark choc 70%
50g Rice cereal
40g Salted popcorn
30g Desiccated coconut
100g Dark choc dried cherry mix


METHOD
Line a square or rectangle cake tin or Pyrex dish with baking paper
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
Bottom of bowl not touching the water
In another bowl put the rice crispies, popcorn, coconut and cherry choc mix and stir until combined
Add the melted chocolate to the mix and stir until everything is coated
Put the mix in the lines tray
Cover with cling film and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours
Turn it out onto a board and cut into 20 pieces


Calories total 2064kcals (myfitnesspal)
Carbs 200g
Sugar 122g
Fat 119g
Protein 29g


Per piece 103kcals
Carbs 20g
Sugar 6.1g
Fats 5.95g
Protein 1.45g

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY

Are you really on track when it comes to losing weight and being healthy???

To often we strive to lose weight and stay fit, you join a gym and get some results but are never truly happy with what you achieve. You try every new diet there is and train everyday but for all your effort you seem to be going nowhere.

We are told to eat less and train more as a way of losing weight, but in actual fact this theory is flawed and in the long run you cant maintain eating less and will ultimately deprive your body of essential nutrients and enter into the realms of overtraining.

I know from experience that training smarter and eating more of the right foods is easier to maintain long term and will get you leaner much faster. You will also be happier, healthier and have more energy.

But what do i eat? how should i train?

Train 3-4 times a week on a structured weights program, limit your cardio training to intervals only like sprints

Eat every 2-3 hours – good quality protein, smart fats such as avocado, seeds, nuts, coconut oil and olive oil, and eat low Glycemic index carbs

Eliminate all processed food, breads, cereals, white potatoes, white rice, wheat and other grains, soy, juice, soft drinks, skim milk and any other low fat products

You have to eat yourself leaner, starving the body of food and then training like crazy is not a long term solution for good health and fat loss

Contact, personal trainer Lisa Cunningham for more information on how you can transform your body today.