Should 10,000 steps be a daily goal?

Setting a goal of 10,000 steps per day is a common recommendation for physical activity, often suggested as a benchmark for maintaining good health. However, it’s important to know that this number is based on zero research and was actually a marketing ploy from Japan in the 1960’s! 10,000 steps is a memorable target but […]

The Dangers of Stress and What You Can Do

Before reading this post I’d just like to put out a little disclaimer that I’m not a medical professional and if you feel unsure then of course consult your doctor. Personally I’m a huge fan of self-healing and the power of exercise and nutrition to heal from within, at the source. I feel it’s really […]

The Benefits of Balance Training

Balance trains your body as a unit, which is fundamental to your overall health: Loss of balance creeps up on us as we get older and it almost feels as though it’s a surprise when we find we’re ‘suddenly’ a bit rubbish at it…..  Truth be told the human body is inherently unstable like a […]

Core Function and Why it Matters

I first completed my advanced core function course over 3 years ago and recently decided to revisit it and do the whole course again. I have to say I’m so pleased I did! Some of the more complex aspects of the course make so much more sense now that I can use the in-person experience […]

The importance of strength training

My particular focus with my app and the routines that I do is strength training and there is very good reason for that. As we age, strength training is crucial for maintaining the ability to have an active independent lifestyle. The average 70 to 75 year old will experience roughly a 25% decline in his […]

Why your bum matters

The gluteus maximums, medius and minimus (bum muscles) are the largest and strongest muscles in your body yet they are often ignored. These muscles work to extend, rotate and stabilise the hip and it is the control of this extension and rotation that is very important. If your glutes are inactive for long periods then […]

Is running bad for you?

I know a number of people in their mid 40’s who are experiencing aches and pains and are wondering whether they should stop running. Impacting the same joint over and over again without any consideration for the rest of your structure is never a good idea. You wouldn’t do bicep curls for an hour 3 […]

Bicep curl technique

I was at the gym whilst on holiday recently and there was a guy doing bicep curls using weights that were clearly too heavy for him. He was using momentum to curl the weight, he wasn’t fully extending his arms, his elbows were all over the place and his trunk was swinging forwards and backwards […]