Why Your Body Needs Rest Days

Have you heard someone say “Rest day? Where is my rest muscle and how do I train it?”  or “Rest day. Aka thinking-about-the-gym-all-day.” For some, rest days are really hard. I am sometimes one of those people. Working out at the gym, doing circuits, spinning or Muay Thai training makes me feel so good that…

What is Overtraining and How to Avoid it

If you are regularly working out or you just have started and you’re feeling a bit tired and sore, you may have wondered if you are overtraining. People around you may suggest that you are overtraining because your sudden enthusiasm for exercise may worry them. Some people may feel that anyone who trains more than…

Can I Spread Out My Workout Over the Day?

Have you ever wondered if you could spread out your workout over the day? Maybe you didn’t have time to get your whole session in. Or maybe you would like to do a 60 minute workout, but you can only find 30 minutes at a time? Or is it that you get too tired after…

Exercises for Fabulous Legs

Here is another question I get asked a lot as a personal trainer, and that is: “how can I shape my legs?”. It’s mostly women and they are mainly referring to the upper thigh, specifically the quadriceps muscles. One of the most common concerns being that wrinkly look above the knee. I am sure you…

Muay Thai – Or Why You Should Always Just Try (Anything)

Some of you may have read one of my oldest blog posts where I write about how I discovered Muay Thai. It’s been over two years now and I’m loving it more than ever. It’s been a bit of an up down relationship, but then again, which relationship isn’t? So I thought it may be…

How and Why to Change Your Workout Routine

I think pretty much everyone who is regularly going to the gym has heard that it is necessary to change workout plans from time to time. Apparently your body (your muscles) gets used to a routine, so it loses its effectiveness. But is this actually true or just a rumour? Is this only applicable to…