Where Are You With Your New Year’s Resolutions?

I wrote a blog post 3 weeks ago about the best exercise for beginners. I wrote it for all those who decided that 2018 would be the year where they would take up exercise and start the journey to a happier and healthier self. January is coming to an end now and I wonder how…

Exercise and Lower Back Pain

Why You Should Exercise Back pain is one of the most common complaints people have. Probably the last thing you want to do when you have lower back pain, is exercise. But the best thing for your back to do, as any doctor, therapist, or personal trainer would tell you, is exercise. It will help…

The Best Exercise for Beginners

It is January and the gyms are full of people whose New Year Resolution is to get healthy, fit and strong. I am talking about beginners here, people who are new to exercise. Who last time they participated in sports where in high school. Or university. People whose lifestyle does not include regular exercise or…

The Problem With Using the Heart Rate to Measure Exercise Intensity

If you have read my blog on my latest fitness gadget, the Fitbit Charge 2, you know that it is measuring your heart rate. The heart rate is an important indicator of how intensively you exercise. And for a Personal Trainer, exercise intensity is one of the most important elements of an exercise program. Using…

Does Lifting Heavy Make Me Look Like a Bodybuilder?

Many women ask me for advice about how they can become stronger and more toned. And almost always, this question is immediately followed by "but I don't want to get bulky". And images of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone float in their heads. My answer is always the same too: "If it was that easy…

A Fitness Tracker as Motivation to Move

I spoilt myself a year ago and bought a Fitbit Charge 2. I used to have a Polar heart rate monitor to keep track of my heart rate while I was pregnant. Just to make sure I did not overheat during exercise and hurt the baby. And although it is still working, I was a…