Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…

10 Physical Benefits of Exercise

In my last week’s blog I talked about a different approach to weight loss by focussing on your health first. A healthy weight is the result of a healthy body. In this framework, exercise is not a means to an end - exercise is not a means to lose weight, but rather part of a…

Getting Beach Ready in 3 Weeks

I have 3 weeks left before I will be on my beach holiday. I am super excited about it! I am sure you feel the same way about your upcoming summer holiday! Sun, sand, naked feet and bikinis. Bikinis. There we go. Most of us probably want to look their best in it and wear…

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…

Why Weight Is Not Relevant

You’re probably here and reading this because you googled “why am I not losing weight although I’m on a diet?”. Am I right? Now, let me tell you why it doesn’t matter what the scale tells you. And believe me, I know what I am talking about. I have gone through more plateaus and weight…

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 to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Going

It’s the beginning of February and my guess is that a lot of people have or are just about to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. I totally get that. How many times have I barely made it through two weeks with my effort to get fit, eat better, stop smoking, do exercise. For…