Insights

Why you put on weight when you exercise more?

Have you just started exercising? Maybe you’ve ramped up your volume and load but you’re not seeing results? Or you’re training for a marathon and actually putting on weight instead of losing? It’s a common story and one that’s often met with a simple answer: you’re...

My dog has a better bed than me.

We have a new dog rather egotistically called Angus, he’s a lovely working cocker spaniel and my partner is determined for him to have all the best things, he has loads of toys, all of the treats and an orthopedic bed. I’m not even sure dog’s spines...

Do I really need to Yoga?

“Why don’t you try some gentle yoga” was the cry I heard when I was pregnant, when my friends and colleagues were uncomfortable seeing me cycle to work then drag my huge 7-month bump round the park for a lunch-time run. It made me want to ram a 20kg weight plate down...

How to Push Yourself

Focus! Stay on it! Don’t stop! Not long now! 20 seconds left! You’re doing amazing! These are the words I use with my clients to get them to give everything they have. To myself I say: you’re so unfit! You can’t do this! You’re going to be sick! What are you trying to...

Daniel (and Logan’s) Recovery Training

I’ve been training with Graham for a few months now. My aim is to strengthen my back after illness has left me with serious spinal injuries that affect my posture and cause fatigue. Graham has really taken the time to understand my issues and devise a plan to tackle...

Christmas Survival Guide

  Studies have shown that the average person eats 6000 kcals on Christmas day – this is about three times what we normally eat! It’s important to  enjoy the festive season but we’re going to give you some handy tips to avoid piling on the pounds...

Getting there – What the hell does that even mean?

Do you say things like ‘Once I get there I’ll…’ and when asked how you are you say ‘Getting there…’ In this probably pedantic blog I’ll try to unpick this and look at enjoying the process more than the outcome without...