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Outdoors Winter Workout – Prepare For The Unexpected

Outdoors Winter Workout – Prepare For The Unexpected When I say training outdoors I don’t mean only running. I mean taking all your workouts outdoors, the whole thing. There are so many things to consider when we workout outdoors in winter. Prepare for the unexpected as best as you can. Particularly in winter when the […]


Equipment For Outdoors Winter Workout

Equipment For Outdoors Winter Workout These are the main pieces of equipment you should consider having through winter training. Of course it also depends on what winter we are talking about. Does it snow, how low does the temperature go? In this case I will talk about London, where winter temperatures are around -5 degrees […]


How To Prepare For Outdoors Winter Workout

How To Prepare For Outdoors Winter Workout Training outdoors in winter is a matter of experiencing the world from a different angle. There are a few things about the environment to consider when you take on winter training.   Temperature You know it’s cold already, but knowing the temperatures will help you with more than […]


How To Train Outdoors This Winter

How To Train Outdoors This Winter The previous article was on why you should ditch the gym this winter. Now I will share with you 3 ideas of how to train outdoors with winter.   1. Running If you choose to go without and experiences coach, although you should consider it, running is the easiest way to […]


Why You Should Ditch The Gym This Winter

Why You Should Ditch The Gym This Winter   A few years ago I used to only run, all year round, outdoors. On snow and ice, rain and heat. The last few years have witnessed a massive shift in my training methods, my fitness in general and my coaching style and philosophy. I am talking […]


Why You Should Stop Punching Bags And Pads

Why You Should Stop Punching Bags And Pads Punching. A simple act of striking something with your fist. But is it really that simple? After training in different Martial Arts for the past 20 years, Karate Shotokan in particular, competitive but keeping the traditional path when not competing, I can say I have learnt how […]


How To Strengthen Your Body Starting With Foundations

How To Strengthen Your Body Starting With Foundations   Six packs, toned triceps and strong thighs look nice. There is no doubt that strong quadriceps, glutes, core muscles are essential, they are stability muscles in the body. What I was to talk about today is the difference between looking strong and actually being strong. When they […]


The Secret IngredientTo Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training

The Secret Ingredient To Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training Substance. That’s what is missing and so many Personal Trainers forget to educate their clients on. My knowledge comes not only from the gym, or from Karate, no, it comes from Daito Ryu, Ninjutsu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Target Shooting, Swimming, Latin American Dancing, and […]


Things To Do Under The Shower

Things To Do Under The Shower It’s not what you think ok? It’s about stretching. Too many of us “complain” we have no time to stretch. Well, beginning today you can incorporate stretching in your other daily “must do” habits. And for stretches, doing them under the shower is actually good as they release tension faster […]


Should You Hurt After Your Workout?

Should You Hurt After Your Workout?   What is Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness or DOMS? DOMS is that discomfort, or muscle ache or soreness, that occurs 24-48 hours after activity. Although I must say that some experts agree on 12-72 hours after activity. Either way it happens to everyone, fitness beginners and elite athletes. […]


10 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Own Personal Health Coach

10 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Own Personal Health Coach Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you need a coach? If so, here are a few reasons why a Personal Health Coach can be a good idea if you want to get results. It will also help you decide whether you need one […]


This Is Why You Feel You Are Not Making Progress

This Is Why You Feel You Are Not Making Progress The reality is we all go through them. You know, the dips. Those moments that can last for days and weeks, where you feel you’re not getting anywhere, you just want to kinda “take your toys and go home”. You feel you’re not making any […]


Why I Am Not A Personal Trainer 2

Why I Am Not A Personal Trainer Who would have thought that the knowledge about the body learnt after thousands of hours spent in the Dojo training for Karate competitions and teaching will be the foundations of my coaching today. Everything from breathing, posture and meditation to developing a strong, flexible and healthy body as […]


8 Reasons Why Training Outdoors Is Less Stressful

8 Reasons Why Training Outdoors Is Less Stressful We have too much stress and worry in our lives. If keeping our bodies healthy and strong has to be stressful as well then we are getting nowhere. It’s just…wrong. So here’s why training outdoors is far less stressful, just a few of the reasons   1. […]


How The Practice Of The Merisoiu Technique Changes Your Life

How The Practice Of The Merisoiu Technique Changes Your Life When you begin something and you stop after a few months, a year or even 2 you will never master it. And when you don’t master something you don’t receive the essence of it and you don’t grow. You never receive the true value of […]


What Is Efficient Body Movement and Why Should You Care

What Is Efficient Body Movement and Why Should You Care   Why you should care First things first. First things first. Unusual way to start a blog but bear with me. Your body and your mind are always connected. No matter what you do or when, they will always work together and influence each other. When […]


What Does The Warm Up Actually Do

What Does The Warm Up Actually Do A warm up simply brings your body into a state of readiness for the movements to come. A warm up raises your heart rate, your body temperature and sends blood flow to the muscles to be used later on as well to tendons and ligaments. It also lubricates […]


How To Structure Your Workout

How To Structure Your Workout You might think I’m just going to give you a routine. What I will actually do is make you think. I will give you the steps to create your routine but then you will do it by yourself. And then you can come to me with it and we can […]


What Nadia has to say about her Urban Women Fitness outdoor training sessions

What Nadia has to say about her Urban Women Fitness outdoor training sessions Nadia’s first session was in November 2014 in pouring rain. Nadia has her own business, she is in her mid thirties, with two children and a family of three sisters that “come with emotional baggage!!” She finds it tough  getting the best out of her days, […]


‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do it?

‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do? ‘Engage your core’, ‘suck your belly in’ or ‘squeeze your abs’ are terms repeatedly used by fitness professionals, including myself, but do we really think about what that means? Due to a limited time frame we never really delve into the benefits of building […]

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