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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 […]


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 […]


How Long Does It Take To Get Fit

How Long Does It Take To Get Fit Firstly, it depends on what “being fit” means to you. For example for some being fit can be gaining muscle, for others running a marathon, for others be great at the sport they practice. The dictionary says that fitness means the condition of being physically fit and healthy. […]


Why I Stand For 1h30m Training Sessions

Why I Stand For 1h30m Training Sessions Ever since I began practicing Karate, 20 years ago, I learnt that training is at least 1h30min long. Not 1h, not 45 min. And I kept it this way. Here I will explain WHY this is so important. Today we have all sorts of sessions. And they are all […]


The First Step To Take As A Beginner In Fitness 2

The First Step To Take As A Beginner In Fitness I love to work with beginners or those coming back to exercising. I love to witness the huge changes from one session to the other and watch them learn and develop from scratch. The journey is amazing. Of course I like to work with you […]


Why Weight Loss Should Not Be Your #1 Priority

Why Weight Loss Should Not Be Your #1 Priority Before I even begin to write on the topic I want to tell you my story on weight loss, or rather weigh gain. Until not long ago I was about 10 kg heavier than how you see me now. That’s almost 2 stones and I am sure […]


Why Training 4 Days A Week Is Essential For Transformational Results

Why Training 4 Days A Week Is Essential For Transformational Results If you brushed your teeth only once a week would your teeth be healthy? The answer is no…..at least I hope so. So why do you think that training once a week can actually get you the results you want? Whether we talk about […]


How much rest do you need for fitness gains

How much rest do you need for fitness gains What are rest and recovery   Rest is part of recovery. Recovery is what happens in your body after the end of a workout. So rest includes sleep, nutrition, time for stillness—both mental and physical, activities that provide active-recovery that provides mental/physical relaxation such as yoga and swimming, […]

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6 reasons why I choose the outdoors over the gym

6 reasons why I choose the outdoors over the gym   No doubt gyms have their purpose in forming the complete athlete. When training specific muscle groups, for rehabilitation or for other purposes such as the type of sport you practice what the gym offers can help you take your training to high levels if that is […]


How fitness changes you at a physical and psychological level

How fitness changes you at a physical and psychological level   Fitness is not only an aspect of a visibly fit and healthy human being but more of one who is confident and strong in the way she stands, sits, moves, runs or talks. Fitness, power and strength shape our bodies yes, but as a […]


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‘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 […]