Exercises to make that core BURN!!!

Upon hearing the word "core muscles", most of us will only think about abdominals. Your core means the muscles around your hips, lower back, upper back, stomach and shoulder girdle :) Due to modern day living, these are weak in a lot of people so there is much to be…

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My Pregnancy Survival Guide!

Pregnancy is such a journey for any woman or couple. There are so many emotions to deal with when trying to conceive and then there is the rollercoaster of pregnancy itself! Here are some things that I believe, made the journey a little easier for me :) First Trimester Nap…

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Nutrition: How to get your 5 a day MINIMUM

At 32 weeks pregnant, I am orientating my meals around getting in the right nutrition for my growing babe. I would say before pregnancy, I got in 5 a day MOST days and then at the beginning of the pregnancy, that went down hill with the constant hung over feeling…

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My Pregnancy as a Fit Woman

30 weeks of pregnancy have been and gone: 26 since the message on the magical stick, 27 since my last alcohol-soaked evening (washed down with a venician plate of parma ham I must add), 26 since my last strength session, 25 since my last jog, 24 since my last handstand.…

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An introduction to Tabata Training: The 4 minute workout!

Tabata Training was invented by Japanese professor Dr. Izumi Tabata in the late 1990s. He used it to train olympic speed skaters! Since then, it has been used by athletes and gym bunnies alike to make fitness gains in a short amount of time. The great thing about Tabata training (apart from the obvious appeal of how brief the workout can be) is that it is accessible to everyone! As long as you are working as hard as you can then that is all that matters 🙂

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Exercises for Great Posture

Poor posture is a modern day problem! What causes the rounding of the upper back? Sitting at desks, peering over computer screens, mobile phone use, long hours driving or commuting are often the main culprits. But what is happening in the body when this ‘poor posture’ develops?

The rounding of the upper back (often referred to as kyphosis) results in long and weak upper back muscles which don’t activate when we need them too and over time this means tight chest and shoulders which can limit shoulder mobility. Posture issues can develop to different degrees but if your back starts to round then the problem will only get worse unless you devote sometime to increasing strength, body awareness and over time, better posture!

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Christmas Packages – Special Offer

Fitness is the perfect Christmas gift for your partner this year so Freespirit Fitness are offering two special wellbeing packages EXCLUSIVELY for this Christmas:

Merry Fit-mas ‘Starter Pack’                                   £99                25% off

3 x PT sessions (60 minutes each)                                          

 

Merry Fit-mas ‘Ultimate Pack’                                 £149              33% off 

3 x PT sessions (60 minutes each)

1 x Nutritional Consultation (45 minutes)

1 x Thai Sports Massage  (more…)

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5 Life-Changing Food Fundamentals

For 8 years, I bounced from diet to diet- either steering the wagon or very much being dragged along behind by my ankle! I was always waiting for the moment I would feel elation like the feeling at the top of the mountain when you think “I’ve made it!” But I never got this feeling, because you can always think of ways in which you could be better and you can fantasise about how much happier you would be if you were skinnier, more toned, more this, less that etc. But actually I came to realise that the time to love yourself -and enjoy being you- is actually now. 

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