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Energy Balls

Energy Balls

These are a great healthy snack and very quick and easy to make! 

  • 1 cup of medjool dates (or pitted dates having been soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes)
  • 3/4 of a cup of almonds
  • 3/4 of a cup of walnuts or any other nut
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder (optional) 
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
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Habits and Associations,,,

Do you have bad habits which you are struggling to break?

Do you form associations?

You can make good and bad habits and you can form positive and negative associations. Recently, I have had some problems with my foot / ankle – so I started making positive associations to fit in my physio exercises… I stand on one leg when brushing my teeth, I do my physio exercises as soon as my son starts his nap. This way I don’t forget and get distracted with all the chores and jobs that always need doing! For me making my foot better is the most important thing, and someone recently said to me… you don’t ‘need’ a clean floor, but you need a working foot! So instead of ‘not having time’ to do my exercises, it is now my main priority and I make time.

Is there anything you need to prioritise and make time for? Maybe a daily walk if you work from home and don’t leave the house? Set yourself a time when you will do this and then you will be more likely to fit it into your busy day.

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How to lead a healthy lifestyle and feel fitter, healthier and happier

Many people find it difficult to know what to eat with all the conflicting information out there today. Many of the clients I train are trying to lose weight and nutrition plays a huge role - 'Abs are made in the kitchen' is a great saying! There is no point working hard in the gym if you aren't eating correctly.

I feel it is all about changing bad habits and replacing them with good habits. I set weekly goals for my clients which gives them something to focus on each week. We work on that goal until it is a habit. I teach them to eat healthily when they are in control so that they feel they can enjoy the odd treat when they are socialising.  

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5 of the best exercises for losing belly fat

Do you find that no matter how many sit-ups you manage to cram into your daily routine, you still can’t see that ab definition? This is a common complaint and the solution might just be simpler than you think, because stomach toning exercises are actually only half of the journey to fab abs.

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5 of the best tummy toning exercises

Tags: Exercise, Abs

One of the most common questions I get from clients at my Chelmsford personal training studio is the age old, “What are the best exercises to get a toned stomach?” Whether you want to look good on the beach this summer or just tone up your general physique, it’s hard to deny that ab definition is in.

Before I get started, a word of note – losing stomach fat and toning your stomach are not the same thing. You can do all of the stomach toning exercises in the world, but if you’re still carrying a little excess fat around your middle, you’re not going to be able to see the results. I’ll be writing another post about losing belly fat soon, so make sure you look out for that.

In the meantime, here are five of the best exercises for abs. You might find it useful to invest in a yoga or training mat to make these as comfortable as possible.

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How Exercise Improves Mental Health and Wellbeing

Thinking about taking up exercise to improve your physical health? How about taking up exercise to improve your mental health? Most people embark on a new fitness regime to keep their body healthy, but studies have shown that it also plays a key role in looking after your mind. Here are five mental health benefits of exercise.

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5 Ways to Use BlazePods

Categories: Exercise

I’ve always been a firm believer that keeping fit should be fun. Which is why I was so excited to try the latest addition to my personal training studio in Chelmsford: BlazePods.

The Blazepods are fab! The fun and inventive way Kristy used them meant the session flew by, but I definitely felt like I had a thorough workout! Competing against my previous scores definitely helped push me further.”

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How to Lose Weight and Keep it off: Exercise

Categories: Weight Loss, Exercise

I speak to a lot of people at my Chelmsford studio who tell me that they can lose weight but find it almost impossible to keep the weight off in the long term. In my experience there are two reasons for this. The first is that maintaining a healthy weight is not simply a 10-week journey that takes you from A to B. It’s more about a sustainable change of lifestyle; making small, manageable changes to your routine that you can commit to on a long-term basis. As the cliché goes, it’s not about the destination, but the journey.

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