Healthy Chocolate Mousse; for when the craving hits

Regardless of how strong our willpower, hormones can effect our the cravings of which foods we desire. PMS is not just the 5 days you are ‘on’ but the entire month. Pre cycle, you can crave sugars in an enormous way, the same can be said when you start a new nutritional plan. We see it all the time with our clients.

Eggs, Garlic Kale and Feta Breakfast Bowl

Poor old kale has received such a bad rep, it’s almost like the burpee of the nutrition world, but believe us when we tell you this way to make kale is going to change your world!!

She changed her view of food with the BB30 Plan

So many women feel trapped when it comes to food, because it’s confusing or not relevant to their lifestyle. Read on to be inspired!

Weight Loss – Are You Legalising Overeating?

Some strategies that we put in place to support our weight loss can actually have the opposite effect and be counterproductive, leading us to gain weight or not lose any at all.

The 5 stages of post natal fitness

‘When can I run again’?’ ‘When can I go back to my HIIT workouts?’ If you’re wondering these yourself then this is the blog for you.

Diastasis Recti: Recovery Time and Action Plan

Diastasis Recti (or separation of the abdominals) is fast becoming the newest hot topic in the pre and post natal world. Over the last few years more and more women are being made aware of this, but, very few are told the scientific home truths about healing and recovery….

Foods that help to aid weight loss; understanding Macros

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to RECOGNISE what each food is? For example, what is a Nakd bar classed as? Are ‘protein’ bars an OK snack? Is a sandwich ok or do I have to live off superfood salads my entire life?!

Nutty Satay Chicken

A tasty snack or a good protein option for a main meal! Yum!

Our Top 3 Tips For a More Successful Long Term Weight Loss Plan

You will ALWAYS be drawn towards things that bring you more pleasure. If your plan or program simply provides discomfort and pain, causes tiredness, and makes you feel utterly restricted, then it’s never going to last, you will always get drawn back to the more “pleasurable” foods. These 3 things can change that.

Veg-packed Chilli Beef

Nothing better than a spicy, tasty meal to warm you up when the weather is so cold! Try this and get those taste buds tingling.

Training Your ‘Abs’ In Pregnancy

Training your abs in pregnancy is all about prevention, and then healing after. This blog will tell you how you can train during pregnancy and why it is beneficial for you. But first let’s tackle one slight problem here, the perspective we have about ‘abs’.

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

Think going vegan will be uninspiring? Think again. Introducing the wonderful little ingredient – Jackfruit. It is often said that jackfruit has a similar texture to slow cooked chicken or pulled pork, so it is perfect to load into these Mexican inspired fajitas.

Overcome The Nerves Of Starting A New Fitness Club

We’ve all been there, we have all felt nervous about being the newbie in class or starting a new fitness club or gym. Sometimes first time nerves even stop us from giving something new a try. But you’re not alone. Everyone feels the nerves. But remember, nerves are good! It means whatever you are doing is important to you so utilise them and make them work for you. Nerves activate your ‘fight or flight’ so use this adrenaline to get ahead!

Should You Exercise During Pregnancy?

There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly during pregnancy, but sometimes the thought of exercise can feel a bit daunting when you first find out that you are expecting. To learn about why these things are important and so much more, come along to our ‘Exercise in Pregnancy’ workshop on Thursday 24thJan 2019.

Food for thought, weight loss and health

Did you know that we actually have a ‘second brain’, another organ that also controls just as much of our highs and lows, both physical and mental. Something that we have been missing and may just perhaps be the key to health, happiness and wellbeing.

You Need Vitamin D, But Are You Getting Enough?

Most people don’t know why Vitamin D is so important to our health and, even if they do, they probably still don’t get enough of it daily. We tend to rely on the sunlight for our Vitamin D needs but what about during Winter when even the sun is not able to help us. It’s not found naturally in many foods, and only fortified (added) in some however it’s absolutely essential to good health. So, why isn’t more done about incorporating it into our diets and how can we make sure we get enough in order to avoid serious health problems related to a deficiency?

Healthy Christmas Protein Pudding

Who said breakfast has to be boring?! Curb your cravings and stay on track with your nutrition goals. Chia, cocoa and pomegranate are nutrient-rich foods and are beneficial for your health and well-being. Plus, they taste great when eaten together.

How To Avoid The January Crash Diet

Do you want to know how you can get through the Christmas binge AND avoid having to go on a January crash diet? Here’s some advice and tips on what you can do so you stay on track with your fitness and nutrition goals without having to be the party pooper.

Chocolate Protein Mousse

When you are trying to eat a more balanced diet, one that matches or works to balance your energy in vs energy out, for weight loss or weight management, we can often revert back to thinking we have to restrict ourselves from foods that are ‘nicer’. There are many recipes that you can make that TASTE like you are eating those more wanted foods, but in fact you are eating a more balanced food. Below is a recipe for a chocolate pudding which is full of good fats and high in antioxidants.

How To Achieve Goals Based On Your Personal Tendency

Knowing how you respond to expectations can help you to get better results when setting personal goals this Winter. According to Gretchen Rubin’s book, ‘The Four Tendencies’, you fall into 1 of 4 tendencies based on your personality traits. Are you an upholder, an obliger, a questioner or a rebel? And how does knowing this help you?

The Scales Don’t Lie! Or Do They…

We often focus on body weight as a key indicator of our fitness level. It’s the motivation to ‘get fit’. It’s your point in which to determine if you are larger or smaller than ‘normal’. But should you be watching the scales for results? And how can you start losing fat, not just weight…

11 Foods To Improve Digestion

Digestive issues can be challenging, but it is your bodies way of telling you that it’s not ok. Here’s some ways to combat these issues by making some simple changes to your current lifestyle and diet thereby avoiding the need for a trip to the doctors.

Hot Chia Seed Berry Breakfast Bowl

Try this tasty breakfast bowl. Chia seeds contain high levels of omega 3 and are a good source of good fats which are essential for hormone function so it helps you to get more energy, improve your mood, better weight management and better sleep.

Salmon and Sweet Potatoe Salad

The seasons make us crave different things, so as it gets colder we are always looking for warmer foods to satisfy us. Which often always come with the more stodgy texture; pasta, soup, potatoes and so on. Usually winter is a hard time to eat cold foods so give this salad a try with it’s cooked salmon, potatoes and quinoa for a satisfying and warming health kick. All these foods also fight infection, inflammation and support digestion and gut health so it’s a definite winter winner.

15 Excuses Girls Use To Skip Their Winter Workouts

We are all human, and winter is that time of the year where it seems that little bit harder to muster up the motivation to workout and eat healthy. And that’s when the excuses pot comes out of the cupboard! So, here are some of the funniest one’s our trainers have heard during their time working in the fitness industry! (ps we have all SO done 2, 3, 9 and 10!)

Acai Smoothie – A Tasty Digestive Aid

If you are suffering with bloatedness or having issues with your digestion, get blending and enjoy this sweet creamy acai smoothie packed with omega 3s, antioxidants and fibre that help to support digestive health and leave you feeling great!

A Supplement Cheat Sheet Guide

If you are feeling low, lacking in energy, or struggling with weight loss, these are all indications that your body isn’t 100% balanced and you could be lacking in some areas with your nutrition. Here’s some of the supplements that you can take to help rebalance your hormones, mood and overall health…

Beef Stir Fry

It’s that time of year again where your energy levels are dropping, you start to feel more lethargic and you seem to attract every illness that passes within 2 feet of you. So give yourself a cuddle with this delicious and healthy beef stir fry. It’s quick, easy and low cost and provides you with a heavy dose of veg. It’s perfect for welcoming in the winter months, fending off germs and just generally helping you to feel better. Stir frying your meal also means you use less oil and heat, so retaining more of the heat-sensitive nutrients that are normally lost in deep frying.

Break the cycle of seasonal dieting

If you’re consistently rushing to drop weight in summer and then waving goodbye to all that effort and achievement in winter, then you definitely need to read this blog. Not just for your mindset and relationship with food, but to cut costs and keep all those hard earned summer gains. So how do we break the cycle of the seasonal dieting?

Delicious Immune Boosting Drinks To Get You Through The Winter

Try some or all of these drinks to warm you up and help to boost your immune system this winter; Ginger Morning Zinger Shot (juicer), Bulletproof Coffee (whisk or nutribullet), Warm Turmeric Tea, Spicy Ginger Tea.

How To Manage Body Fat And Still Socialise

Stop feeling guilty for going out or eating that piece of cake or that slice of pizza. Learn how to balance your hormones and be reliable to your body so you can go for nights out AND still manage your weight.

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We are looking for 14 women who want to transform their body, fitness and nutrition in just 30 days and help kickstart 2019 with some serious attitude.

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Opting for more soups than salads now with the recent weather shift to ‘brrr’? We are too! Autumn/winter can be a time where we drink less water and eat less veg let’s make sure you are getting your greens in, and enjoying them. Here’s a recipe that will help you manage weight, feel full and keep your energy levels up plus give you that warm ‘comfort food’ feeling that we crave for at this time of year.

I don’t need another motivational quote

We don’t need another motivational quote to get results, to feel better or feel more confident. Often we just need to change our focus. We want to share with you some of the things that have really encouraged change in our girls and helped them to get better results.

Salmon Cakes

If you’ve been meaning to make changes to your nutrition, but can never seem to find the time – one thing that will always help is meal prep! Preparation helps you to #BeConsistent which in turn means better results…Check out these two recipes that are easy to prep!

The Perfect Time To Start

So many of us wait to start a new fitness and nutrition journey. We wait for a Monday; for the right clothes; for xyz to be over; for the proper motivation…the list of reasons to put it off can be endless. But girls, there is no “perfect time” and thinking there is and waiting for it just leaves us waiting and waiting for the life we’d really like.

Turmeric Tofu and Wild Rice

Turmeric has many, many benefits, especially if you are suffering from inflammation, or are a little under the weather. Inflammation can be caused by many things, not just being unwell, but from over indulging, dehydration, over training and food intolerance’s. Adding small changes to your diet such as adding in turmeric can be beneficial to your body, but not over stress your mind. Try this recipe!

Make your workout more effective by doing this…

Hands up who warms up properly? Oh come on, we know  like 90% of us don’t – well don’t every time!  And that’s probably doubly true when it comes to going for a run… truth bomb… a slow jog is NOT a warm up!

Cheesy Chicken Summer Wrap

Summer is still hot hot hot and salads seem like the popular choice, though not through wanting to be healthier, but because that crunch, cool and refreshing taste that we crave at this time of the year. Mix it up with a cheesy chicken wrap that you can take to work and it’s a great anytime option for those looking to manage their carbohydrate intake.

I get so nervous when I start a new fitness class/club

Hands up if you get a massive delivery of nervous butterflies in your tummy when you attend a new fitness club or a new class? What is with that? Why do we get so nervous? Here’s our view…

Jalapeño Pear Juice

Whether you just need a cold thirst quenching juice, or you’re feeling the after effects of partying too much, maybe even experiencing a bloated tummy or it’s simply just the heat of the summer months…We have a juice that can help with all of these and boost your metabolism at the same time!

A weight loss tip that doesn’t cost a penny! (and works like a dream)

Your gut is a seemingly annoying part of your body, but is actually a fantastic and fascinating tool that you should learn to use instead of abuse. Here’s why…