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Helpful hints, tips and advice about personal training and general fitness.
Come back regularlly to see what's new, or tell us what sort of topics you'd like to see us cover.
Safety whilst training at home
Training at home can be a great place to start your fitness journey and it’s easier to fit in with your hectic lifestyle. No traveling to a gym or class, no busy peak times. Plus you’ll be able to train with minimal fitness equipment.
All you need is yourself and a bottle of water. And now you’re ready to go. What could possibly go wrong?...
Five small changes towards a healthier you
None of us can get away from the constant steam of messages encouraging us all to adopt healthier lifestyles. Whether you agree with the recommendations or not, we can all make small changes that will make a difference.
Our expert nutrition partner Linda Sims gave us her top tips...
How to get the best results from your fitness training sessions
Many people train regularly. Either on their own, at an organised session like a boot camp or in a gym class, or with one-to-one support from a personal trainer. But, how do they know if they're getting the most out of their session, and how do they ensure they're getting the best results?
My guest blogs for the Commando Challenge
I've been invited to blog for the Commando Challenge again and have created a 3 part series on how to prepare and tackle a challenge like theirs. Hop over to their website to read them all www.commandochallenge.co.uk
3 reasons why ‘eye drills’ improve balance
Yes, that’s right – we said ‘eye drills’. So what are they and what the hek have they got to do with fitness training?
We caught-up with our expert partner Alan Muckle and quizzed him about why he’s so passionate about vision coaching, and what it’s got to do with improving balance. In this article he gives us the wisdom of his insight, and some drills we can all try at home.
Eat your way to a successful Commando Challenge
To get the most out of the day, eating right is very important. What you eat can improve your performance and help you recover faster post exercise. We asked our nutrition partner Linda to give us some suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Here's what she said:
Are you Commando Challenge Ready?
The Commando Challenge is just a few weeks and team Hodge Health & Fitness have been training hard. I've asked one of our experienced team members to give us some tips for tackling a tough mudder like this, so here's what he said:
9 top tips for the best fitness results
My run down of my favourites...
Being a Boot Camp instructor, fitness trainer and former-Royal Marine, I get asked for health and fitness tips all the time. So, because we all love a good list, here's mine (and just to be different I'm doing 9 not 10). I hope you like them.
Military Burpee – why you're doing it wrong
What is a Burpee and why do it?
Burpee is an amazing exercise that uses the body as a single unit. Burpee is classified as a high intensity and high impact exercise that can get you fit quick. The main reason this exercise will get you fit quick is because not only is it just a high intensity exercise but it's also a metabolic exercise too.