Saturday, 28 March 2015

Keep It Simple Weight Loss!

I get asked all the time what is the best and quickest way to loose weight? Unfortunately there is no one thing which has the miracle answer to weight loss. Instead it is about having an all round balanced diet and getting regular exercise.

In this blog I look at some top simple tips on helping you achieve these without feeling like you are missing out.

Dietary Advice

1. When dishing up a meal or snacking eat 10% less than you normally would eat.

2. Try to think first and if there is a better choice make that one.

3. Try to avoid foods with more than 5g per 100g of sugar in.

4. Try to avoid buying anything marked 'LOW FAT'. I know this sounds strange, but usually when something is low in fat it is high in sugar or something else that is bad for us.

This naturally rules out chocolate and other really sweat things that if we are honest with ourselves we all know that they aren't that good for us.


Wherever possible try and swap your transport for working. I can't stress enough how important walking is. It is a really good foundation for your mind and body.

It teaches your body to burn fat and be more efficient, prepares your body for exercise, it is free, you can do it anywhere and you don't need special equipment to do it.

Try and get at least 3 hours a week of doing some kind of whole body exercise, that will incorporate increasing your heart rate as well as bodyweight or resistance exercises such as squats, lunges, press ups etc.

Finally I would like you to remember that being healthy or the weight you want to be and living a happy healthy life doesn't restrict you from eating certain foods, having another chocolate bar, going down the pub with your friends for a pint, or eating out at a restaurant.

Changing is easy if you make small manageable changes.


1. Crash diets or diets full stop don't work.
2. You can eat food and a lot of the right food and still be healthy.
3. Fat doesn't make you fat SUGAR does.
4. Exercise can be fun so find something you enjoy and get out there.
5. Walking is good.

Move a little bit more and make better choices, then good things will happen.

Thanks for reading


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Have You Done It Outside Yet?

Do you find going to the gym a struggle and tedious? Your not alone, many people struggle with boredom and a lack of motivation when going to the gym doing the same exercises, day after day, in an uncomfortable, sometime no air conditioning and windowless gym.

This is why the majority of my PT clients and bootcamp classes are taken outside. We live in a great place to make use of local parks, fields, Forests, hills, beaches and transforming them into your gym space, meaning every training session can be different. All you need is a bit of imagination.

What are the benefits of training outside?

  1. Fresh air makes for a better experience: All you gym users will know that sometimes the air that you breathe feels unpleasant. Contrast this with outdoor training, where in most cases the air will feel fresher and more pleasant.
  2. Training outside has health benefits: Training outside isn't just a lot of fun, it's good for your health too. It increases extra exposure to the sunlight that supplies the body with vitamin D. Study's have also shown that it burns more calories and produces higher levels of post-exercise endorphins.
  3. You can do it anywhere and at anytime: You can't have the excuse that you don't have the time to get to exercise, incorporate it in your everyday life. Walking or riding your bike to work, taking a walk and getting some fresh air at lunchtime, walking the dog etc. 
  4. Get Gardening: Fed up with running and cycling? Swap your trainers for wellies instead - you could find that you shed pounds just as easy. 
  5. It adds some variety and fun: when you initially think about exercising outside you think about going for a run or bike ride, which is great but don't forget exercise can be anything that gets your heart rate elevated, so why not try a game of frisbee in the park or beach, tree climbing, swimming in the sea, or just some bodyweight training but outside.
  6. Your more likely to stick with it: If you enjoy doing something then you are more likely to adhere to it and therefore more likely to see the results that you want.
As I said at the top the options are endless when it comes to exercising outside. All you need is a bit of imagination and anything is possible. 

So with Spring just round the corner why not get outside and experience the amazing place that we live on the Isle of Wight and make exercise fun and enjoyable.

If you would like to start exercising outside in a fun and friendly environment then why not give PB Fitness - Bootcamps a go? To book your place or for more information then just  >>>>CLICK HERE<<<.

Many thanks for reading