If you're anything like me, you might feel like meditation sounds a bit...new agey.
You know, reserved for people who live high in the mountains of the Far East. Or Glastonbury.
But when Amy (my soon-to-be wife) told me she was taking part in a 100-day meditation challenge last year, I decided to do some research. Then I decided to take part in the challenge myself.
So, for at least 5 minutes a day, for 100 days, I meditated.
Here are 3 things I learnt.
Here at APH Personal Training, we love using unconventional tools to get in a hard and fast workout.
The only problem? They tend to require a gym.
With spring approaching, we know some of you will be itching to get outdoors and push yourselves in the fresh, country air - without sacrificing results.
Our 20-minute calisthenics workout will help you do just that.
At APH Personal Training, we don't ask clients to starve themselves, count calories or get weird and "diety" about things.
But we do ask them to take ownership of their food choices. And that can mean cooking. Lots of cooking.
Their general response?
"Where on earth am I supposed to find the time to do that?"
We get it. They (like you, we're sure) have jobs, families, work and a whole range of other commitments that seem to take up every single minute of every single day. The last thing they want to do with their few precious minutes of free time is get in the kitchen and get their Nigella on.
That's why we've put together these 5 tips to help you stay healthy without spending all your waking hours with an apron on.
Let's be honest - most of us know what we need to do in order to get in better shape. Eating a few less processed foods and getting up and moving around a bit more is usually a good place to start.
Here's the catch. Life is kind of frantic.
With everything you have going on right now, how on earth are you going to get through a 60-minute workout or prepare an Instagram-worthy buddha bowl?
Well, you don't need to do those things to start living a healthier, fitter life...but you do need to start doing something.
Here are 7 tips to get you there.
There’s nothing like a good ol’ espresso buzz before a morning workout; after all, research shows that caffeine can improve your athletic performance temporarily.
But is it GOOD for you? How does it work? We review the evidence.
Confidence is a fickle customer. It feels like it's with us one minute, gone the next. And for some, it's never around at all.
Here are 7 steps to help you improve your self-confidence and finally start taking steps towards living the life you want to live.
Not Losing Weight? Here Are 5 Better Ways to Figure Out if Your Exercise And Diet Plans Are Working For You
The number we see on the scale is not always the best indicator of how we're progressing when we start a new nutrition or workout plan - especially early on.
Here are 5 different (and in our opinion, better) ways that you can know if what you're doing is working for you.
If your eating and exercise are on point but you still don't look (or feel) the way you want, then sleep - or lack of it - could be to blame.
Here are 5 signs that your sleep habits aren't working for you.
At APH Personal Training, we love veggies. All of them (at least the ones that we've been able to try - which is a lot).
But…a lot of people don’t. We've seen clients lie, scheme and wriggle their way out of eating anything close to their 5-a-day.
Then eventually, one just came out and said it:
“I just don’t like them.”
After we go over the shock, we decided to look into why that might be...
...and now we've figured it out.
There's no doubt about it - when it comes to processed food, we live in a time of plenty. Those convenient, tasty meals and snacks are ALWAYS there for us when we need them...
...which make them nearly impossible to avoid.
However, if weight loss (or simply eating and moving a little better) is on your agenda right now, then you need to find a way to resist the comfort of those ready made bundles of joy - at least some of the time.
How do you do that? We have the answer.