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Intermittent fasting
OK so i have the secrets for fat loss right here! Only joking there are none, But what i can tell you about is a method i use a lot with myself and my clients. intermittent Fasting! you may of heard this dieting term thrown about a lot and think what the hell is this?…
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Why the Scales Could be Lying
If I told you to track your progress for fat loss what one bit of equipment would you use? Understandable many people would say scales but losing weight on the scales can be misleading. If you look up the definition of weight loss it is the reduction of total body mass due to a mean…
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3 mistakes people make in the Gym that stops them achieving their desired goals
1. Adherence, in my opinion this is the simple key to success. It doesn’t matter how perfect you think you’re training plan is, if you do it once a year then it will make no difference. As you will see below I will cover form and intensity of exercise but if you are not consistently…
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How Does Medical Acupuncture Work?
I say Medical Acupuncture (MA) because that is the terminology used to differentiate the acupuncture we do from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). So in our field of work, we tend to treat the muscular conditions that present from a number of different pathological conditions, and MA can be a very effective method of treatment.…
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Open Day Booking Page
We are delighted to announce we will have an open day on Saturday the 28th at Martyn Paul Fitness Centre. You will get the chance to look around the new gym and take part in classes! The timetable for the day will be: 10:30am – Metafit 11:30am – Boxercise 12:30pm – TRX Conditioning These classes…
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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN MARTYN PAUL FITNESS CENTRE?
#1 Great personal trainers !   The only personal trainers that will work at the gym will be fully qualified, great at what they do, approachable, know how to help you reach your goals and importantly in my own opinion – have a good personality and know when it’s ok to have a laugh!  We…
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What are FAD Diets??
‘Fad diets’ encompass a large amount of poor nutritional information. Unfortunately beginners to the fitness industry can be easily led astray by these low morality companies or individuals selling you nonsense. Now I’m not going to name any directly for fear of being sued 😉 but they will usually try to sell you replacement meals,…
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WANT A BETTER 10K RUN TIME?
Often I have people ask me how they can get a better time at their 10k run. From beginner runners to runners who have done plenty 10ks, if you’ve already done a 10k you need to look at how you trained in the past and what changes you can make to help. How long before…
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How to Monitor Progress
Monitoring your progress is vital. Doing so allows you to see any changes, hopefully positive, which will let you alter your training and food programme to accommodate those changes. The following ways can be used for tracking: body weight on scales, body-fat percentage test using calipers, performance in the gym, photographic evidence, a food diary…
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TRAINING WITH A FAMILY
If you work a full time job and have a family it can be tougher for you to find the time to train than your average single carefree person, so a lot of the time you will just say you don’t have time to train use this as an excuse and not train. Now, I…
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Habit Formation and Motivation
If you have been living with unhealthy habits for a long period of time, it’s difficult to break those initially. I recommend making smaller, maintainable changes to your activity levels and food and drink intake to begin with. At the beginning of a new plan, only small to moderate changes in activity levels and calorie…
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Stress Relief
It’s safe to say that many of us are currently suffering with stress or have done in the past. Whether this is caused by your work situation, family, relationship issues or those damn kids that just refuse to do as they’re told (I have one hanging off my neck as I type this). I’ve found…
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GETTING IN SHAPE FOR A WEDDING
I LOVE when I have a client getting ready for a wedding, the attitude, work level and consistency in the diet are always so much easier to manage. I had two clients last year who get married and yes I’ll name them – Lisa Wait and Jill Murray 😜. They have done amazing and both…
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TOP 3 MISTAKES BEGINNERS MAKE
1. CARDIO IS NOT THE KEY! The natural thing for anyone stepping into a gym for the first time is to head straight to a piece of cardio equipment. It’s almost like a security net for most people, ‘I’ll get on a treadmill and I won’t look out of place.’ Now unless your training for…
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What are Macros??
The term ‘Macros’ is the abbreviation of the word macronutrients. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories and or energy. They are usually broken down into 3 groups; Protein – 4 calories per gram. Carbohydrates – 4 calories per gram. Fats – 9 calories per gram. Calculating your calorie needs can help you determine how many…
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WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?
Here’s a question I get asked all the time, and the simple answer is….NO. The best bit of advice I can give to any female that lifts is….Try and get as big and bulky as possible and see what happens, when you walk into a gym have a look at the free weight area and…
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BEST WAY TO PROGRESS
Now everyone has a different reason for training; some do it for health reasons, some do it for fun and some even do it so they can justify eating more without gaining much weight. All these reasons are fine, but I would hope MOST people start training to see progress themselves. The best way for…
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BEST WAY TO TRAIN
Simple – the way you enjoy! There are all kind of different training programmes out there. You will speak to one trainer who will tell you to do the original chest day, back day, leg day, shoulder day and arm day. Then you will have another who will say ‘full body workouts’ or upper body…
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BACK PAIN?
Many of us suffer from lower back pain or have a fear of injuring the lower back. I’ve had so many people come to me with lower back issues. There are many causes of lower back pain, so I’m just going to quickly run you through a few things you can do to help solve…
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TOP 5 FAT LOSS TIPS
#1 CONSISTENCY This for me is the most important component in anything you do! My clients will tell you this is the thing that I nag at them the most. Without consistency, you will just keep finding yourself back at square one. For example, if you have 2/3 good weeks where your nutrition is on…
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Welcome to Martyn Paul Fitness Centre
Our goal at Martyn Paul Fitness Centre is to ensure you have the best support to achieve your health and fitness goals. We will be offering a wide range of classes and have in-house Personal Trainers who will help you achieve your goals. If you are looking to challenge yourself in 2016, contact me on fitnesscentre@martynpaulpt.co.uk. If…
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