What is Parasomnia?

Most of us haven’t heard of a parasomnia, even though the vast majority have had one from time to time. This article explains what parasomnias are and what you can do to help if you have them. In its broadest term, parasomnias are a type of unwanted behavioural, physiological or experiential event that happens while…

The effect of music on the brain is way more significant than you thought

It has been well-established that pre-pubescent children who have undergone musical training show a variety of skills that children without this type of training do not. One example of this is the child’s ability to learn a second language; they are more likely to find it easier learning languages than children without musical training. Read…

Why are electrolytes important? Part 2

In part one we looked at what electrolytes are and why they are so important to the body. Here in Part 2, we look at what happens to electrolytes as you exercise, why electrolytes are important and what you can do to optimise performance before, during and after a workout. The main reason why electrolytes…

Why are electrolytes important? – Part 1

It is common-place now for sporty people to talk about electrolytes, electrolyte balance and restoring lost electrolytes after exercise. But what does this mean? Why are electrolytes important? And how does it affect you? This two-part series will explain the basic background in what electrolytes are and why they are important and how to optimise electrolyte…

Ironman Training..It all starts here

Ironman training diary, July 2015   Hi there, So I decided last week that in a years’ time I will attempt my first ever full Ironman triathlon (2.4m swim, 112mile bike and 26.2mile run). Not only just an Ironman, but also the European Championships in Frankfurt, Germany (I tend to go full on when I decide…

Simple mindful exercise tips for busy bees

Mindfulness is a relatively new psychological technique; it has only been explored as a realistic psychology intervention in the west over the last decade. You might want to try this because it has been proven to decrease the impact of stress, not necessarily to reduce stress, but to leave you better prepared to respond to…

Top benefits of tabata training

Tabata training has exploded into gyms all around the country over the past couple of years. But what is it? And what are the benefits? Tabata training is a very simple concept: you train for 20 seconds at the highest intensity possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 times and you’re done! It is…

What Body Shape am I?

Do you know what body shape you are? Would you like to know more about your body shape and ways on how to change it? Read my WatchFit article to find out!

Paleo Diet Basics

The Paleo Diet (also called the Palaeolithic, caveman or hunter’s diet) has grown increasingly popular over the last few years. But what is the Paleo Diet? Is it good for you? What is the rationale behind it? Read the full article on my WatchFit page here

Sleep Cycle – How well do you sleep?

Sleep Cycle is an app that I heard about years ago but had never tried out until recently. You put your phone underneath your pillow while you sleep and it tracks (using your phone’s internal movement tracker) your movements as you sleep. Apparently there is a direct correlation between movements and sleep cycles. The app…

RPM vs Indoor Cycling: It’s not a competition….

What is Les Mills RPM, and how is it different from other indoor cycling classes? This short article aims to answer these questions and dispel some common misconceptions about Les Mills RPM. The gym where I teach is just about to launch Les Mills RPM and I, along with two other great instructors, can’t wait…