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12 Aug 2019

Body dysmorphia still seems a taboo subject. To hear someone say that they hate their body, is quite shocking to hear.

The judgement of the way we look is bad for both sexes, but arguably still worse for women. Simply by being born female, there is a strong societal pre...

5 Aug 2019

Here are a few tips for navigating the fitness industry today.

24 Jul 2019

Whether it’s your career path, workout regime or dietary approach, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Isn't it time you started not giving a crap?

24 Jul 2019

Of course, the best way to get better at running is to run, but most runners often overlook the importance of strength training. How can strength training help you to succeed?

27 Apr 2019

With the Edinburgh Marathon Festival fast approaching, the event’s Official Strawberry Supplier, AVA Berries, has teamed up with Edinburgh-based personal trainer and nutrition coach, Michael Ulloa, to share expert advice on what runners need to do a month, a week, and...

16 Jun 2018

Do your family and friends support your weight loss efforts?

Going against societal norms with diet and exercise always confuses people. If you want to see this in action, look no further than any occasion that involves alcohol. Within the UK, if you don’t drink, you ar...

14 Jun 2018

Being skinny will not make you happy.

Weird coming from a personal trainer, but yup, I said it.

“I’d be happier if I was 2kg lighter.” “I wish I was a size 8.” I hear it all of the time but the truth is, these are just arbitrary goals that have no real meaning.

It is a to...

18 May 2018

You’ve been training like a champion for the past few months and you’ve begun tapering your programme for the big day. The race is fast approaching and now is the time to really focus on your nutrition.

The correct nutrition protocol can be the difference between you sm...

23 Apr 2018

Is there anything you can learn from your favourite celebrities to keep you in shape?

‘Celebrity’ seems to be a title that many are chasing. With Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore churning out so many z-list influencers looking to capitalise on their window of fame. The...

2 Mar 2018

Irregular heartbeat. Breathlessness. Nausea. Maybe panic attacks? If you have felt any of these symptoms, there is a chance that you may have experienced anxiety. I know the impact that this can have as I have struggled with anxiety in the past. It can be severely disr...

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