At Optimum3 Personal Training we work with a lot of people who tell us that they’ve been trying to lose weight/change shape for a long time with no real success, but can’t understand why. We also work with busy professionals who experience regular stress, resulting in burn out, fatigue and under performance. As well as food, one thing that has a massive impact on our health & performance goals is Stress. Let me take you through why and what we can do to reduce our stress levels, in turn increasing results as well as our overall health, performance & wellbeing. Read More
There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to the health & fitness industry, and a lot of these are absolute rubbish! I could write forever about them, but let’s just focus on one for now – women shouldn’t lift weights!
I’ve heard this a lot, in the time I’ve been a personal trainer, but it continues to be a popular belief, particularly in the area of fat loss / getting leaner (getting leaner is not the same as ‘getting big’). Some of the favourites are ‘you NEED to do cardio’, ‘get on the treadmill’, ‘weights will make you look like a man’, ‘I don’t want to look like Arnie’ and my favourite quote I came across, from a “trainer”, ‘women shouldn’t lift more than 4kg dumbbells’…genius! Read More
I speak to many clients, friends and family members about eating habits when it comes to breakfast.
I’m not a fan of cereal, bread/toast, fruit juices or caffeine based drinks, especially to get you started
in the morning. I’ll explain why, lets break each one down. Read More
One conversation that I have many times with our clients is regarding sit
ups and crunches. Many people say they do them but don’t like or enjoy doing them. That would
indicate to me that there are lot of people doing these two exercises because they feel they should. Read More
Who knows what their daily water intake should be? There are many different ways to calculate this but I love to use a specific method.
There is a generic “you should drink 2 litres a day” opinion. But how can this be for each person as an individual. I believe it can’t as we are all an individual, with an individual volume of water within the body. Our bodies are made up of 66% water. If we are all different sizes and shapes, our water levels must differ. Read More
Is it as simple as just training hard and eating the right stuff when it comes to fat loss and weight loss goals?
Well for us, not always. That’s why we take it a few steps further. With an ethos on optimum health and each body being individual we think its key to put processes in place to get the best results for each of our clients. Read More