Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss

What is energy balance? “Energy balance” is the correlation between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements).  We convert potential energy stored within our food (measured in kcals) into three areas: work, heat and storage.  EvenContinue reading “Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss”

The Importance Of The Squat

There are various functional movements you can incorporate into your training with a squatting pattern being a fundamental human movement patter that involves nearly every muscle in the body. Squatting improves your fitness, performance, and mobility for daily-life tasks.  Think about the movement next time you pick something off the floor, go to the bathroom,Continue reading “The Importance Of The Squat”

Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

As I embark maternity leave with my two-week year-old daughter I have had a chance to reflect on how my body is changing and the journey it’s been on. I hesitated to overshare during pregnancy mainly due to wanting my baby safe and in my mind keeping it private was the right thing for us.Continue reading “Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy”

Psycle, Why It’s My Sanity & Why I’ll Talk About It To Anyone Who Will Listen

I can’t remember the exact reason I started going to Psycle.  Most likely, a colleague’s suggestion, looking for a class nearby to work and with an introductory offer we had nothing to lose. Arriving, not knowing what the class was going to be like but with the mindset of “I’ve done many spin classes thisContinue reading “Psycle, Why It’s My Sanity & Why I’ll Talk About It To Anyone Who Will Listen”

You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet

I read this sentence regularly in Women’s Health magazine. Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand regardless of your goal, trying to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, improve endurance etc. My view on it is that it’s very personal. We are all built differently and our bodies respond differently to exercise and food intake.Continue reading “You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet”