Category Archives: Exercise

GoodGym in London

GoodGym is a charity which combines running for fitness with community projects. Members run in groups to locations which need gardening/rubbish clearance/landscaping, or to elderly people who are isolated/lonely/housebound to chat and build relationships and do household chores. The brainchild of Ivo Gormley, GoodGym pairs up people who want to get fit with elderly people […]

Full Body Workouts vs Split Routines

When you go to the gym, do you generally do a split-routine or a full-body workout? Advantages of Full Body Workouts Great for getting back into training after not exercising for a while Ideal for beginners who need to get all-round strength before specialising The best option if you only get into the gym once […]

Why Hire a Personal Trainer and Why Most People Don’t

Why hire a personal trainer? I’ve been a personal trainer in London for over 12 years now, and the reasons why people hire me are many and varied. Here are some: More energy I have personal training clients who work in the City of London. Most of them are pretty knackered when they come to […]

London Personal Trainer’s Back Workout

The gym I currently use for my own workouts is Fitness First Bishopsgate in the heart of the City of London, and it has some of London’s best personal trainers to swap ideas with. Here’s the back workout I did today: Warm-up 5 minutes on the elliptical machine, followed by limbering up the arms, rotations […]

London Personal Trainer’s Shoulder Workout

The foundation of your workouts should be multi-joint movements such as squats, deadlifts, pullups, bench press (dumbbells or barbell) at various angles, and bent-over rows. The upper-body multi-joint exercises work the shoulders as well as the larger muscles of the chest or back. However, if you want to bring your shoulders up to a higher […]

Film Review: Generation Iron

This is a must documentary for all bodybuilding fans. You get a real taste of what it takes to become one of the best bodybuilders in the world. Written and directed by Vlad Yudin, and narrated by the gravel growl voice of Mickey Rourke, this film rivals Pumping Iron for bodybuilding intensity. You see the […]

How to Get More Out of Your Workouts

Here are my top 7 tips to get more out of your workouts, based on my 12 years’ experience as a personal trainer in London: 1. Intensity Focus 100% on your workout, and don’t let anything distract you. If you spend the bulk of your time chatting to fellow gym members, checking your mobile phone, […]

Some of the Best Online Personal Trainers

As a personal trainer in London who never stops learning new ways of helping my clients, I’m always keen to see what the world’s most popular online trainers are advising their followers on social media and on their websites. See below some of the top YouTube personal trainers for guys wanting to gain muscle and […]

Set Your 2016 Fitness New Year’s Resolutions

Another year has sped by faster than ever, and we have a couple more days before the new year 2016. Use this time to set some new year’s resolutions for your fitness and physique. As a personal trainer in London, I encourage all my clients to look back over their 2015 goals, see how much […]