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The Dangers of Too Much Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is an important part of your overall exercise regime, but some people take it to extremes, which can harm your health and wellbeing in the long run. As a personal trainer in London, I encourage my clients to strike a balance between cardio exercise, resistance exercise, and exercises for agility and flexibility. How […]

The HbA1C Blood Glucose Test for Type 2 Diabetes

As a personal trainer in London for over 20 years, I’ve had many clients with type 2 diabetes. Many of my clients monitor their own blood sugar levels using a finger-prick test, or one of the more hi-tech methods such as the Freestyle Libre 2 sensor or the Dexcom G7 sensor. A healthy range is […]

London Personal Trainer Recommends Exercise for People with Type 2 Diabetes

There are now in 2023 over 4.3 million people in the UK with diabetes, of which 90% have type 2 diabetes. A further 2.4 million people have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These are scary statistics, but the good news is that you can send type 2 diabetes into remission with a […]

Personal Trainer in London for Hypothyroidism

As a personal trainer I’ve had several clients with hypothyroidism, and also Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the auto-immune version of hypothyroidism). In both cases, the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone, which can lead to low energy, poor concentration, weight-gain, gut problems, and other symptoms. Foods which boost thyroid hormone production Disclaimer: Always consult your […]

Book Review: Sleep by Nick Littlehales

Good quality sleep is vital for your physical and mental health. This book gives you an insight into why it’s so important, and how to improve your sleep. Nick Littlehales is the former sales & marketing director of Slumberland, the mattress company. He went on to become the ‘sleep coach’ for Manchester United Football Club. […]

Nutrition Coach for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you have any form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) I recommend my 2 weeks online nutrition coaching to help you get your condition under control and start to heal your gut or at least get your condition into remission. A word of caution: if you have one of the two most serious types of […]

The Healthiest Oils for Cooking

As a personal trainer in London, my clients often ask me for tips on healthy eating. One question which came up recently was: “Which oils are best for cooking with, health-wise?” The best oils for cooking are the ones which are more stable at high temperatures, and also are the least processed. Generally, the higher […]

Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

After the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria, Turkey has been in the news for only tragic reasons lately. Here’s some positive news about Turkey: a fantastic wellness resort worth considering for the summer. Located in the Mugla province of south-west Turkey with stunning views of the Aegean Sea, Six Senses Kaplankaya has an extensive […]

The Peak Fitness Club & Spa

Located in the Carlton Tower Jumeriah hotel in Knightsbridge, London SW1, this gym & spa has a 20 metre swimming pool under a curved glass ceiling bathed in natural light. One of my personal training clients in London likes to pamper herself here occasionally. The Fitness Club offers a range of classes: dance, kettlebells, yoga, […]