What is fat?

In this article I will quickly cover what body is. Body fat is an often misunderstood thing. I’d like firstly to start with what body fat IS NOT: A separate, external ‘lump’ attached to the body The inevitable result of calorie imbalance – consuming more calories then you burn off

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Who should you listen to?

Who should you listen to?   One thing expressed to us by nearly every new client that comes starts with our 1:1 and Group Personal Training services is the level of confusion they feel at all the seemingly conflicting advice and information there is in the public domain. When advising on nutrition to lose weight,…

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I should be able to ….

Inspired by a recent conversation with a 1:1 Personal Training client (you know who you are 😉 ) this post is about the faulty thought process that “I should be able to do X, if I do Y”. Over the years with the hundreds of clients we have helped to lose weight, tone up and get fit…

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Are you training for weight gain? Things you may be doing that are unknowingly making you fatter

One of the most important lessons I have ever learnt in life is that “everything that ever happens to us is a consequence of our actions”. Whilst I will always accept the actions of others and natural variations in life play an important role, everything that happens to us is heavily influenced by our choices…

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Do we need supplements?

  At The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Group and 1:1 Personal Training in Macclesfield we occasionally get asked why we recommend supplements. The usual comment is “if we eat a balanced diet we can get everything we need from food”.   We used to think this way too. It’s a nice idea. It was probably true 100…

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Paradigm shifts – how to shift your thinking to actually lose weight

Is this a duck or a rabbit?

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Is it calories in vs. calories out? Historical examples that dissprove this

  At The The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Personal Training Studio here in Buxton, Derbyshire we still hear on a daily basis that excess body fat storage is down to calories in vs. calories out. New clients who are looking to lose weight invariably come us believing that people store excess…

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The Basics

This article is about making sure that you are doing the basics in achieving your goal. It is human nature to get bogged down in the finer points of something, often at the expense of the main body of it. We regularly get people asking us about anti-oxidants, fat-protein ratios, supplements, etc. When we look…

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Getting Started

Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu stated (over 2,500 years ago) that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This is as true now as it was then. What holds most people back from working towards achieving any goal is the seeming enormity of it. People feel over-faced by the size of the challenge…

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A Few Nutritional Basics

In ‘The Basics’ we covered general basics. Things that people should really be doing as a minimum, whatever their health and fitness goal. In this edition we will look a bit more at eating and drinking.

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