Over complication through over simplification

One of the most frequent questions we receive at our The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Group Personal Training Clubs (in Buxton, Derbyshire and Macclesfield, Cheshire) is “Why to the government not tell us this?”   There are numerous reasons why not, but one of the main one we’ll cover here is…

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Insulin

After one of our recent free educational seminars at our The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Group Personal Training Clubs (in Buxton, Derbyshire and Macclesfield, Cheshire) a number of members asked if we could write an article about how elevated insulin can lead to increased fat accumulation.

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Nothing is “That Easy”

Of all the responses we have heard from Personal Training Clients over the years, one the most common must be “It’s not that easy”. Generally given in response to suggestions as to things they can do to help them lose weight, tone up and / or get fit.   Our response is always the same…

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Calories

Still think that people gain weight because they’ve eaten too much of done too little exercise? Then complete the calculator below and read the two possible explanations for you / a fictional person gaining weight.

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Yoda knew the score

Yoda, of Star Wars fame, said many wise things. One his pearls of wisdom which I liked the best and often use in conversation with clients is “Either do, or do not do. There is no try”.

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False economies of fitness

When I was at University (over a decade ago now) two of my house mates were studying economics. One of them would often use the term “false economy” in conversation in reference to things that people were doing to save time or money, which, in the long run would have the opposite effect overall.  …

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Why aren’t my muscles getting bigger / more defined?

Just a quick one today for those of you wanting to put a bit of size and / or definition on. If you’ve been lifting weight in the gym for a while now and you’re wondering why you aren’t making the progress you would like, here are some common reasons. These are common mistakes we…

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Cake or slim?

Over the years we have had variations on the following conversations with dozens of 1:1 and Group Personal Training clients:   I want to exercise so that I can eat what I want I don’t see why I can’t eat cake / chocolate / bread / pasta if I exercise regularly My friend eats this…

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Red Meat Bad for you? Assessment of a study.

Hi guys,   Over the last few days we have had a lot of our clients at the The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Group and 1:1 Personal Training Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire ask us about the study released this week that supposedly showed the eating red meat is bad for you.…

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Animal Health vs. Human Health

This article is inspired by a recent conversation with Ian, a long term 1:1 Personal Training client at the The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym) Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire. Ian is a cow nutritionist. A very good one too by all accounts. He was nominated for Farm Advisor of the Year last…

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