03 Oct

METAFIT SUNDAY 9am

METAFIT class starts this Sunday (5th Oct) at Great Park Community Centre 9-9.30am.  Text/call to book in (07834753194). Just bring your water, £3 and a towel. GO ON IT’S ONLY 30 MINS!

02 Feb

Tuna Burgers

Turn plain old cans of tuna into a delicious meal in a flash. Flax meal and eggs add precious omega-3 fatty acids and keep the GI low. 2 burgers provides 63g of protein and only 14g of carbs.

Ingredients

3 cans of drained tuna

3tbsp milled flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds

1 onion diced

2 eggs beaten

1tsp gluten free soy sauce

pepper

Method

Combine all ingredients and form 3 to 4 large patties. Fry in a Foreman Grill for 5 minutes.  Serve with grilled peppers or cold with salad.

16 Jan

Tabata home workout.

Here’s a great workout with next to no equipment. You just need a timer (gymboss is a cheap piece of kit) or a wall clock with a second hand. The work time is 20 secs followed by 10 sec rest. Perform each of the 8 exercises and then take a 1 rest. That’s one round. Each round is 5 mins long. Perform 7 times for an immense metabolism boosting 35 minute workout.

  1. Frog Squat Jumps
  2. Side plank leftPersonal Trainer performing a press up
  3. Stationary running
  4. Side plank right
  5. Mountain climbers
  6. Rainbows (if you don’t have hand weights use a heavy book or 2 litre bottle of fluid)
  7. Skier swings
  8. Press ups

 

09 Jan

Detox delicious!! Easy way to get your vitamins and veg intake.

IngredientsBlend an apple, two carrots, rind and juice of a lemon, 3 small ready to eat beetroot and an inch of ginger with 150ml of filtered water. Beetroot is a natural detoxifier and blood purifier. It also boosts the immune system by encouraging antibodies and is a rich source of iron. Ginger helps inhibit lung, gastric, prostrate and breast cancer cell growth. It is an amzinging antioxidant.

26 Dec

Turkey Leftovers Tagine

This meal is fabulously healthy and easy to make. 27g of protein and only 320 calls per serving. You might need to buy in a couple of the ingredients but Sainsbury’s are open Boxing Day!!!

Ingredients

2 onions, chopped

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp ground ginger

1tsp ground cumin

1tsp ground allspice

4 handfuls of left over meat (turkey or ham work well)

200g dried chopped dates

200ml pomegranate juice

200ml water

 

How to make

1. Fry the onions for 5mins then add the spices and cook for an extra minute.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and transfer to an open proof lidded dish. Cook for 1 1/2 hours at 150C degrees.

 

 

02 Sep

Back Pain Management

Back pain is one of the most sited reasons for NOT doing exercise and for days lost at work.

There are many myths surrounding back pain and exercise. The biggest, is that exercising is going to do you harm. In fact, the correct exercises or CORRECTIVE EXERCISES will help relieve back pain and reduce the risk of repeat issues.

Read for yourself…..

Hannah, 22, Post graduate in Engineering.

“Sally treated me for lower back pain which I had suffered for 6 years. It was brought on by a month of trekking with an over-sized bag and a job that involved lifting. The pain was worsened when stood or sat for a long time.

After the first consultation, involving some soft tissue massage, the pain lessened. A 30 minute daily warm up routine by Sally, now eliminates the pain.My back feels looser and pain occurs much less frequently. The regime is easy to follow and as well as stopping the pain, it has improved my balance and flexibility”.

 

31 Jul

Kettlebells help Dave win gold medals. Why are they so good?

Kettlebells are the must have fitness equipment, giving an unparalleled training routine. Kettlebells are weights that can be lifted like ordinary dumbells and can be swung about for an intense cardio, resistance and core workout. With kettlebells you can have a workout in a very little space that will get your heart rate up and exercise your whole body. A 30 minute workout will burn 600 calories, the same as going for a run. There are plenty of exercises that you can do with a kettlebell. See the video on the right hand side of the homepage for some guidance.

Devine Bodies utilise kettlebells in their 1:1 and group sessions.

Well done to Dave C, who attends our Kettlebell classes at Northumbria University, on his double gold medals in the national martial arts championships.

Dave had this to say, “Thanks loads for the classes at Northumbria over the past few months. I really felt the difference in my strength and explosive power at the championships and I hate going to the gym to ‘pump iron’, unlike my opponents. I like my martial arts but I also appreciate the need for Strength and Conditioning for injury prevention and power. Your classes really made a massive difference to my performance and I am now a double gold medal champion. I thought I would drop you a message since you deserve to know of your important contribution to my success. Perhaps more importantly I acquired no injuries!”

Thanks for your comments Dave.

20 Jul

Devine Bodies Personal Training in Newcastle in The Journal

The Journal featured an article in their Business section (Mon 19th July) on the unique opportunity Devine Bodies Personal Training, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, offers parents with regard to childcare.

Read the feature: here

21 Jun

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Many health benefits are associated with regular exercise, and the completion of PAR-Q is a sensible first step to take if you are planning to increase the amount of physical activity in your life.
For most people physical activity should not pose any problem or hazard. PAR-Q is designed to identify the small number of adults for whom physical activity might be inappropriate or those who should have medical advice concerning the type of activity most suitable for them.
Common sense is the best guide in answering these few questions. Please read them carefully and check the correct answer opposite the question if it applies to you.

If you prefer to print out the form, complete and then return by post or bring on your first session please the form here

 
1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a bone or joint problem, such as arthritis, that has been aggravated by exercise or might be made worse by exercise?  Yes No
2. Do you have high blood pressure?  Yes No
3. Do you have low blood pressure?  Yes No
4. Do you have Diabetes Mellitus or any other metabolic disease?  Yes No
5. Has your doctor ever said you have raised cholesterol (serum level above 6.2mmol/L)?  Yes No
6. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should do physical activity recommended by a doctor?  Yes No
7. Have you ever felt pain in your chest when you do physical exercise?  Yes No
8. Is your doctor currently prescribing you drugs or medication?  Yes No
9. Have you ever suffered from unusual shortness of breath at rest or with mild exertion?  Yes No
10. Is there any history of Coronary Heart Disease in your family?  Yes No
11. Do you often feel faint, have spells of severe dizziness or have lost consciousness?  Yes No
12. Do you currently drink more than the average amount of alcohol per week (21 units for men and 14 units for women)?  Yes No
13. Do you currently smoke?  Yes No
14. Do you NOT currently exercise on a regular basis (at least 3 times a week) and/or work in a job hat is physically demanding?  Yes No
15. Are you, or is there any possibility that you might be pregnant?  Yes No
16. Do you know of any other reason why you should not participate in a program of physical activity?  Yes No

If you answered:

Yes to one or more questions:

If you have not recently done so, consult with your doctor by telephone or in person before increasing your physical activity and/or taking a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor what questions you answered 'yes' to on PAR-Q or present your PAR-Q copy. After medical evaluation, seek advice from your doctor as to your suitability for:

  • Unrestricted physical activity starting off easily and progressing gradually, an
  • Restricted or supervised activity to meet your specific needs, at least on an initial basis

No to all questions:

If you answered PAR-Q accurately, you have reasonable assurance of your present suitability for:

  • A graduated exercise program
  • A fitness appraisal

ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I hereby state that I have read, understood and answered honestly the questions above. I also state that I wish to participate in activities that may include aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and stretching. I realise that my participation in these activities involves the risk of injury and even the possibility of death. Furthermore, I hereby confirm that I am voluntarily engaging in an acceptable level of exercise, which has been recommended to me.

Your name


Date


Address


Emergency contact name and number


Your Email address


Your Doctors name and number

Trainers name

Additional Note: I have taken medical advice and my doctor has agreed that I should exercise.
I confirm the detail given are as accurate as possible