Why we need to talk frankly about fat loss and weight

Fat loss. Weight. Fat. Shape. Size. Body image. Diets. They’ve all become politicised or loaded terms. It can feel a bit uncomfortable. We all have bits of our lives which we feel sensitive about. Our upbringing, personal circumstances, experiences or choices put a unique skew on our version of the…

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The Best Way to Lose Half a Stone in Weight

Fitness, Fat loss, personal trainer, pilates, epping, essex It is the start of the year. A favourite time for healthy resolutions.  Whilst we don’t do fad diets, we are always happy to advise our Fit School members how to drop fat safely and effectively. At Fit School we are pretty…

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Sticky Slo Cooker Chicken and Gravy Pie

Chicken pie. There’s something so very right and very comforting about it. It’s a firm favourite in our family. My pie making even pre dates our marriage. Chicken and bacon pie has always been a favourite of Chris’. He’s been known to take an entire pie to training courses (Desperate…

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Caribbean(ish) Chicken Soup

Warm, slightly spiced (with a hint of chilli) and full of autumnal goodies like squash – this soup is ‘hygge’ in a bowl. In fact if regular chicken soup is Jewish Penicillin, this chicken soup is like penicillin with the sun on your back (hence the gratuitous picture of my hubby)! Inspired…

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10 Tips for a Happy Pregnancy

I’ve been a pregnancy and post natal Pilates and exercise expert for close to 12 years. Throughout this time I’ve trained women privately and in groups. I’ve coached group prenatal fitness but mainly prenatal Pilates. I’ve seen nearly 500 pregnancies, fairly up close and personal (as well has two of…

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13 ways exercise can help prevent disease (fitness phobes will love #13)

Alzheimers. Type 2 Diabetes. Breast Cancer. Colorectal Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Heart Disease. Depression. What do these major health conditions all have in common? Exercise can prevent, lower the risk of, or in some cases even reverse the effects of the condition. How? We all know that this is what researchers…

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Top 5 pre and post natal blog posts

Hello, This year is proving to be pretty awesome and as part of the fun I’ve been nominated for the What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards, in best Pre and Post Natal Activity Category. I’m so chuffed. I love what I do, from seeing new mums through pregnancy to getting…

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Ha ha ha – you’re fat. Fat shaming in the UK part 1

I’ve been a personal trainer for 13 years. Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a worrying trend occurring amongst my fellow professionals. Fat shaming. It appears that we as health and fitness professionals feel adequately placed to say derogatory comments about anyone who gets in our way. It appears…

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Alcohol & Losing Weight

We often get contradictory advice about alcohol. One day it is good for you. The next day it isn’t. What about alcohol and losing weight? Can you have anything to drink and expect weight loss to happen? I’ll discuss this and more in this podcast. Running time: 14 minutes, 52…

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