How I Worked A Desk Job Full Time, As A Personal Trainer Part-Time + Stayed (Reasonably!) Well

personal trainer laughing with client on the yoke Ever since I first got into fitness and heard about Train Manchester I’ve regarded them as the ultimate training facility in the city, so when I got my very first Personal Training position there I mega proud to be a part of the team. I trained part-time for six months until I felt ready to go fully self-employed in August 2018.

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How To Rest, Relax + Recover From Strength Training | In Partnership With Dr SALTS+

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Strength training puts a huge demand on your body, so if you’re doing it frequently you’ll want to incorporate some rest and recovery strategies. I’ve teamed up with Dr SALTS+ to look into how and why of recovering from strength training, so you might want to read on if you’ve had a tough workout today!

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This is an advertorial in partnership with Dr SALTS+, but all opinion and research is mine.

6 Top Health Benefits Of Owning A Cat | In Partnership With Whiskas

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You guys, I actually cannot believe this: my wonderful cat has landed his first campaign. My little Henning, an influencer! I am super excited to bring you this post today in partnership with Whiskas (yes, he’s gone big for his first partnership) – just for transparency, this post was written by me, although he is of course the star of the show, along with Whiskas cat casseroles.

I often call Henning my emotional support cat and although I pretend it’s in jest, in reality it’s the truth, and there are scientific reasons why. I wanted to look into the science of why owning cats is so good for us humans and I came across a whole wealth of reasons, my favourites of which are below. Definitely all excellent reasons to treat your wonderful cat with Whiskas!

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This post is in conjunction with WHISKAS® but all thoughts are my own (and Henning's - he's mad for these casseroles, honestly)

How Do Exceptional Athletes Sleep? 5 Habits From Those At The Top Of Their Game

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

Oh, I do love to sleep. Not only is it a time machine to breakfast, but the more and better quality of it I get, the better I feel. Studies show that athletes who sleep better perform better – especially if they get more sleep in the run-up to a competition – but what exactly does sleeping better mean? What night-time habits do exceptional athletes have to ensure their shut-eye is as effective as possible? Read on to find out about the sleep habits of Serena Williams, Katrin Davidsdottir, and more!

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

The 5 Best Pieces of Advice Given To Me As I Became A Self-Employed Personal Trainer

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Just over a year ago I hiked the Camino de Santiago, and I wrote about what you should know plus what I learned doing it. I covered the walking, the recovery, and the friendships along the way – but what I didn’t talk about was what I truly learned and how the trip inspired me.

I spent the week with a group of incredibly inspiring people who were all living their own dreams and doing their own thing, and smashing it hard – and it made me think, why not me?

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How Was Your Year? Why Reflection Is Important + How To Self-Reflect

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How was your year? Mine was a pretty busy one! From work projects to CrossFit competitions to travelling, things have been non-stop, and honestly I haven’t had much time to reflect on my progress and assess where I was headed.

It’s so important to self-reflect, so this year I’m going to dedicate some time to it, and ensure I’m working towards my goals rather than shooting off in random directions.

Read on to find out why reflection is so important and the best techniques to use to self-reflect on your own year.

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Morton’s Neuroma | What It Is + How I Manage The Pain

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Ever stubbed your toe, to have a sickening, searing pain hitting you that lasts a couple of minutes? Cool! That’s your nerves doing their job properly, telling you in no uncertain terms not to stub your toe again, please.

Now imagine you felt a pain like this in your toe and foot all the time, with no obvious source of the pain. For sufferers of Morton’s Neuroma, that is the reality of everyday life.

I was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma in June after experiencing the symptoms to some degree for years prior. It was only when it became unbearable and reduced me to tears after a walk one day that I decided I needed to get professional help. In this post, I’ll cover my experience with the condition and what I’ve been doing to address it – hopefully my experiences will help one of you!

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