MyPT 260517 Move 27 webSo, you may have some experience in the gym (or maybe you don’t). One thing is certain, you want to  take your fitness to the next level and you’re not sure how to do it. If it’s just taking that first step in to a gym, or you need a new level of structure and support you’ve never had before, you know you want a personal trainer to help. One problem, any PT you’re interested in working with is not going to be cheap and you fear you can’t afford their services.

So you found yourself a massage therapist or physio who you get treatment from because you got injured during sports or leisure activities or you are suffering from an overuse/repetitive stress injury from work.

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A good therapist should guide you all the way back to full fitness and health after an injury. This includes prescribing you certain homecare advice, such as exercises, stretching, icing etc.

Statistics say that 80% of the population will at some stage in their life suffer from acute low back pain.

So if you have never suffered from it you can count yourself pretty lucky. It used to be, and not until too long ago that your doctor would order you to have full on bed rest. Fortunately we have come away from this approach as days of bed rest can be very much counterproductive.

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There’s no doubt that technology has been a huge boon for many people. But, there are downsides to technology as well, particularly for those who work with devices such as computers, laptops and tablets every day.

Repetitive use injuries and other conditions that lead to chronic pain are increasingly common and cause a variety of symptoms that can take a toll.

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Cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years within different cultures to encourage internal healing and help alleviate deep muscular problems. By using negative pressure glass cups are used on the body to access deeper layers of the muscle fascia.

The pressure within the cups creates a vacuum and pulls the skin and muscle gently upwards which increases blood flow and reduces muscle compression. Due to the negative even pressure the cups can be used on the spine and bones.

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In recent years the fasting window has been getting longer and longer and this year it is especially tough with the fasting window lasting anywhere from 16-20 hours depending on your location.

For people seeking to improve their body composition or fitness this period of time is something of an uphill battle, we need to put in place some structure to make sure we reduce any negative effects we can.

As we understand them the rules for Ramadan (and please correct us if we are wrong) are a total fast from dawn to sunset. No food or drink at all during the day until prayers in the evening.

Over TrainingExercise plays a huge part in the reduction of stress - but is it always a case of 'more is better'?

Is there such a thing as exercising too much? Can our bodies become stressed from exercising too often or for too long?

MYPT Running Coach, Therapist and Personal Trainer Bea takes a closer look at this issue...

Exercise OverdoneThe world is made up of different types of people. It’s what makes this planet such an amazing place to live. Personality, taste, preferences, cultural background, upbringing, beliefs all differ greatly from person to person. Even those within the same family.

So is it any wonder that when it comes to exercise, there’s so many different styles and variations out there, each with it’s own tribe of loyal followers?!

BFIn gyms all around the world there are thousands of people doing hundreds of sit-ups, crunches, v sits and a wide range of ab exercises hoping to lose the fat from the belly.

We get asked this question all the time. The thought process for many people is that if we do 100 sit ups then we will lose body fat from the belly.  Simple!... Or maybe not?

Strategy1Over the years, we’ve helped all kinds of clients achieve some truly incredible transformations.

We’ve seen weight lost, fat lost, inches lost. We’ve seen lean muscle gain, energy gain and motivation gain. Every client who works with us, benefits from expert coaching, accountability, support from some of the finest Personal Trainers in the industry.

We provide you with education, answers to your questions and peace of mind that you’re doing all you can to achieve incredible long-term results.