MacrosFirst things first, I am assuming you are aware of what macronutrients, or “Macros”, are. The three Macronutrients are; Protein, Fats & Carbs (now I am sure you have all heard of carbs, after all eat them after 6pm and they turn straight to fat*)

So, do you need to track them? That ultimately depends on your goal, so I am going to attempt three brief made up case studies, names have no relation to anyone I know!

Body Fat BurningAs we get ready for the launch of MYPT Muscle this December, Head PT and Director Tom Riddick gives us his lowdown on the importance of incorporating resistance training in any fat loss phase.

Those of you who have been training with us will already know the importance we place on muscle build in any fat burn programme.

This is where we differ from Weight Watchers, Slimming World and other weight loss plans out there. This is where we excel.

SnacksIt seems as though every day we must add to our list of ‘foods not to be consumed’ due to the ‘unhealthy’ properties they carry. But, some foods are getting bad press for no reason at all. There is no reason why the following foods shouldn’t continue to have a place within your healthy diet.

SugarThere is sugar in almost everything, but added sugar is one of the very real reasons behind our expanding waist lines.

One of the problems with sugar is that it is addictive. In simple terms, when we eat sugar, receptors in our brain reward centre make us feel good. In fact, it makes us feel so good, that it tends to be the first thing we reach for when we feel tired, stressed or really hungry.

PlanNow, where to start with this topic! The options are endless, so I am going to try and keep it brief, simple and to the point...

"The best nutritional approach for you is the one that you can see yourself doing a year from now, it is as simple as that."

New Year ResoloutionAt MyPTstudio we’re constantly setting new fitness, business and personal goals for ourselves – not just in the New Year. But a New Year’s Resolution feels a little different.

MassageThe opinions about this are divided but there are some benefits of massage which more or less indirectly could influence weight loss and help you towards your goals.

cycle

1. You will get the energy you need to give 100 percent the whole MYPTcycle workout

From our instructors to the awesome music to our constant change in lighting, our cycle classes never seem to have a dull moment. You're going to come to our class and have an instructor who's giving 120% and that is contagious!

Christmas Clean eatingThe festive feeling is most definitely upon us here at MYPT Studio.

The lights, the tinsel, and the Santa's hats!

...While still having fun!!

ChristmasChristmas is fast approaching. Many of us will be easing off from work and possibly the exercise routine too. We know this is a time when our clients need us most - even if it's just to give a gentle reminder of the bigger picture.

We've compiled the following 10 tips which we regularly use with clients to help them stay on track during the festive period...

SAM 1732Mobility is an important factor in anyone’s training. You can be Usain Bolt holding the fastest man alive record; little old Agnus trying to get the shopping done; or simply a seated office worker just trying to get in shape and beat the negative posture impact of the desk.