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Realistic Results

Most people judge the effectiveness of their exercise or diet by the daily changes on the scales. This is, without a doubt, the worst way to judge if it’s working.Here’s why:Your scale weight is the sum of the weight of your skin, bones, muscles, organs, blood, water, food waste, and fat among other things.It is […]

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Need Motivation?

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You’ll always desire the results you want. If I said we could do a 3 hour training session today and you’d wake up tomorrow feeling and looking exactly as you wanted, you’d do it right?So motivation isn’t what’s missing.But saying your motivation has dropped or you’ve lost it stops you from actually doing what you […]

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Carb Myths – Are you making this mistake?

A member asked me the other day about something they read on not mixing carbs and fats together in meals. Now, let’s ignore the practicality, or lack of, with this and look at the theory behind it. Proponents of this absurd method say that when we eat carbs we raise insulin levels, which is true. And […]

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Do you need more core work?

A member asked me a great question the other day if they could get more core work in their next programme. They really wanted to work on toning their midsection. It’s an innocuous enough looking question and one that  we’d get asked quite regularly. However there’s an underlying issue with toning it that I thought would […]

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Cardio for Stress – How to increase Health, Wellness, and Longevity

The purpose of cardiovascular exercise is not to make you sweat or burn calories. Unfortunately it has been used for these purposes throughout my 20 years in the fitness industry. From step aerobics and spinning classes to bootcamps and HIIT I’ve taught all the classes. And this means I’ve seen the results, or lack of, […]

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Cardio – It’s not what you think

To the naked eye, exercise can seem fairly simple It’s often categorised into just 2 or 3 parts, lifting weights, cardio, and mobility/flexibility, maybe core training too. But with the first 2, there are different effects you get depending on how you do them. You can do pure strength training, lifting weights heavy enough you […]

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28 Day Body Fat Blitz

Just a few examples of previous results on the programme. These pics were taken between 21 and 28 days apart.   Yes, all these results happened in less than 1 month! More details coming soon…

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9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight Even When You’re Trying

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Weight loss, no matter what some “gurus” might try to convince you, is a matter of energy balance. For this blog, when I talk about weight loss, what I’m really talking about is fat loss, getting rid of the wobbly bits! Fat is stored energy, the only way to tap into that energy is by […]

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‘I’ve increased muscle and lost fat… my energy levels have changed greatly!’

‘One of our specialities at SF Fitness is ongoing life-changing transformations for men aged 45+.  Members who’ve been with us for several months say they can’t believe how far they’ve come.  Here, Donagh, Vincent and Declan tell us how we’ve helped them to change their lives.   Donagh McCleary “Before I had a lot of […]

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3 simple tips to make getting fit easier

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You probably know a good few ways to get fit. I mean it’s not as if we are stuck for information these days. You’ve got YouTube, blogs, Facebook, Instagram and a whole host of other social media platforms that I just don’t get. It’s hard to believe that when I first started out in the […]

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