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  • Expert Tips to Keep Fit While Travelling, with Daniel DeMoss.

    Tips to Keep Fit While Travelling

    Daniel DeMoss is a trainer based in Denver (Matrix Gym) and a true fitness expert. He has a master's degree in physical therapy from NYU Steinhardt.

  • Fitness Holiday Motivation

    Tim Bishop - Fitness Expert Buccament Bay

    Tim Bishop

    Tim Bishop is an advanced Personal Trainer who specialises in circuit training, torso training and core stability. He's also a fire fighter in the London Fire Brigade, an excellent Boxing and Kettle bell instructor, who dedicates time to passing on his knowledge of fitness training and nutrition to others. Tim runs flexible fitness retreats and boot camps at Buccament Bay in the Caribbean. After completing his gruelling commando training, Tim went on to give sterling service of 8 years in the Royal Marines. In addition to his war fighting role he has also took part in various sporting activities and competitions, as well as taking circuits for recruits and trained soldiers.

     

  • Hit Your Fitness Targets

    James Golden - Target FitnessJames Golden 

    James Golden is the founder and Managing Director of Target Fitness Retreats. He has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, since graduating with a Sports and Exercise Science degree in 2001. James has worked as a lifestyle and fitness consultant for the government, presented different forms of group fitness across the UK and spent time in fitness management, before setting up a personal training boutique club in Amersham, Bucks called the Target Training Club in 2010. The Target Training Club is the sister company of Target Fitness Retreats and under the vision of James, the companies are continuously evolving and achieving credibility for their quality and service. James has recently been featured in Men’s Health, Your Fitness and Brides Magazine.

     

  • How Can an Osteopath Help You With Lower Back Pain?

    How Can an Osteopath Help You With Lower Back Pain?

     

    Lower back pain can come about as a result of many different lifestyle factors such as poor posture, frequently bending forward (usually whilst looking at our phones or laptops), heavy lifting or degenerative conditions such as arthritis. In this latest blog, I’ll detail how and when an Osteopath can help you to combat lower back pain as well as offering some helpful tips to hopefully prevent you from needing to see one in the first place!

  • How Pilates Can Change Your Body, with Angie Newson.

    How Pilates Can Change Your Body

    Angie Newson has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years - teaching all aspects of fitness over the years from aquatics to yoga and Pilates. Author of Get Fit for Free and The Detox Factor, she has also many years’ experience of health club management running studios and formerly as a General Manager of a private top London health spa.

  • How Regular Workouts Enhance Overall Well-being

    How Regular Workouts Enhance Overall Well-being

     

    Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy”, the term “well-being” is often bandied about - particularly in recent times when mental health is so topical. Life remains far from normal and many of us are plagued by Zoom and desk fatigue. We've been eating, sleeping and working under the same roof with no real reason to leave our homes, and our “me time” often ends up being consumed by work - a recipe for physical and mental burnout. With this in mind, let’s explore how regular workouts can enhance our overall well-being.

  • How the Positive Energy of Love Can Benefit your Health and Well-being

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    Shining the spotlight on the role of love in emotional balance, Emilie Chanon, Spa & Wellness Manager at Fusion Maia in Vietnam, shares the benefits of reiki on our health and well-being.

  • How to Boost Your Testosterone with a Fitness Holiday

    Boost Your Testosterone with a Fitness Holiday

    It is important to know what testosterone is, how it benefits us and the best ways to safely and naturally boost your testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone found in humans and animals, but is primarily produced in men. Dipping levels of testosterone can negatively affect your mood, weight, muscle mass, libido and overall sense of well-being. With our 8 effective methods to help boost testosterone levels, get a helping hand on a wellness holiday which will simultaneously improve your health and fitness levels as you adopt a healthier lifestyle.

  • How To Choose The Right Spa

    How To Choose The Right Spa

    If you have ever been on a or at least thought about it, you know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to choose the perfect place for you. With the recent boom of the wellness sector and countless spa centres emerging, it can be pretty overwhelming for you to select the spa that suits your needs. From medical and Ayurvedic spas to destination and beach spas, the opportunities are almost endless making it hard for you to just pick one.

  • How to Cultivate and Maintain a Healthy Emotional Balance

    Emotional Balance with Karina Stewart

    Emotional balance is a vital ingredient for personal well-being and the health of our relationships, including the essential one we have with ourselves. Karina Stewart, master of traditional Chinese medicine and co-founder ofKamalaya in Thailand, shares with us how to cultivate and maintain a healthy emotional balance.

  • How to Fuel Your Fitness Regime

    How to fuel your fitness regime

    Fuelling a successful, long-term fitness regime calls for optimal mental and physical stamina. Your body is your vehicle so replenishing your tank regularly is crucial for keeping your blood sugar levels stable and gearing up your mind and body for an effective workout. The right fuel will also aid your recovery before your next training session. Here are my top tips to help you learn how to fuel your fitness regime:

  • How to Improve Your Self-control

    Steve Halsall

    by Steve Halsall

    A Celebrity Personal Trainer

    I guess we are all victim of our 'naughty side' and our 'self-indulgent side', where we throw caution to the wind and do the things we know we shouldn't. 

    I'm at odds with the whole idea of living some puritanical existence where self-control becomes self-obsession, this does not appeal. There is a middle ground in all of our lives where the angel and devil meet and shake hands. I guess it is all boils down to understanding that are you happy with the way you look and feel? If you are not then you have to accept that all you have done to this point has not served you and you simply have to change something. I believe strongly that human will is a powerful thing and we all just have to fit the right will into the right situation. It takes willpower to eat a bucket of Kentucky as much as it does to eat a green salad with dressing on the side. It is all the same. Willpower is willpower. What you have to remember is that improving self-control is shaking up the inherited behavioural systems and actions you do sub-consciously and making a stand within your self. 

  • How to Increase Your Longevity

    Dr. Manuela FiginiDr Manuela Figini - Longevity Wellness Resort

    Dr. Manuela Figini is a highly accomplished Medical Doctor at Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal, with an extensive knowledge in Aesthetic, preventive and ageing management. She has an impressive medical background of 40 years' experience and is the Clinical Director of the Longevity Medical Spa practice, where she is responsible for all the medical aspects of each programme and discipline, covering areas such as acupuncture, ozone therapy and aesthetic medicine. She taught pathology at the College of Nursing, was the resident doctor at Vila Real Hospital, and studied Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery. She also holds qualifications in Acupuncture, Aesthetic Medicine, Anti- Ageing Medicine and Ozone Therapy

     

  • How to Increase Your Self-esteem

    Lucy Miller

    by Lucy Miller

    A Fitness and Nutrition Expert

    Exercise can work wonders for your self-esteem. Even if you don’t feel like going to the gym or going for a jog, those feel-good endorphins released by physical exercise can make such a difference to your mood and confidence.

    And if it feels too daunting to start with then why not set small, realistic goals? Even the tiniest accomplishments can help to boost your self-esteem, so set modest, short-term goals for yourself. Try turning your bigger targets into smaller, more tangible goals. Always hoped to run half a marathon? Start by challenging yourself to a 5K, then move up from there.

  • How to Manage Your Training Load

    how to manage your training load

     

    Training load is the strain and stress that exercises put onto your body - it is that strain and stress that challenges you, and given you take sufficient rest you will come back to the exercise stronger.

  • How to Pack For a Fitness Holiday

    How to Pack For a Fitness Holiday

    You’ve carefully chosen and booked your dream fitness holiday, but now the stressful question arises; what to pack? This isn’t quite the standard holiday where all you need is your swimsuit and flip-flops and there’s nothing worse than arriving at a holiday destination unprepared. You may want to prepare physically by starting your healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and some warm up workouts, which will make your programme easier to get into. You also don’t want to arrive having to buy new trainers that may rub, knowing that your worn-in and comfortable pair are lying at home. So, make sure you tick off the essential list of what to pack before your fitness holiday, to help you avoid any stress and allow you to arrive with a relaxed mind set, ready to start your fitness journey.

  • How to Prevent Osteoporosis and Maintain Good Bone Health

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    Today is World Osteoporosis Day (or at least that is when we published this article), we wanted to raise awareness around osteoporosis prevention and help you to understand how you can maintain and even optimise your bone health to help prevent osteoporosis. 

  • How to Stay Healthy at Work

    Lucy Miller

    by Lucy Miller

    A Fitness and Nutrition Expert

    Slumped over you desk far too much? I know the feeling. Many of my clients come to me with rounded shoulders, tight hip flexors and repetitive strain in their wrists and forearms – who would have thought sitting at a desk all day could be so bad for you?

    The good news is there are some pretty easy ways to fix these underlying problems and get them under control. 

  • Interview with a Yoga Expert and Contemporary Dancer - Karsten Kroll

    Karsten Kroll

    Karsten Kroll is the resident yoga teacher at Paradis Plage, and has been practising yoga and contemporary dance for over 25 years, giving him deep of knowledge of form, technique and an appreciation for the grace, potential and limitations of the human body. The drive towards having the ability to focus on the present moment, of finding mind-body connection and to bring overall well-being, led Karsten to study with several yoga training schools in Bali and Morocco. Karsten has further developed his skills as a yoga teacher by learning Yin and Yang styles as well as Myofascial Ball Roll & Release. He invites his students to explore their potential through his classes.

  • Interview with an Ayurveda Health Practitioner