Everything in moderation

Very wise words indeed, but this phrase seems to creep in more and more in the field of fitness and nutrition.  Let’s look at a few simple examples from both ends of the spectrum.

In training for example, lifting heavy weights to failure or working hard on a sprint training session is a fantastic way to progress.  Following one of these sessions the body needs recovery.  Going out the next day and smashing it all over again, or doing a similar intensity breakthrough workout does not work.

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The same can be said of any key nutrient (of which there are hundreds).  Most vitamins and minerals have a healthy effect on the body in some way.  But take an excess and often the overdose symptoms can be horrible and if there are no overdose symptom we need to consider that all nutrients work in harmony with each other.  Excess of one will often cause an imbalance in another.

At the other end let’s look at what we’ll all be eating this summer – ice cream.  Now, I’m not saying go out and and pound the ice cream day after day, but the odd bowl or cone won’t hurt.  In fact, if it’s good quality ice cream, there’s decent cream in there which is slow release treat and a little now and again is ok.

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Finally, stress.  We need a little of this stuff to get us out of bed in the mornings and perform optimally.  Too much will play havoc with hormone levels, stop you recovering from training, stop you losing weight and make you feel rubbish.

So remember…

Really tough workouts are great – but are only suitable a couple of times a week.

Vitamin and mineral intake or even supplementation is good for health – but in balance.

Don’t make trips to the New Forest Ice Cream factory each week for 5 litre tubs!

Avoid too much stress, put your trainers on and go for a hike in the forest.


BourneFit Personal Training – helping you reach your goals this year

With spring just about here and summer around the corner (believe it or not!) now is the obvious time to start honing the body for the beach.  Come and see us for a kickstart!

Time moves too quickly and there are too many barriers to reaching our fitness, weight loss or health goals.  The truth is there’s never a better time than now.  Here are some gems of motivation, reasons why we need to take action or pick up the pace.

bournemouth personal training 1. You need to do less than you think. Much of what we are practising now and where research is taking us is into doing the minimum amount possible to get the body to respond.

Good news for most, 30 minutes of exercise is pretty effective and in most cases ticks all the boxes. Whether it’s toning, strength or cardio we are confident with our help we can deliver this in 30 minutes of proper training.

2. You don’t have to be hungry to lose weight Being constantly ravenous will encourage weight loss for sure, but for how long.  In simple terms the higher the hunger, the lower the will power.  Eating a balanced, nutritious diet to balance blood sugar and energy levels is the best solution.

We have lots of success with nutritional strategy for weight loss based on balancing blood sugar and encouraging the body to burn fat.

3. Sit down and think about it We spend lots of time working out weekly and monthly training programs that work.  Hate the gym?  Don’t go.  Find something more satisfying that you are likely to continue.

4.  Knowledge is power A great way to succeed at something is to have an understanding of it.  With knowledge comes motivation as it’s always train and eat this way – knowing what is happening.

For more information, to have a chat or book a block of sessions in our exclusive Bournemouth Personal Training Gym please visit :

The website www.bourne-fit.co.uk

Or email training@bourne-fit.co.uk