Functional Fitness

What is Functional Fit

Functional Fitness is broadly a training approach taken to help the body be ready for everyday situations. At Functional Fit our aim is to help you develop the fitness that you need right now, to support you to maintain that going forwards and provide accessible programmes to help you take that next step in achieving …

Food tips

Top tips for getting through the day without snacking

Stopping snacking is by far one of the hardest thing any of us has to do when we start to think about managing our diets. Hunger, even the tiniest inclination, can drive us quickly towards the biscuit tin, so here are some top tips to help break that habit: Find a breakfast that keeps you …

Functional Fitness

Stretching – Do it in the gym or at home?

I know that we all need to stretch out after a gym or training session. I know that that not stretching is a recipe for disaster. However, I also know that most people spend all of their gym time doing their exercises and think a couple of hamstring stretches as they walk to the exit …

Gym Programmes

WWIC’d – A gym formula to kickstart the year

I’m on a march to get my clients to max the benefit they’re getting from the gym in the time they have available. Time is precious, so I’m building programmes that are short & sharp, that only takes around an hour out of your day door-to-door. I’m suggesting a very simple four stage workout… Warm-up, …

Functional Fitness

How to make best use of time in the gym

I know a lot of people struggle to find an hour to spend in the gym on a regular basis. The main reason being that for most of us it isn’t just the hour or so when we’re actually in the gym, it’s the 20+ minutes getting ready and travelling to the gym, followed by …

Training Diary

Personal training and fitness log – w/e Sunday 6th January

The New Year started as you’d expect with a very slow day. Nothing much achieved apart from recover from a 03.00 finish. In my defence, I did well, as many of my younger friends had departed well before that. Wednesday was a different matter and started two friends on, what we hope will be, a …

Functional Fitness

Eureka… Some science behind my Functional Fitness thinking

I’ve had a long held belief that varied exercise is better for me. It’s never been in my nature to plough all of my efforts in one activity or competitive challenge, instead if done things in parallel. When my weekends were spent kayaking, I was also cycling, when I was windsurfing, I was probably running. …

My PT Journey

My PT journey – School cover and broken ribs

I really enjoy covering the sessions after school Monday through Thursday. We allow the local pupils to use the gym, as long as we have Level 3 cover. The first few weeks were a gradual process of building relationships and proving to the pupils that support from a personal trainer could be beneficial to the …

Functional Fitness

Big accident… good fitness has made my recovery quicker

Accidents happen, some are worse than others, but last Saturday I had a bad one that knocked me for six. Last week I felt as though I’d aged ten years, but I’m coming back round now and am confident that it’s my fitness that’s helped me. Before I tell you what happened, I need to …