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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 …

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 …

My PT Journey

My PT Journey – Team Bath

The biggest buzz for me came from studying at Bath University – it’s an absolutely staggering facility place to learn that can’t but fail to inspire anyone studying there. To quote from the TeamBath website, they: o – Provide an inspirational sports and fitness environment for athletes of all ages and abilities from beginners to …

My PT Journey

My PT Journey – Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Team Bath (Bath University) offer a blended learning course split across the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications. You need to pass the Level 2 in order to progress on to the Level 3. The Level 2 course is delivered over 12 compulsory units ranging from anatomy & physiology, principles of …

My PT Journey

MY PT Journey – first steps

I’m winding the clock back to late 2017… I’d been thinking for a while whether I wanted to spend the rest of my in a ‘normal’ job. There were a number of factors, whether an office job that paid well was giving me the satisfaction I was looking for, whether I’d be able to continue …

Bike News

Winter cycling Part 4 – Keeping your bike working

The joys of bike cleaning… Winter biking can kill your pride and joy, or rather if you leave your bike mouldering in a damp shed under several inches grit and slime every time you get back from a ride, then you will kill your bike. Most bikes will shake off no end of truly atrocious …

Bike News

Winter cycling Part 3 – Riding through the winter

Note – I published the first two of these ‘Winter cycling’ articles at the start of November and since then the ‘real’ winter has failed to arrive. We’ve had two months of really quite warm, albeit very wet, weather. Because of that I’ve held off publishing this article about staying on your bike during the …

Cycle Blog

Winter cycling Part 2 – The clothes dilemma

In my experience what to wear during the Autumn and Winter is the biggest issue that stops people cycling as the weather deteriorates. It’s a can of worms that has too many permutations, so you need to try options and see what works best for you. Note!! You will get your clothing wrong at times …

Bike News

Winter cycling Part 1 – Dealing with the winter weather

Note – While I’ve written these articles with respect to mountain-biking, it’s aimed at the trail/XC end of MTB, so much of the information is directly relevant for other cyclists, including cyclocrossers, rural commuters, winter tourers. I’d hope that other less muddy cyclists will benefit from some of the tips and ideas. These articles are …