Posts by Pete Griggs

How A Personal Trainer Can Help You

I get a lot of e-mails from people asking me what personal training entails and how it will help their fitness. So I thought I’d write an article to explain the benefits. A common misconception made by people is that they need some level of fitness to be able to start using a personal trainer. This is very bad thinking. If you have no fitness whatsoever a personal trainer will be able to show you how to quickly get fit, and stop you picking up any bad habits along the way. They will also teach you a whole host of
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How to Enjoy Personal Fitness

In this article I want to talk about how to make exercise fun. When things are fun we want to do them all the time, things that are hard work or boring are things that we struggle with. Whenever you do something you make a CHOICE about how you feel towards whatever it is you are about to do. You can CHOOSE whether that task is going to be fun or boring by what you focus on when you do it. If you focus on all the good things and all the positive aspects of the task you will notice
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How to get the Most Out of Group Exercise Classes

Fitness classes, everyone seems to have done a few at some time or another, perhaps you are attend one regularly. There are so many different classes these days that there is something for everyone’s taste. Aerobics Pilates Yoga Resistance classes Spinning Classes for seniors Core Stability Dance Martial Arts based classes The list goes on and on. Every year fitness companies bring out a new variation of class for people to do. A new piece of equipment will come out, promising to be the answer to your fitness problems, suddenly all the gyms start doing classes involving it, everyone’s raving
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Tips and Hints for using Cardio Vascular Machines

In this article I will be giving you some useful tips and hints for using cardio vascular (CV) machines. I see a lot of people in the gym using incorrect technique on CV equipment, not only do you run the risk of injury but you also won’t be able to perform at you best, making it harder to yourself. Before I begin I need to say that these tips and hints are not strict rules. Equipment varies from gym to gym and so do people, if you are unsure check with the instructors at your gym or e-mail me –
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Getting the Most out of your Cardio Vascular Workouts

Love it or hate it Cardio Vascular (CV) work is an essential part of your workout, In this article I’d like to tell you some tips and tricks that I have compiled so you can get the most out of your CV work. I hear a lot of people say “I hate CV, its boring!” if you fall into this category or even if you don’t just take a look at the benefits a regular CV programme can have on you. Reduction in blood pressure Increased HDL-cholesterol (the good one) Decreased total cholesterol Decreased body fat stores Increased aerobic work
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