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Helio Health Hints – Seven Signs It’s Time To Hire A Personal Trainer Today!

Seven Signs It’s Time To Hire A Personal Trainer Health and fitness can be like riding a roller coaster. One day you feel like things are great and you have the energy to ride the coaster all the way to the top. The next day, however, you feel like nothing is going right and you’re in constant free fall. Plenty of people get on the roller coaster ride and experience the thrill, exhilaration, and suspense of heading into the first upside-down loop. But when the ride comes to a stop, they’ve had enough and fall out of the car, never to return again. To achieve optimal health and fitness,...

Helio Health Hints – Which Training Split Is Right For You?

Training splits. When it comes to weight training there’s a lot of different approaches, mainly what kind of workout split you do and what your main goal is. The amount of free time you have should decide this. Some people may only be able to get to the gym a few days each week, where as others can get there every day. If your goal is to build muscle but you can only get to the gym three times a week, it wouldn’t make sense to train one body part each session, It would make sense to do a full body session...

MEMBER OF THE MONTH – CHRIS MIDDLETON

Name: Chris Middleton. Gym Activity: Personal Trains with Martin. Unique Fact: Volunteers at the train station and drives trains. Chris is a regular gym member and trains with Martin 3 times per week  ABOUT MEMBER OF THE MONTH - CHRIS How do you feel about become Member of the Month? Very happy to be given this. What is your gym goal and how are you going about achieving it? To keep fit & tone up by working hard on my sessions. What is your favourite part about Helio? The staff especially Martin & Tracy.  ...

Helio Health Hints – Reduce Body Fat in 12 Easy Steps!

Follow these easy steps to reduce body fat! The perfect six-pack is not a myth. In fact, you already own it – it’s just hiding under belly fat. And since you can’t spot-reduce fat in specific areas (whatever you might have heard from a dodgy PT or the Internet), the key to losing belly fat is reducing your overall body fat percentage. The magic number is 10% to put your abs centre stage, but there are myriad health benefits to lowering your body fat percentage. Firstly – and quite simply – you will live longer. The higher your body fat percentage, the lower your life...

Helio Health Hints – 7 Worst Fitness Mistakes!

7 WORST FITNESS MISTAKES Not achieving your fitness goals? Find out 7 of the biggest fitness mistakes that could be holding back your training.   There are so many ways we can undermine ourselves in the pursuit of physical perfection. When it comes to working out, we assume that a couple of long gym sessions twice or three times a week will do the trick and we will end up getting the body of our dreams. The trouble is it really doesn’t work like that. Getting fit and looking good requires time, planning and patience and without it, you could be on the...

Helio Health Hints – 5 Reasons to change your workout…NOW!

5 Reasons to change your workout now! Just in: Your workout might not be helping you as much as it could. The truth is, you cannot do the same exercise program over and over again and expect better results — it’s best to change your routine periodically to give your body the stimulus it needs to recover and grow. Thankfully, there are common signs to tell you when it’s time for a workout reboot. If you ignore them, you could plateau, get poor results or even hurt yourself. But if you pay attention to the signs, you’ll overcome previous limits and make...

Helio Health Hints – Avoiding Night-Time Nibbles

10 WAYS TO AVOID THE NIGHT-TIME NIBBLES Night-time nibbles strike us all, but if you can’t stop eating when the sun goes down you need these 10 top tips. Although research suggests that eating at night does not slow down your metabolism or cause more weight gain than the food you eat during the day, excess eating at night time can become an obstacle between you and the body you want. Here are 10 ways to avoid eating at night...

PT SPOTLIGHT – CHRYSTAL SWARIES

Name: Chrystal Swaries Specialism: Boxing Unique Facts: Currently play hockey for North West of England What inspired you to become a PT? And how long have you been one? After having Personal training myself it made me realise how much I really wanted to help like myself that had no idea of what to do in the gym or if what i was doing was right. So I went on to do an apprenticeship where I learnt alongside working. I studied that for 2 years and then went onto become a personal training and I have been doing that for two years now...

MEMBER OF THE MONTH – ERIC WHITEHEAD

Name: Eric Whitehead Gym Activity: Body Combat, Boxing & Gym Unique Fact: I've been a rock & roll dancer for the past 30 years Eric is a regular of the gym, always in good spirits and tries different classes from Body Combat & Boxing, always up for a challenge! ABOUT MEMBER OF THE MONTH - ERIC How do you feel about become Member of the Month? Very happy to be given this. What is your gym goal and how are you going about achieving it? To keep fit. To do this I train on a regular basis. What is your favourite part about Helio? The staff & the friendliness of...

PT Spotlight – Jennie Oss

Name: Jennie Oss Specialism(s): Weight Loss Unique Fact: I like turning anything dull into something pretty. What inspired you to become a PT? And how long have you been one? After I put on weight after the birth of my daughter. What are the common misconceptions that people have about PT’s? I feel people underestimate the knowledge personal trainers have. What is an average day like for you? One to one training and group classes with free taster sessions and helping members. What are your specialities? Group training and weight loss. Why did you pick your specialisms? I love training and I love being in a gym environment. What has...