Keeping Fit In The Workplace

Keeping Fit In The Workplace

Every single day, thousands of us head out to work where we sit for eight hours without even leaving our seats apart from to make a cuppa. We spend these work days sitting at a desk, staring at a screen, and sometimes even having to eat lunch in front of the computer thanks to super hectic schedules. 

Encouraging fitness in the workplace can be really beneficial for employers. Exercise releases endorphins, which leads to better self-confidence, more energy and a lot less stress. 

Employee that are fit and healthy are a lot less likely to take a sick day. This is because their immune systems are better equipped to fight off the common office viruses that inevitably make their way around. If there is a nasty bug going around the office, those with a healthier lifestyle are far less likely to catch it and fall ill. 

Many businesses are now encouraging staff to get some exercise throughout the working day. This results in a lot less duvet days, and helps to boost team morale, concentration and lower stress levels. 

We are officially in National Employee Wellness Month for the whole of June, so there's no better time to inspire your workplace to become a little more fit. 

Now we're not saying follow in Google's footsteps and build an in-house gym for your employees. There are still lots of ways a business can help their people get up and moving again. 

One way you can get started (and take advantage of this gorgeous weather we've been having) is to organise outdoor meetings. Why not get down to business in the great outdoors? Fresh air has been proven to be beneficial to concentration and gets those creative juices flowing. For a team meeting, go fo ra walk rather than sitting in a conference room. In a small group, walk and talk, get your heart pumping and the ideas flowing. 

It might be time to rearrange the office. Encourage people to get up more from their desks and avoid long periods of sitting by putting the most used item further away. This could be the photocopier, the kettle or ever the phone chargers. 

If your office is lacking fitspiration, why not seek out a Personal Trainer for some top tips on getting a business active? Having a specifically designed exercise programme for the office can grow your business even more, whilst still focusing on fitness. 

The office diet may not exactly be the healthiest. Microwave meals, sugary snacks and pastries make people lethargic, affects concentration and contributes to weight gain. A Personal Trainer can create a healthy recipe exchange, encouraging your employees to snack on something a little healthier. It's a lot easier to eat well if everybody else is doing the same thing around you. 

No matter how small the changes, all of them add up to a healthier workforce. If you're in the Bristol area, get in touch with me today to have The Warrior Programme work exclusively with your business for great healthy workspace advice. 

Reading about Strength

Reading about Strength

I'm often juggling a few books and here is a fantastic one I'm reading at the moment, which I would thoroughly recommend if you've got two X chromosomes and you're interested in what being strong could do and could mean for you:

It's so important to surround yourself with resources and people who support what you're looking to achieve. We all know how demoralising it can feel when you tell someone about a new goal of yours, or something you're working to achieve, and they snub it, or tell you it can't be done. 

It may well shake your belief in yourself and whether you can do it or not, and that will then affect your action towards it.

What if you believe unequivocally that you could, or at least you borrowed that belief off someone who had it, temporarily, until you had it yourself? Think of what you could achieve. 

How Much Sugar Can I Eat?

How Much Sugar Can I Eat?

In Bristol, we're so luck to have lots of gorgeous sugary things to eat, from the doughnuts at Pinkmans Bakery to the Portuguese custard tarts at St Nicks, but how do I balance eating sugar with losing weight? What sugar is it okay to eat? And what about things that say they're sugar free but aren't?

It's a bit of a minefield, so we've made this video:

Short & Sweet - Let's Get Stronger Together

Short & Sweet - Let's Get Stronger Together

We're always getting caught out by Instagram time limits on videos so here's a super short and sweet one - we just wanna help you get stronger!

We're female personal trainers based in Bristol and we specialise in helping women get stronger, fitter, tone up and feel more confident.

Resonate with you? Click the button below to come and check us out:

Why do we do this?

Why do we do this?

What we can do can be fairly simple to 'get', but it's so important to us that we remember and communicate our 'why' regularly.

Helping women get stronger is SO important to us. Want to find out more? Click the button below:

Are You Looking For Something Different?

Are You Looking For Something Different?

Sick of the fitness industry always throwing weight loss and measurements in your face?

Whenever you look at Instagram, it's the latest skinny 'fitness' model or bodybuilder? We are too!

So maybe you're looking for something different? Which is probably why you've found us and are reading this blog post! 

We specialise in helping women who want that something different. Who want to be more than just a number or a before and after photo. Who don't want 'standard' and who don't want to be 'skinny'. If this sounds like you, come say hey!

Women And Pull Ups

Women And Pull Ups

It's pull up week! If we could sum up in one sentence why we do what we do, it's this: helping women do their first pull up. Katy joined The Warrior Programme to work on her upper body strength, specifically press ups and pull ups. She didn't believe she could ever do a pull up... 

So we took this on and worked on building upper body strength in the right way (this also helps with posture and achy shoulder and necks too) until one day, we knew she was ready. She still wasn't convinced and this is what happened:

Emma first started working with The Warrior Programme to tone up and build upper body strength. She really wants to be able to do a pull up, so here we are working on it...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE pull ups! They make my heart sing and make every day helping clients with them so worthwhile and enjoyable.

Here's one of mine... working on ring pull ups at the moment (so far, I have five strict ones) to translate into a muscle up

Never been able to do a press up properly?

Would love to be able to do a pull up, but don't believe you ever will and no idea where to start? 

Want a stronger upper body and more toned arms and shoulders?

Pretty much every woman we work with has this as a goal and we absolutely love it! You are not alone... let us help you!

Our FREE 'Improve Your Upper Body Strength' Consultation will help you:

*Have more belief in yourself - you can do a press up AND a pull up - it's just knowing where to start and learning the right technique

*Take away a key exercise for you to work on from the day of your consultation

*Understand how to eat and exercise to tone up and get stronger 

Claim your FREE  'Improve Your Upper Body Strength'  Consultation by clicking the button below: 

Amy's Story

Amy's Story

When you decide to work with a personal trainer, it's critical that you both connect and understand each other on the right level. So it's very important to us that we share who we are as people with you. Here's more about Amy and why she does this work:

Update On The Warrior Gym

Update On The Warrior Gym

A lot of you have been asking for an update on how we're getting on with the very exciting project that is The Warrior Gym, so here it is:

12kg In Two Weeks - How Has This Happened?! Part One

12kg In Two Weeks - How Has This Happened?! Part One

So, last week, I posted a picture on social media which attracted a fair bit of attention - that I've dropped 12kg in 2 weeks. I wanted to let you all know today how I've done that and to talk a little about healthy weight loss, balance and non-judgement.

Here's Part Two:

Why are we different?

Why are we different?

It's January and there are so many personal trainers talking about New Year's resolutions and what you can do and how easy it is and it probably feels quite overwhelming! 

So, instead of telling you to get off your arse, it's easy and what are you waiting for, I'm going to offer you a video today to talk a little bit about my story, where I've come from and most importantly, how that can help you if you decide you'd like to work with us.

We've been through the things you're going through and come out the other side, so we'd love to help you make life easier and stop you going round in circles with the same things. 

If you'd like to come and talk to us about how we can do that together, click the link below:

Thank You For Your Support Thi Year

Thank You For Your Support Thi Year

Thank you all so much for getting behind us this year - with training with us, getting involved with the crowdfund for The Warrior Gym, liking our posts and just generally being interested in what we're up to. We're so grateful and so excited to see what 2018 brings.

We will be

*Creating more Warriors

*Opening The Warrior Gym

*Bringing more Warrior Leaders on board

*Growing, getting stronger and having fun!

Support The Warrior Programme By Crowdfunding!

We're SO excited to announce that we are crowdfunding to create The Warrior Gym! It's going to be a bespoke, specialised private gym dedicated to helping all of our Warriors get stronger and more powerful mentally and physically. 

The crowdfunder is an opportunity for you to get involved, become part of the cause and maybe even work with us (we're offering rewards at a discounted rate and services we don't normally offer)

To find out more, check out this video:

If you'd like to donate or share our campaign with your friends, please click the link below:

Thank you so much!

How Can You Make Big Changes To Your Lifestyle?

How Can You Make Big Changes To Your Lifestyle?

Have you ever tried to make a big change to your life and failed? Maybe tried to go to the gym every day for a week, got to Friday and thought stuff this?! 

Started a new diet and fallen off the wagon by Saturday?

Big change drives rarely work, so what's the best way to do it?

If you'd like to find out more about us and what we do, click the button below to book your free Taster Session:

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

The answer isn't always obvious and there is so much information out there bombarding us!

So, last week, I went on holiday to Alpe D'Huez to cycle the famous Tour de France climb for the third time. A tough cycle, very hot, very steep and a real grind. You'd have thought I'd have been doing loads of bike training, wouldn't you? Well, not so.... have a watch to find out what I have been doing:

So if you're

Working long hours and struggling to find the time to exercise

Fed up of feeling unfit and weak but no idea where to start

and just want someone to make it easy, please click the button below to get in touch and claim your free 'How To Get Stronger And Fitter When You Have No Idea Where To Start' Taster Session:

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How Do You See Your Body?

How Do You See Your Body?

Hi!

How do you see your body? A frustration? An irritation? Something to battle with? Something that annoys you? Something you need to change?

I used to feel like that, but things have been a lot better since I started to find a new way. Have a watch:

I am by no means the finished article. This is work in progress that I intend to go through every single day. Some days are great and some not so, but things are hugely better than when I used to see my body as something to work against.

Take this with you today.

Love, Amy @ The Warrior Programme