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Sick Of Having Back Pain?

Sick Of Having Back Pain?

Fed up of having daily back pain? Check out what one of our clients who used to have this says about the process and his results.

Pull Up Progress - Getting Your First Pull Up

Pull Up Progress - Getting Your First Pull Up

Checking in on our client, Carly, working towards her pull up and a few of the moves she's been doing to get closer to it.

 Feel like you’ve got a weak upper body?

No idea how to make it stronger?

The idea of a pull up seems a million miles away but you’d still love to get there?

Click the button below to book your free consultation to find out how to:

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

Ah, protein. Something everyone has on their lips in the fitness world. There probably isn't a gym anywhere in the world that isn't selling some sort of protein supplement. We're obsessed with it! And we don't blame you. How can you not be? You're being sold the dream that protein can give you untold muscles and superb leanness. 

You might think more must be better. Maybe you've been told more is better. More protein equals more progress. But are you right? The sheer amount of misinformation out there may be steering you wrong. 

Do you believe that protein shakes are as important as your workouts? Are you knocking them back like no tomorrow, whilst neglecting the proper fat and carb intake you should be having? 

It's something that a lot of us are following blindly, without questioning the methodology. Luckily, we've got some answers for you. And if you've tried Googling this before, you've probably seen there's a lot of information out there on this topic. Your recommended amount of protein will vary massively depending on who you're asking. It can be really overwhelming and confusing trying to cut through all the BS. 

Today we're putting all that to the side, so you know exactly what you need to do. And if you want even more information protein, check out our Head Warrior, Amy Newton's, super informative video on what you should be doing with protein. 

And unnecessary amount of protein will make no difference to your rate of muscle gain or fat loss, and can be detrimental in the long run. If a larger part than needed of your daily calorie allowance is taken up by protein, there's less room for carbs and fats which are both equally as important in your diet. 

Carbs are our primary energy source and are needed for physical activity, brain function and the operation of our organs. Fats are the backup fuel source when there's no carbs available, and they also absorb and store vital nutrients. 

So how much protein do you need to build muscle or lose fat?

Watch our Head Warrior, Amy Newton, in her new YouTube video to see all the ways you can calculate your correct protein intake. Click here to see it now. 

The supplement industry is a big money business, and you will always find someone there who is saying you need to take supplements. Protein supplements are completely optional, and aren't essential to your overall success. 

Sure, it is easier, quicker and perhaps even cheaper to slam down the protein shakes, but the truth is you can get your protein in from using other food sources. Using food sources also has the added benefit of keeping you fuller for longer, and are more satisfying as a meal. Drinking your calories will never be satisfying, and won't keep you full either. 

Great sources of protein

There are loads of foods that are great for protein. Here's some examples. 

  • Grains and pulses - Lentils, pulses and beans are an excellent staple for your cupboard that are a great source of protein. 
  • Dairy products - Nut milks like hazelnut and almond milk have great levels of protein. Soy milk and Greek yogurt are also another way to add in protein. 
  • Soya and tofu - Soy protein is so versatile, and tofu is packed with it. Using soya beans as part of your daily diet is a great veggie substitute for protein. 
  • Nuts and seeds - For a snackable source of fats and protein, almonds, cashews and flaxseeds are all popular protein-rich options. 

Eating the correct amount of protein found in foods will be enough for you to hit your body goals without having too much trouble.

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:

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:

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

Confidence With Going To The Gym

Confidence With Going To The Gym

Do you struggle with getting the confidence to go to the gym, never mind the weights section?

Does it feel like everyone else is the finished article and you're just getting started? 

I hear you! Have a watch...

If you'd like to find out more, please send us a message below:

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