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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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What's the Taster Session About?

What's the Taster Session About?

Hi there!

I'd like to let you know today a little bit more about the taster session and what it's all about. Press play below to have a watch:

Basically, it's an opportunity to:

  • Come and meet me - I'm very different to the general public perception of a personal trainer, trust me!
  • Come and see the gym - it's very different too, compared to the big, commercial gyms which most of my clients don't feel much of an affinity with!
  • Learn how you can get stronger and fitter when you feel like you don't have the time to do it and don't know where to start
  • Get some tips on how you can start seeing your body differently.

If this sounds good to you, I'd love to see you. You can click the button below and go direct to my online booking system and get booked in. Only five spaces are available every month, so I would recommend snapping yours up now!

An Example of Strength

An Example of Strength

Strength can mean all sorts of things. It means different things to everyone. 

Emma's been doing yoga for quite a while, but she didn't think she could do crow pose. We spent our session on Friday working through all the transitions to get to this:

We did:

  • Forward rolls
  • Dive forward rolls
  • Forward rolls off a swiss ball
  • Cartwheels
  • Round offs
  • Crow pose

Then the video, which is crow to headstand - something people can struggle for years with, but Emma mastered it within one session. SO COOL. 

So what's strong here? 

  • Emma's core
  • Emma's shoulders
  • Emma's mind - she was nervous, but so determined. She decided she was going to do it, so she did. 

And that's where training for strength is important - it transfers skills to your real life. If you feel strong enough to take on the gym world, imagine what you can do in the real world! 

Ask for a payrise?

Tell your partner what you want?

Stand up for yourself in a difficult situation?

The gym is just a tool to help you get stronger so you can ask for and receive what you want. Plus, you can do awesome things like this!

I'm going to be showcasing more examples of strength over the coming weeks, complete with hints and tips on how you can easily make yourself stronger.

Amy @ The Warrior Programme 

Forgive Your Body

Forgive Your Body

Struggling to change your diet? You try, but it always ends up going back to square one?

Fed up with your body? Frustrated by aches and pains? Wish it looked different?

Well, this is for you... 

 

Split into two parts - some hugely important learnings from my journey

Amy @ The Warrior Programme

 

Why Willpower Isn't Enough

Why Willpower Isn't Enough

New video for you - really important for you to watch this if:
You're trying to make changes with your diet
You want to feel your very best
You're concerned about putting on weight


Crucial part of my journey that I couldn't have got here without:

Work At A Desk & Achy Lower Back?

Work At A Desk & Achy Lower Back?

If you sit at a desk for 8+ hours a day, your bum is likely literally turned off! This is probably a big reason behind your lower back pain and/or achy hips. Turning it back on is crucial and here are two exercises that you can do to start to fix it!

If you'd like to find out what more you can do, click below: 

On Your Way to Feeling Like a Goddess...!

On Your Way to Feeling Like a Goddess...!

I love yoga - for its strength and flexibility development and the emotional and spiritual side too. I discovered this pose - goddess pose - and I love it, so thought I would share it with you all.

How To Use A Foam Roller

How To Use A Foam Roller

Heard of foam rollers before, but not sure what to do with them? Here, I walk you through my top 3 rollers to have, plus the key movements I recommend to relieve any aches and pains and to get the most out of your training.

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk
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How To Improve Your Back Flexibility

How To Improve Your Back Flexibility

Sick of getting a stiff, achy back? Want to feel more flexible and supple? Check out my quick back flexibility video with a few stretches to incorporate into your daily routine to make a difference.

By Bristol-based personal trainer, Amy at The Warrior Programme. 

www.amynewtonpersonaltrainer.com
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I Want To Be More Flexible!

I Want To Be More Flexible!

Keen to get more flexible? Keen to move easier, run faster? Maybe even get closer to doing the splits?


Then, you need to look at improving your hip flexibility. What does that mean? Sounds a bit technical! 


Look no further, this a 7 minute video I've made for my clients recently that I'd love to share with you. It walks you through some of my favourite hip stretches :)


Obviously, if we're not currently working together, I can't prescribe which stretches you need personally or how long to hold them to get what you need, but follow the general guidelines and listen to your body :)