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Why Do Women Struggle With Upper Body Strength

Why Do Women Struggle With Upper Body Strength

A lot of the women who come to our consultations and choose to work with us find that they feel they have weak arms, lack upper body strength and don't know where to start to get stronger.

Here's Head Warrior, Amy, talking about one theory why this is and where to go from it.

If this resonates with you, or sounds like you, you can click below to book your free consultation:

Tips On How To Refresh Your Commitment To Your Health And Fitness Goals

Tips On How To Refresh Your Commitment To Your Health And Fitness Goals

Old habits die hard. But it's even harder when we know WHAT to do and what we can do, but we're just not doing it. As a personal trainer, I want to help everyone take one step towards their fitness goals and refresh their commitments to better health and wellness. 

Take it one craving at a time. 
You know you shouldn't be eating that tub of ice cream, or going to get a burger and fries when you're too tired to cook. But you'll still do it anyway. This is because for most people who are actively trying to lose weight, it's a mentality that's either all or nothing. If you're going to go for the fries, why not throw in your favourite dessert as well because the whole day is shot anyway. This mentality is what sabotages weight loss efforts! 

Instead, pick and choose ways you can cut out on calories that are realistic to your lifestyle. Do it over a longer period of time, like a few weeks, instead of committing to doing it every single day to get a faster result. Taking it slow and steady will yield better results. 

Halve your goal. 
No one likes to feel like they're failing. Many people fail at a weight loss programme because their goals are just too big. If you consistently miss your target, why not chop it in half? Go for half the number of workouts, half the pounds, half the inches. 

Change your pattern. 
Changing your routine can really help to make positive changes in your life. Taking a trip helps you to experience a different environment and revamp your own personal health and wellness routines. 

Take time to reconnect with yourself. 
Using meditation can really help with your goals. If you're able to still your mind and create a deeper connection with yourself through meditation, you will really connect with your deepest self. You have to take the time to sit in the peace and quiet, to breath and to reflect. 

Know why you're doing it. 
The bigger your why and your motivation, the easier the how will be. 

If this resonates with you, you can click the button below to book your free 'Stop Feeling Intimidated By The Gym & Start Getting Results' Consultation. 

We will be showing you exactly what to do to tone up and get stronger and start feeling okay about going to the gym. 

In short, it's a complete solution to your frustration at not knowing what to do in the gym to get the results you want, which makes you feel bad. We've done all the hard work, analysing, testing and working out what works to save you all of the hard work to become stronger, more toned and confident at the gym. 

You will also get our exclusive e-book, that will help you with feeling more confident with your body, that you can just take and use to start getting stronger and toning up. 

I mean, it's literally everything, nobody else gets this unless they come to the session, so they're in the privileged few. It's not all sunshine and rainbows though - we will also be showing you where you might have gone wrong in the past, so you don't repeat the same mistakes. 

So the long and short of it is...

Come to our complementary 'Stop Feeling Intimidated By The Gym And Start Getting Results' Consultation, learn how to get stronger and tone up, meet our amazing expert team, ask as many questions as you want and then leave and go and put it to work in your life. 

What have you got to lose? (the answer is nothing!)

Get your ticket by clicking here

How To Feel Less Self-Conscious At The Gym And Maintain Your Warrior Workouts

How To Feel Less Self-Conscious At The Gym And Maintain Your Warrior Workouts

Does the thought of stepping foot inside the gym give you anxiety? Don't worry! The Warrior Programme is here to help you feel less self-conscious and to give you top tips on how to maintain motivation for working out. 

How Can You Stick To Your Workout Routine?

Half the battle of getting into shape is getting your mind into shape too. As a personal trainer, these are my top tips. 

Think about why you're doing it. 
The bigger the reason why, the easier the how! What is your main motivator for getting healthy? If you're struggling to find the why, start by thinking about what results you want in the short-term. Dig deep and get specific with your goals. Why do you want to workout, and how is it going to help you?

Reinforce what you like about your body. 
Part of what I do as a personal trainer is helping my clients change the way they see themselves. Focus on the positive, and the positivity will grow. You'll start to feel better inside. And when you feel good on the inside, you make good choices! It'll be a lot easier to go to the gym if you've indulged in a little self-love, and have given yourself a pep talk before leaving the house. 

Figure out how exercise makes you feel. 
Keep a diary and write down how you are feeling after every workout. Better yet, get a personal trainer and share your feelings with them. You'll look back on it and feel motivated and inspired all over again. It will also help raise your bodily awareness, and how exercise is benefiting your emotional and mental health. 

What To Do If You're Feeling Intimidated Or Self-Conscious About Going To The Gym?

Exude external confidence. Smile and use good posture. 
Showing body language that is confident affects us on a deeper level. The body will release hormones that match your facial and body positions. Looking the part never hurts. That's why I always encourage my clients to invest in the right shoes and outfit that makes them feel good (and even participate in a crazy leggings competition!). Never underestimate the power of a great outfit. 

Stay away from the machines. 
Fiddling with cable machines can be stressful and downright confusing. If you're not confident in it, don't mess with the equipment when you first get started. It can be really intimidating! Stick to the equipment you know your way around unless you have a trainer with you to walk you through all of the different machines. 

Put your earphones in, but don't play any music so you can hear what's going on around you. 
Music is great to get you pumped up, but if you're in a new surrounding, leave the music off. Put your headphones on, but listen to what's going on around you instead. It will help you to feel more in control and that really boosts confidence. 

If this resonates with you, you can click the button below to book your free 'Stop Feeling Intimidated By The Gym & Start Getting Results' Consultation. 

We will be showing you exactly what to do to tone up and get stronger and start feeling okay about going to the gym. 

In short, it's a complete solution to your frustration at not knowing what to do in the gym to get the results you want, which makes you feel bad. We've done all the hard work, analysing, testing and working out what works to save you all of the hard work to become stronger, more toned and confident at the gym. 

You will also get our exclusive e-book, that will help you with feeling more confident with your body, that you can just take and use to start getting stronger and toning up. 

I mean, it's literally everything, nobody else get this unless they come to the session, so they're in the privileged few. It's not all sunshine and rainbows though - we will also be showing you where you might have gone wrong in the past, so you don't repeat the same mistakes. 

So the long and short of it is...

Come to our complementary 'Stop Feeling Intimidated By The Gym And Start Getting Results' Consultation, learn how to get stronger and tone up, meet our amazing expert team, ask as many questions as you want and then leave and go and put it to work in your life. 

What have you got to lose? (the answer is nothing!)

Get your ticket by clicking here

When Should You Be Working Out?

When Should You Be Working Out?

With busy everyday working lives, getting a good workout in depends on your schedule. You want to maximise your time to get everything in - socialising, working and exercising. 

There's no right time to train, though there are certain timeframes that will work better for you than others, allowing you to make the most out of your workout. It's a great way to schedule your workouts based on your fitness and form. 

Here are some of the optimum times I feel are best to hit the gym...

Daytime workouts

If you get up early, you may prefer to have morning sessions. This will jumpstart your body for the day and you can take advantage of a quieter gym too. A morning workout will get that adrenaline flowing, switching your brain on and making you feel more active and alert for the day ahead. 

When you want to benefit from morning sessions, you won't have to self-motivate as much because there's little to do on the agenda at that time in the morning. No more bad excuses for not hitting the gym! 

If weight loss is your ultimate goal, doing a morning workout is the best way to kickstart your metabolism. This in turn will help you burn more calories as the day goes on. 

Mid-morning is a great time to train, because the gym floor will be a bit quieter and your schedule may allow you to dedicate more time to your session if you need it. 

Studies have proven that people who train in the morning tend to make healthier food choices for the rest of the day as well. What a great way to watch that waistline! 

Workout out during your lunchbreak will re-energise your mind for the rest of the day, helping to prevent the mid-afternoon slump that often comes after lunch. Why not invite your colleagues to join in for a bit of extra motivation. 

If you work in an office, the lunchtime workout could be a great option for you. Sitting at a desk in front of a screen all day causes discomfort in the joints and the spine. Getting a good midday stretch will help to keep your posture balanced, and ease any aching joints. 

Evening workouts

It's been a long day at work. Your mind is tired. You need to de-stress. Get that pent-up energy and hit the gym! An evening session closes off the day by reviving your muscles from that time sitting at a desk all day long. 

If you're finding it difficult to make your session on an evening, getting yourself straight to the gym after work prevents the go home, get cosy syndrome that will completely demotivate you and stop you from heading back out. 

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? You may benefit from a later evening workout. A great cardio session can leave you ready for a bit of shut eye. It's also a great option if you have a hectic career, family life and social schedule. Once the day is over, you can focus all your attention on getting a great workout. 

When is your favourite time to workout? Head on over to our Facebook page and let us know! 

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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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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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!

My Strength Journey

My Strength Journey

I speak a lot about clients and their achievements on my video blogs, so this week, I decided to talk a little bit about where I've come from, how I started and where I'm going. For me, it's all about strength and this is what strength means to me: 

What is Strength Part Two?

What is Strength Part Two?

Check this out - it's Emma's first go at a clean & press, built into a bigger sequence of movements that we call a barbell complex.

Emma trained with another personal trainer for two years and barely touched free weights, so she by no means walked into training with me a weights expert, and look at this: 

VERY PROUD! 

Why Warrior?

Why Warrior?

I get asked a lot, 'why did you choose the name 'The Warrior Programme?' or the word 'Warrior'.

So today, I'd like to explain to you why I picked it and what it means to be a Warrior!

Press play below to watch:

A Warrior is someone who is strong, both physically and mentally.

 

Before my Warriors start with me, this is where they are:

Working really hard in your job or on your business - driven and ambitious - you want to do well and you have big plans

You know your health is suffering because of it - your hours are long, you spend a lot of time sitting down and you're stressed

You don't know where to start with fixing it

You don't know how you're going to find the time

You know your posture isn't great and you don't feel that flexible

You feel unfit and you're not that strong

You're not a huge fan of your body - it doesn't look quite how you want it to

You don't know how to make healthy choices, particularly given you're always working and feel you have to rely on convenience food

You don't feel confident enough to just walk into a gym and start working on it yourself

You know you won't be that motivated doing it by yourself

You don't want your business or work ambitions to be hampered by your health or stress levels

 

 

And this is what they want:

A successful business or to be promoted to the level you want to reach in your company

Financial and physical freedom

Less stress

Better posture

To feel strong and fit

To feel really confident

To enjoy and feel at peace with the way you look

To reach your potential

 

 

What have they tried to get there?

Diets - didn't work

A gym membership - didn't go or went for a few minutes, didn't know what you were doing, felt silly and left

Perhaps another personal trainer - didn't get on and/or didn't get the results you wanted

Nothing - I just don't know what to do!

 

 

I help them get stronger, fitter, more confident, less stressed and more productive!

 

If any of this resonates with you, I'd love to invite you to a FREE TASTER SESSION. Now, I only make five spaces available for these every month and I'm full for June, but there are still places available for July.

If you'd like to book one, please click the button below:

This email is going out to a lot more than 5 people, so if you'd like to come, I'd recommend you book now to avoid disappointment - once the slots for July are gone, they're gone!

Very much looking forward to seeing you there!

Until next month,

Amy

The Warrior Programme

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk

What Is A Deadlift & Why Is It Important?

What Is A Deadlift & Why Is It Important?

I realise I post about deadlifts and my clients' achievements with them a lot, so today I wanted to explain what they are and why they're important.

If this resonates with you, please get in touch!

Amy

amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk