Physical activity does not have to be vigorous and everyone and anyone from young children and teenagers through to pregnant women and the elderly can incorporate at least some form of exercise into their daily routine. Whether you are just trying to get started at incorporating exercise into your lifestyle, or you are a body builder or a professional athlete, nutrition and hydration play a key role in physical activity and training, providing you with the fuel you need in order to carry out the exercise.
Energy is measured in calories, a word that we should all be very familiar with as it is how our intake of food is calculated. On average a man needs around 2,500 calories a day to maintain his weight, and for women this figure is slightly lower at around 2,000 calories per day. These amounts are just approximates and can vary depending on a person’s age, level of physical activity and a combination of additional factors.
The calories we do consume must provide a good energy and nutrient balance and ideally the average day-to-day diet should include the following nutrients:
Such as olive oil, nuts, avocado with every meal. Fat isn’t the enemy. Our body uses the fats we consume and create from other nutrients to provide energy for most of our bodies functions.
Eating every 2 – 3 hours regulates your blood sugar, appetite and mood. 5-6 smaller meals a day means you are less likely to crave and gorge on high calorie foods later in the day.
Eat sensibly for 6 days of the week. Then plan and enjoy a moderate blow out day as a reward, no food is out of bounds, eat and drink what you like. This will help you stay both focused and motivated.
Fat cannot be utilized by the body unless you are hydrated. Aim to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Drink two glasses of water before meals. If you are feeling thirsty you are already dehydrated. Take a small bottle of water with you wherever you go.
After you have finished eating it still takes about 20mins for your stomach to register its level of satisfaction. Try and chew your food 20 times before swallowing, because elements in your saliva aid the digestive process.
Avoid hydrogenated fats or trans fats. Some well-known supermarkets have eliminated them from their food ranges. Eat organic when possible and avoid poor quality fast food or ready meals; they are often full of fat, salt and sugar.
Eat 5 fruit or vegetable portions a day; most are low in calorie and fat options. They are packed with good vitamins and minerals. With your evening meal have 1/3 plate lean protein, and the rest fill with a variety of vegetables.
Choose the protein part of your meal first, for example fish or chicken, steak. Then swap the high sugar/fat carbs such as chips, potatoes, creamed pasta for extra vegetables. Avoid eating the bread basket and share a dessert.
It’s high in calories and low in nourishment. Stimulates your appetite, is burned off before fat and reduces your metabolism for the next 24 hours. Good options such as red wine (75-100cals 115m glass). Drink in moderation.
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After joining Fitness Rush two years ago and training with Liam periodically, I have seen continued progress and success which I've never found from training alone. The friendly atmosphere coupled with Liam's fitness knowledge is second to none. If it's results you're looking for, then this is the place for you!!
Nice gym with a good range of equipment for both weight training and cardio. Members respect each other, and the equipment. The owner, Liam, is friendly and welcoming. Used the gym for a couple of months whilst I was in the area between house moves, but I wouldn't hesitate to make it my regular gym if I lived in the area permanently.
I started my journey 2 weeks ago and must say I am very pleased with the results so far .most gyms can be very nerve racking for most but feel very comfortable with it all. A big thank you to Liam for guiding me to achieve my goals.
Absolutely amazing gym, I have been having personal training sessions with Liam and he is absolutely fab!! I feel fitter and stronger and can't wait to see more results. Would definitely recommend Liam and the gym to everyone as it has a great atmosphere and everyone in there is very friendly.
What I like about Liam is that he knows how to motivate people, he makes each training session challenging but rewarding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Liam and Fitness Rush as your personal trainer if you want to achieve your fitness and health goals.
Liam is always motivational - always keeps the encouragement going even though you may just want to give up!! His personable approach and great sense of humour makes the experience a pleasure rather than a chore! Would highly recommend both Liam and his Gym.
I have been at Fitness Rush with Liam for the last six months. I love coming into the gym as it has a very welcoming atmosphere for a female going into the weights section at the gym this can be a very daunting, however at this gym I feel completely relaxed and everyone is willing to help if needed.
Since training with Liam I have learnt so much about fitness and my eating habits and this has resulted in me going from a size 16 in jeans now down to a size 12 (Nearly a size 10). I have not only lost weight and gone down in clothes sizes but I now feel happy with the way my body is looking for the first time in a long time.
I could not recommend this gym enough and Liam's personal training sessions are amazing and I love the fact that he tailors it to me as I have certain problems with my back and wrists and he always thinks about this when doing my sessions. Anyone wanting to start your story needs to sign up to this gym as all the equipment and staff are amazing!!!!
There is a lovely friendly atmosphere in this gym. I didn’t think as a female I’d have the confidence to go alone but I’ve not had that problem attending fitness rush! Liam is so friendly and is always there to help and guide in the way he feels it is best for you! I’ve only had one personal training session with Liam and this is something before I would never dream of signing up for but it was so much easier with a trainer who makes you feel welcome, when I attend without a training session Liam always asks how I am and how my session was after! The gym is very accommodating and I couldn’t recommend it more!!
I had Liam train me whilst I was visiting the UK for a couple of months last year. The progress I made under his guidance and knowledge was amazing, along with being serious towards the training, we also had a laugh and I made a friend for life. Highly recommended to anyone of any age or size!
Great gym but even better trainer. Located in a good area close to St Ives and Huntingdon. All the equipment you need with good prices to train.
It’s got everything you need to do all sorts of workouts/exercises. Liam is very helpful and so are the other members. A very comfortable environment to exercise in but a place where you can also challenge yourself and work out hard. Top gym, would recommend!
Great gym compared to those in the area. The weight equipment is really good and has a bigger selection of kit than many gyms with a more basic range. Plenty of bars, benches and machines to go around. There’s a great atmosphere within the gym and everyone tends to know each other. Liam along with the other PT’s who train there are always happy to help and give advice if you ask.
Found this gym very welcoming and Liam helped me challenge myself and set goals. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a bit nervous about joining a gym. Liam is very welcoming and gives help & guidance where needed.
I have been having PT sessions with Liam and I have to say he's professional, inspiring and keeps you motivated throughout. I saw results within 2 weeks and he opened my eyes to training in a different way through weights and endurance, without having to kill myself with cardio. He's highly recommend. Thanks Liam
As I come to the end of my sessions with Liam my PT, my fitness has improved, my strength and stamina has grown and my weight loss continues. I've really enjoyed my sessions. Liam is approachable, friendly, skilled and super supportive. I can't recommend him and his gym enough.
Liam provides an exceptional one on one personal training service in his very well appointed gym. Each week my session is varied and challenging, allowing me to eat more cake during the week! I'd highly recommend Liam to anyone looking for a comprehensive and tailored service away from the stereotypical gyms!
Liam has been training me for a number of months; it's great - I turn up, he tells me what to do and catches anything I can't lift. He changes the exercises each session, and he is able to work around my problems (I am 70 years old, and have hip arthritis and a slipped disk from long ago). This is the first gym I have used, and I have found it extremely successful. There is a good range of equipment - both machines and free weights. Liam offers personal training, and pay as you go sessions, where you turn up and use the equipment unsupervised, which is cheaper. Altogether, excellent.
I really enjoy the time I spend at Fitness Rush with the expert advise of Liam. The customer service you get from Fitness Rush, that has been built up by a local fitness expert is miles better then a large chain or franchise. I recommend any man or woman to give it a try.
Many people have various reasons for losing weight, mine was for medical reasons. I needed to lose 10% of my starting body weight and bring my BMI down to below 32. I was given a 3 months time frame. I had already joined a mainstream gym many months before with little success, and also tried all the fad diets. Liam is my brother in law, he had already got himself in to exceptional shape, so I asked him for help. He worked out a healthy eating plan and a workout routine that I could do at home or in the gym. He also tailored it to fit around my unusual lifestyle, as I work though the night. We also had weekly weigh ins and as I progressed, he changed my workouts to make the most of my increasing level of fitness. So in 3 months I lost 2 stone and got my BMI down to 29. So with his help I exceeded my goal. I know it's hard to put yourself in someone else's hands, but sometimes we need that one to one guidance to help us achieve our goals. I believe Liam gave me this. 3 year's on, I now maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle on my own thanks to Liam.
After the first six weeks of attending Fitness Rush and Group sessions with Liam, I am surprised in many ways at the incredible knowledge, friendly atmosphere, willingness of others to be welcoming, my own ability to try and achieve and that no two sessions have, as yet, been the same as any other. I would highly recommend to anyone that is willing to give what they can to get the most out of it. Liam tailors everything and whilst encouraging, doesn't push you beyond your limits and is sensible towards setting out realistic goals. Thank you Liam.
I totally recommend Fitness Rush. It offers membership to use the gym and equipment but even better offers dedicated personal training. I have been having personal training with Liam for a number of months and I am really seeing results in terms of weight loss, body transformation and energy levels. I now want to work out and do more and have the strength and energy to do it as well as work full time and be a mum. Liam focuses on you as an individual and what you want to achieve and is a fantastic supporter of your fitness journey.
Liam 100% knows his stuff. I've trained with him since the start of the year and got more results in this time compared to the past 2 years. He also corrected my form on the chest press which instantly saw me lifting heavier. I can't thank him enough for the past, present and future towards fitness and my increased well-being.
My first visit to the gym in 4 months yesterday, and my first visit to Fitness Rush. A really friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Liam was helpful and on hand if I struggled with any of the equipment. I was impressed at the range of equipment and how clean and tidy the gym was. This is the perfect place to come if you find the big gyms a bit cold and impersonal. Definitely worth the monthly membership, and I’m looking forward to working with Liam on a routine soon.
Given that I could barely see my own feet due to the large stomach that I now had, after 6wks working with Liam saw it reduce massively. I feel so much fitter & healthier after having followed Liam's gym, cardio & dietary suggestions. His calm, friendly attitude towards workouts along with his knowledge on these subjects have definitely helped me get back into better shape - hard work, change of diet, it's all been worth it for sure. Cheers Liam, much appreciated your help!