By now, you probably know how important it is to get enough protein in your diet. If you’re in any doubt or would like to read more about the reasons why it’s so super important check out our article 5 Reasons You Should Probably Eat More Protein. Then read on to find out how you can get more protein in your diet with snacks.… Read More
Are you struggling to get started at something you mean to do? Is there something holding you back from taking the first step? This question could apply to many situations in life or to your fitness journey specifically.
Chances are that by now you’ll have heard that protein is a very important part of nutrition. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of consuming protein for health, weight loss and muscle-building goals.
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Why do we need protein?
There is a common misconception that protein is only used for building muscle but protein is actually one of the essential macronutrients needed by the body to function. Its main role is to build and repair muscle but it also plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes.
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Female fat loss can be a confusing and muddy topic. While fat loss is fundamentally about creating an energy imbalance (eating fewer calories than you need) this is easier said than done.
In this guide we want to remove all the confusion, help you understand why fat loss differs slightly for women, and explain how to make the most of these differences to achieve your goals.… Read More
Alcohol plays a part in many people’s lives. Most of us enjoy a drink at the weekend or after a hard day at work but alcohol is often one of the first things that is cut out when starting a weight loss or fat loss programme.
At PP we don’t believe in completely depriving ourselves of the things we enjoy as this will make it way harder to stick to a ‘diet’, so we’re going to look at how you can still enjoy a drink with friends without sabotaging your fitness goals.
We want to take away some of the stigma still attached to the subject of the menopause and provide some clear information about what is going on in a woman’s body during this time of natural transition.
When we are young, we are educated about the menstrual cycle and learn about periods, but we are never told what happens when women reach the point that their periods stop. There is still little information out there about the effects of menopause on the body, what can be expected and what women can do to manage or lessen any symptoms they may experience.
The information available is often unclear or unhelpful, so we hope to break the taboo and provide some clear facts and advice to support women on this journey…. Read More
Eating out plays a huge part of in all of our lives – whether it’s during our working day, part of our regular social lives or just an on special occasions. It is something that can be difficult to avoid and yet many of us try to avoid it when going through a fat loss phase, as we simply don’t know how to manage it.
Our guide to eating out will hopefully show you that eating on the go or eating out for pleasure doesn’t have to be avoided and can be factored into everyday life whilst staying within your set calorie limits. Ultimately, eating out shouldn’t blow your weekly calorie budget or be an excuse for not hitting those targets … you just need to know how to deal with it.
There are several things you can do in advance that will help. Firstly, alter your mindset and don’t panic. Secondly, be prepared. Take a read of our guide to learn some tips and tricks that will keep you on the right track for your fat loss goals…. Read More
“Some days the black dog comes sniffing at my door but now I know that a good workout helps me to stay strong and send him packing with his tail between his legs. Strength training at PP has helped me to build mental resilience as well as physical strength.”
When Kate started at PP her main goal was to improve her strength and fitness. Since joining she has not only achieved this goal but also discovered a love for lifting weights and found that training here helps to build her mental resilience and manage her mental wellbeing.
What made you start personal training?
When I started at PP my specific goal was to increase my upper-body strength and improve my overall fitness to help me during the obstacle course races (OCRs) that I take part in. I was looking for a gym that didn’t just leave me to get on with things on my own and one that would help me to get the most out of the limited time I had to train…. Read More