How To Get Your Diet Back On Track

Start by asking yourself this simple question: ‘If you were to live the rest of your life exactly the same way you did for the previous week, would you be truly happy?’ We’ve all been there. The dieting phase is going really well.  The number on the scale is slowly dropping, you’re lifting more in […]

Should I Eat Before or After My Workout? 

A question we hear time and time again is: ‘When should I be eating? Before or after my workout?’ Some people have been told fasted exercise (not eating anything before you workout) is best for fat loss.  Some have been told fasted exercise is an absolute no go for muscle gain.  Truth be told, in […]

Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle

During some gym sessions do you feel on top of the world? Whilst in others just your warm-up weight feels beyond doable? One of the reasons you might feel like this could be related to where you are in your menstrual cycle.  The day to day changes of your hormones that come with your menstrual […]

Your Fitness Training Programme… What Are You Missing? Part 3: Intensity

We are going to break down and explore in detail: Volume Frequency Intensity Rest Periods & Tempos   Training Intensity Training intensity refers to either: How much you are lifting – the intensity of load How close you are lifting to your maximum effort – intensity effort   There are different ways of measuring the […]

Your Fitness Training Programme… What Are You Missing? Part 2: Frequency

We are going to break down and explore in detail: Volume Frequency Intensity Rest Periods & Tempos Training Frequency Training frequency refers to how training volume is spread across a week:  The number of times a client can train per week. The number of times a muscle group is trained per week.  With this in […]

Your Fitness Training Programme… What Are You Missing? Part 1: Volume

Whether you are a novice in the gym with less than a year’s experience of serious training, or a seasoned pro, the design of your programme is vital in ensuring you are making progress.  Although an advanced programme will look very different to beginners, there are key concepts which will be relevant throughout your whole […]

John Cooper

Starting date at The Barn: July 2021Starting Weight: 113.3KgCurrent Weight: 96KgTotal Weight Loss: 17.3KgDuration: 18 Weeks “The Barn in one word? EPIC” John’s day one started back in July 2021 with the Six Week Challenge. When John started with us his goal was to lose 7kg in weight, however, John has exceeded his expectations and has […]

Managing Your Menopause

Everyone’s experience of menopause will be unique to them, so remember that when you are reading this blog. 

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