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Skeleton 101

Skeleton: FAQ What is skeleton? Skeleton is a winter sliding sport. Imagine a huge waterslide filled with ice, you slide down it headfirst on a sled (think an oversized baking tray) with some steel runners wearing just a helmet for protection. Athletes go one at a time, racing the clock to see who can get from top to bottom in the quickest time, hitting speeds of up to 140 kph with their chin centimetres from the ice. The winner is…

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Speak the language of health and fitness: Part II

Part II of this blog deals with nutrition and ‘other’! It’s a confusing landscape out there, this blog aims to clarify some of the words being thrown around on the regular at the moment! If you missed part I: Fitness language click here to catch up. Nutrition jargon Whey – a type of animal protein supplement Matcha – a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is high in antioxidants and you’ll find it in…

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Speak the language of health and fitness

HIIT, whey, drop set, box, LISS, matcha, battle ropes, plyometrics…. What does it all mean? Read this blog and become fluent in the language of health and fitness! This two part blog starts with training language. Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for part II: Nutrition language. Training Language Rep – short for repetition. The number of times you need to perform a single movement/exercise for with no rest e.g. eight pull ups Set – the number of cycles of…

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Motivation Top Tips

Motivation can be hard to come by. I train every day and have goals that I am very driven to achieve, yet it is not unusual for me to struggle with motivation to train. For me, it is usually associated with how tired I am or how sore I feel. This makes getting out of bed a struggle and getting going even more so. So, I am telling you it’s okay to not want to workout. Everyone feels this way…

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Failure

‘What is your biggest fear?’ For me it used to be a fear of failure, of messing up, of not being good enough at something or getting it wrong. Oh, and birds!! Now whilst birds still terrify me, failure does not. It is a common fear though, that of failure. That little voice inside your head that tells you, you can’t. And then you listen to that voice, and you don’t start that new fitness class or apply for that…

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The Values behind KimFit

  The Values Behind KimFit It’s been a while since I blogged about what KimFit stands for. As we approach our second birthday (woo!!) I thought I’d give readers a run-down of what we’re about at KimFit. It’s rather simple really, the main goals are to educate, energise and empower people on their own health and fitness journey. Below are the core values KimFit stands for and aims to convey across all platforms and client-facing delivery. If photographs are more…

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My Mantra

Our brains don’t cooperate all the time. Mine can be very loud and very negative; often in situations of stress e.g. when trying or starting something new or when returning to a situation after a bad experience. I don’t know about you, but I have to work hard at being supportive or kind to myself, in my head. I hope that makes sense. Something that helps me is determining some mantras in advance of potentially stressful or tough days/weeks/months. These…

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Small changes for a BIG impact

Want to work on your health but don’t know where to start? Put down the juice cleanse book, stop scrolling Insta and just try to consistently tick off a few of the suggested changes below. It’s a marathon not a sprint, and the best thing you can do now is start to form lifelong, simple but effective habits. Then build, build, build to your heart’s desire! Suggested Changes Move more. Get up and take breaks if your job involves a…

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‘Not your average PT’

This tag line is both encouraging and discouraging at the same time. I use it to try and stand out in this crowded industry but I am aware it may also be intimidating. I use this quote because of my experience and the pathway I took to forming KimFit and becoming a personal trainer. Quick recap! I studied sport science and exercise physiology to post-graduate level and then worked as a high-performance exercise physiologist for two years (I helped elite…

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Workout ‘hacks’ from the pro’s

Athletes are the best in the world at what they do right? Being fit, strong, powerful, skilled… it’s their job. They are essentially experts in the field of performance so why not take note of the behaviours the exhibit to give your workout a little boost? What am I talking about? Athletes are genetically gifted, receive huge investments and have the privilege of training full-time. Well, I’m not going to lie, these factors are all very important. BUT there are…

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