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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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Get Real with Kimberley: Goal Setting

We often want to change something or other but the biggest hurdle can be getting going. I mean, we all love excuses and procrastinating. Don’t panic; you’re only human. One way to overcome this hurdle is to utilise goal setting to help you on your way. What is a goal? It can be anything; big or small. For example, it could be to apply for a new job or promotion, to go on your dream holiday, to improve your fitness,…

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S+C for Runners: FAQ

So, you’re on the fence about whether or not the KimFit 6-week strength and conditioning course for runners is for you. Read on and I will hopefully answer any questions you may be asking. I’ve only been running for a few weeks; will the course be too advanced for me? Absolutely not! S+C for runners is suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced runners. The training we will do every week can be made easier or harder depending…

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Get Real with Kimberley: To do anxiety

I should have written this post an hour ago… because I proper had what I am going to describe as ‘to do anxiety’. I just Googled the term (that I made up) and no results for what I have in my mind. Wow, maybe I should coin the phrase. So what (IMO) is ‘to do anxiety’. To me, it is the feeling of never ever nearing the end of the to do list. I actually have several to do lists;…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Excuses, excuses

Are you always finding one excuse or another when it comes to working out? No more excuses! KimFit is here to help you on your way to a healthier, happier life. I don’t have time / My favourite show is on / Too much work or school KimFit says: Make time. Working out can be incorporated into your daily life. Take the stairs instead of the lift, leave the car behind and walk. If you value your health (and you…

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11 reasons why runners should be doing strength and conditioning training

Determining which training you should be doing can be a confusing process. When the end goal is a running performance it seems logical that a good place to start is with running. But you should also be doing training other than running. Strength and conditioning incorporates a vast array of practises and isn’t just for power athletes. Eleven reasons why strength and conditioning training can benefit your running performance It breaks up the monotony of training. Different types of sessions…

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Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets: My Thoughts

Last summer I watched a documentary on clean eating – these were my thoughts on it! A couple weeks back I watched the lovely Grace Victory’s BBC 3 documentary, Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets. You can watch it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p040430l/clean-eatings-dirty-secrets?suggid=p040430l. (sorry it is no longer available) It was a very worthwhile documentary and I thought it was excellent. Basically, it exposed certain blogger/vloggers for irresponsible posting and generally tried to open people’s eyes to the fact that what you read on…

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Get Real with Kimberley: CBA

Throwing back to that time I just couldn’t be arsed (cba) to train. The motivation was not there. Yesterday (Saturday) I categorically did NOT want to do my gym session (that I should have done Friday). It took me until 6:30 pm in the evening to get my ass to the gym. I had loads of excuses… Pure Gym doesn’t have what I need for my session, I’ll do it tomorrow because I won’t be able to sprint, I need to…

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Get Real with Kimberley: Mindfulness

Do you find it hard to switch off? Constantly thinking about your to-do list? Always striving to do that bit more? Guilty. I do. My head is constantly buzzing. Constantly. What do I need to do to be ready for training tomorrow? What posts do I need to schedule for KimFit? When can I work on my sponsor proposal? How am I going to get clients for KimFit? How am I going to afford  a, b, c? The problem here…

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