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FAQ: KimFit Lifting Workshops

Do you have questions about the KimFit Lifting Workshops? Read on as I answer your FAQ!   I don’t have lifting shoes. Do I need specialist equipment?  Absolutely not. If you happen the have these anyway bring them along but your normal trainers will be fine and I will provide chalk for grip if needed. I’ve never done weight training before. Do you need experience? Nope, if this is your first time in the gym that’s brilliant – I can’t…

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Seven reasons why you should utilise fitness professionals in real life

Hiring a PT, attending a workshop, going to a class, investing in a coach or going to a talk can enhance the effectiveness of your training. Here are seven reasons why I would recommend utilising fitness professionals. Focus The fitness world is vast and knowing where to place your efforts can be daunting. A professional can help focus your energy into the most beneficial type of training for your goals and preferences. They will also help determine the frequency and…

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Change

FIVE easy changes to improve your health and fitness

Change can be overwhelming. It can sometimes take me an age to get started on a new project simply because I do not know where to start. Improving your health and fitness can also fall into this category. There is a wealth of information available to us now, but taking the first step can be daunting. I hear ya! With all the fads and scaremongering going on in health and fitness at the moment it is a bit of a…

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Injury

Dealing with Injury

As an elite athlete and personal trainer, injury is something I face on a regular basis; either I have an injury, or a client does. Finding the balance, between working hard and working too hard (on all fronts) is very tricky. Sometimes it tips too much in the working hard direction and injury occurs. This can be an overuse injury or an acute episode that probably happens from fatigue because we’re stretching ourselves too thin. Of course, we try to…

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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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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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KimFit is a personal training and online coaching business. Kim also works on a consultancy basis delivering sport science education, physiology support and public speaking.

If you would like to know more about Kim read more here.

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