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Pedro è il punto di riferimento per coloro che non sono troppo sicuri della palestra. È olistico nel prendere di mira la tua dieta e la tua routine di esercizi per aiutarti a perdere peso. A Pedro piace usare molte attrezzature, lascerai la tua sessione ben informato.

Now you’re faced with the question. Which fitness instructor do you choose? Check out our blog on which fitness instructors are best for you.

Student competition!

Calling all UEL Students! Want to win a free personal programme? email Lukas Volskis at l.volskis@uel.ac.uk with your name, student number and contact details!

5 Tips to stay healthy….

by Jasmine Wing

Always thought going to the gym and calorie counting had no appeal to you what so ever? And you’ve heard it all before, ‘cut out the junk food; have your five a day; go running; blah blah blah…’ well this isn’t one of those articles. Here are five practical and easy steps to the new you! 

  • Tip 1 – Fail to plan, plan to fail!
  • Tip 2 – Bat your way to a healthier you. Why not ask a friend to come play a game of badminton for 30 minutes once a week? Having fun whilst exercising is a great way to get fit without realising it
  • Tip 3 – No more late night snacking. Try not to eat 3-4 hours before you go to sleep. Eating before bed is likely to store unwated fat due to a slower digestive system in the evenings, sound easy enough? Why not challenge yourself for a week! 
  • Tip 4 – Phone a friend. Find someone who also wants to start looking after their body and challenge each other to start being healthier. Encouragement from others is a key to success when making lifestyle changes. 
  • Tip 5 – A helping hand. Lastly, ask one of our fitness instructors at (2), 52-55. to show you an exercise that you may not have tried before or something completely new that will help you to reach your goal in notime.  

Choosing a Registrati Instructor

Name: Sarina Duggall          Age: 29          Specialisms: Pregnancy

Choose if: You like Olympic lifting

Name: Alex Hibbert          Age:  29        Specialisms: Registrati development

Alex likes to focus on resistance exercises involving bands. He is currently helping clients prepare for Tough Mudder and pushes people until they realise their potential. He’s tough but you know it’s for your own good.

Choose if: You are training for an event and like functional training.

Name: Kyran Arusalm         Age: 21         Specialisms: Female body

Kyran is a shock to the system, he comes across as kind and caring but as soon as you stop so does his watch. He loves a good resistance cardio workout so if you want to develop your stamina he’s your guy…every exercise is his favourite exercise.

Choose if: You need tough love

Name: Kef Ras-Kassa          Age: 24         Specialisms: Combat Conditioning

Kef describes himself as a drill master and likes a lot of body weight floor work. If you need someone who will push you and give a bootcamp style workout this is your guy. Kef is trained in martial arts so ask him to mix things up a little.

Choose if: You like floor work and burpees!

Name: Pedro De Jesus          Age: 26    Specialisms: Diet and nutrition

Pedro is the go to for those who aren’t too sure about the gym. He’s holistic in targeting your diet as well as your exercise routine to help you lose weight. Pedro likes to use a lot of equipment, you’ll leave your session well informed.

Choose if: You need to change your diet as much as your exercise

Name: Kim Baptiste         Age:   22       Specialisms: Athlete Training

Choose if: You like strength and conditioning

Feel the burn

Exercise After burn- the secret way to weight loss
So you want to lose weight and look good for the winter party session that is fast approaching! Well you need to know about ‘Exercise Afterburn.’
Ulteriori studi su Exercise Afterburn hanno dimostrato che il tempo dopo 20-30 minuti di High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) ha un risultato migliore brucia grassi rispetto al tempo dopo aver fatto una corsa di 5 miglia di un'ora (Purdue University 1992).

In short the longer or more intense the exercise the more oxygen the body consumes afterward. Resulting in a higher metabolic rate and more calories burned throughout the day.
Just think for up to 38 hours* after a high intensity workout you can still lose body fat!!
Further studies into Exercise Afterburn have shown that the time after 20-30 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has a better fat burning result than say the time after going on an hour long 5 mile run (Purdue University 1992).

So for the best calorie burning Exercise Afterburn you need to keep your workouts intense and brief.

Mimic the intense training habits of elite athletes like MMA fighters and make your workouts short and effectively intense. Why not skip the trudge of the treadmill this winter, bypass the Powerplate, and scamper to the irresistible beat of the skipping rope?

Let’s get physical.

Which Cardio Vascular machines are the best?

So which one really is the best?

To find out we first have to know what cardiovascular fitness means.
Wikipedia defines Cardiovascular fitness as,
‘the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen-rich blood to the working muscle tissues and the ability of the muscles to use oxygen to produce energy for movement.’(National Physical Activity guidelines).

The simple explanation is that the harder your blood has to travel around your body the harder the CV exercise.

Therefore low impact exercises on the Cross-trainer, Recumbent bike and the Adaptive motion trainers (AMT’s) are easier due to the minimal compressive forces on your bones and joints.

The Treadmil, Versa climber, and steppers are high impact equipment with a more compressive force which make your blood work much harder.

To be brutally honest it really is up to you to decide.
Just remember this one fact –
That using Cardio Vascular equipment regardless of the impact on the body is better than not using any at all!

This is true whatever your fitness goal.

Remember you’re not alone. If you require any help on the best piece of Cardio Vascular equipment to use do not hesitate to ask myself or a fitness instructor. Here’s wishing you a Happy Cardio Vascular workout!

Weights vs fat

Benefits of building lean muscle tissue to metabolise fat.

Often the idea of including weight training as part of your workout regime sets off images of bulky men, grunting and dropping weights. It also conjures up images of female bodybuilders who are infamously controversial.

This is often referred to as a fast metabolism.

Kyran è uno shock per il sistema, si presenta come gentile e premuroso, ma non appena ti fermi così fa il suo orologio. Ama un buon allenamento cardio di resistenza, quindi se vuoi sviluppare la tua resistenza è il tuo ragazzo ... ogni esercizio è il suo esercizio preferito.