Author page: Louise Rigby
The Real Truth Behind Fad Diets
The real truth about Fad Diets and why they don’t work Here at Fierce Fit, you will receive a fresh and welcoming perspective which will accommodate your lifestyle and offer diet tips which won’t be detrimental to your health. We’ll work around your existing lifestyle and help you achieve your results. Your diet, fitness regimen […]
Top Exercises to Prevent Hunched Postures
Do you have a desk based job? Do you find yourself hunched over at your desk daily? If you answered yes to any of the questions above you may be interested in this blog! Desk based jobs are renowned for prompting poor posture in the neck and shoulders especially when your desk station doesn’t have […]
Top 5 Leg Exercises
Welcome to my blog about my 5 top leg exercises! Leg exercises can be used to achieve a number of training goals from increasing muscle mass and athletic performance to losing unwanted body fat! Leg exercises include the activation on a variety of muscle groups starting from the hips down to to the toes. This […]
We All Have to Start Somewhere
“I am never going to be able to lift that” “I can’t run like her” “They are so much better than me” The above are quotes I hear all too often! Everybody has different athletic capabilities, muscle mass and body weight but that doesn’t mean you train any harder or less than one another. Everybody […]
Reach for Your Goal
“Reach for the stars” is a S club 7 song we all know too well! But maybe there are some wise words in this song…. When starting a training programme it is important to set goals to keep you focused and motivated. Reaching a goal is truly something to celebrate and feel good about! When […]
5 Reasons to Participate in Group Fitness Classes
What is a group fitness class? A fitness class is an exercise session led by one trainer. They are fun and more involved than a lonesome gym workout, and here at Fierce Fit, we want you to leave each workout feeling proud of yourself and aching to a satisfactory level. We offer classes such as […]
5 Best Sources of Protein
Diets with high protein intake are very popular in the health and fitness community today. Bodybuilders and fitness fanatics are always on the lookout for the next big protein source that will make it to the headlines. I understand that some of you may be wondering why… So, to make things a little bit clearer, it’d only make sense […]
4 Reasons That Make Personal Training Worth Every Penny
Why would hiring a personal trainer be the best decision you’ve ever made? Oh I don’t know. Maybe because a personal trainer is that superhero who swoops in and saves you from your *dietary* sins? Perhaps I’m exaggerating a little bit here, but haven’t you ever wondered what you could look and feel like as […]
What is Everyone Saying About Ice Baths?
Ice can be used for much more than cooling your favourite wine or cocktail! Countless athletes such as Jessica Ennis, Andy Murray and Mo Farrah have helped to aid their recovery from strenuous activity by submerging themselves in ice baths! The theory behind cold water immersion involves the process reducing swelling and flushing out waste […]
Exercise During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an amazing time for any women but it does mean there are going to be some big changes to your body and your exercise routine. Most exercises are not dangerous for your baby. There is actually evidence that women who are physically active experience fewer problems in later pregnancy and during labour! Obviously, […]
Sleep Yourself Stronger
The health and fitness industry are continually advertising the latest supplement, diet ideas and training methods to help people build muscle and get stronger quickly. All of which are great at helping build muscle but none if any training routine or programme considers the importance of sleep. Sleep affects how we feel, look and […]
Disadvantages of Too Little Calorie Intake: Harmful Effects on the Body
Many people find it hard to believe that under eating can often cause as many health problems as over-eating! Eating too little can cause negative effects on training performance, exercise goals and also long-term health and well being. What are calories and why are they important for exercise? Calories are a measure of energy and […]
Recipe – A Healthy Snack
I’m going to let you in on a little secret… My favourite healthy snack recipe! No only is it packed with lots of vitamins, minerals and nutrients it is also super tasty! I don’t claim to be the next Jamie Oliver but I have found throwing all this in a bowl is an amazing snack […]
How do Muscles Contract?
Everyday your muscles contract again and again when completing daily activities. A simple sit to stand activity requires multiple muscle contraction from a variety of different muscle groups! Our muscles have the ability to contract in a number of ways such as: Isometric contraction (The muscle is working but staying the same length). Isotonic contraction […]
Can We Really Be Double-Jointed?
At some point or another, we have all met or heard of someone who can bend their thumbs or other limbs into bizarre shapes. Quite often such individuals are described as being “double jointed” but is this a real pathology?The answer is no! But there is a pathology that may explain extremely flexible individuals which […]
You Can’t Buy Happiness but You Can Buy a Massage!
Everybody desires happiness. Happiness can be defined as a state of well-being involving positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Unfortunately, sometimes your state of happiness is hindered and challenged. This can be due to many reasons and is individual to each person. When you encounter a stressful situation your body has […]
You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet!
Over the past 30 years, the presence of obesity has rocketed within the UK. The reason for this is directly related to the type and amount of calories we consume. You can go to a marathon and see individuals who are able to run 26.2 miles but are still overweight. This is because many people […]
Back to the Gym January
Hopefully, we all had a very festive Christmas filled with mince pies, gluhwein and a BIG turkey roast dinner!Now the Christmas festivities are over it’s “back to the gym” month. The January gym rush can turn the quietest gyms into a jungle which can be very off-putting when you prefer to workout at your own […]
Feeling Good After a Workout
We all want to feel fit and fabulous! One way to do that is to take part in regular physical activity! Taking part in regular physical activity can be beneficial both socially, psychologically and physiologically. However, sometimes strenuous activity can lead to delayed onset of muscle soreness also known as DOMS. DOMS is a natural […]
Foam Roller vs. Sports Massage
There are multiple methods for reducing muscular tension, the most popular being foam roller and sports massage treatments. But which one is better? The foam roller is a piece of equipment in the shape of a log and is used to perform self-massage and myofascial release using one’s own body weight. Often criticised for being […]