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Top 5 Exercises for your abs

The most desired look is the slender, toned, flat stomach. For me, it’s not just about that! Yes, it may look appealing for some and it makes some people feel good in themselves which is always great, however just because you don’t have defined abs, it doesn’t mean your figure isn’t great too. Training your […]

PILATES AND PERSONAL TRAINING: HOW TO MAKE BOTH WORK FOR YOU

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, then I’m sure you’ve noticed the Pilates craze that’s taking place.  If you’ve already been bitten by the fitness bug, you may be wondering how to incorporate this new trend into your routine – so we’re here to help. Personal training provides an excellent […]

Top 3 Healthy Desserts for Sweet Tooth Lovers

Sometimes, that sugar craving can get the better of us and what starts off as one piece of chocolate, turns into the whole bar and some ice cream to go with it. It’s annoying how all that just accidentally falls into your mouth isn’t it? How can I keep enjoying my sweet or sugar cravings […]

Make a ‘Fierce’ Start to Your Year!

Christmas is over for another year- Upsetting I know! But now it’s time to think about how you want to change your life this year. Okay, so we are all guilty of having a little too much to eat over the Christmas period but hey, who can resist a good home cooked roast dinner and […]

Recipe: A Healthy Evening Meal

It’s the end of the day… you’ve been working for 8/9 hours straight… you’ve just arrived at home after having an intense workout… and now it’s time to eat! I know, it’s easy to say ‘today I’m treating myself’ when you’ve had a long, tiring day. It’s even easier to try and make the fastest meal possible, […]

How to Stay Fierce Over the Festive Period

The Christmas period is often the hardest time of year to stay motivated. It makes it especially hard when you are surrounded by chocolate, sweets and cold weather! The dark, cold and wet days and nights are enough to put you off going on your weekly 30min jog but you need to remember why you […]

Why Should I Eat After a Workout? All About That Post Workout Nutrition!

Post workout nutrition is very important. A lot of people think that eating after a workout means that you’re just putting back on what you have only just lost – Nope, this is wrong. Of course, if you do a workout and start eating tons of crisps and chocolate afterwards, it’s not going to have the […]

There’s no age limit to Exercise!

There’s no age limit to exercise! Just because you may have retired and you may now even qualify for a free bus pass, that doesn’t mean you no longer have the ability to exercise! You shouldn’t stop exercising because you feel you’re too old now –  it’s no longer a valid excuse to me… I’m […]

Recipe: Quick Lunches

Isn’t it annoying when you get up a little bit too late in the morning and end up having to throw a microwave meal, crisps and a couple of chocolate bars in your bag for your lunch? I know how you feel! Well, stress no more… There are loads of tasty recipes that 1. Don’t […]

Our 5 Favorite Exercises to Get You Summer Body Ready!

Gone are the days were a summer body means you need to be extra skinny. We like curves, we like muscle, we like tone and we know the 5 best exercises to get you there! Exercise doesn’t have to be hard, long and just overall off-putting. It can be fun and short but still as […]

Half hour a day keeps the fatigue away

So, some people feel that if they only do short exercise 30min-1hr sessions, the time it takes to see a result is going to be longer. People can easily spend up to 2 hours in the gym trying to achieve their fitness goals. So how is a short session, for example, a Personal training session […]

Why do I feel so sore after a workout?

Everyone knows that after you’ve had a good, intense workout you’re going to feel sore the next day. But what is it that actually causes the soreness? Well, the soreness you feel actually has a name. It is called delayed onset muscles soreness, or DOMS for short. DOMS occur anywhere from 6 to 48 hours […]

Exercise makes you happy

There are many people suffering from various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress. This is not something they can control. This is not something they have willingly chosen to have. This is not their fault. It can be hard nowadays to find ways of improving your mental state and making you feel […]

Protein: Men only?

So when you go to the gym, you often see a load of men adding protein into their drinks before/after a workout. You rarely see women doing the same thing. I think a big misconception about protein is that it is going to make you big and bulky so maybe this is why a lot […]

Hydration is key

Staying hydrated it so important, especially when you are exercising regularly. Water is essential for every single one of your bodily functions. Without it, your body won’t be able to perform at its highest level. So what is your water actually used for? Well, considering your body is made up of about 55% water in […]

Myth Buster: Eat less and exercise more?

Calories: More or less with exercise? The amount of calories we consume seems to be a very popular thing to think about nowadays. But what is the correct amount of calories you should consume if you are exercising? Well, it obviously depends on your goal whether this is to increase muscle, lose weight or just […]

Overtraining vs Under recovery

Is there really such thing as ‘Overtraining’? Many people aim when they return to fitness training is to go as often as they can to get fitter quicker. However, training too often can actually have the adverse effect and make you feel worse! Yes, you may see top athletes training daily but this doesn’t mean you […]

CLASS SPOTLIGHT | FIERCE FIT SQUAD

#FierceFitSquad Want to be a part of your very own clique? Not the ‘Mean Girls’ type, the Fierce Fit type!What is a group fitness class? A group fitness class is a shared exercise session where you can achieve your fitness goals collectively. You are able to gain similar benefits as a 1:1 training session with […]

An avocado a day…

We have all heard the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, right? Well I believe the new saying should be ‘an avocado a day keeps the doctor away’! Now, I appreciate that an avocado a day might be too much of an ask for some, however I am a firm believer […]

Stephanie Handley| Trainer Spotlight

Hello  – I am Stephanie Handley… Personal Trainer at Fierce fit. A little bit about me… My love of sport started at 3 years old. Throughout childhood, I was involved in various activities including swimming, gymnastics, and dance. I graduated from University of central Lancashire with a social worked based degree, (Care, Community, and Citizenship). […]

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