Workout at home are one of the leading providers of mobile personal training services in your area. Our male and female personal trainers bring all the necessary equipment to the home, so let the gym come to you! Here we will be providing general information on health and fitness and other news related to Workout at home
Workout at Home Let the gym come to you!
Posted on: Monday, October 21st, 2013
Join the growing number of people who are throwing away expensive gym membership fees and choosing a tailor-made fitness programme with www.workoutathome.co.uk brand. As well as being more cost-effective in real terms, more convenient and private the workout at home system also offers 100% customer satisfaction – a claim not made by many others in the industry.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, regulate your fitness, improve health status or simply to feel better in yourself www.workoutathome.co.uk can provide a qualified home fitness instructor, male or female, in your area. So wherever you live, Bath, Swansea, Birmingham, London or York, you will be delighted at the commitment and motivation of our trainers delivered right there in your own home.
Fitness at home wins where many other fitness regimes fail
Why? Well in the main fitness at home programmes work because of a two-way commitment between you and your personal trainer. You can create your programme together and fit in your workouts around your career, family and other commitments you may have so that you can dedicate the time required for your programme easily and without the stress factors which often accompany rigid gym timetables and group fitness work.
Your trainer will ensure you receive maximum benefit from your programme and will always be on hand to adapt and change your workout as your fitness and strength grows.
Call the www.workoutathome.co.uk team today on 07920 705 058 and take that first important step towards enhanced fitness for the rest of your life.
Posted on: Thursday, October 17th, 2013
It is undeniably true that at least 50% of
people who join a gym find themselves still forking out hefty monthly fees long
after they have stopped working out; deciding perhaps that they have no time to
fit the classes in around families, busy working lives, too far to travel and
other commitments. However if we ask the right questions we will oftentimes
discover that it is not actually the exercise per se which is the problem but the
group setting (a giant turn-off for many people).
So what’s the answer?
Assuming that stagnating in the armchair is not a desirable option, you could perhaps consider developing a bespoke exercise routine along with your own specialist training provider.
Now if you are thinking this is outside the realms of both fantasy and your pocket consider the UK’s number one home fitness brand and what their specially selected personal trainers can offer you and all at affordable costs.
All areas of Scotland, England, Wales and have personal trainers waiting for you
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow – all areas are well represented so our clients can have their
own male or female personal fitness trainer right on tap.
Further information can be found on our website at www.workoutathome.co.uk or why not give us a call on 07920 705058 and let the UK’s premier home fitness brand help you forwards sustainable fitness and the healthy new lifestyle you have always wanted.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
When you join the www.workoutathome.co.uk programme you get
much more than a personalised programme with achievable goals and one-to-one
tuition. You also gain access to a complete Client Support System which has
been created to make it easy for you to reach your desired level of fitness.
helps you to make your own food and
exercise journal which you can add to daily, weekly or whenever you like. Our
innovative system helps you to set achievable goals as well as offering advice
on health, nutrition and diets. You can view your health assessment at any time
and also download new training programmes when you feel you are ready.
The Client Support System helps you stay
connected to your fitness programme, especially helpful on days when you do not
see your personal trainer or when motivation is low.
The Client Support System – always working for you
This innovative tool is available to all our www.workoutathome.co.uk clients to help
you gain maximum benefit from your tailor-made programme. Your personal training
provider will also be happy to advise and guide in all aspects of physical
fitness and wellbeing. Whether you want to lose weight, improve general
all-round health or just want to feel better your personal trainer will create
your own personal programme which can be modified and adapted over time as your
fitness level improves.
We have clients in cities and towns across
the UK so from Newcastle or Norfolk we have a personal trainer ready and
waiting to help you take that first step towards a lifetime of fitness and
Call 07920 705058 or visit our website for more details on how to join
this exciting programme today.
Posted on: Monday, October 7th, 2013
If you want to work out but hate the idea of a public arena then why not think about having your own male or female personal trainer? One-to-one personal training is becoming more and more popular across the country and it’s affordable too. Every major city and town in the UK is represented so whether you live in Nottingham, York, Brighton or Skegness you can be sure there are a team of specially trained personal trainers in your area. Personal training is designed to assess, motivate and encourage fitness at all levels so no matter what your current level of fitness may be, you can start from where you are right now and co-create a personal fitness workout which fits in with your lifestyle. Workout at Home offers mobile male and female personal trainers in every corner of the UK. When you choose the UK’s number one workout at home brand you know you are receiving specialist and quality care and attention to help you get fit and stay fit. www.workoutathome.co.uk has 100% customer satisfaction which is a massive incentive to new users as well as clients who have been with us a long time. In addition to great consumer feedback in terms of raised fitness, health improvement, weight loss and increased confidence, Workout at Home is also proud to be recognised by UK GP’s as a brand of fitness which really does work. More information can be obtained by calling 07920 705058. Don’t delay, get fit today.
Posted on: Friday, October 4th, 2013
It’s no secret that joining a gym takes not only same-day same-time commitment but also a sizeable bank balance, and many people have discovered after paying a hefty gym membership fee they are simply unable to find the time to attend classes on a regular basis.
Whilst there is no denying that effective exercise does require time and commitment it does not have to be as rigorously managed as a gym time. For example did you know you can have your very own one-on-one professional trainer who will come to your home to assist and motivate you through your specially prepared programme? You can select either a male or female trainer as you prefer.
At www.workoutathome.co.uk we have specially selected personal trainers who are ready and waiting to help you manage your own fitness, your own way and in your own home.
Every base is covered
Workout at Home has fitness trainers in every major city across the UK so whether you live in Glasgow, Aberdeen, London or Swansea you can have your own personal trainer right on your doorstep.
Whether you have tried training regimes before or if this is your first time; no matter your age or present level of fitness the personal trainers at www.workoutathome.co.uk specialise in providing the highest standard of service and professionalism to bring you the results you want.
Call 07920 705058 and speak to one of our friendly team. Do it now – you have nothing to lose and fitness to gain.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
It’s Halloween! A favourite time of the year for kids, Halloween instils excitement as they look forward to dressing up as a gruesome character, scaring their neighbours and then being rewarded for it with delicious treats. What a life!
Obviously a little over indulgence during festivities at particular times of the year are an enjoyable aspect of most cultures and overall do little harm. Halloween is a pleasurable time for all the family, but of course it does mean that for days afterwards your kids might well be bouncing off the walls due to sugar highs and an excess of e-numbers. Without putting a damper on celebrations, there is the very serious issue of children consuming far too much sugar during their young lives. Patterns of binging on sweets and overeating generally can extend into adulthood leading to an increase in obesity and associated health conditions such as diabetes. It goes without saying that dentists have an issue with Halloween too.
That doesn’t mean that kids can’t have fun or that you should necessarily stop them eating sweets completely, but here are 5 things you can do to temper the consumption:
1. Make sure your kids have eaten a healthy meal before they go out trick or treating. A child can easily collect thousands of calories worth of sweets and chocolate during Halloween night and they are likely to consume less of it if they are already full.
2. Of course Halloween is an unhealthy night and binge eating shouldn’t be encouraged, but remember that if you are feeding children nutritious food most of the time, a few excesses here and there won’t impact on their health too negatively. It’s not always easy to ensure kids eat healthily which is why many adults turn to their Personal Trainers for diet plans for the whole family. They are educated when it comes to nutrition and can integrate a nutritious eating programme into an effective fitness regime.
3. Your Personal Trainer can also design an exercise programme for your child in order to counteract the risks associated with indulging in too many sugary foods. For example, with just 20 minutes of exercise a day, the risk of a child developing diabetes is reduced according to research carried out at Georgia Health Sciences University.
4. Encourage children to walk round the neighbourhood to trick or treat rather than driving them. Any exercise is better than none even if it is low in intensity such as walking. We habitually drive when we could so easily walk and getting children into the habit of exercising whenever possible will have a big positive impact on their health over the lifespan.
5. Once the kids are back at home, allow them a certain number of sweets there and then and put the rest away (remember that chances are, they will have gorged themselves whilst they are collecting treats). Personal Trainers and Nutritionists recommend children have no more than 1-3 small junk, sweet items a day and it is a good idea to have days where children don’t eat sweets or chocolate at all.
However you approach the treat aspect of Halloween enjoy it!
Posted on: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Your genetic makeup could mean that you are more likely to be obese according to a new study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Data was collected on over 1000 people born in the early 1970s in Dunedin, New Zealand and followed the subjects for nearly 40 years. During this time, researchers investigated how 32 genetic markers for obesity effected growth. Interestingly, these genetic markers are mutations that occurred around 100 years ago before obesity was widespread. The results of this study showed that children exhibiting this genetic risk were between 1.6 to 2.4 times more prone to become obese during adulthood than those without this high genetic risk. Furthermore, those people thought to have had an especially high risk of being obese adults were children who grew rapidly whereas children who grew more slowly had a lower tendency to become obese. However, it didn’t follow that this propensity for weight couldn’t be overturned.
Daniel Belsky, a Research Associate in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University has emphasised that the genetic background of a person doesn’t mean their destiny is determined. Many children in this high risk genetic group did not become obese which highlights the fact that healthy lifestyle habits have a massive positive impact on levels of obesity.
The Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has stressed the complexity of obesity. In an editorial in the same journal he stated that the genes assessed in the research accounted for less than 2% of the disparity in body mass index (BMI), so genetic risks are only a very small part of the picture. The good news is there is scope for intervention. Genes influence the development of individuals, but they are expressed in an environmental context. Presently, the modern world has created an environment that encourages obesity and it is possible to address this no matter how strong the genetic risk is.
The investigation in New Zealand pinpointed factors that reduce the negative effects of the genetic risk. A healthy diet coupled with exercise lowers the chances of a child becoming obese during their whole lifespan, so inheriting a risk doesn’t mean that the future of an individual is written in stone. Moreover, it is never too late to start adopting healthier habits. Many studies into the effects of exercise on older populations have shown that increased activity at any stage in life yields encouraging results when it comes to health. Positive effects range from an improvement in physical health such as increased cardiovascular fitness, to better cognitive functioning. Indeed, increased levels of activity in children are associated with higher IQs as well as improved strength and fitness.
As a result of the Obesity Epidemic across the UK personal trainers are flourishing. Many personal trainers have specialist qualifications, for example ‘Kids Fitness’ or ‘Fitness for Older Adults’ and it is therefore possible to have one trainer work with a whole family while addressing the individual needs within it.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Imagine if you could stay young and fit and live a longer life with no extra cost, pills or surgery? According to recent research this is not only possible, but easy as most of the time you can eat exactly what you would like. The answer is fasting and we are not talking about eating nothing for 40 days and 40 nights. Just reducing your calorie intake to 25% of what you would normally consume for 2 days a week and eating exactly what you like the rest of the time (and that includes burgers and cream cakes!) is enough to get great results.
Genes play a part in longevity and obviously, there’s nothing we can do about that, but lifestyle accounts for up to 70% in determining how long we live for. There are plenty of people who stay young and fit beyond the average lifespan and most achieve this through the traditional methods of eating healthily and exercising regularly. These two lifestyle habits are highly recommended by Personal Trainers because the benefits are enormous in terms of health, so we are not condoning eating junk food constantly or turning into a couch potato. However, from recent research it does seem that you don’t need to continually restrict your diet or spend hours in the gym to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight and protect yourself from obesity related health conditions such as cardio-respiratory diseases, diabetes and certain types of cancer in order to live longer.
Scientists all over the world have been studying ageing and life expectancy for decades and some surprising statistics have triggered some fascinating theories. Over 8 decades ago, research at Cornell University in the USA found that if you severely restrict the amount animals eat, they live longer. Could this be true of humans? The great depression of the 1930’s meant that a vast number of people didn’t have enough to eat as food was so scarce in the dust bowl of the USA. With such hard physical times surely life expectancy would have been lower? Surprisingly from 1929-1933 people lived an average of 6 years longer than they would have done in more bountiful times.
Professor Luigi Fontana, the associate director of the Longevity Research Program at Washington University is investigating this theory. He notes that men who consume a highly nutritious diet with less than 1900 calories a day are much healthier in various ways than their gorging counterparts. These CRONies as they are fondly called (Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition) have superior balance and a faster reaction time than those with a higher calorie intake. Furthermore, the CRONies only have 11% body fat which is equivalent to that of athletes. With such a low percentage of body fat Professor Fontana maintains that there is only a million to one chance of developing strokes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. 40% of deaths in the UK and the USA are due to these fat related health conditions, so keeping the proportion of body fat to a minimum is certainly worth working towards.
One of the world’s leading experts on ageing, Professor Valter Longo has investigated fasting as an effective way of decreasing the proportion of body fat as well as reducing the production of insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which is also linked with longevity. It seems that people with exceptionally low levels of this hormone which is similar to insulin, are protected against cancer, cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes. Too much of this chemical sends the body into what Professor Longo terms ‘go go’ mode where our cells are urged to grow, so don’t have enough time to repair themselves resulting in DNA damage. If we cut calories and protein intake our glucose and IGF-1 levels are lower and this occurs in just 24 hours through fasting.
Professor Longo advocates a four day fast, but obviously this could be very dangerous and is not recommended without supervision by a GP or the guidance of a personal training consultant. Positive long term effects can only be achieved if the general diet followed is a lower protein, plant based one with a four day fast every couple of months.
Further research has investigated more manageable ways of achieving the same results since a four day fast probably isn’t what most people would want to do. Subjects consumed just 25% of what they normally ate (400-500 calories for women and 500-600 for men) twice a week and ate whatever they liked the rest of time. Surprisingly, they did not want to gorge themselves on 175% of their normal calorie intake on non-fast days, so their LDL cholesterol and triglycerides decreased over a 6 month trial period. Interestingly, this alternative day fasting group (ADF) had better results than people who simply ate fewer calories regularly.
Fasting doesn’t just help with weight control and the protection against certain diseases it also has cognitive advantages and limits neurodegeneration. Fasting puts off the onset of Alzheimer’s and Mark Maxim in Baltimore found that sporadic bouts of hunger generated the growth of new brain cells. It seems that fasting has the same positive effect on the brain as exercising has on the body. If we examine our distant past and think about our hunting gathering ancestors, food would not be consistently abundant as it is for most people in the West today. There would have been many periods of time when food would have been scarce and it would have been essential for the mind to be sharp enough to remember where the best food sources were and how to go about locating new ones. Physical health would need to match this functioning in order to catch or pick food. With this evolutional development serving as an advantage in survival it makes sense that a period without food will still have a positive effect on modern humans. Research certainly suggests this is the case and intermittent fasting with regular exercise could be the health revolution needed to prevent the obesity related time-bomb from exploding worldwide and costing nations billions in unnecessary health care.
Posted on: Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Parents with busy lives are often grateful for TV channels that are dedicated to keeping their children entertained, but while the kids are glued to the screen they are consuming more than just entertainment. Advertising companies target fledgling audiences by advertising food and drinks that will appeal to young tastes. Colourful adverts for products in bright, child-friendly packaging high in fat and sugar tempt youngsters into craving unhealthy foods. It only takes a bit of badgering in the supermarket when parents are hassled for children to end up being given sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. Just one or two won’t hurt, but a diet can contain too many unwholesome ingredients far too easily and contribute to the increasing problem of childhood obesity with the related health risks such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Overweight children often become overweight adults and it can difficult to battle against the mass persuasion we are all bombarded with. Children are especially susceptible because they are often not fully aware of the consequences of eating unhealthily combined with a lack of exercise. How can they be expected to resist chirpy ads with the promise of a free gift in a brightly coloured packet of cereal? It is up to parents, personal trainers, governments and health organisations to lead the way in encouraging healthy habits. By 2015 guardians will not have to worry about children watching the Disney Channel because the Walt Disney Company has vowed to ban adverts for junk food on its TV channels as well as their radio stations and websites.
It is not just sweets and fast food that won’t be included in the ban. Any food or beverage with too much sugar or salt will not be allowed to advertise on the channel and a full meal cannot contain more than 600 calories. The Disney guidelines state that adverts for snacks will not be broadcast if they are over 150 calories per ounce or if they contain 6.25 grams of sugar for every 100 calories or 220 milligrams of sodium. Adverts for breakfast cereal will not be shown if they contain over 10 grams of sugar or 200 milligrams of sodium per ounce and juices must contain no added sugar or salt at all. Beverages labelled as ‘juice drinks’ are often perceived as being healthy by consumers due to the healthy ‘juice’ label, but they invariably contain sugar, so reducing the air time adverts have for these products will surely help the fight against weight gain.
The First Lady, Michelle Obama who is a champion in the war against childhood obesity in the States has hailed this move as a positive signal to other TV networks and in the UK we hope that broadcasters will adopt a similar stance to help reduce the problem of obesity.
Posted on: Thursday, June 14th, 2012
When we think about losing weight and trying to improve our fitness levels, the right strategies can be difficult to choose which is why so many people enlist the help of a personal training consultant to set them on the right path. There are so many possible ways to make positive changes in our lives and the tips we are bombarded with can be so overwhelming that it’s no wonder some people feel like giving up before they’ve even begun.
Whilst the demand for personal training continues to grow there is a cost implication and in fact it can be simpler than you may think. A team from the Feinberg School of Medicine at the North Western University, in the US, have discovered that by making just two simple changes in your life you can lose weight.
These changes are:
- Start eating more fruits and vegetables
- Stop sitting on the sofa watching TV.
When it comes to the former, of course we already know this. A healthy diet leads to a healthier body and replacing high calorie foods and snacks with more nutritious fruits and vegetables is bound to lead to more weight loss than not making those healthier substitutions.
The latter change is perhaps a little more surprising because this research found that those people who were instructed to avoid watching TV on the sofa led to them consuming less saturated fat without them making the effort to do so. It seemed to happen automatically.
The study investigated 204 adults who all had high intakes of saturated fat, low intakes of fruits and vegetables and low levels of physical activity. The participants were divided into four groups and given different instructions which they had to adhere to for three weeks. The first group had to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten. The second group had to decrease fat intake and sedentary behaviour. The third were instructed to diet more traditionally i.e. to decrease fat intake and increase levels of physical activity and the final group had to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten as well as decrease sedentary leisure time. If the patients reached their targets and made healthy adjustments to their lives they were paid a fee os $175.
The results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that in nearly all cases the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed increased from the average of 1.2 servings to 5.5 servings and the amount of saturated fat decreased. Sedentary leisure time decreased too, but the shocking finding is that the least amount of improvement took place in the group who were instructed to diet more traditionally. Simply being told to eat more fruit and vegetables and to stop being so inactive is enough to make a marked improvement. Furthermore, even after the payments stopped and people were told they didn’t have to continue with the lifestyle changes, 98% of the subjects did continue for another 6 months and did watch less television as well as eating more healthily. The traditional dieters did not fare as well and were especially bad at increasing their levels of exercise.
It shows that if people are encouraged to get up off the sofa (obviously after they’ve built up their biceps through Diamond Jubilee flag waving!) and start eating a bit more healthily, positive changes be kept up which is key to maintaining a healthy weight