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Some great kettlebell exercises

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Hi guys,

Been working with some Personal Training clients this weekend with the good old Kettlebells, so here is a little video I found on You a Tube to spread the love!

Enjoy, comment and share!,

Tom

Tom Godwin in PT Magazine

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

As some of you are aware I am now writing a regular column in the industry leading magazine for personal trainers, PT Magazine. I thought even though these articles are aimed at personal trainers that a number of you out there may find them interesting!

Please share and ask any questions you may have!

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What is interval training?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Over the past couple of years interval training has become very popular in all areas of the fitness industry, especially personal trainers.  I often get asked about interval training, what it is and what are the benefits of it for a wide variety of training goals.  I thought I would start off with a simple background to interval training and then in future articles move onto talking about some of the more advanced aspects of this interesting and highly effective training system.

What is interval training?

Interval training is a system that allows participants to improve the amount of work they can do over a period of time by using alternating rounds of higher intensity work with lower intensity recovery periods.  It has been promoted as a highly time efficient way of training that allows participants to make good cardiovascular gains in a relatively short period of time.

How does interval training work?

The basic idea is that during the high intensity periods the body starts to build up lactic acid, this makes this period difficult to maintain for a long time.  But then a lower intensity period allows for recovery and the body attempts to break down and remove the lactic acid formed.  You are basically alternating between anaerobic (faster paced, sustainable for a shorter duration) and aerobic (slower pace, sustainable for a longer duration) forms of exercise.   The stop start approach to activity is one of the interesting aspects of interval training as it allows the body to get used to recovering from high intensity activity at a increasingly rapid rate.

This method has been used to improve performance on a number of levels such as the improvement of lactate threshold and the ability to withstand training in that zone, the method also has a building effect on the cardiovascular system with a good cross over into may CV based sports and activities.  This means that many people who use interval training will be able to work cardiovascularly for a longer duration, at a faster rate than they would have been able to do without this form of training.

There is mounting amount of research that suggests that interval training may be as, if not more effective than more steady state exercise and returns the same benefits as longer durations of LSD style training.    The ACSM also suggest that in terms of calorific burn interval training burns more calories than equivalent work done at a more LSD type pace.

All in all this interesting style of training returns great results for those using it and is easy on that one thing that we all lack….time.

In my next blog post on this issue we will look at how to incorporate interval training into your current routine!

As always any question lease do let me know!

TOM

Some great kettlebell exercises

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Sun Over Manchester

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Hi All,

Well we have some sun here in Manchester, it is great to see. So here is just a little reminder to make the most of it, get out and about and get some physical activity in while your catching some rays!

Remember use sun screen!

TOM

2012 is Nearly Here!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Hi All,

New Year is just hours away!

Hope you all have a Happy and Healthy 2012!

TOM

FREE Race for Life 2012 Training Plan

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The race for life is an annual event held in parks all over the UK, it is a race for women to raise awareness and cash for Cancer research. The event is unique in the way that it brings women together from a range of backgrounds and experiences with the common aim to fight cancer. Most of the runners run in memory of at least one friend or relative who has suffered from cancer.

This is fast becoming the largest running event for women in the UK, the event is great to be involved in as it is a no ego, low competition race. That just sees most people coming out for a good day and to help raise money for a good cause.

If you have not got a place sign up quick as places often run out fast!

FREE Race for Life Training Plan

What do you get in your Race for Life Training Plan?

  • Pre event guide
  • A Race for Life Training Plan
  • Training Log
  • Motivational E-mails
  • Hints and Tips

All you need to do is fill in the form below and click the link in the first e-mail to get your FREE Race for Life 2012 Training Plan.

To enter and support this great event all you need to do is visit the Race for Life Website.

This is a great, fun, but challenging event. Why not join in and help raise some much needed cash for a very good cause!

TOM

I want one!!!!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hi All,

Just surfing as i do, and found this awesomevideo of a group in San Diego training with a sled.

I WANT ONE!!!!

What do we all thnk, clients, readers, do you think we could get some use out of it?

TOM

Get Geared up for the New Year

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Hi All,

It is already December, and it will be New Year before we all know it.  Well us here at Foresight Personal Training are getting geared up to help a wave of new clients in the new year rush to improve health, wellbeing and fitness.  We have helped so many clients in 2010 and we are looking forward to working with many more in 2011.

The key aspect that clients come to us for is motivation and accountability.  They are looking for someone or a group of people who can drive them to their wellbeing goals.  We do this in a very simple way.

We will:-

  • Educate you (on the basics of nutrition and exercise)
  • Lead you towards your goals in small manageable steps that add up to a massive RESULT
  • Support you
  • Motivate you

All we need off you is your goal and the desire to achieve it!

If you would like to know how you can make 2011 your year of health and wellbeing do get in contact and arrange a FREE no obligation taster session with one of our personal trainers in your area.  So call now on 0161 610 0354, or fill in the form below.

TOM

Bridal Fitness

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Are you planning the biggest day of your life?

Do you want to look your very best on your wedding day?

Well you have come to the right place, Foresight Personal Training are specialists in Bridal Fitness and helping brides to look stunning on thier wedding day.  We have been helping brides get to the peak of fitness for over ten years.

We follow a 12 week program that is GUARENTEED to get you in shape, lose some excess weight, and tone up.  But above all it will make you feel great, fit, healthy, and full of energy.  Helping you to get the very best start in married life.

So how do we do this, well it is no magic cure, when working with brides we need you to dedicate 100% to the challenge, and follow our simple advice. We will do the rest, we will motivate, support but most of all challenge you in a fun but productive environment!

We follow the Foresight Training System that has helped 1000’s of people reach thier goals.  This system is hugely effective and we are so confident it will help get you into tip top shape we GUARENTEE it!

So why not sign up for a FREE tsater sessions with one of our Bridal Fitness Experts Today!

Just fill in the form below for a call back or call us on 0161 610 0354 for more information.