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All for Charity!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Hi All,

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Here at Foresight you know we are big into all things charity.  We would like to encourage you all to have a look at the efforts of team at Whitbread Manchester, who are taking on the awesome task of Mount Kilimanjaro.  We wish them all the very best in this endeavor and if you can, give them a few pennies to help them towards thier massive target of £21,000 for Great Ormond Street!

Here is what they had to say:

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We are taking on MOUNT KILIMANJARO (yes you heard us correctly)!!!

On 6th Feb 2014 we shall be off to Africa to embark on our toughest challenge yet!

Here’s where you guys come in…. we need YOUR HELP to get us there 😉

Please have a nosey at our fundraising page:

www.justgiving.com/manchester2mountain

Or text the code MTOM 55 and the amount you’d like to donate to 70070
(so your text might look like this MTOM 55 £5)
 
A massive thank you from our brave team of Whitbread Wanderers, Kelly Stretton, Gemma Raby, Mukhtar Hussain, Gary Phillips and Fran Broadhurst… Thaaannnkk yoooouuuu 🙂

This is the ONLY charity event we will be promoting this year so, please give generously!  Look out for regular updates on thier progress.

TOM

Exciting new development!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Hi All

Just a real quick post to say look out for a MASSIVE announcement on 1st Sep! We are launching a new product that we hope will blow both existing and new clients away!

Tom

Counselling Cheshire (CMG Counselling)

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Hi All,

We here at foresight Personal Training are big believers in the importance of having a healthy mind, this coupled with a healthy body will lead of overall wellbeing. So what do you do when you feel that your mind, thought processes or emotions are not as healthy as they could be?

We have been looking at the different ways that we can support our clients in keeping their minds nice and healthy, we have come across an awesome Counselling Service called CMG Counselling. They provide a quality service across the Manchester and Cheshire area.

If you need Counsellling in Manchester or Counselling in Cheshire, these really are the people to talk to.

So what does CMG Counselling offer?

* Bereavement and loss
* Self harm
* Abuse
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Self esteem / confidence
* Separation and divorce
* Relationship problems
* Domestic violence
* Post natal depression
* Stress

As yu know we only reccommend the very best professionals, and the people at CMG are just that, they are supportive and understanding and best of all there to listen!

Personal Training Course Manchester

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hi All,

Recently i have had a fair few clients and other people ask about how they become a personal trainer, so i thought i would post a link to the personal training course in Manchester.

If you interested in becoming a personal trainer Fitness Industry Education are well worth a look, a great company with some great training options.  I am not on a commission but I do tutor and assess for this company so if you come along to one of the Manchester based training courses you might meet me.

For honest advice about becoming a personal trainer do please feel free to contact me.

TOM

Benefits of Using a Personal Trainer-Manchester

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Hi All,

In this blog post I am going to look at some of the benefits of using a Personal Trainer and how once you have found the right personal trainer they can work with you to help you achieve your personal wellbeing goals!

Using a Personal Trainer offers you a number of benefits over working out alone. The most common reason that people use a personal trainer is the motivating factor that they can bring and encouraging the individual to push out that last rep, run that last mile, and generally work harder during a training session.  This can’t be a bad thing can it?

Having a trainer also makes it so you have somebody to account to over those missed training sessions, an effective personal trainer can help you to keep training fun and effective by giving you just the right amount of encouragement and also questioning those missed sessions on those low energy days. They can also help you to re-assert your goals that you have set yourself  and help you stay focused and on track.

Under the guidance of a qualified personal trainer you will also be sure that you are exercising in the way that will give you the result that you want and most of all safely. Your personal trainer should be there to ensure that you are using correct technique and you are working within your limits. This can greatly reduce the risk of injury and avoid any stoppages in yourconstant progression towards your goal!

Some of the specific benefits of using a Personal Trainer include:-
-Reduced body fat percentage
-Increased lean muscle mass (improved tone)
-Weight loss/gain
-A stronger, leaner, more toned body
-Stronger abdominal and back muscles, leading to better posture
-Improved  flexibility
-Improved cardiovascular ability
-Improved sporting performance
-Help to keep you moving towards your goal

There are a number of other wellbeing benefits that you will also receive just by keeping your body in a better shape. These include:
-Increased energy levels
-Feeling less tired and lethargic –
-Looking and feeling better in yourself
-Improved self-confidence
-The desire to eat a more healthy and balanced diet
-Improved sleep patterns

With all these benefits can you afford not to at least give a FREE taster session a go?

Your personal trainer will want to see you achieve your personal goals, they will do everything that they can to help you. Each and every client is very important to us and we try to make sure that you get the very best out of your time training with us!

If you are looking for a Personal Trainer in Manchester or anywhere else in the UK please do contact us and we will be able to put you in contact with one of our highly trained personal training team.


What is the FITT principle?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Hi All,

I have been working with a number of new personal trainers in Manchester recently, I have been helping them to improve their base level skills and this we know will help them get much better results for their clients.

We have been working through a number of theories and principles over the past few days and I though some of these are so easy, they really can be applied by anyone to their choices of physical activity.  One of these principles is called FITT.

So What is the FITT Principle?

The FITT Principle is basically four variables that need to be controlled in order to dictate the intensity of your physical activity.

The four variables are:-

  • Frequency
  • Intensity
  • Time
  • Type

So what do these mean?

Frequency – How often are we choosing to perform a given activity? e.g. Once a day/week, every other day…

Intensity – How hard will we be working? e.g. light, moderate, vigorous, maybe going off a target Heart Rate

Time – How long will we do the activity for? e.g. 5 minutes, 30 reps…

Type – What type of activity will we use to be most effective at achieving our goal? e.g. walking, resistance machines…

Look out for our posts over the next few days applying this principle to the different types of exercise you need in your life! Then you can look at applying this to the activities you engage in!

TOM

Review: Eighth Day, Manchester

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Hi All,

This is one for all my Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire people.

The Eight Day is a Vegetarian shop and cafe based in Manchester city centre.  The store has been open since September 1970 and has a long and vibrant history of bring great vegetarian and whole food products to the people of Manchester.  The store itself has had several moves over its history mainly within the Oxford Road area.  The store is now located in a very good looking unit on Oxford Road itself.  The business is run as a workers co-operative, and I feel that this is reflected in the very high levels of services that customers receive.  Their is no bored and grumpy checkout staff, rather everyone I have come across in my 10+ years of using the store has been happy, helpful and seem genially to love the organisation they work in and also the products they sell.  It is great to see some passion about good food!

The shop itself has a great atmosphere, with a wide range of great products.  It is very surprising the vast range of goods that are stocked at The Eighth Day.  It really is a one stop shop for all your health food needs.

The cafe serves up some amazing, fresh, organic food.  It has a real home kitchen feel, it is not like eating out at a restaurant it is more like going round to a friends for dinner.  The menu has something for everyone and is constantly changing.  What more could you ask for? Good food, great atmosphere and a friendly staff.  If your passing by and you start to get those rumbles in your stomach I would defiantly suggest that the Eight Day Cafe is a great pit stop, to eat and take some time out.

The Eight Day also has a great range of events that have included live music, make over nights, fund raisers and much more!  The place really is buzzing with activity every time you go in.  So have a look at the Eighth Day Website and drop into any of the events that might be of interest to you!

The Eighth Day is located at 111 Oxford Road, Manchester.  If you have not popped your head in yet, why not?

Keep up the great work!

TOM

Review: Unicorn Grocery Chorlton

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I have just been down to Unicorn grocery chorlton and I am always amazed at the range of produce that they have in store.

A bit of history about the place, it was established in 1995 and has rapidly grown to be the UK’s biggest, and in my opinion best whole food outlet.  It is not just me who thinks so The Observer Food Monthly’s named Unicorn ‘Best Independent Shop’ and Radio Four Food Programme’s ‘Best Local Food Retailer in 2008’. The unit they are based in is large for a health food store and that is what initially hits you as you enter.  It is bright and airy allowing customers to browse and buy in comfort.

The focus of the store is on locally produced, fair trade, organic and wholesome foods.  I think one of the major points that has made Unicorn so successful is that the prices are not restrictive, they are highly competitive when compared to the supermarkets. I have found in many cases that the organic, locally grown veg can be slightly cheaper than the supermarkets.  But based on quality there is no comparison, Unicorn win hands down!

The store also owns a plot of land that is a stones throw form the shop itself, which has allowed Unicorn grocery chorlton to produce its own stock.  This stuff looks and tastes amazing.  The range of produce is vast, we have come along way from the health food shops that only carried a very limited range of products.  Unicorn’s product range includes beer, wine, bread and an amazing deli counter!

The thing with Unicorn grocery is that you can go in there and potter around picking out the produce you want, and if your stuck the staff are really friendly and informative.  Get to the check out and be genuinely surprised at how little you have spent.

I would whole heartedly recommend that anyone in the Chorlton area have a look in Unicorn.  You will be very pleasantly surprised!

Thanks to the team at Unicorn for all the hard work and great levels of innovation and development!

I wish you all the best for the future.

TOM

 

Western A Price Foundation in Manchester

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Hi All,

I have some great news for you all, I have recently been approved by the Western A Price Foundation to establish a Chapter in the Manchester area. I would like to say a big thanks to Kathy and Sally Fellon at the WAPF for all thier support!

We have started putting togather a list of resources and a web page that will appear on the site in the next couple of weeks.

I will also be doing a series of blog posts that will give you some background on the WAPF, it’s history and work.

If you would like to become involved in the WAPF or find out more about it please do just get in contact.

Tom

Like Steak?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Hi All,

Just watched this video by Sean Croxton, like steak? I love it! It will make your mouth water just watching!

Like cooking need healthy ideas? Have a look at Underground Wellness TV!

TOM