NutriFitActive – Weight Management and Diabetes Class Launches

We’re delighted to announce the launch of NutriFitActive

NutriFitActive is our much anticipated weekly fitness class especially created to support the specific needs of different client groups. NutriFitActive is the perfect way to combine a carefully tailored workout with expert advice on healthy eating, and positive lifestyle habits.

Our first exercise class is designed to cater for weight management and early onset diabetes groups.

The goal? An exciting opportunity to learn about positive eating, get active and have some fun.

In this feature we catch up with Peter Lemon, co-founder of NutriFit Active to find out more and understand exactly what’s involved.

Why did you decide to launch NutriFit Active?

We wanted to cater for clients who are seeking help and support with their nutrition, weight management and fitness but for a variety of reasons choose not to opt for a Personal Trainer. This may be down to budget, preferences for group class exercise or something else. Through our new NutriFit Active classes we are able to help clients giving tailored and specific support that caters for their needs. We will achieve this by offering a range of targeted exercise classes as opposed to a one size fits all approach.

Our one hour classes combine nutrition, weight management and fitness as we believe this is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Each class is divided into two half hour parts. The first half is focused on nutrition where you will be coached on positive eating habits and how to make gradual sustained improvements to your diet. The second half is where we get active with half an hour of carefully tailored exercise appropriate to our different groups, skills levels and capabilities.

Sounds good – Why start with weight management and diabetes?

This is simply due to local demand. We have noticed an increasing need in the community for support with early onset diabetes and weight loss and wanted to do something positive to help.
According to NHS UK ‘If you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes, you may be able to prevent it developing by making positive lifestyle changes…if you already have type 2 diabetes it may be possible to control your symptoms.’

It is recognised that this could be achieved by;

  • A healthy balanced diet
  • Being a healthy weight
  • Stopping smoking
  • Moderate alcohol consumption
  • Regular exercise

What are the benefits for clients who enrol onto the class?

Our aim is to provide you with nutritional and fitness support leading to a healthier, more active you.

Classes are run by Peter Lemon who has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry together with holistic health so you’ll be working with a true professional.

What’s more you’ll get the benefit of being in a group setting with like-minded people creating a positive environment to become fitter and healthier.

Do you need to be a certain fitness level to join?

Certainly not. Everyone has to start somewhere and the most important thing is to take the first step. We are experienced at tailoring exercise to support different clients’ needs and throughout our NutriFit Active classes you will be coached accordingly.

Where and when are the classes taking place and what do they cost?

NutriFit Active classes start on the 3rd April 2017. They run weekly during term time on Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End, Middlesex.

You can join a trial class for £15.00 or pay £66.00 for the 6 remaining weeks of the term.

Pre booking is essential to join our classes.

If you’d welcome some help and guidance on how personal training can help you please get in touch.

T – 07733 233330

E – nutrifitclinic@gmail.com

How a Personal Trainer can help your fitness routine

If your fitness routine seems a bit dull or never really gets started then perhaps it’s time for a revamp.

There are numerous ways a Personal Trainer can add value and help you get into the fitness groove, from awesome HIIT training to maximising your motivation, or helping you swap your usual mundane fitness routine for something altogether more exciting. If this sounds all a bit familiar perhaps it’s time to inject a little variety and spice up your fitness life.

Why mix things up?

Put simply, for maximum results.

Take a gym goer for example, who as part of their fitness routine spends 20 to 30 minutes on the treadmill. Working with one of our Personal Trainers in Ruislip they worked together on an outdoor session taking in the facilities at the lido, giving the usual running routine a real mix up. This isn’t meddling for meddling’s sake though… Peter Lemon from the team here at NutriFit Clinic tells us that ‘varying a workout that’s become routine keeps the body highly tuned and challenged, maximising client gains.’

It’s a common trap to fall into following the same workout, in the same way at the same time, for the same duration. Whilst this may be great for maintenance it does little if your aim is to keep pushing for results.

What about help for those who struggle to get started?

Here a Personal Trainer can offer a life changing investment. The beauty of this approach is that personal training removes the fitness fear experienced by so many who simply don’t feel comfortable in the gym or in a group fitness class.

Take our NutriFit Clinic gym for example. Here we can provide bespoke personal training sessions in Hatch End, Northwood, Pinner, Stanmore, Harrow and beyond helping clients with a wide range of differing goals from a discreet one to one studio based setting.

Peter goes on to tell us, ‘When the client is comfortable with their workout environment it removes the fear of working out. That’s when we can really deliver results.’

With expert coaching and support every step of the way a whole host of opportunities open up. For some clients it may be HIIT training to make the body continue to work harder. For others, it may be weight loss or exercise related health maintenance, that’s the beauty of personal training.
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Taking the first step

It’s important to make the most of the time and budget you have to invest. Just an hour with a Personal Trainer can get you into exercise habits that work for you and last so you can give exercise your all. Alternatively, if you’re seeking ongoing support, regular sessions booked in with a highly qualified Personal Trainer can deliver life transforming results.

How can I find out more?

If you’d welcome some help and guidance on how personal training can help you please get in touch.

T – 07733 233330

E – nutrifitclinic@gmail.com

Healthy Inspiration for Foodies

One of the reasons clients typically seek the expertise and input of a Personal Trainer is for help giving their dietary habits an overhaul. The motivator may be weight loss related, for health reasons or simply because there’s an internal drive to look and feel better.

Recently one of our clients invited a few of the NutriFit Clinic team to the Ideal Home Xmas show in London to see first-hand their Original Pizza Maker. So many of our clients have a love of pizza but rarely do they make their own.  Instead they opt for fast food takeaway or supermarket options greatly limiting the control they have over the ingredients and calories they are consuming.

Now we’re great believers in food choices working well for each individual client.  After all not matter how great the Personal Trainer is if the diet prescribed involves cutting out foods enjoyed and replacing them with far less popular alternatives, the new eating regime will soon become tiresome and hard to adhere to.

So when we discovered the Original Pizza Maker what a discovery this was!

We’re great believers in quality ingredients as a driver to quality nutrition, and that the key to achieving positive nutrition is to seek out healthy alternatives to the foods you enjoy.  When it comes to pizza, what better than a work top based product that means you can whizz up your very own healthy option in a matter of minutes.  For the real foodie you can make your own dough, base sauce and get inventive with a whole host of toppings.

We were fortunate enough to try some tasty samples and before our eyes the authentic ‘firestone’ cooked tasty delights in a matter of minutes.  Our personal favourite was the tomato, Kalamata olive, mushroom and mozzarella.  The tomato base gives a great flavour hit whist packing a lycopene punch and the mozzarella is a fab source of protein, biotin (vitamin B7), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin (vitamin B3).

Pizza Gets Healthy

The fact that the consumer is in complete control of what goes in their pizza is great news.  For clients seeking nutritional guidance they can enjoy this food treat as part of their healthy eating plan.  Under the expert guidance of their Personal Trainer cheese can be replaced with reduced fat options or big flavour varieties that use less product.  What’s more the pizza can be piled high with lean proteins and plenty of antioxidant rich vegetables…what’s not to love!

How can I find out more?

If you’d welcome some help and guidance on how personal training can help you please get in touch.

T – 07733 233330

E – nutrifitclinic@gmail.com

Success Story – Yvonne

I first came to see you in September 2015. Having tried numerous diets in the past none which had been successful and having  very low esteem about the way I looked this has now changed.   I have lost over 30lb and have gone down 4 dress sizes by following my customised eating and exercise programme.

I have tried going to various gyms in the past but always felt very intimidated as I was just shown how to do a few exercises and then left to my own devices so I stopped going.

The reason I like NutriFit Clinic is the one-to-one service they offer and also all the encouragement and support given at each session.

It is the only food and exercise plan that has ever worked for me. Every recommendation they make makes sense and really works and over the past 5 months I feel like I have become much more confident in myself.

I can’t stop telling everyone how fantastic they are. It was the best phone call I have ever made. You have taught me so much about exercise and nutrition and how important it is and I think you are a total inspiration to me. I could never have done so well without all your help and encouragement. I will keep recommending you and I hope that NutriFit Clinic continues to go from strength to strength.

Three Classic Swiss Ball Exercises

Fitness has its trends. There’s the latest craze that arrives full of fanfare, stands the test of time and becomes everyone’s staple. Then there are the fads that whilst they seemed great at the time they quickly fall into the abyss.

HIIT, bootcamps, personal training, pilates and circuits are great examples of fitness trends that are well and truly here to stay. But does anyone still use the ab cruncher, ab roller, or attend step class?

And then there’s classic pieces of kit, usually simple and inexpensive, yet highly effective!

For us the Swiss ball is one of those all time classics.

A great gym or decent personal trainer will own a number of these making sure they’re integrated into training programmes for beginners right the way through to advanced and world class athletes.

Whilst there’s a whole repetoire of moves for this great piece of kit in this feature we’re sharing 3 of our all time classics.

1 – Lateral Ball Roll – A truly big bang exercise hitting every muscle in the body. This exercise requires strength to stabilise clients in all three planes of human movement. Benefits include increased muscle recruitment of hamstrings, glutes and the abdominal wall, improved balance and coordination.

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The Technique

Looks easy but be warned looks are deceiving! It’s all about small subtle movement this one to begin.

From a sitting position on a Swiss ball roll down the ball so the head, shoulders and upper back are supported on the ball.

Place the tongue to the roof of the mouth behind the front two teeth and keep the belly button drawn in toward the spine

Move across the ball to the right keeping the alignment hold 2 seconds, then back to the centre and then to the left hold 2 seconds. Build to 5 reps each side.

Keep the hips up in line with the shoulders and pelvis level.

2 – SHEBOB

IMGP0711The Technique

From a sitting position on a Swiss ball roll down the ball so the head, shoulders and upper back are supported on the ball.IMGP0712

Place the tongue to the roof of the mouth behind the front two teeth and keep the belly button drawn in toward the spine.

With the hips up and in line with the shoulders slowly lower the hips toward the floor keeping the shins vertical and the head on the ball. The knees should not extend beyond the toes. Slowly lift the hips back to the start position. Perform 6-10 reps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 – Two Legged Bridge

SHEFOB Finish

SHEFOB FinishThe Technique

With the legs hooked over a Swiss ball and arms outstretched with the palms facing upward extend the hips and lengthen the legs keeping the belly button drawn inward toward the spine. Hold this position for 3 seconds before slowly returning to the start position. Repeat for 6-10 repetitions. By lowering the arms and/or moving the ball further away from the pelvis will make this exercise more challenging.

Now time to get on the ball and enjoy these classics!