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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

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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.


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.


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 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!