winter

5 winter workout tips you won’t want to miss

When you’re serious about fitness and physical health, winter workouts are unfortunately a must. The cold weather and dwindling daylight hours bring their fair share of challenges – whether you’re hitting the gym or heading outdoors for a run. Whatever your preferred methods or personal goals may be, it’s important to properly prepare for physical activity during winter to ensure …

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What body type are you? How to find out – and why it’s important

When deciding how to approach a nutrition and fitness plan for your objectives, working out which body type category you fall into can help to significantly improve your chances of achieving the results you want more efficiently – and in a shorter space of time. Read on to learn how to determine your body type and why it’s so important …

James Dadge Featured in the Manchester Evening News

Another client who has become a real friend to everyone here at the gym was interviewed by the Manchester Evening News in December 2017 on his wake up call that he wanted to be healthier and change his lifestyle with James it was a picture of him on holiday with his young sons that gave him the jolt to do …

Mike Lord life changing story in the Manchester Evening News

If you train at Ollie Lawrence then you will no doubt have bumped into Mike in the gym during 2017 and noticed his life has changed with his own wake up call as he calls it and the determination it brought him along with working one to one with Shaun O’Brien here in the gym who put a focused plan …

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Easy protein pancakes – perfect for frosty mornings

Winter mornings call for comfort food – especially pre- or post-gym session. Pancakes are arguably one of the tastiest, most versatile and satisfying breakfast options out there – they can be served hot, cold, savoury or sweet. Here we share our easy, protein-packed recipe – with a few nutritious accompaniments for a supercharged snack or beefed up breakfast. Ingredients 2 …

Cash for Kids – Official drop-off location!

As the festive period fast approaches everyone at Ollie Lawrence Personal Trainer is reminded of Key 103’s Cash for Kids and the remarkable work that they do. And it’s for that reason that we are proud to be an official drop off location again this year. So what does Cash for Kids do? Well, unsurprisingly the name kind of gives …

Interval training to maximise your day!

Time. Sometimes it feels like there isn’t enough to fit everything in. First you have to get the kids ready for school, then you have to get to work, then when you get back in it’s time to get dinner ready. Before you know it you’re in bed recharging your batteries ready for the next day. Now try and factor …

5 ways to motivate yourself for winter workouts

As winter draws closer, finding the motivation to workout gets harder. When it’s cold and dark outside the last thing most people feel like doing is donning fitness gear and heading out into the elements to the gym or for an outdoor workout. It’s dark when you leave for work and return home. The rain is horrendous, the wind is …

Kerri Parker Miss United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Kerri Parker as she goes forward with her campaign to win another Miss United Kingdom. Kerri Parker left her career in the armed forces where she served as a medic whilst studying to become a DR to pursue a modelling career, thinking it was something to enjoy whilst she was young. Needless …

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Video: How the food you eat affects your brain

Did you know that while the human brain only takes up roughly 2{e247ef2f99dfc0bc75e074b1ac933c200478cf8913d2da2bbe9d5daddf1eb195} of our body weight, it uses up around 20{e247ef2f99dfc0bc75e074b1ac933c200478cf8913d2da2bbe9d5daddf1eb195} of our energy intake? We think about how much nutrition our body needs, but do we ever think about how to food we eat affects our brain? In a recent video posted by Ted-Ed, we take a good …