weight

Three reasons you’re not losing weight

One of the main reasons people invest time and money in a fitness regime is to lose weight. Although the perception of weight loss is skewed (it’s not always an indication of good health and physical fitness), it’s true that many people are overweight when they embark on their fitness journey. If your main goal is losing weight, it’s sadly …

Five tips for a toned stomach

It’s a common objective for many at the gym – the toned, flat stomach, washboard abs the six-pack. Whatever you want to call it, a toned, lean midsection can be tricky to achieve – and results require a delicate balance of different techniques and strict dietary control. Here we share expert five tips to help you to work towards a …

Another Three reasons you’re not losing weight

Many people hit the gym specifically with the goal of toning up and losing some weight – but it’s a misunderstood objective. In actual fact lots of men and women find that when they begin to invest time in a solid gym routine their weight increases – but their waistline gets smaller. Where weight loss is needed however there can …

6 reasons to pick up weights

When you think of ways to get lean and reduce body fat, which types of exercise immediately spring to mind? Often we think of cardio as the sure-fire, swiftest way to shape up. But whatever your goals or objectives may be, weight training should also be an essential aspect of your fitness regime. Here we share six reasons to pick …

4 things to look for when choosing gym gear

Whilst many focus on the what, where and why of working out, the truth is that what you wear to the gym does have an impact on your performance. Here we share four key things to look for when choosing gym gear. Comfort Comfort is our number one criteria – and understandably so. Without comfort you can’t perform at your …

circuit training

Why is circuit training so effective?

Circuit training is more popular than ever before – and it’s easy to see why. Quick, efficient, high-intensity – this technique has been shown to burn fat, raise metabolism and help the body to build muscle more efficiently. So what makes circuit training so effective, and how could it help you to fulfil your fitness objectives? A universal workout Circuit …

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 …

body type

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 …

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 …