February Round up

PT-Pic-2Sorry guy’s I know I haven’t been keeping up with the blog but thought I’d drop in quickly to give an update.

February has been a busy month, training many new clients and training myself.

With the weather starting to get warmer I’ve decided that a gym wear update was needed. I’ve decided to get custom gym wear from my local t-shirt printers in London.

I got a couple of tee’s with my personal training name and number and a few with motivational quotes as I’m a sucker for them.

In other news I’ve been working hard on my diet, trying to cut out a few items for the ultimate summer bod. I’ve been keeping a diary of how it’s been going and might possibly put it in a mini case study!

Apart from that not much else has been going on, just training ready for Tough Mudder.

I’m doing Tough Mudder 2015!

mudder-photosIt’s official, I’m officially going to Tough Mudder 2015, I missed out going last year due to an injury but hopefully that’s now behind me and Tough Mudder 2015 is now on!

I decided that I will be doing the event for charity, information about that coming soon but I’ve just ordered some t-shirts to help promote my fundraising for the event from My Personalised Clothing who were kind enough to donate them to the cause.

As I mentioned more info about the charity and the event will be coming soon, in the meantime I’ll ensure to start doing some training in the run up to the event, it’s been a while since I trained for an event so it seemed the perfect time to start getting back into a scheduale, and look to maybe doing a marathon for my 2016 challange.

But until then it’s time keep an eye on Sky Sports News in the hope that Arsenal may actually put their hands in their pockets and get someone in before the end of transfer deadline day.

What is this new trend “Bubble Football”?

Bubble football is called loopyball in Germany while the rest of the European countries call it bubble soccer. Bubble football is the brainchild of a 30-year-old former asbestos surveyor who quit his job to set up his own company. And he must be feeling ecstatic right now because this somewhat silly game has taken the world, especially the football-playing countries, by storm.The Rules of Bubble Football. There are 14 players, 7 from each team, at any time in the field. Each one is enclosed in an inflatable bubble that looks like a zorb bubble, only much smaller and covers the player from the head down to a bit above the knee.Just like regular football, one player will act as the goalkeeper while the rest of the team try to take possession of the ball and drive it into the opponent’s goalpost. The rest of the rules pretty much follow that of its more serious sibling.

Here Comes the Fun Part

Because the player’s legs and feet are the only body parts really free to move around and he is encased inside a bouncy ball made of plastic, expect to get more than a few laughs.

It’s almost impossible to avoid collision with both teammates and players of the opposing team. Reduced visibility and mobility also make it hard to keep possession of the ball.

The result? A bunch of players running, bumping, bouncing, and rolling around while trying to play a game of football. Getting up alone is a difficult task on its own. Leg tackling is impossible because a player can’t touch the feet as they are restricted by the bubble. Players end up knocking each other down. It’s pretty hilarious

Also, because of the bubble’s design, the encased players are completely safe even if they fall or tumble down. A player also doesn’t need to have football skills to play this fun sport — just a sense of humor.

Controlling the Hidden Sugar in Your Diet

WSJ-Sugar-bailout-3.15.13-1There is sugar in almost all kinds of food, but it may come in a form you would not usually recognise. In other words, you may be consuming sugar without being aware of it. Food does not have to be sweet to the tongue to contain a considerable amount of sugar.Besides the natural sugar that is present in fruit and dairy, the sugar you eat can be in “added” form, which is combined with food during preparation. Research on added sugar suggests that common eating habits include the consumption of twice the amount of what is actually utilised by the body.Where does the excess sugar go? When unused, they are converted into stored energy, which is represented by fat in the adipose tissue. The buildup is commonly found in the midsection, contributing to the belly mass. This can lead to serious complications in health and lifestyle. It has been observed by many research studies that excesses in sugar consumption can lead to diabetes and heart diseases.

Lowering your daily levels of sugar consumption can help you maintain a body mass that is optimum to your natural physique. There are a few easy ways to start controlling the sugar in your diet, such as the following:

  1. Learn the many names and disguises of sugar. The food labels on the items in your grocery cart may conceal added sugar in various colorful terms. Molasses are one example. Ingredients that have the suffix “-ose” such as sucrose or fructose are indicative of sugar content.
  1. Be wary of standard healthy food. Added sugar can be present in organic ingredients such as honey and yogurt. Even canned fruit packed in syrup can contain twice or even thrice the amount of added sugar as compared to fresh fruit, which contain none.
  1. Sugar can be drunk, too. Liquid drinks may have more sugar content than the food you eat. Even the healthy ones are chock full of artificial sweeteners. For instance, a regular bottle of enhanced water can contain as much as eight teaspoons of sugar. Smoothies, the favorite diet drink, may have as much as twelve teaspoons of the stuff per 30 ml.

Cutting down on sugar intake can be a slow, even painful process, especially if you’ve had a sweet tooth for as long as you can remember. But the key is in steady moderation. Gradual recognition and deciding daily on your sugar intake can increase your overall physical health. Once you do, don’t forget to give yourself a treat.

Post provided with help of http://defendyourhealthcare.us/ – thanks guys!

The Importance Of Travel insurance

I was shocked about something one of my personal training clients told me today when I was speaking about my holiday.She’s never taken travel insurance when she goes away. I wouldn’t step foot off that plan knowing I never had travel insurance.

I’m off to Tobago for a diving trip, something I’ve always wanted to learn and can’t wait to get away from the cold in the UK.

As well as my standard travel insurance, I also got specialist scuba diving travel insurance for my trip, you never know what might happen and with my career and just out of care I don’t want to run the risk of paying huge health deals.Scubadiving