Health & Wellbeing

A series of articles covering issues with your health.

Why you won’t lose weight running but 3 things you can do to feel better!

I know. You won't lose weight running. Odd statement coming from me. But sadly, very true. Recently I had a Transformation Session with a lovely lady called Heidi, who has been trying to lose weight for years. Things finally came to a head for … [Read more...]

It’s official, the pregnancy waddle does exist!

The Pregnancy Waddle - as much as we hate to admit it - we all did it, and now scientists have finally confirmed its existence. When I was expecting the twins I moved like an aircraft carrier never mind a waddle. According to a team from Japan, a … [Read more...]

How Parent Gym has helped 4000 families flourish

The Parent Gym ethos is simple. Support parents to develop the skills and confidence to help their families flourish. Since it was set up in 2010, Parent Gym has helped more than 4000 parents. This number includes those from the 10 schools and … [Read more...]

Dump Dieting; Start Living by Helen Hendry

I wonder how long your New Year’s resolutions lasted this year. If you’ve got willpower of steel, you might just about still be going with them. But according to a GovPoll New Year’s resolutions survey in 2015, 35% of respondents wanted to lose weight, … [Read more...]

Surviving the festive period by Helen Hendry

The countdown to Christmas Day begins! The kids have broken up from school, the Christmas cake is well boozed and the goose is getting fat. Last minute shopping to do, and then time to relax, enjoy and be merry? In theory, yes. But if you’re a … [Read more...]

A Surprising Trick To Ease Ear Infection Pain by Ian Male

Have Your Little Ones Got An Ear Infection? Make Them A Magical Onion Hat! First off I suppose I should introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me. My name is Ian Male, I’m the owner and Head Trainer of Greenwich Training, a local health and … [Read more...]

Developing a healthy relationship with food and your body

I often talk about working with people to help them develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. But what does this even mean? I wish I could give you a dictionary definition answer, but I’m still cultivating my own as we speak. So … [Read more...]

Autumn resolutions

September is upon us and there’s a certain freshness in the early morning air that reminds us that autumn is on its way. The kids have gone back to school and the leaves are beginning to change their colour to a rusty red, marking new beginnings for … [Read more...]

Pressure vs Pleasure.

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the pressure we all too often put ourselves under to better ourselves. Whether it be to lose weight, get fit, give up drinking, stop smoking, save money or [insert your own example here] ... too many of us put so … [Read more...]

The truth about fat

What does the word fat mean to you? How does it make you feel when you hear it or use it? There are so many ways in which this word can be used, but for many people, this tiny three letter word often leaves us feeling negative and plays a huge role in … [Read more...]

Top dieting secrets

How many times have you been on a diet, lasted only a few weeks and then beaten yourself up for having no ‘willpower’? If that sounds familiar, I’m here to let you in on a few secrets, and to be the bearer of good news… willpower is not the issue. … [Read more...]

The Power of Slow

Unless you have never read an article about fitness or weight loss you must have heard of the word metabolism. We also closely link this word with our body weight. High metabolism = slim body, slow metabolism = overweight body, hence we all want to … [Read more...]

How hard should I exercise?

Exercise? When I read articles I notice more and more that there is a massive trend in the fitness industry which glorifies exercise as an all-out war on the body. Go hard or go home...I really don’t think so! This fashion is a symptom of a much … [Read more...]

Why is a Breakfast so important

Even the name says it - break the fast - however we often skip the most important meal of the day mostly due to lack of time. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert and perform better at work or in studying than people who skip … [Read more...]

Girls, master the Full Press Up!

Many of our female clients approach us with the request to be able to do a full press up. Most ladies have the desire to be able to master a major strength exercise such as the press up, but don't have the knowledge of where to start and how to progress … [Read more...]

Why you should never exercise to lose weight

I often watch the people in the gym who are our most committed members, and talk to them about their exercise routines, goals and aspirations. We have a group of guys whom come rain or shine, always make it down to the gym and do their exercises. When … [Read more...]

Should I exercise when under the weather?

I had a week at work when a few of my clients have been feeling sick and under the weather. I had some of them still come into the gym not wanting to get out of their routine but very rightly some of them stayed at home under the covers. There is … [Read more...]

My Vitaliser Home Workout

This month considering the likelihood of a pretty cold and wet February, I thought I would give you some ideas for some fun movement at home. I usually encourage my clients to do some form of exercise outdoors just to top up on sunshine and fresh air. … [Read more...]

Why Love Fitness?

I have been in the fitness industry for close to a decade and wasn't at all surprised by a research that came out recently proving that 98% of diets fail, meaning the participants end up putting the weight back on or even end up heavier than at the start … [Read more...]

Winter Survival with Greenwich Training

Exercising regularly and eating well can be difficult, and this is especially true across the next few months. After our blink-and-you'll-miss-it summer, the nights are drawing in and winter is on the way. Comforting meals begin to make an appearance on … [Read more...]