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The Biggest Fitness Myths Debunked

The Most Common Fitness Misconceptions

1. Weight training makes women bulky


Women do not produce enough testosterone for this to be possible

Weight training should be a key part of any ladies plan

Weight training 1-2 times a week can give females muscle definition, therefore bettering their body shape

2. You can’t exercise if your ill


You must only avoid exercise if you have a fever or if your symptoms are below the neck

If you have a common cold, moderate exercise is ok. this will not prolong your illness but may not make it shorter either

3. Working out once a week will increase your fitness level


The ACSM guidelines (American College of Sports and Medicine) say, to increase your cardiovascular fitness you must do:

30-60 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 times a week


20-60 minutes of vigorous exercise, 3 times a week

4. Doing sit ups will help to lose belly fat


Doing one million sit ups a day is futile and pointless and bad for your lower back!

Unfortunately, you can’t spot reduce fat and (certainly with females) during weight gain, the belly is the first place it goes to, and when trying to lose it, its the last place to come off

The only way to reduce belly fat is to consistently do regular cardiovascular exercise, and improve your nutrition

Over time, you will begin to see muscles in your core, as you lose the fat thats over the top.

The SC Personal Training Recipe Book

The SC Personal Training recipe book is now available at a special introductory price of £7.00 Containing 21 recipes to help fuel your fat loss, this book is an invaluable aid in your journey towards being fit. To get a copy of the book, click on one of the purchase links. You will be takenContinue Reading


Outdoor Fitness Class Every Sunday morning, 9am at Peoples Park Begins Sunday August 31st Only £5 per person To book your place, please contact 07969 233525

Starlight Studios/Tabata Fitness Class

    Last week i went to have a business meeting at starlight studios in Turweston about the possiblity of running a fitness class there. I found the owners to be very helpful and very sociable. They were very positive about the possible collaberation, so we sat down and talked at length about the ideaContinue Reading

Happy days!

Last week I coached a Tabata fitness class. I had several new faces come along (of which im always very happy to welcome in) Each and every member that atttended give it 100% and I left feeling very happy and very proud The next day, I recieved this email from someone who came along thatContinue Reading

HIIT is the new craze that’s making its mark in the fitness industry. The new “in” thing

  High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT, is what it says it is. Short bursts of intense, fast paced exercise, with short recovery periods. The most common form of HIIT is Tabata.  It was founded in Japan by Izumi Tabata.  He conducted tests on two groups of athletes; comparing moderate high intensity training withContinue Reading