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What, you still go to the gym or are exercising now you’re pregnant?!

I hear so many people say “its not good for the baby training while pregnant” or “you should enjoy putting your feet up and eating whatever you like”. In our opinion this is crazy as there are soooo many benefits of training throughout pregnancy. So here are a few: 1 – You’re likely to gainContinue reading “What, you still go to the gym or are exercising now you’re pregnant?!”

Fortitude – the gift that keeps on giving. Reconditioning a 47 year old body with Semi-Private Personal Training

After 12 months of training at Fortitude I’d hit some pretty cool personal fitness goals; lost 20kg of body fat and completed a half-Ironman distance triathlon.  As great as this was, I’d also noticed quite a few niggles with my 47 year old body that were hampering my performance and causing injuries.  The mobility andContinue reading “Fortitude – the gift that keeps on giving. Reconditioning a 47 year old body with Semi-Private Personal Training”

My First 30 days – New Home, New Gym, New Friends.

Regardless if you’re a first timer or a hard-core lifting expert, egos are left at the door. I have always been into fitness, for 10 years I swam competitively and since I gave that up, I felt a bit lost. So, when I moved to Bristol for Uni, I got a PT and got reallyContinue reading “My First 30 days – New Home, New Gym, New Friends.”

Pre and Post Natal Coaching At Fortitude!

Hey, I just want to give you  guys a little insight of why I am passionate about helping ladies though the  most magical time of their lives.  I am a mum of three beautiful girls and I experienced three very different pregnancies, labours and very different post natal experiences. My first two girls were dreamContinue reading “Pre and Post Natal Coaching At Fortitude!”

Combat Winter Weight Gain

The nights closing in and the darker mornings over the last few weeks got me to thinking about that ol’ winter weigh gain and how for some it feels like it’s like it’s just part of the colder, darker months of our year. We’ve found there’s 3 things that cause people Problems during the winterContinue reading “Combat Winter Weight Gain”

A Coach’s Journey

Over the past year (and a bit) my health and fitness goals, knowledge, experience and lifestyle has changed a lot. Whilst lots has changed during this time, my love for being active and trying to get my body to be able to do cool stuff has stayed constant. I’ve never really had “looking good” orContinue reading “A Coach’s Journey”

Common Fitness Mistake #4 – A Go Hard Or Go Home Attitude

Todays common fitness mistake is all about those people who think that training needs to be 100 miles an hour and performed at maximum intensity to see great results. The go hard or go home attitude for training has been famed by many a fitness model, bodybuilder, strongman athlete alike in the past and theContinue reading “Common Fitness Mistake #4 – A Go Hard Or Go Home Attitude”

Common Fitness Mistake #3 – Training once per week and expecting great results.

Todays Common Fitness Mistake is people who train once a week and expect great results. We would absolutely love to offer a program that you could participate in once per week and achieve a great result, however we can’t, no-one can. Quite simply training just once per week won’t get you the results you desire,Continue reading “Common Fitness Mistake #3 – Training once per week and expecting great results.”

I feel more and more confident about myself each day and finally enjoy clothes shopping again!

I thought that everyone was going to be extremely strong weight lifters and that I would look out of place…I was wrong. Before joining fortitude, I hadn’t done quality exercise in years and was under the assumption that if I dieted alone then I would be able to achieve the body I wanted..My diets oftenContinue reading “I feel more and more confident about myself each day and finally enjoy clothes shopping again!”

Common Fitness Mistake #2 – Participating in a form of exercise you hate

Our second common fitness mistake (if you missed #1 then click here ) is simply participating in a form of exercise you hate.   In everyday life we constantly make decisions consciously and sub consciously based on our unique preferences.     Basically we avoid things we don’t like. We don’t eat foods we hate, weContinue reading “Common Fitness Mistake #2 – Participating in a form of exercise you hate”