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Muscle soreness is not a sign of a good workout.

“My legs hurt so much i can barely get up and down the stairs, must be doing me some good” “My Abs hurt to cough, what a great workout” These are a couple of common phrases associated with muscle soreness. In fitness circles this is also known as DOMS. This stands for Delayed Onset MuscleContinue reading “Muscle soreness is not a sign of a good workout.”

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?!”

If you are focussing on calories burned during a strength training session then you are completely missing the point.

Whilst being aware of how many calories you’ve burnt during a strength training session isn’t necessarily a bad thing, its when people put their main focus on it is when it becomes a problem. Hear me out… The whole purpose of weight training sessions is to get stronger and build muscle. The more muscle youContinue reading “If you are focussing on calories burned during a strength training session then you are completely missing the point.”

Why 2020 should be the year you forget quick fixes and invest in your long term health

January is here, we have overindulged (i say we because i know i have and I’m assuming you’re taking time to read this as you have also). We are feeling pretty sluggish and generally not too good about ourselves. The new year is here and we see it as the perfect time to make someContinue reading “Why 2020 should be the year you forget quick fixes and invest in your long term health”

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.”

The 10 Commandments of Fortitude

At Fortitude we are all about community and creating positive exercise experiences for our members. We want to work with people who share our values and beliefs as we strive to create a supportive and inclusive fitness community. So we collectively as coaches have sat down and spent some time coming up with 10 commandmentsContinue reading “The 10 Commandments of Fortitude”

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!”

Weightloss vs health?

Dieting and being healthy are often lumped in together. They are inextricably linked, often we find the healthiest food options may not be the best weight loss food solution and certain weight loss solutions (bites tongue hard) may not be the healthiest options. So where is the middle ground? Well, that is all about yourContinue reading “Weightloss vs health?”

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”