Posts In: nutrition

Perform Fitness Family Nikki G's Fitness Story

When I initially started training at Perform I believed I was just signing up to lose a bit of weight and get a bit fitter. However, looking back it was actually much more than that.

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National Curry Week

Just because you’re sticking to a nutrition plan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the food that you enjoy. If there’s one thing that staff and members at Perform Gym love it’s a good curry! So, to celebrate National Curry Week we’ve pulled together some top tips for enjoying a guilt-free curry treat this week and beyond, along with some recipe and serving hacks from our Perform Fitness Family.

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My Fitness Story Laura F

There were a few moments that made me realise I needed to start exercising. My stressful job as a teacher was consuming my life. Exercise was always recommended because it provides an outlet and releases endorphins, but I found it hard to fit in around work.

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Nutrition Hibernation Autumn

Hands up who’s feeling hungrier at the moment? Finding it hard to keep to your nutrition and manage your calorie intake? Well, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Research has revealed that we do actually consume more in the cooler months than in spring and summer.

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Fitting Fitness into Your Life

Usually we think that getting started with a new exercise and nutrition regime is the hard bit, as we discussed in a recent blog. However, experience and chatting to our members can tell quite a different story. It’s fitting fitness into your life that’s the real challenge for many of us.

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ways to start exercising again

It’s the time of year when people are searching for simple ways to start exercising again. Whether it’s the end of the indulgence that summer brings or the start of the new school year for parents that have been rushed of their feet over the holidays, getting back into fitness after a break away isn’t easy.

If finding the motivation to get started wasn’t enough, chances are – when you do take the plunge and try to kick start your regime – exercises feel awkward and anything cardio is an absolute killer!

Here at Perform our members are all ordinary people with very different lifestyles and unique needs, but there are some universal ways to make getting back on track easier and more enjoyable. Here are our top four tips:

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In a new series, Perform Founder, Peter, looks at how understanding your metabolism can help you progress towards your health and fitness goals, starting with Resting Metabolic Rate.  

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5 Common Nutrition Mistakes & Solutions for Fat Loss & Health

 

All too often these mistakes are holding clients back from achieving their goals…

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Fasted cardio is the concept of training in the morning, usually low intensity cardio like walking etc. before consuming any food. The theory is that the lack of glycogen present as a fuel will encourage the body to turn to fat stores, mobilising more fat and burning more.

This is why many trainers and fitness enthusiasts have turned to this approach for increased results.

However, this myth of fasted cardio effectiveness has been disproven across several studies.
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