Why you should be #fitat40 and where to start.

Why you should be #fitat40 and where to start.

Being over 40, I recognize the pitfalls and struggles that this generation might have. This can include anything from aches and pains, poor posture, mobility and bad diet. Where to Start? Being overweight is a massive problem and obesity is currently one of the biggest issues facing the over 40’s generation. 8/10 in this age group are overweight, drink too much, or don’t exercise enough. By making a few small changes you can make a whole lot of difference. It’s not always easy to change a routine, especially if you have a busy family or work life. However, we should not use our commitments as an excuse. You must be proactive and prioritize your health, now is the time to make the changes. By accepting responsibility for your body, you can begin to make the transformations necessary to change your routine.   This weeks post I am focusing on where you should start on your fitness journey. Once you have accepted that you need to do something it is time to take action. Here are some tips to start out Medical Check Up One of the first things you should do is to arrange to have a medical. It’s imperative to make sure you are in good physical health before entering into an exercise program. Getting a full check up will reduce the risk of serious injury and also highlight any health concerns you may not have previously known about. After a medical you will know what you can and can’t do in terms of exercises and intensity of exercise and any goals you wish to set. At 40...
Becoming the Ultimate Gladiator

Becoming the Ultimate Gladiator

Here is a snippet from the recent interview I did with HFE on ‘Becoming the Ultimate Gladiator’, go and check out the for the rest! (HFE’s blog) Speaking in a recent interview with HFE, a leading provider of personal trainer courses, James talked about his electric career to date and current projects. He started by looking back to the early days of being featured in magazines, taking part in bodybuilding shows, and catching the eye of the Gladiators’ producers: “They said they liked to meet… they then came to see me at another bodybuilding show… and said ‘we really like your look, we really like your height, would you like to come down next week to audition for the show?'” For someone as hard-working and committed as James, being on Gladiators was never about the glitz and glamour of TV, but about being the best at what you do. He reflected on just what it took to master the toughest events on the show, work that would eventually lead him to be crowned the Ultimate Gladiator: “I joined a climbing wall, I was pushing cars around a car park, tying my feet together and boxing to mimic the Duel, gymnastic rings to mimic Hang Tough… I’d find some way to mimic each event.” Post-Gladiators, James had a highly successful acting career which included TV appearances and countless tours of the UK and US. Fitness, however, has always been a constant throughout his life, so his work with Chelsea Fitness and his Fitat40 campaign made perfect sense: ” I’ve always enjoyed it, especially right now with the Fitat40 campaign. We’re getting the point across about how the...
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