5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working Out With a Personal Trainer

There are many different reasons and goals people have for coming to the gym. Do you understand how to achieve those goals? Do you know what it needs to get there? Here's some reasons why you may want to consider doing at least some of your workouts with a Personal...

Training throughout Peri-menopause & Menopause

October 18th, 2018 is World Menopause Day. I have been coaching and working with women in menopause and peri-menopause since I first became a Personal Trainer and have accumulated a fair bit of knowledge along the way.  This is also down to the fact that I am older...

The Basic Structure of a Marathon Training Plan

The overall structure of a marathon training plan is generally the same and independent of how many runs per week you do. You will increase the mileage for your long run and your overall weekly mileage for 3 weeks, generally by no more than 10 % to 15%. Every 4th...

December News & Christmas Opening Times

As the expansion into MYPTtherapy is nearing its completion and we'll be up & running by January 3rd, we're also planning for the Christmas period. Our opening times will be as follows: SAT Dec 24: 9AM-12PM SUN-TUE Dec 25-27: CLOSED WED-FRI Dec 28-30: As Usual SAT...

Stress Management, Exercise & (peri)Menopause

Peri-menopause and menopause comes along with a lot of hormonal changes, mainly to estrogen and progesterone. Whilst during perimenopause both estrogen and progesterone decrease, the ratio between the two hormones changes (they are usually more balanced out in a...

Why Runners Should Do Strengthtraining

During your base training in the weeks and months before marathon training starts is the best time to start strength training if you aren’t already doing so.  During marathon training you can concentrate on maintaining that strength. WHY STRENGTH TRAIN? Most runners...

Run Revolution Workshop

  Why should you consider attending a Running Workshop? The participants from our first Run Revolution Workshop at MYPTStudio had various reasons for joining our 8 week course: Hoping to prevent injuries Upping the distance to a half marathon or marathon and...

So You Are Running a Marathon next year?

So you got into London marathon or maybe you decided to run Brighton or Paris marathon next year. You may have been running for a while but it’s the first time you are stepping up the distance. What should you do? You may have had a look at some training plans, most...

Tracking Calories & Macros-Why should I do it?

Are you trying to lose body fat/weight? There's various ways of going about this. One way of course would be to follow an exact meal plan to ensure that you stay within the calories that are allowed in your plan. This takes some thinking out of it, however it is also...

Menopause & Nutrition

First off a caveat, I am neither a  dietitian or a nutritionist. This blog is based on my own experience, the experience of some of my clients and research I have done over the years. In addition to that I have studied both General & Clinical Nutrition as part of...