LPB Fitness has a new member on the team

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce that as of Tuesday 21st August LPB Fitness can now offer Sports massage treatments, sports injury rehabilitation and express Swedish massage through the services of Sarah Pym. Sarah has been massaging and treating horses for years and has finally decided to move onto us humans. Even though we may be slightly crazier 🀣 She has a serious passion for helping people recover and prevent injuries and also maintain suppleness for people who workout a lot or need to stay in good physical condition for physical activity. Mainly because she can relate to your pain from falling off her horse so much πŸ™ˆ

She is level 3 trained with core elements and is currently training in level 4 advanced techniques. She will also be furthering her qualifications next year with dry needling and cupping.

If you’re suffering from muscular tightness, soreness or you have had an underlying injury for some time, please get in touch with me through my business page and get booked in, before she fills up for the rest of the year as she will only be working part time.

Thanks all. Speak soon πŸ˜€

πŸ™Œ Tiredness Can Kill πŸ™Œ

Have you ever wondered why you’re so tired all the time?

Are you always using the excuse that you’re too tired to get out of things?

Believe it or not skipping exercise when you’re tired actually works against you. People who exercise for 20 minutes or more a day actually feel less fatigued and more energised. Daily exercise actually boosts your strength, endurance and helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently. It also deliver oxygen and nutrients around the body. So the reason you’re always feeling tired could well be that you’re not an active enough person. If you’re sitting at a desk all day or behind a car wheel then it is essential that you do some form of daily exercise at some point in your day to ensure your metabolism is firing properly.

It could also be down to the fact that you don’t drink enough water. Everyone should aim for at least 2 litres of water a day to keep themselves hydrated.

It could be down to your diet. If you’re not eating the right foods and constantly eating crap or skipping meals then this too can have an effect on your bodily functions, thus causing tiredness. Especially if your diet is extremely low in Iron.

At the end of the day your health is your wealth and it’s your choice how important it is to you. If tiredness and fatigue is something you struggle with then I challenge you to move more, be more active, sign up to a gym or PT or use the great outdoors on a regular basis. Keep that going for 4-6 weeks and see if you notice improvements in your daily life.

Hypothyroidism and exercise

So as more and more people seem to be struggling with Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), I thought it would be a good idea to talk about it and give you some advantages of exercise and healthy nutrition.

Hypothyroidism can cause things like fatigue, joint pain, heart palpitations, and depression. The condition also reduces overall metabolism, making those with hypothyroidism more prone to weight gain. So it is harder to lose weight. Daily exercise can relieve many of the symptoms and can improve cardiovascular health and muscle mass.

If you get your metabolism back up to speed, the weight shouldn’t keep adding up. There’s three ways that help get your metabolism back up to speed. One is your thyroid medication given to you from your doctor, two is healthy eating (It may be worth contacting a dietician who specialises in Thyroid recovery or educate yourself for free online on the best foods) and three daily exercise.

So the thyroxin or whatever you’ve been prescribed by the GP should help give you energy, which can help motivate you to exercise. The medication provides the body with the thyroid hormone it needs to keep metabolism at a healthy level. The healthy eating will help keep your weight under control and if you’re eating the right foods then alongside your medication this will help with your energy and metabolism, plus make you feel better all round. Then there’s exercise to help reduce the ever growing risk of cardiac decease such as ventricular arrhythmias, or a rapid heart beat. It also helps to keep the joints strong, muscles functioning and speed up your metabolism all things which diminish with an underactive thyroid.

So don’t be a stranger to the gym if you have hypothyroidism. Make sure you eat healthy and exercise regularly or you may be at risk of making your health worse and NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR HEALTH!!!

I am now an Award winning PT

**WINNER OF 2018 MUDDY STILETTOS FOR BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR**

So I had an email this morning to say that I’ve won and I couldn’t be happier. Great way to start the day and the sun is shining πŸ™Œ Thanks to everyone that took the time out to vote for me, I really do appreciate it. Also, thanks to my amazing clients for putting up with me 🀣 You’re all amazing πŸ˜€πŸ‘ Looking forward to the awards drinks next week!!!

Training through pregnancy

My client Ffion is 3 weeks away now from her due date. She had her last 1-1 session today and has been training 2 or 3 times a week all the way through her pregnancy. We worked solely on posterior chain (all the muscles through the rear of the body) to make sure they were strong all the way through to avoid lower back injury which is so commonly inherited through pregnancy. So by keeping those muscles strong and routinely contracted on a weekly basis, this stopped any of the anterior muscles pulling forward and causing the posterior chain to lengthen and also the bump itself hasn’t caused lordosis (a small curvature in the lower spine). Working out has so many benefits when you’re pregnant and above is just a few of them. It also helps keep your muscle build and gives you a better chance of shifting the weight prior to having the child. Anyway Fi, it was great training you through your pregnancy and we all can’t wait to see the little one once they’re born.

HIIT classes

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Every Monday at 4pm, Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 9am I hold a HIIT circuit class which lasts between 45-60 mins. It’s Β£10 per person and is a great full body exercise where I incorporate weights, cardio equipment, boxing bags, kettle bells, slam balls etc. Some of my clients come to all 3 classes every week and alongside one of my diet plans have achieved some great results. Come along and join the team and give it a go. It might be exactly what you’re looking for this Summer.

Best Instructor 2018 Muddy Stilettos Award 2018

Results May Vary: Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical.