HIIT, HVIT, Metabolic Conditioning or VIIT: Which IT are you doing and do you know the differences?

Lets start with some definitions. Metabolic Conditioning Workout: perform as many reps as possible of each exercise for 60 seconds followed by a 15 seconds rest one after the other with no rest in between. Rest for 2 minutes and repeat for 3 Full Rounds. High-intensity interval training (HIIT): also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or […]

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Self-Employed vs Employed Fitness Instructors

Someone who is self-employed generally works for themselves as a business owner, freelancer, or as an indepenant fitness instructor. Earnings are usually directly from the business or freelancing, instead of salary or commission-based reimbursement. Let’s start with some definitions: Self-Employed Definition The HMRC defines an individual as being self-employed, for tax purposes, as: A person is self-employed […]

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Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

It’s no surprise that most of us will have to tackle stress at some point in our lives – whether it’s our work, relationships, financial worries, or expectations. Stress is a silent killer – it can lead to more serious illnesses like depression, anxiety, heart disease, obesity, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and many more. But there […]

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10 Reasons Why You Need A Personal Trainer

There are many reasons why people hire a personal trainer, but I’ve rounded up the most helpful and common ones to help you know more about who a personal trainer is, what they do, and how they can help you. So, why would you want to hire a personal trainer? You simply don’t know where […]

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Benefits of Kettlercise Training

Kettlercise is a class which helps tone your body and lose weight with a series of movements using Kettlebells. It has many health benefits, and is the most popular class with my clients at Healthily Toned. Here are just some of the benefits of Kettlercise: Cardio and strength training: You are using multiple muscles with […]

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How To Lose Weight – The Healthy Way

Many of you attending my classes come with the aim of losing weight, and carry on because you want to lead a healthier lifestyle and feel (as well as look!) good. Losing weight can be an enjoyable process – you don’t have to starve yourself and spend hours at the gym daily. What you should […]

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Benefits of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

High Intensity Training, more commonly known as HIIT, is a fast paced workout which helps burn fat – quickly. But what are the other benefits of HIIT workout? Increased Metabolism If you come to a HIIT class in the morning, it can give your metabolism a boost throughout the day. During intense activity, we consume […]

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Best Food To Eat Post Workout

You’ve done the workout, burnt energy and fat, built muscle – and now you’re starving for something to eat. Don’t be tempted to stop at the shop and pick up just anything – there are foods which make for perfect meals after a workout! They help you with good energy, muscle, don’t add unnecessary weight, […]

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What is PureStretch and Why Is It Different From Yoga?

I’m often asked what exactly is PureStretch – well let me explain. PureStretch was originally created by Ciaran Organ – with over 15 years of fitness experience ranging from high impact classes to Yoga and Pilates, Ciaran Organ the founder of PureStretch is very aware that the three cornerstones of well-rounded fitness are stamina, strength […]

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