MIKE’S STORY

I was one of them people who went to a commercial gym, but didn’t really have much structure around my training sessions. I’d go and fit exercises around how busy each of the areas were…

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CLARE’S STORY

Stats  Weight loss: 24lbs Waist down: 6 1/4 inches Body fat: – 8.9% reduction Prior to joining RM, I had been involved in health and fitness one way or another all my life, but having 2 children in quick succession…

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LISA’S STORY

This is what Lisa had to say “Looking back to last year, I can see how much I have changed physically and mentally. I have never really been one to go to the gym. I’ve signed up to commercial gyms in the past but always made excuses not to go. I was unsure as to…

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BIG PHIL’S BIG MESSAGE

Why I reached out in January? I reached out to the fellas at RM Fitness because I had seen the results that they were getting with others and I wanted to affect similar changes. Despite being a semi-professional sportsman in my day and still being very active, I struggled to get into and keep good…

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JACK’S STORY

Before I came to RM Fitness I played rugby. I played 1 -3 times per week and tried to attend the gym for a further fourth session. However when the rugby stopped, nothing took its place and the weight crept on gradually over time. A year of no idea what to do with my nutrition…

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EMMA’S STORY

This is what Emma had to say I joined RM Fitness just over a year ago because I’d got to the heaviest I had ever been and felt embarrassed about the way I looked and was very unhappy in myself. I knew it was time to make a change and although I had had memberships…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DIET DRINKS

How often have I heard a conversation like this… “Diet Coke/diet drinks are so bad for you”. “Really, why’s that?” “They contain those artificial sweeteners, you know, ‘Arspartine’ and ‘Succarhine’ they cause cancer and rot your insides Oh My Days! Face palm, nope! Stop right there. This is just another nutrition myth that has…

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HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A COFFEE BREAK

There’s a Costa pretty much everywhere you go now. Train stations. Service Stations. High Streets. Shopping centres. Supermarkets. “Do you fancy a quick Costa?”   “Ahhhh go on then”. Whilst there are some calorific options on the menu (*Cough* Large Chai latte (whole milk) 521 kcals and layered carrot cake 593 kcals) Costa has added…

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PAUL’S STORY

Going back nearly 5 years i got weighed at a hospital appointment and i was 101kg, i was in a bad place physically and mentally. I knew i needed to do something, i tried 2 commercial gyms but i had no motivation to train by myself, i was used to training and playing in a…

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GUIDE TO GLUTEN

It’s a common misconception that cutting out gluten will help you lose weight and be less bloated. What actually is gluten? It’s two proteins (glutenin and gliadin) that are present in some natural grains such as rye, wheat and barley. Sometimes these grains are also added to other processed foods for example sausage meat…

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DON’T AVOID CARBS!

Nutrition myth – “Eating carbs in the evening will make you fat” ”Don’t eat carbohydrates past 6pm” “Oh why’s that?” “Because they’ll get converted straight into fat when you go to bed because you’re not burning them off!” What the hell!? Hahaha! Seriously where do myths like this come from? Nope. Eating pasta for your…

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BLACK BAND AT LAST FOR HAYLEY

Awesome job RMF member Hayley Lane on achieving the black band standards for lifting. This is the elite standard and only a very small amount of members have yet achieved it. This is a product of hard work, consistency and being coached through her training and programming…

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JAMIE’S STORY

Before I came to RM Fitness I wasn’t where I wanted to be. I was over weight, out of shape and felt sluggish all of the time. I had tried commercial gyms and tried to get a grip of my food but nothing seemed to work, I couldn’t stick to any of it long…

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COFFEE SHOP TRICKS

10 tips to get your coffee shop fix without the guilt. Ask for a “skinny” option made with skimmed milk or soy. For example, a small/primo Costa skinny latte with skimmed milk has just 66 kcals as opposed to 132 kcals when made with whole milk. Skip the cream and save 130 kcals or ask…

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MARATHON NUTRITION TIPS

It’s officially “running season” with events such as 10km races, marathons and half marathons taking place up and down the country. With any run it’s important to plan your nutrition in advance. This is particularly important for marathons…

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SERENA’S STORY

I had always struggled with my weight and felt I was fighting an ongoing battle with my self as I was growing up.  These feelings lead me to develop an unhealthy relationship with food and obsess about what I was eating. I thought if I ate my favourite chocolate bar I would immediately put weight…

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CALORIES NOT CARBS

NOPE! Eating carbohydrate rich foods won’t make you put on weight – eating too many calories (AKA food) over all will! Think of a high carb food… What springs to mind? White bread. Pasta. Rice. Crisps. Potatoes. Cake. Biscuits. Sugar. Sweets. Donuts. Ok, so the obvious high carb choices might be appear less healthy but…

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PREPARING FOR RAMADAN

Managing your nutrition during Ramadan. We have a number of members at the gym who are currently fasting for Ramadan. (A month long period where no food or drink (including water) is consumed between dawn and sunset). The fasting process can put a huge strain on the body and it can make training and balancing…

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