We are so excited to be adding a beginners running club to our existing Ampthill Bootcamp. You can do just the Bootcamp session or combine it with our Running club which means extra results and extra fitness!
It starts June 11th……in Ampthill Park
Grab your FREE taster session for our Ampthill Bootcamp now on 14th June, 21st June and 28th June.
We are so pleased to be running these sessions with Run England and the support of GETBACKINTO….
Ask us about it now… www.rachelbenton.co.uk
Our Bootcamps use a specific training method that will fire up your metabolism for 24 hours, and that means a hard, lean, strong and fit body that you can be confident about this Spring and Summer. Our sessions are made for all fitness levels…so don`t be afraid :0)
Don`t forget we will push you to work hard in our fitness sessions but we won`t bully or humiliate you. We want you to feel great after our workouts!
Think about it….if you keep come along twice or even three times a week that is a lot of extra opportunity for your body to lose some inches and shred some fat unwanted fat from your belly, butt and thighs.
You`ll get out what you put in with our workouts so what do you think? We have seen some impressive results already this year and we`d really like to show you how we do it….so that you can keep doing it on your own as well as with a little bit of our help.
Give us a call so we can book you in…
We can`t wait to get started again…
Rachel & Team
t: 07879 614 730
Been soooo busy…but the blog is back now!
Here is what I have been doing recently. I have started working with 2 other professionals at Colmworth Golf Club to bring a new dimension to Bedfordshire golfers games as well as offering back pain management and corrective exercise to the folk of Bedfordshire.
Read why Tilly Vesely of Lakeview Osteopathy, Colmworth Golf Club wanted to start this.
As an osteopath I see a variety of problems throughout the week – headaches, shoulder pain, lower back pain, RSI’s – the list goes on! This is mainly due to repetitive work patterns combined with poor postural awareness resulting in poor body mechanics, particularly noticeable amongst golfers! I work to free restricted joints and tight muscles to allow the body to work normally again.
However, as much as I educate patients as to what they should and shouldn’t be doing to prevent the pain from returning, most find that as soon as they are pain free they forget about these handy little tips resulting in many patients finding themselves trapped in a repetitive cycle of pain.
I have two new professionals to help me with this matter – Rachel Benton, our new Fitness Professional will work with you to maintain good posture, correct faulty movement patterns and keep your body moving naturally. She will be taking classes every Friday at 10am starting 9th March 2012 at Colmworth Golf Club. Cost: £6 per session/ £5 block booked per calendar month. In addition, our golf professional, Steve Ellis, has a refreshing approach to the golf swing – and that’s just it – swing, not hit! By using your body correctly, the golf club should build up a natural momentum and do all of the work for you – this will save your back and make you hit the ball further and cleaner.
If you are suffering with any pain, discomfort or restriction with your swing I can talk this through with both Rachel and Steve and see how we can best help you.
This is a great opportunity to work with professionals from an osteopathy, golf coaching and fitness background who share a common interest in improving the functional performance of the human body not only for the benefit of golfers at the club, but for local folk in Colmworth and surrounding villages too.
To talk to one of the team or for more information please call 01234 378181 or email: [email protected]
Tilly Vesely M Ost DO ND
Lake View Osteopathy
Phone: 01234 378181
Text: 07530 860800
Email: [email protected]
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Our clients have done an awesome job in 2011 achieving their weight loss goals and the reality of sustainable weight loss and improving your general health and fitness is has one key ingredient “sustainability”.
Find a fitness and eating plan that intrigues you and interests you to sustain it. A good trainer will help you find the best plan for you as opposed to “insisting” you do it their way…this will never work unless you totally buy into it.
Our Bedford personal trainers asked their clients what “top tips” they had to help them lose weight and here is what they came up with:
So we hope that helps you all get started in 2012, it is working for our clients who are managing to fit in regular exercise and great nutrition their way..into their lives.
Let us know what is working for you too..
Rachel & Team
Our “Buff Bride” 6 week Bootcamp is in the December 2011 issue of Beds and Herts Wedding Magazine.
This great Bootcamp combines some amazing fitness and weight loss training, no ifs, no buts just RESULTS:
We know that this Personal Training Bootcamp makes your 6 weeks training with us, less hassle and easy to fit into your life which is good for you as that means RESULTS!
Read our Happy Client Reviews
This Bootcamp is available right now and we can`t wait to get started with you so call us know to know more!
07879 614 730
Some of you may be aware that myself and my partner have been following the Palaeo lifestyle.
We have been following it now for around 2 months and adhere to it around 70-80% of the time. Put very simply, the Palaeo lifestyle follows a high protein, high fat diet that is not calorie controlled and encourages plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and eliminates processed foods, grains, and refined sugar.
I am going to write about the Palaeo lifestyle in more detail soon but first I wanted to explain why high protein, high fat diets/lifestyles are effective for the people who choose to follow them. It starts with PYY…
What exactly is “PYY” and how does it tame your appetite and cravings?
Well, PYY is a hormone in your body called Peptide YY. PYY is an important hormone that controls your appetite and signals you to stop eating. PYY has also been shown to increase your leptin sensitivity, which is a good thing. You may not know that leptin is an important hormone that keeps your metabolism humming in high gear!
So how do we increase PYY so that we can control our appetite best when considering the quantity of calories we’ve ingested?
The answer is… proteins and fats increase PYY in your body to a great extent. Carbohydrates do almost nothing for PYY. Therefore, if you eat a nice hearty protein and healthy fat rich breakfast such as whole eggs, veggies, healthy protein, and avocado, you’ll increase your PYY and control your appetite for the rest of the day so well, that you’ll easily control your caloric intake without much effort.
However, if you eat the typical breakfast of cereals, muffins, toast, bagels, orange juice, and sugar-loaded coffees… your appetite the rest of the day is going to be ravenous and very hard to control as you’ve done nothing to stimulate appetite-killing PYY in your body.
I hope information helps explain why some of us health and fitness professionals are switching to high protein and high fat eating plans and lifestyles. You may have noticed that now WeightWatchers are giving carbohydrates greater points in their new system…they are falling in line with this way of thinking also.
To summarise eating protein and healthy fats, control appetite and maximize your good hormones, and give you stable energy… on the other hand, typical carb-dominated breakfasts (the typical american breakfast) don`t help ability to control your appetite and also keep you on a wild blood sugar ride all morning… not good!
The Atkins diet and Dukan Diet are similar in their approach to protein and fat but not completely the same in lifestyle philosophy.
I have never insisted that my clients adopt my chosen eating plan, I still stand firm that the best eating plan for weight and fat loss is the one that fits into your life and lifestyle the best. I simply wanted to explain some of the science and why I choose to follow this lifestyle.
Keep your eyes peeled for my next blog all about the Palaeo lifestyle, and see you soon!
Rachel Benton & Associates
Our first Bedford Bootcamp is over and we have had a blast along the way…insect bites, very interesting night before litter, people asleep on benches, people coming home from the night before, dogs joining in… it has all happened and all been amazing.
Amy and I have loved every second of it and we meant it when we said we have been inspired by your committment, determination and fearless hard work. You have made each and every early start well and truly worth it. :0)
The average weight loss from the attendees who stuck to the home training plans and nutritional advice was 7lbs over 6 weeks which we think is just perfect as the safe recommended amount to lose a week is between 0.5 and 2 lbs a week.
So really well done all of you.
Just wanted to share with you a testimonial from one of our hardest working twice a week Bootcampers:
” Bitten by the Bedford Bootcamp Bug!
The journey is as important as the end result and the Bedford Bootcamp journey with Rachel and Amy was fast, fun, furious and effective. I lost half a stone and totally recommend it to anyone.
Thanks for your motivational flapjacks too “
Carol C, Bedford
We are planning a second Bedford Bootcamp in September, which we hope will be even better than the last one and with more dates too.
Look out for us in the Times and Citizen next week as there will be a cut out special offer for you to keep and use for our September Bootcamp. Hope to see you all there again as well as see some new faces too!
Just want to tell you about our new Bootcamp sessions. We are really excited about starting them!
You will see from the site www.rachelbenton.co.uk that we plan to start a course on the first Tuesday in June for 6 weeks, which is a great amount of time to get in shape for the Summer months! We think with real commitment this package will get you in shape in 6 weeks no problem.
The sessions are for men and women above the age of 18 and will involve outdoor military style training methods incorporating the ViPR and TRX training systems as well as high energy training drills and kettlebell training for fitness and actual fat loss.
There will always be at least two instructors so that no one will be left behind and all fitness levels will be catered for.
We plan to run the first June Bootcamp session on Tuesday 7th June before work at 6am until 7am, and we are potentially looking to run a second Bootcamp session on Fridays before work 6am until 7am the best time of day to get your metabolism fired up the rest of the day!
The Bootcamp sessions will take place outdoors in Bedford and run from an agreed registration point along The Embankment TBC.
If you sign up for a course of 6 weeks you will receive a Bootcamp home training plan to follow alongside your course as well as a kick start 7 day detox plan which has given a number of our clients great results.
Let us know if you want to sign up…it is gonna be fast, furious effective and fun!
P.S. We have 2 new trainers on board who can bring feel good fitness training and body shape change to you in your own private training session. Introductory offers for Personal Training packages with them right now!
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Let me introduce Susan (hers and my legs above) one of my clients who has decided to run the London marathon! Great. You can also see Susan shaking around on one of my vibration platforms on my home page (ironically after that photo shoot we discovered that the platform was Susan least favorite piece of equipment :0( ).
Susan and a group of work colleagues have secured places in the 2011 London Marathon and will be running it in support of the charity Shelter. We have over 20 weeks to get cracking on her training, keep her injury free, motivated and well fed!
I will be blogging her progress every step of the way which should be interesting as it is never easy, always a roller coaster, often dramatic, sometimes scary but always unbelievably rewarding for me and my client.
Get ready for chapped nipples, blisters, chronic stitch, 10 mile elation, black toenails, bad tempers, training highs, “why did I think this was a good idea” moments, 20 mile elation, tight calf muscles and much more. Knowing Susan you should also expect, immaculate nails, glamorous ear warmers, reserved bad language and one hell of a lot of determination.
The very first step for any one who would like to train for a marathon is to get your running fitness levels to a suitable standard ready for the beginning of your 20 week programme.
The best way to do this is to reach a point where you can run approximately 20 miles a week for 4 weeks prior to your big 20 weeker programme.
It is worth almost immediately thinking about your nutrition, like what is going to work well for you in terms of timing, quantity and content. The basic rule of thumb is to replace what you have used up during your run in preparation for your next one and eat from a lean, clean, fresh well-balanced selection. How marathon runners go about this is very personal and takes some time and effort to work out what is best for you.
This article below sums it all up nicely.
So keep your eyes peeled as Susan’s training story un folds as I expect it will be fun, interesting and informative…
Good luck Susan and keep on running.