Sleep Deprived? Is your Caffeine Intake to Blame?
There is no escaping the fact that today’s society operates at a pretty frenetic pace. Our busy lives leave us feeling tired, mentally fatigued and suffering with brain fog. A common go-to prescription for dealing with these side effects is caffeine. Every day, billions of us rely on it to kick start our morning, get
Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
How to Lose Unwanted Body Weight Forever? Ask a (LiftOff) Coach
“So, Coach Mike, is this workout going to help me burn fat and lose weight?” Or, “This type of workout isn’t helping me burn fat and lose weight, so why should I do it Coach Mike?” I’ve been faced with these questions far more times than I can count, and every time, I give roughly
The Covid-19 Diaries: Should I Start Taking Supplements to ‘Boost’ my Immune System?
There’s a LOT of information out there right now. A lot of mis-information too. It can feel a little overwhelming to know what to listen to and what to ignore. Right now we’re putting more effort than ever into connecting with others and the outside world. As a result, anecdotes and stories from friends can
The Covid-19  Diairies: The Ultimate Juggling Act
So, how are you holding up? Go on, be honest. I will fully admit that the last few weeks have been tougher than I could have imagined. Trying to find and adjust to our new ‘norm’ as a family has been a voyage of discovery to put it mildly. First time home schooling whilst working,
The Covid-19 Diaries – “I’m on the Isolation Diet”
We’ve been living this strange new life for a few weeks now, and hopefully you’ve had time to reflect on how the experience has been for you, both physically and emotionally. Some of you may be finding you have more time to devote to living a healthy lifestyle as you no longer have a lengthy
The Covid-19 Diaries: Isolation and the Importance of Your Environment
Well, that escalated quickly didn’t it! After the most bizarre week I think most of us have ever experienced, I’ve just about started to get my head around the idea of being in isolation. That didn’t come without more than a few wobbles though. Being placed on leave without pay from my full time job,
The Importance of Recovery
For many people, training can be enjoyable and addictive.  However, clocking up 4, 5 or even 6 sessions a week, every week, will inevitably take its tole on your body and mind. This is where the importance of recovery comes in. There are a great number of motivators for spending hours of your week training
My Post Partum Story
My post partum story is one filled with mistakes and consequences but one that has lead me to a new and exciting mission. As a woman and mum working in the fitness industry, I have experienced the lack of support, education and guidance during post partum life. I experienced first hand the negative effects of
Winter Motivation
When the days turn to darkness earlier and the morning light takes longer to seep through the cracks in the curtains, it can be difficult to maintain your usual (summer) habits. Winter motivation isn’t easy. Waking up in the dark when your alarm goes off, leaving the warmth of the duvet and, then, toughest of