The Covid-19 Diaries: It’s all about Routine
Most humans thrive on routine. We wake up at the same time, have breakfast (either at home or on the go), get to work. Leave work and go out or go straight home. We train at the same kind of time each day. Visit the same hairdressers at the same time intervals. Order from the
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: Staying at home doesn’t mean sitting around
For years now, adults have been advised to avoid sustained periods of sitting down in everyday life. We’ve long been told about the negative associations if we go against this advice; potential weight gain, increased risk of diabetes, lack of mobility etc. Do as many adults heed the same advice when it comes to our
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,
Welcome to LiftOff Home
Launching ‘LiftOff Home’ Since the government’s restrictions were imposed on Friday night, we have been working hard (and quickly!) to finalise the details of our new home workout programme. It is therefore with great excitement that we welcome you to join LiftOff Home! We’re going to be honest with you – we are in the
Tools of the LiftOff Trade: what we use and why we use it
Gym equipment is akin to a tool, and a tool is designed for a specific purpose. Before you can use the tool, you need to know how it is used and what the job is that the tool is intended for. If any component is missing, you are likely to fall short of expectations and
Coach -vs- Gym Instructor: What it requires to really help people
Over the 11 years I’ve spent in the fitness industry, I’ve come to understand what the people who come to me want when they start a fitness journey. It’s to feel safe, know they are getting guidance that is beyond their own knowledge level and have someone that can empathise with their current journey in
The Benefits of Strength Training for the Over 50’s
Getting old sucks, right? Many people are of the mindset that getting older means experiencing an inevitable physical decline. A life destined for aches and pains, popping medication and that inevitable bulging waistline. But what if you could take back some control over life’s natural ageing process? In this blog, I want to talk about