2014 has been a fantastic year so far and we’ve seen a few great additions to Stephen Clarke Fitness.
We moved into a private PT studio here at the Algo Business Centre, we offer sports massage therapy through two different therapists and with the birth of my Son, Argyll the Stephen Clarke ‘team’ is growing in more ways than one.
Training clients in a big commercial gym was great fun. I was able to meet loads of cool people and formed some friendships which will last forever but the time came to move on. I had plans to offer a more one-to-one experience with no interruption, more privacy during assessments and of course no waiting around more equipment to become available. So with those thoughts in mind the Stephen Clarke Studio was born. 10 months on and it’s busier than ever. I now offer a bespoke nutrition coaching service which is seeing amazing results and our treatment room is getting busier and busier. We have two therapists operating from one room so this should avoid disappointment from lack of availability or lack of energy from the therapist. (Massage therapists should only do around 4 hours per day.) If you are interested in reading more about sports massage you’ll find more info here
While all of this was going on I also got married and my wife has now given birth to our beautiful son, Argyll. He weighed in at a whopping 9lb 13oz at birth and is putting on more weight by the day so I’m sure he’ll want to come running and lift some weights with his Dad when he is old enough. And you never know, I might just have a little apprentice on my hands.
This is a simple principle to think about but one that is crucial if you are to succeed in losing body fat.
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But setting a goal then just stepping on your scales every day hoping that it goes down is the fastest way to depression. I’m sure many of you have been there before.
Instead, set a goal and decide what life long habits are required to achieve that goal. Make these habits your focus, not the end goal.
You have direct control over your nutritional habits, exercise habits and lifestyle habits so it makes for a much more effective life.
Some of these habits you will already know and I can help with all the others when I launch my drop a dress size nutrition class in June.
Save your strength for things you can change and forget the things you can’t. (I think I stole that line from a country song I like)
I’m currently doing some research into child nutrition so thought I’d call in an expert to show me a few things. Leo has hands on experience in this field and was more than happy to share his knowledge.
I was asked this yesterday and it wasn’t the first time. Another favourite is “I don’t have time to eat lunch, will this stop me getting results?” and there are loads of variations of the same thing.
The answer to these questions is always the same… It depends.
You don’t necessarily need to eat breakfast lunch AND dinner but you do need sufficient nutrients on a daily basis. Sufficient protein, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and water are essential for sustainable body composition change and long-term health.
Unless you are very disciplined and know exactly what you need daily and can get this from one or two meals per day then I would always advise eating balanced meals 3 to 6 times per day.
It’s just easier to ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs plus smaller meals are less stressful for your digestive system.