Training

Avoid Overtraining in the New Year Fitness Rush

The New Year is upon us and inevitably, most of us will have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period. We are on a mission to lose that extra weight, get fit and feel great again! While it’s fantastic to see such high motivation levels in January, this […]

 Fartlek Training: Benefits & Examples

If you’re looking to add variety to your running, break a plateau or improve your overall pace and endurance, fartlek training may just be the answer. Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning “speed play” and it involves alternating periods of high intensity max efforts with lower intensity recovery periods. These […]

Why Do We Warm Up?

A question often raised by the typical CoachPACT client who is short on time is, “Can I skip the warm up”? Unfortunately, the answer is no! You have probably heard that warming up helps prevent injury. I can confirm that it does, along with offering many more benefits to exercise […]

Does sweating make you burn fat?

There is a common misconception in the industry that the more you sweat, the better. Below, remote coach John Barry, discusses a myth that has been doing the rounds; does sweating burn fat? Sweating may be an indication of how intense you are training. Several factors can dictate how much […]

Metabolism and Weight Loss: The Facts

What is my Metabolism? Your metabolism is the sum of all biochemical processes that happen in the body. It is the energy required to keep you functioning each day. Examples include breathing, moving, digestion etc. Your metabolic rate is dynamic in nature meaning that no two people are the same. […]

Tips On Why We Should Log Our Food Intake

Are you in control and aware of what you eat on daily basis? Do you find that you are putting in the hours with your training but progress is a little slower than anticipated? Our nutrition plays a significant factor in how long it takes for us to achieve the […]

RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER CHILDBIRTH

Following the success of CoachPACT.com client Lizzie Lee in the Barcelona Half Marathon I felt inspired to write about returning to exercise after childbirth and the importance of seeking professional advice with regards to post natal exercise. Lizzie who is 37, hit a half marathon PB of 1.13.23 only 8 […]

REST, RECOVERY & WHY BETTER IS BETTER

Most people who train on a regular basis understand the many physical and psychological benefits of working out. We see and feel the positive influence it has on our overall health and well-being. However, what we appreciate to a much lesser extent is the importance and the role that rest […]