Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Get your Snooze On! Sleep your way to better Health!

Hey guys 

How are we all doing? Check out the video below for some great tips for Healthy Sleep! Good sleep habits are a fundamental part of good health, sleep has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing various diseases, and have a positive effect to people who are trying to lose weight. Try some of these tips for a couple of weeks, you will be amazed by how good you start to feel! Snooze it up people. 

Any Questions or comments just let me know be great to hear from, and don't forget our free wellness evening on the 3rd of October is nearly fully booked! Free spaces left only, let me know if you want a space on the evening!

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Monday, 6 August 2012

Will you laugh today?

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Its monday, how are you feeling? My big question is will you laugh or even smile today, and if not why? Laughter has a whole wealth of positive effects on the body, shown to release endorphins (the brains feel good chemicals) and improve overall mood and feelings of happiness. Humor and laughter can also strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Below is my contribution to everyones laughter today, I dont spend alot of time on youtube (big lie) but this video gets me everytime! Check it out, and share with everyone you care about. Remember people laughter can IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH! so laugh it up. 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Tips for Healthy Kids Video 2: Activity

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Sorry for delay on recent posts, having taking my hols in canada! Very beautiful! Here is the follow up video to my Tips for Healthy Kids Video, this video discusses ways you can encourage your child to be active this summer, this is a real passion of mine I hope you enjoy! (and the skimpy shorts are not really for sale..... I am becoming attached to them now).

Any questions or comments, or if I can help in any way just give me a shout. I am also open to comments about the new look glasses!

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

5 Tips for Healthy Kids

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Hope everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful weather. Well I am back behind the camera! and joined by special guest to talk about 5 simple steps you can take to improve your child's eating habits and ultimately their health. This is the first in a series of videos that are aimed at children's health and fitness, check it out

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Positive Effects of Physical Activity on Cancer Patients. Guest Post from David Haas

Hi guys 

Really excited and pleased to introduce the first guest post. Article below talks about the importance of good diet and exercise in both cancer patients and cancer prevention. The article was composed by David Haas, if you want to know more about David and his work then follow the link below. Thanks to David for the article and please share this with anyone who you feel it could potentially help.  You could save a life. 

Thanks guys

The Positive Effects of Physical Activity on Cancer Patients

Cancer is a horrible life-changing disease that millions of people suffer from every year.  In the United States cancer is the second greatest cause of death.  There are many forms of cancer, such as Lung cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Mesothelioma Cancer, and many more.  The causes vary almost as much as the types of cancer.  The main cause is tobacco, which causes the majority of Lung Cancer and Throat Cancer cases.  However, sitting in second place in terms of risk, is the lack of a good diet along with obesity.  This means that if an individual practices a good diet and remains physically active, it will actually help prevent certain cancers from forming.  It is important to know that it is not a cure, merely a preventative measure.  Fitness and well-being are important for not just individuals who want to keep healthy, but for those who have already been diagnosed with cancer, and also those who have been treated for cancer and are fighting remission.  

Even though physical activity and a healthy diet will not cure cancer, it can prolong their life.  There have been studies, which have concluded that cancer patients who maintain physical activity and undergo physical therapy often have a better chance of surviving longer than those who do not.   A study was done on women with breast cancer, which found out that if they continued to participate in physical activity over the course of two years after being diagnosed with cancer, they tended to live longer.

Not only do some studies state that physical activity can help prolong life in cancer patients, but it also helps to keep their quality of life as comfortable as possible.  Physical therapy and activity will help with some of the symptoms of cancer, such as nausea and vomiting.  Physical activity will also help keep one’s strength and energy up, especially since cancer tends to make its victims much weaker, draining their energy.   It has also been proven to improve the mood of an individual, as well as their self-confidence.  Cancer is such a serious life threatening disease that many individuals afflicted by it can fall into a deep depression.  Exercise keeps cancer patients' moods up and helps them stay positive.  That kind of positive mentality is necessary when battling cancer.

According to many different studies, keeping a good diet as well as remaining physically active helps patients who have survived cancer as well.   Not only will it help cancer survivors regain the strength they most likely lost fighting cancer off, it will help prevent those patients from going into remission. In fact, cancer has a higher chance of recurring in an individual if they are overweight..

In addition to regular treatments for Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Throat Cancer, and the many other variety of cancers out there, cancer patients should also keep up with physical activity and have a healthy diet.  Not only does it help in improving their mood and confidence after being diagnosed as well as possibly prolonging their life, it will also help prevent them from going into remission after they have been treated.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Also wanted to quickly post this incredible article by Charles Poliquin, with 5 really simple nutritional tips for weight loss this summer. Follow the link below and let me know if you have any questions.

Tomorrow we have our first post from a guest author so be sure to check us out tomorrow.

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Good evening all

Just a little clip of Fitjoy Instructor rocking some new choreography to Mama do the Hump! Definitely worth checking out! 

Absolutely rocking! Don't forget tomorrow new class Fitjoys Kettlebell Blast kicks off down at Bracklesham Barn. Starts at 8pm, and for tomorrow only you can come for free!  

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Thursday, 26 April 2012


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Jon here from fitjoy Personal Training.Check out my profile!! Joining the blog so watch out for new and interesting posts!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Kettlebells arrives at Fitjoy! Are up to the Swing?

Morning all 

So much exciting news to help brighten your morning. Firstly Fitjoy is pleased to bring Kettlebell Blast, a class dedicated entirely to Kettlebells. A fantastic, effective way to train, and the best thing...... you can come and try first class this coming wednesday (2nd May) for FREE! Hope to see you there!

Also posting tomorrow the Final Healthy Breakfast Choices Video (apologies about the delay), last chance to see me in the kitchen, you don't want to miss that!

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Bracklesham Barn 
Wednesday’s 8-8.45pm 
1st Class FREE!!!!
Starting 2nd May

The kettlebell  is a cast iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.Training can give you results fast and build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders. Kettlebells are extremely popular throughout the fitness world they are used by athletes, sportsmen and women and celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz and Lance Armstrong.Come and give it a try all abilities welcome. Sessions will be taught by James (Fitjoys Personal Trainer). 

Friday, 13 April 2012

Breakfast with Fitjoy! Take 2!

Morning guys

So here it is breakfast number two, we turn our attention to eggs. Hope you enjoy and thanks for all the feedback on the first video. Watch out master-chef..... here I come! Have a great day

Also well done to last nights body transformation crew, an awesome session!
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Breakfast with Fitjoy!

Hi guys

In recent weeks I have consistently been asked what healthier options are out there for breakfast, as an alternative to traditional and so called 'healthy' Breakfast Cereals and Toast which are a refined carbohydrate, have high sugar contents and are often a culprit in weight gain. So rather then tell you my take on breakfasts I thought I would show you..... So here it is the first video in a series of 3, where I will present 3 different breakfast options (hopefully without burning the kitchen down). By changing your approach to breakfast meals and trying to eat a more balanced option can have a substantial impact on weight loss. So check out the videos and share them with anyone who it may help, and be witness to my incredible skills in the kitchen. Video 2 tomorrow! Bye for now

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Head First Zumbathon Video. Absolutely Rocking!!!

So here it is guys..... the long awaited video of the hugely successful Head First Zumbathon. Over £1800 pounds was raised  so a huge thanks to everyone who was involved. If you were there try and spot yourself in the video, (and yes that is me in a tutu).  

The Fitjoy team also be there in force this Sunday at Graylingwell Park for the Get Active Event in aid of Sport Relief. Fitjoy will be doing the warmup for everyone involved, along with Zumba demonstrations. Fitjoy Personal Training will also be there so pop along and see us and join in with the fun. 

Keep an eye on blog as I will be posting more TRX and a Kettlebell video very soon. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!! 

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

BOKWA arrives at Fitjoy!

Good afternoon to you all

Just a quick post to announce that Fitjoy will starting a new class.... Bokwa Fitness starts very soon and the best bit is for the first week only you can try the class for FREE! 

Bokwa Fitness is an exercise dance class that combines cardio conditioning, strength training and flexibility. Furthermore, it integrates customary African dance with boxing maneuvers. The name came from a combination of two other words; "BO" stands for light boxing and "KWA" symbolizes the traditional dance Kwaito.

The classes start on: 

Thursdays 8.15-9pm at Chichester High School for Girls in the Dance Studio. First class/free trial on 22nd of March 

Mondays 6-6.45pm at Selsey Centre. First class/free trial on 9th of April

Want to know more? Check out the vid below

So come on down try it for free and be part of the Bokwa Fitness Craze! 

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Morph Zumba!!!

Good Evening to you all

Having a tough day or week? Heres something that is certain to put a smile on your face! Can you guess who the crazy Fitjoy Instructor is? and before you get any ideas you will never get me into one of those suits, the tutu was bad enough. 

Coming later this week to blog, full video of the massively popular Zumbathon for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust. It was a great event and a huge thank you to everyone that was there to support. 
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Sunday, 26 February 2012

TRX Training arrives at Fitjoy

Good evening everyone

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and enjoying the surprising February Sunshine. In March Fitjoy is pleased to announce we will be offering TRX training as part of our Personal Training service, but also 30 min tasters for anyone who just wants to give it a try. TRX is a fantastic, revolutionary way to train which is popular all over the world. Also used a lot in the recent Biggest Loser Series TRX is suitable for all fitness levels. If you are looking to lose weight and tone up it is particularly effective. Below is a video of myself and Jon introducing the TRX and just a few of the exercises you can do. Fitjoy also currently uses TRX in two classes:
  Body Transformation 6.30pm at Chichester High School for Girls 
  Toning 7pm at Swanfield Community Centre 

For any more Info or to set up a consultation or TRX taster please contact me-, leave a comment on the blog, or hit me up on facebook You can also now follow FitjoyPT on 

Coming to blog later this week...... The truth about Coffee, so be sure to check that out. 

Have a great week from everyone at Fitjoy.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dont Panic about Pancakes!!

Hi guys

Happy Pancake Day from the Fitjoy Team. Below is a link from the British Heart Foundation with some tips for a healthier pancake day! Check it out and let me know what you think. Im sure guilt free pancakes will taste a whole lot better!

Check the blog towards the end of the week as I will be posting an article about coffee and its various health benefits. There will also be a new video and some exciting announcements from the Fitjoy team.

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Monday, 23 January 2012

Zumba Party a Huge Hit!

Happy Monday to you all

Just a quick clip of the Fitjoy Crew in action at saturday nights very successful Zumba party! They had the place rocking, well done to Charlotte Torrance and all the guys involved. Hope you have all recovered after 3 hours of all out Zumba madness.

Check the blog later in the week as I will posting a great weight loss specific article, and a video blog of an introduction to TRX training. Any questions please post a comment below, email or hit me up on Facebook-

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Great New Class Starting this week

Yo guys don't forget NEW CLASS starting tomorrow. Group Personal Training at Chichester University 7.3O TO 8.45. Really cool class, nothing out there like it. We will be focusing on exercise but also other aspects of health and Nutrition. There is Limited space in this one, so share this with anyone you might think would be interested. Be good to see you.

Also if you didn't catch this article I posted check out the link below, if you are trying to lose weight but just not happening this might just be the answer.

Let me know if you have any questions.

bye for now

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Avoid Crash Diets and stay True to those Resolutions.

Hey its 2012 happy new year everyone.

Stay True to those resolutions this year. A quick video to help you stay committed for the long run. 

Check the blog over the weekend as I will posting some ideas for healthy breakfast options. Be great to hear from you guys to see how you are getting on or if you have any questions, just post them on the blog, email me at or post on the Fitjoy PT Facebook page. 

Bye for now