What should you focus on to easily achieve your goal?
We always ask our members what their goals are and what they hope to achieve when they become more active.[...]
Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?
Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is[...]
Why Stress Could be Making Your Diet Fail
Stress is a major problem today thanks to social media, long working hours, lack of physical activity and numerous other[...]
Change the Way You Think About Exercise
For many people, exercise is nothing more than a way to lose weight or tone the body, but this is[...]
When You Just Can’t Get to the Gym
There will be days where you can’t manage to get to the gym for your regular workout.  Lives are busy[...]
Protein: How much is enough?
You probably already know that protein is great for skin, hair, and nails; but it's also critical for health. Without[...]
The Effects of Daylight Saving Time on Sleep 
On 27th March our clocks go forward an hour in line with Daylight Saving.  We often think of this as[...]
How Much Sugar is Too Much?
Everyone’s talking about how bad sugar is for you. There are even entire documentaries on the topic such as “That[...]
Member Testimonial – Claire Palmer
I need to make a confession……………………………………………………………………………….. I joined Inspire Fitness earlier this year. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but[...]
 Need a Mood Boost? Eat This
There’s no doubt that what you eat can have a big impact on how you feel, right? Mental health and[...]
Good (aka Healthy) Fats and “Not-So-Good” Fats
Lot’s of people avoid fat in their diets believing it will make them fat, raise their cholesterol and cause heart[...]
Avoid bloat and keep your tum happy naturally
Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a[...]
Why am I always hungry?
If you always seem to feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course,[...]
Salt, sodium, your health and high blood pressure!
Salt and how it can effect you. There are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc.[...]
Healthy Food Swaps For Autumn Weight Loss
It can feel harder to eat healthy at this time of year.  We think of salads and light meals in[...]
How to Build Emotional Resilience
This is definitely a testing time and even the most positive amongst us are finding it hard to stay resilient[...]
Is it worth taking a Multivitamin or are they a waste of money?
Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They're supplements, usually in tablet or capsule form,  that contain a[...]
What Happens To Your Body When You Never Move?
Our culture today is experiencing a lifestyle shift unlike any other. As modern technology continues to skyrocket toward the future,[...]
The Importance Of Strength Training
When we think of strength training we often think of muscle-bound puffing out their pumped up arms and chests, eating[...]
Anti-Ageing Tips: How Micronutrients Are Key to Looking Young
You’ll have noticed that “anti-ageing” is big business.  There’s no end of creams and serums being marketed as the new[...]
Heartburn – Do you suffer with it and can you help it with diet and lifestyle?
I was recently talking to one of our members and they mentioned they’d been suffering a lot with heartburn recently. [...]
Healthy Eating Shouldn’t Be Boring
Deciding to change your diet and improve your nutrition is an admirable step, but it can be difficult to stick[...]
Why you need to resistance train with a coach
Someone recently made a tongue in cheek comment to me that “real men don’t do cardio!”  The inference was that[...]
Is now the time for a new start?
Spring is normally a time of new beginnings and the gradual easing out of lockdown can feel very similar.  Are[...]
The Real Deal About Artificial Flavours
When was the last time you looked at a food label?  You know, those staple items that you pick up[...]
Post Workout Rituals For Better Fitness Results
If you have a regular and consistent workout routine, then I applaud you.  This effort places you in an ever-decreasing[...]
Has Lockdown Made You Lazy? 5 Key ‘Close to the Knuckle’ Motivators To Get You Off The Couch
If you find yourself contemplating the question posed in the title of this article, there is hope for you yet![...]
Can I Eat More If I Work Out?
Ooh here’s a good one! Usually, when we’re trying to lose weight the first thing we do is increase our[...]
Balanced Meals Mean More Nutrients
If you’ve done one of our coaching programmes during lockdown you’ll know that we often add an action “Eat a[...]
5 Tips on How Exercise Can Help Reduce Your Chronic Stress Levels
Imagine a life with no stress!  We think that would amazing but as great as it would be to live[...]
What to Eat For A Healthy Brain
We all know that eating a healthy diet is one of the most important things to do in order to[...]
How to Avoid Unnecessary Snacking at Home
One of the biggest challenges of being at home so much is excessive snacking.  So easy to overeat snacks without[...]
Why Now is the Perfect Time to Get Creative at Home
Feeling a little lost and bored with restructured or missing routines and more time on your hands? Now is the[...]
Recipe: Sweet Potato and Avo Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast can often be one of the hardest meals to get right.  A lot of conventional "breakfast" foods are high[...]
Non-Digital Ways to Be Entertained at Home
During these difficult times, you don’t just want to sit on your phone all day or veg out in front[...]
Healthy Comfort Food Options
Are you looking to soothe your loneliness or stress during isolation with some comfort food? If so, you aren’t alone![...]
Recipe: Creamy Prawn Noodles
Here's a quick mid-week supper dish.  It takes about 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook so great[...]
The Importance of Creating a New Routine
Our normal routines disappeared virtually overnight and it's been challenging for many of us to create a new structure to[...]
How to Sneak in more Exercise at Home
Nearly all of us have had much more time than normal at home recently and some of us still are. [...]
How Can You Avoid Stress Eating
When you are spending more time at home, it's easier to turn to food when you feel stressed or anxious.[...]
Recipe: Chicken and Orange Stir Fry
Fancy something, healthy, zesty and filling? Try this easy stir-fry recipe. This serves 4. Nutrition per serving: 397 kcal ,[...]
Recipe: Salmon Tartar with Mango and Avocado
This delightful, fresh salad makes a beautiful, light lunch on a sunny day What you need: 1 small salmon filet[...]
Dealing with Isolation When You Live Alone
Isolation at home when you live alone can be a lot harder than when you have family or roommates to[...]
At-Home Self-Care Options
If you're still self-isolated or quarantined at home, it is easy to just sit in front of the TV or[...]
5 Tips for Reducing Stress While Home Alone
When you are spending a lot of time at home alone, whether in self-isolation or because you are ill, it[...]
How to Focus on Your Mental and Physical Health (When You’re Home)
Whether you are quarantined and on self-isolation or just spending more time at home, you need to focus on both[...]
Redirect Your Superpower To Control Your Snacking and Get Your Home Workouts Done
Did you realise you’ve got a superpower? You have.  It’s the ability to talk yourself out of something! I bet[...]
Recipe: Peanut Butter and Coconut Energy Balls
We're all fancying something a bit decadent at the moment but that doesn't have to be followed by feelings of[...]
Protected: Membership Fee Reductions
A few of you have had trouble receiving our emails so here's the content of the most recent one.  Please[...]
Recipe: Dill Soup with Turkey Meatballs
Ok so we're not out of the soup woods yet!  We're still having plenty of days when a big mug[...]
Recipe: Raspberry Breakfast Trifle
Trifle for breakfast?  Surely not... oh but it's so quick, so yummy and so healthy! What you need: 2 cups[...]
Recipe: Vegan Lemon & Coconut Cake
Sometimes we just need something a bit sweet and naughty, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have to "fall of[...]
Member Feature – Heather
  This month we want to feature one of our new members who in her first month has lost 9.5lbs[...]
Diabetes and what you need to know about the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
With nearly 4 million people in the UK being diagnosed with diabetes we get bombarded with masses of information about[...]
Recipe: Chakalaka Style Risotto
Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish that may have originated in the townships of Johannesburg when Mozambican mine workers[...]
Recipe: Baked Salmon with Oranges and Cranberry Sauce
Have you still got some cranberry sauce lurking in your fridge from Christmas?  Here's a great way to use it[...]
Recipe: Celeriac and Truffle Soup
Just in case you're getting a bit tired of the same old soups, here's one from our new recipe packs. [...]
The Stress Mess: How Stress Messes with Your Health
This blog post will discuss stress and can apply at any time of the year but the last couple of[...]
Super boost your superfood – brocolli (and other veg!)
We all know that vegetables are good for us right?  And lots of us know that cruciferous vegetables are really,[...]
Healthy eating will always include foods that reduce inflammation
Inflammation. This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking[...]
Member Feature – Debbie Ash
This months member feature focuses on Debbie Ash who's quite a bit awesome! Debbie is an absolute inspiration to anyone[...]
Member Feature: Jill Maton
This month's member feature focuses on someone who's a fairly recent addition to the Inspire Fitness family, Jill Maton.  Jill's[...]
Recipe (soaked almonds): Almond Vanilla Latte Smoothie
Here's a healthy latte recipe that's dairy free and tastes really decadent! Serves 1 ¼ cup almonds, soaked overnight &[...]
Should you avoid Nuts and Seeds as you age?
Phytic Acid, The Mineral Reducer – Just another scare story? As we get older our digestions changes and we don't[...]
Member Feature – Michaela Bright
Our new member feature posts are designed to acknowledge members who are particularly aspirational.  We know that every single one[...]
How to balance your blood sugar
Most people know that blood sugar levels have a direct impact on their health and wellness and that uncontrolled blood[...]
Stop “shoulding” all over yourself!
You know you do it.  We all do it. We’ve all got them – shoulds!  I should exercise more.  I should[...]
What our members say… Christina Smith’s experience of our 21 Day Transformation Programme
Having recently returned to gym-life after a break of about a year due to pesky minor health problems, I decided[...]
How Do You Get Enough Vitamin D And Why Should You?
We know all vitamins are super-important for health, right?  But vitamin D is special. It’s common for vitamin D to[...]
Adrenal Fatigue – What is it and what to do about it
There’s lots of focus in the media at the moment about stress and the implications it has on our health. [...]
Recipe (Gut food fibre, Brain food omega-3): Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
Serves 2 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup oats (gluten-free) 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds[...]
The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain
Got a “gut-feeling”?  It’s more than just an old wives’ tale.  There’s research now that shows a direct connection between[...]
Recipe – Zingy Salsa Salad
Courtesy of The Medicinal Chef - Dale Pinnock from his book Healthy Everyday This is a great recipe for a[...]
Recipe (Coconut Oil): Homemade Healthy Chocolate
Serves 12 ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 dashes salt 4 tablespoons[...]
The Coconut Oil Craze – Should You Believe the Hype?
Confused by all the hype out there about what foods to eat and what to avoid?  You’re not alone.  Take[...]
The truth behind artificial sweeteners
Without doubt you’ll be aware of the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars" like in[...]
Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?
Fed up of cooking every day?  Then perhaps you like what the advocates of a raw food lifestyle suggest, that[...]
Is My Pooh Normal?
Yes, I'm serious! (And don't you sometimes wonder anyway?) Lots of things change as we age including our digestive system[...]
Recipe (dairy-free probiotic): Super-Simple Coconut Milk Yogurt
Serves 6 2 cans full-fat coconut milk2 probiotic capsules, Open the probiotic capsules and empty contents into the blender. Blend[...]
Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks to Try
Transforming your snacking habits can transform your body! The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” don’t often appear in the same sentence[...]
Is walking enough?
“I don’t really need to exercise, I walk a lot!” We hear this quite a lot and it’s fabulous that[...]
The Importance of Active Ageing
The UK population is getting older.  According to the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS), almost a fifth of the[...]
Recipe (Vegetable Dip): Hummus
Makes about 2 cups 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed⅓ cup tahini1 garlic clove2 tbsp sesame oil2 tbsp[...]
Can My Aches and Pains Actually Be a Food Intolerance?
Our last blog post was all about digestive enzymes and we touched on the subject of food intolerances, so I[...]
Recipe (Stress-reducing bath salt): Lavender Bath Salts
Here's a recipe with a difference. This one's not to eat but to help you de-stress. Per bath 2 cups[...]
All About Digestive Enzymes
At a time of year when many of us have over-indulged it’s important to think about our gut-health.  During this[...]
Is Stress Making you Fat? How to Naturally Lower The Stress Hormone (Cortisol)
STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a[...]
Common Weight Loss Myths Busted
Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere and it can be really hard[...]
How to read nutrition labels to help you lose weight
If you’re trying to lose weight then you should be at least glancing at the nutrition labels on the side[...]
Recipe (Selenium-rich): Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
A deficiency in selenium can affect your thyroid and slow down your metabolism so enjoy this selenium rich pudding. Serves[...]
Is the menopause the reason for your slowed metabolism?
Has the Menopause slowed down your metabolism? Does the menopause affect your metabolism?  It certainly seems so if you talk[...]
Brand New Programme to Help Diabetics Manage Long-Term Blood Sugar Levels
There are currently almost 3.7 million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with diabetes and it’s estimated that[...]
Recipe (Dairy-free): Chocolate Ice “Cream”
Serves 2 3 bananas, sliced and frozen 2 tsp cacao powder, unsweetened 1 tbsp almond butter Instructions Place frozen bananas[...]
Is the dairy in your diet making you store belly fat?
Dairy Intolerance (Lactose, Casein, and Whey) Having a food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and[...]
Food Preservatives – What You Need To Know
Food preservatives are common in our foods these days. It’s nearly impossible to stay away from them because of the[...]
Is what you know about healthy eating making you fat and tired?
Oh wow – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their[...]
Three tips to avoid over-eating at meals
It can be so easy to overeat at special events and meals out with friends. And it's not just the[...]
Three fabulous breakfast foods
Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Or do you need a bit[...]
Everything You Need To Know About Cholesterol
Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead Historically there's been a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol and[...]
How to Improve Gut Health – 29th May – World Digestive Health Day
Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in[...]
Good Posture is Essential For Good Health
Our modern lifestyles are doing nothing good for our posture and consequently our health.   All those millions of years learning[...]
Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh
Do you want to ditch the scales? Or are you obsessed with your weight? I mean, it doesn't define you[...]
You Know Lack of Sleep Affects Weight Loss, Right?
Have you said bye bye to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all[...]
Coffee… Should you be drinking it or not?
Coffee is a bit of a Marmite drink - most either love it or hate it.   And it's not[...]
Is counting calories a good way to lose weight? Or is there a better way?
Nutrition and diet info is everywhere, I mean absolutely everywhere! And every expert tries to convince you that they know[...]
Exercise away your troubles and manage stress with movement
Lots of people do exercise for the physical benefits they get from it without really thinking about the mental benefits[...]
Is your slow metabolism stopping you from losing weight?
First of all, what is metabolism?  After all, it’s a word that here a lot about these days. Well technically[...]
Are Your Food Rules Helping You?
During Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27th Feb - 5th March 2018) I started to think about the food rules that[...]
Chocolate – A health gift from the Gods?
Theobroma cacoa is the name of the plant that provides raw cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate.  This plant has[...]
Fire Up Your Powerhouse – Burn calories and avoid pain!
Glutes, they’re the biggest group of muscles in the body and sit between the upper body, lower body and core. [...]
Do You Even Know Where You’re Going?
Zig Ziglar once said "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time". And he's absolutely right. We all[...]
How to Fit Exercise into a Busy Day
Still wondering how to fit exercise into a busy schedule even though the days are getting longer? We cram our[...]
The Importance of Sleep for Weight Loss
Recently we’ve been talking to a lot of ladies about sleep in relation to their results on their weight loss[...]
12 Things You Can Do To Increase Your Fat Loss
Making big changes and trying to overhaul your life to lose weight might seem like the best thing to do[...]
Get Better Results In Less Training Time with HiiT
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is when you alternate between high and low intensity exercise(s) or between high intensity exercise[...]
Yeah But… You Already Know This
How often have you got some very sound direction from someone with more knowledge on a subject than yourself and[...]
Lets get intense… HIIT
When your workout isn’t working out!Did you know that you’ll experience a 2-4% decline in your resting metabolic rate with[...]
Myzone Heart Rate Zones – Purposes and Benefits
Do you feel like you’re not working out hard enough unless you’re in the red zone? Some people do seem[...]
Is Pleasure or Pain Motivating You?
Motivation tends to fall in one of two categories, either you’re moving towards something that will bring us pleasure or[...]
Should You Always Be Aiming for Max Heart Rate?
In this article the Myzone master trainers address some frequently asked questions about the RED ZONE!!!Is it safe to get[...]
Have you got a bit too much bounce?
Did you know three quarters of women who exercise in the UK wear the wrong kind of bra for working[...]