The 10 Golden Rules To Weight Training for Over 40s

The benefits of resistance training as you get older are truly astounding. If you’re looking to slow down ageing and stay younger and vibrant through your 40s, 50s, 60s and well beyond, then science shows again and again that resistance training with weights is vital. Improved brain function, health, metabolism, blood sugar control and overall decreased risk of all-cause mortality are just some of the headline benefits of lifting weights we discussed in-depth in Part 1. But here we take …

Lifting Weights Really Helped When Times Got Tough: Sandra’s Journey Week 4

Why is life never simple? After an awesome few weeks training and dieting, I was thinking ‘This is great, I’ve got my life back!’ Then my uncle died, and I found out my dog has cancer. It always seems like life has a way of kicking you in the teeth when you’re doing well and getting somewhere. It’s really not easy when you’ve got family things going on and you are shattered – but you have to carry on. My kids decided …

Chocolate and Emotional Eating: Sandra’s Journey Week 3

I’ve really enjoyed every training session so far, I look forward to them, even if it means getting out of bed at 5 am.   But temptation is around every corner, or in my case, egg tray.  I’ve had omelette, poached or scrambled eggs every day for breakfast for the last 18 days, and each day I’ve seen the chunky KitKat and mint Aero chocolate bars stored in the fridge door by my husband, and not given them a second …

I Can See The Flab Coming Off: Sandra’s Journey Week 2

I thought it was impossible. I had built up a picture in my head that weight training at UP was going to be relentless, how else could they achieve so many amazing results? But it wasn’t like that at all. Not only did I get through my first week unscathed, but I enjoyed it. FIND OUT ABOUT OUR PERSONAL TRAINING PLANS HERE After successfully avoiding a delicious-looking chocolate cake at a kids’ birthday party over the weekend, I’m ready to …

I Lifted Weights and I Didn’t Die!: Sandra’s Journey Week 1

What was I scared about? I’d built it up in my head as this massive thing starting a transformation journey at Ultimate Performance I’d never really been into lifting weights before so I thought I was going to get beasted into oblivion from Day 1. It turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong. The training itself, and I didn’t want to say this, was actually quite easy – certainly compared to Group Training where you’re busting a gut to out-compete other …

Why I’m Training To Be A Real Supermum: Sandra’s Journey

Sandra feels ‘middle-aged and tired’ but is doing a transformation to push herself to get fit again after two children