Protein, protein, protein!

‘Protein’ is probably a PT’s favourite word (apart from Burpees 😂). But just why do we place so much emphasis on eating protein? As Personal Trainers, our top request is to help clients lose body fat and gain lean muscle, and whilst in exercise terms, a combination of resistance training and cardio are essential to achieve…

Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights

When we talk to prospective female clients about their fitness regimes, many tell us that they belong to a gym but rarely go, or that they don’t really know what to do when they are there and aren’t seeing results. When we delve a little deeper, we discover that their gym routines are predominantly cardio-focused; lengthy…

JDV Quick FHiiT FREE at Reebok!

We all love a freebie – and in our book, if it involves staying fit, its even better! So when we discovered the FitHub at Reebok Bluewater, we knew we had to get involved. Reebok offer free fitness sessions and challenges throughout the week inside their Bluewater store (and at other locations too). We spoke…

What will you achieve in 2015?

So, February is upon us – a whole month of 2015 already gone. How has your ‘new year’ been so far? Did you make any resolutions? Are you sticking to them?? We’re not really ‘New Years’ Resolution’ girls at JDV. That’s not to say that we haven’t set ourselves some goals for the year ahead…

Week 3 #HydrateMe

Week 3 of our #JDVHealthyMe Challenge already! Times flies when you’re having fun! We’ve been really impressed by the commitment so many of you have shown to our #MoveMe and #NourishMe weeks and we hope you’ll continue with this week’s focus on hydration. Staying hydrated seems like such simple thing that we don’t really pay…

#MoveMe Workout 2

Here’s our second home-workout for #MoveMe week – no equipment needed (just a sturdy coffee table or chair for tricep dips) so you can easily get this done at home and get your heart rate up and your muscles firing. Repeat the workout 4 times through and don’t forget to post on our Facebook page…

#MoveMe Workout 1

Here’s a workout you can easily do at-home which will get the full body firing and raise your heart rate! See if you can get it done twice in the #MoveMe week. Repeat the workout 4 times through: Glute Bridges x 12 Press Ups x 12 Squats x 12 Cycle Crunches x 12 (each side)…

Week 1 #MoveMe

Welcome to Week 1 of the #JDVHealthyMe Challenge. This week we want to get you moving, encourage you to be more active and fire up those muscles and heart rate. All week we want to you to either add to your current exercise regime, switch it up a little or start from fresh in the…