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…

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

This is such an easy recipe for a healthy and delicious butternut squash soup – guaranteed to warm up your winter lunchtimes! Takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and makes around 3 largish bowls Ingredients: Around 500g of butternut squash, peeled and chopped into cubes (I let Tesco do the hard work and used…

Staying on Track

Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve put on a few pounds, nothing major, but clothes that are usually comfortable have become less so! Like many people, over the summer holidays I relaxed my eating (and drinking) – a couple of biscuits here; a chocolate bar there; the odd glass of wine mid-week. Doesn’t sound too bad…

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…

Are you getting enough?

Fruit and Veggies that is. If you picked up any newspaper this week, you will have seen the debate about how many portions of fruit and veg we should be eating to stay healthy. Most of us know that eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day has enormous health benefits, reducing…

‘Fit in Forty’ for Lent

Tomorrow sees the start of Lent, when it is tradition for observers to give up one of their vices or bad habits such as eating chocolate or perhaps drinking alcohol. This Lent, by all means give up sweets and chocolate for 40 days, but how about making a healthy food swap like eating more fruit…

Pancake Heaven!

Pancake day is here again – the perfect excuse for us to create a heavenly breakfast, post-workout snack or after dinner treat. But you don’t have to settle for the traditional sugary sweet offering – why not try our delicious healthy versions. We guarantee you’ll love them! Carrot Cake Pancakes Ingredients: 35g Oats 1 scoop…