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…

Winter Warmer!

If you’re feeling the cold this week, why not have a go at our High Intensity Tabata Workout – guaranteed to get your heart rate racing and your cheeks glowing! You don’t need any equipment, just grab a mat or a towel and a bottle of water and go! Take a few minutes to get your…

Low Impact Tabata Workout

Welcome to our fourth JDV Tabata Workout – this time we’ve opted for a low impact workout which is great for anyone wanting to avoid any moves which are too intense on the joints, or for anyone new to Tabata. You’ll still get a great, total body workout which raises your metabolism and blasts body fat, so…

Total Body Tabata Workout

Welcome to the third video in our series of JDV Tabata Workouts. Grab some water and a mat or towel and join us for an 8 minute, total body blast! Tabata training follows a specific protocol of 20 seconds maximal exercise with 10 seconds rest, repeated for four minutes at time. In this video we…

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…

Work-Life Balance

Tomorrow sees the start of National Work-Life Week, which aims to highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Studies show that people working 55 hours a week or more have a 35% increased risk of suffering a stroke than those who work 40 hours or less. Finding a good balance between family, work…

Real-Time Tabata Workout

Welcome to the second of our JDV Tabata workouts! This is a high intensity, metabolism-boosting 8 minute workout which you can enjoy along with us! No equipment necessary, just some water and enthusiasm! Tabata training follows a specific protocol of 20 seconds maximal exercise with 10 seconds rest, repeated for four minutes at a time.…

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…