Shona Macpherson has struggled for years with her weight, body image and self-love. If you name a nonsense diet she’s tried to nail it. Pick an exercise class or gimmick she’s practiced it. But she’s come through this – not only is she the healthiest and happiest she’s ever felt but she is on a mission to help others do the same.
Shona is a former nurse, counsellor, aid worker, project manager and support worker turned personal trainer and trainee life coach.
In this episode Shona shares her own body confidence story, the problem with ‘standardised beauty’, the benefit of tracking ‘strength over weight’, the impact body issues and social media is having on teenagers, top strategies to improve your self-esteem, exercise strategies for those who are terrified of gyms and how we can find a balance between being happy with ourselves yet wanting to improve.
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We’ve complained about having a slow metabolism and we’ve envied those who we claim have fast metabolisms, but what exactly is your metabolism and how can we stop it slowing down when we lose fat?
This week – Alex Ritson – tells all. Alex is a nutrition coach and researcher who will explain everything you need to know about your metabolism, metabolic adaption and the steps you can take to keep your rates of fat loss high. He’ll explain the impact diet breaks and refeeds have on fat loss, the surprising data on how much your metabolism slows when you diet, why he is trying a different approach to the 5:2 diet, the reason why FitBits are amazing for getting super lean and top tips to ensure long term weight loss success.
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Bodyweight training is a fantastic, versatile and cost effective way to get stronger, improve flexibility and increase your mobility.
On this episode of the podcast, Scott is joined by fellow Scotsman Andy McKenzie who is a leading strength coach and mobility expert.
Andy shares some fantastic drills that you can use to test your strength, he explains his favourite methods for improving press-ups and pullups, how to do handstands, his take on core training, how to improve conditioning and grip strength and how to effectively structure your workout.
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Keri-anne Payne is a marathon open water swimmer who recently competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics. She is a two-time 10-kilometre open water world champion, and an Olympic silver medallist.
In this episode we’ll look at some of the technicalities of swimming in an event that takes around 2 hours! Keri-ann explains how she prevents boredom, the ingenuous methods of fuelling out in the middle of the sea, overcoming jelly legs and jelly fish!
You’ll hear some gossip from the Olympic village including the 5am parties, the 45 minute ques for free McDonald's, why it’s a bit like freshers week and star-spotting Usain Bolt.
Keri-anne also shares how she was able to get through plateaus, overcome setbacks and key lessons she’s learned from competing at the highest level in world sport.
FFF 070: An Olympian’s Insight Into Competing At The Rio 2016 Olympics - with Keri-anne Payne is a post from: Food For Fitness