April 2021 / 45 posts found

Just do it: a personal trainer’s reaction to Nike’s plus size mannequin

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Following the much publicised plus-sized Nike mannequin controversy last week, Peach founder Tim Hayes shares his opinion on the subject in this week’s new blog.  “Just do it” Nike told us –  they never specified who. Well played to Nike for extending this inclusive branding by installing a larger bodied mannequin at its flagship store in London, already reaching iconic status. Whilst most commentators have praised Nike for taking steps to help more women of different body types feel welcome in their stores, one journalist in particular alongside a number of trolls accused the brand of normalising “unhealthy” obesity.  I […]

Man Says He Owes Drastic Weight Loss to Personal Trainer Who ‘Banned’ Him from Fast-Food Restaurants

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A man from Middlesbrough, England, made headlines last October when his personal trainer passed flyers out to local fast-food restaurants asking them not to serve his client. A year later the duo is going viral once more — this time showing off an incredible transformation. Just a year ago, Darren “Dibsy” McClintock’s family was living in fear of the day they would lose him. Dangerously overweight at roughly 560 lbs, the 27-year-old knew he needed to make a change. Advertisement – story continues below Doctors told him that he wouldn’t survive if he kept going down the path he was […]

The Best Dumbbells to Add to Your Home Gym | Shape

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A set of dumbbells is an essential part of any home workout routine, but they’re not all created equal. Whether you’re a heavy lifter or are tight on space, these are the best dumbbells to add to your home gym. This content was originally published here.

Meet 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’s Laura—She’s Leaving Family Behind for a 29-Year-Old Personal Trainer in Qatar | E! News

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Tiffany, 27, met Ronald, 29, on a trip to South Africa with a friend. Ronald quickly proposed…but neglected to tell her about his gambling addiction and criminal record. He went to rehab, but is Tiffany ready to uproot her 8-year-old son and move across the world with a man who may have more than a checkered past? Laura, 51, met Aladin, 29, on Facebook. After just eight months she flew to meet Aladin in Qatar and days later they were engaged. In a press release, TLC said, “Aladin is a young, handsome personal trainer, and Laura is afraid their relationship […]

How To: Write a “Home Gym” Workout – Defiance Strength and Conditioning

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With the birth of Baby Fielder lately my workouts have included less barbells and more Baby Bjorns, and BOB strollers. Everything in life has a season.  Sometimes that season is crushing PR’s, and sometimes that season is changing diapers, but there should be no reason to stop your fitness all together. When life has you all tied up and you cannot find a minute to make it to the gym, follow this simple three step guide for programming an awesome and effective home workout. Step One: Location, Equipment, Time-Frame First, where will you be performing this workout? Your workout space will determine […]

Personal trainer who had the ‘worst acne ever seen’ shares her striking before and after pictures | Daily Mail Online

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A personal trainer who was told by a doctor she had the ‘worst acne he’s ever seen’ has shared her incredible transformation after trying a new regime.  Emily Keel, 25, from Portsmouth, had suffered with severe cystic acne since the age of 12, causing bouts of depression. She felt like doctors were insensitive about her crippling skin condition, which was made worse by polycystic ovary syndrome. Over the past few years, Miss Keel has tried everything from a gluten and dairy free diet, light therapy, antibiotics and chemical peels – but saw little improvement. But after being prescribed a drug […]

BodyBoss Home Gym 2.0 Review: Portable, 300+ Exercises

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BodyBoss home gym brings all the useful functions of a gym in one equipment which makes it possible for you to do almost 300 plus exercises in your home without walking miles to the gym and bearing heavy gym membership cost. This all in one exercise equipment is compact and portable enough to place in your home. Features of BodyBoss Portable Home Gym Here is a list of BodyBoss Portable accessories that are available with the gym set. Whether you have just started working out, or are a veteran trainer, BodyBoss portable home gym can still teach you a thing […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Trainer Says Farewell With a Moving Tribute | Vogue

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Following Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing last Friday, tributes from around the world have poured in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the Supreme Court justice and longtime champion of gender equality. This morning, Ginsburg received a more formal send-off at the U.S. Capitol. Beginning with a moving ceremony that saw a bipartisan group of female senators take to the Capitol steps to bid her farewell, Ginsburg became the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state, a tradition stretching back to Abraham Lincoln in which distinguished citizens have their caskets transported to the central rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building […]

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos works out in his home gym as LaLiga stars seek to stay fit | Daily Mail Online

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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES  The Olympic torch relay in Greece was cancelled on Friday 13 March – just a day after the flame was lit in Olympia. Large crowds mobbed Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta on Friday despite repeated warnings for spectators not to attend because of coronavirus. That forced the decision by the Greek Olympic Committee to halt the torch relay on Greek soil on just the second day of its scheduled eight-day journey. The Olympic flame will still be handed over to the Tokyo 2020 organising committee at the Panathenaic Stadium […]

Personal trainer refuses to invite her overweight sister from a family barbecue | Daily Mail Online

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A woman has shared her fury after her personal trainer sister refused to invite her to a family barbecue because she was ‘too fat’. The woman, who is a size 16, was told it would look bad on her sister to have an overweight sibling, as everyone attending was ‘really slim and cared about their weight’. Taking to mumsnet, the woman, who goes by the username Fireplace1, wrote: ‘Sister set up a group chat with me, siblings, parents, etc about a big BBQ she was having as she wanted to find a date we could all do before finalising the […]