Simply Strength

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  Ten years ago I embarked on a career change, from IT to Fitness and Well-being.  The biggest reason for doing so was to achieve a work life balance. It has been an extremely challenging journey.  My new career started with me working for one of the top ten personal training gyms in London, which… Read more »

Sweet potato and ……

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I thought I was running out of ideas for how to cook sweet potato, until I pulled out the spiralizer from the back of the cupboard, so the sweet potato and prawn stir fry transpired. I’ve learned to work backwards when doing a stir fry, by this I mean the hob and wok is the… Read more »

Fast & Furious Omelette

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  The 5 minute omelette – came about when I literally had 15 mins to cook, eat and wash up before my next client arrived! So I started warming up the pan with some coconut oil, then threw 3 eggs into a bowl and added one chopped onion, green chilli and ginger. Seasoned with salt… Read more »

Quick Protein Pancakes

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This super easy protein pancake recipe came about whilst rushing around getting ready for the school run and preparing for clients all at the same time. The frying pan went onto a medium heat. Blender in hand, I threw in some oats, sun warrior chocolate vegan protein blend, an egg, some coconut milk and blitzed… Read more »

Speedy Scrambled Eggs

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Speedy Scrambled Eggs and Tenderstem Brocolli. I was caught out unprepared, all my batch cooked meals had been eaten, rushing around between work, home and the school run, I had to throw something together for a spot of lunch. There’s always a box of eggs in the fridge, so I simply scrambled 2 eggs with… Read more »

Eating Out

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Clients often ask me how to cope when eating out, should they even eat out. My answer: of course, why not? Socialising plays a big part in all of our lives. Healthy eating is not about depriving ourselves of things we like to eat, in actual fact it’s all about balance.  You feel great whilst… Read more »

Morning Shot

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This little potion helps me start my day the right way.  Supporting the digestive system and keeping the metabolism at its peak are of utmost importance to me. So here’s a little concoction to try out, I usually make a little shot glass – down the hatch and done! Half a cup of warm water… Read more »

Body Weight Challenge

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I’ve spent the last year learning a few body weight exercises as part of my personal development goals – to achieve a full range pull up, and push up. The pull ups have been going well, I started off with hanging around and shrugging, which quickly progressed on to negative reps pull ups.  The sessions… Read more »

Ever tried Kalettes?

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Whilst rushing around shopping for my vegetables I came across a pack of Kalettes….hmmmm mind started whirring…what could I do with these cute little bundles? On a  cold and chilly Saturday afternoon, a warming soup beckoned, so I pulled the following ingredients out of the vegetable rack: Kalettes 3 Leeks 10-15 Asparagus tips 1 bulb… Read more »

Tahini-Zing

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Saturday night,  ordered in a takeaway –Chicken kebab no pitta with a pot of tahini on the side. I wanted to jazz up the salad a little…..so the following 30 second recipe transpired. 2 tablespoons of tahini 2 lemons – juiced A pinch of sumac A pinch of red pepper flakes Stir all of the… Read more »

Amrit’s Bite Sized Chunks

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Name: Amrit Age: 43 West Londoner living in North London Mother of 1, Wife of 1, time starved, adept at training and treating fellow time starved mums. Worked in IT for over 10 years, took the plunge with redundancy and invested into retraining for a career in Personal Training & Sports Therapy. Now I’m running… Read more »

4 Women’s Weightlifting Myths Busted

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When women come to SHELifts – my women-only weight training classes – for the first time, they’re often nervous. Not just because they’re trying something new, but also because there are a lot of myths around weightlifting for women. I thought I would bust some of those myths, so that you can appreciate the real… Read more »

The Process of Pain Relief

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A lot of what I do in Sports Therapy is based on helping people be free from pain – whether that’s pain as a result of training, poor posture, injury or illness. The main thing is that each person’s pain is different, and so my approach to each person is different. I thought it might… Read more »

Julia’s Journey

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Julia first came to me in early 2014. She wanted to lose weight, increase her body tone and improve her health and overall fitness. But, as she pointed out when we first started working together, she wasn’t a fan of exercise. I work with a lot of people who say they don’t like to exercise… Read more »

SheLIFTS – What is it ?

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The Aim: Learn to use free weights with confidence in a fun, safe and supportive environment The Goal: To empower the woman who wants to be able to exercise with weights safely and confidently. The Lowdown: Lift weights to lose weight – an extremely efficient way to lose unwanted body fat. It’s different and challenges… Read more »

Leftovers……

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It’s half term and I’ve had very little time to plan a posh nosh meal, so yesterday it was a throw it all in the  tin meatloaf, which actually went down a treat with the ‘boys’. So today….what to cook after half a  days work, quick run – me time,  holiday club drop off/pick up,… Read more »

Have your cake & EAT IT!

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Have your cake & EAT it !!! Fancy trying my paleo inspired brownies? Come along on the 26th April 2014, and bring your friends  try a brownie or two and meet Amrit the woman behind Amrit Training & Therapy Helping you become fitter, eat healthier and moving easier. Want to try PT at half price?… Read more »

Yoga & Strength Training

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I came across this blog about strength training and yoga complimenting each other; basically it talks a lot of sense. The two types of training are like the Yin and Yan in exercise terms.  As the blog mentions, strength training focuses on big compound moves involving fast twitch muscles stimulating power and speed.  Yoga trains… Read more »