Tahini-Zing

Tahini-Zing

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Personal Trainer… Nutrition Advisor… Sports Therapist

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Personal Trainer… Nutrition Advisor… Sports Therapist

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 ingredients together and drizzle as much or as little as you want over the salad.

The result,  a refreshingly tangy, healthy and delicious chicken salad. Bon apetit!

Stay tuned for more crazy creations by Amrit Training & Therapy. If you’d like to find out more about a healthier way of life then get in touch amrit@amrittandt.co.uk

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"Another fantastic SheLIFTS from Amrit K Theocharous this evening, really built on the moves from last week – with much more lifting this time – my arms feel like spaghetti now!"

Natalie Howells  Freelance writer

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"Amrit has been instrumental in getting my fitness back on track. Fat is melting away every week and there are great new layers of muscle everywhere; I’ve really never looked or felt better. She is an excellent motivator and teacher, always eager to find out what will work best for me. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Amrit!"

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Sian Toal  Director OnPoint Training

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"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your 1-2-1 Personal Training over the last 4 months. As someone who was an exercise avoider, I surprised myself by enjoying strength training. I have lost 19inches in total and have a new found respect for my body and its abilities. I felt I was in such safe hands with you and I even have my own foam roller now. Thank you for your time, patience and wealth of knowledge in helping me transform my life."

Sarah  Local government officer

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"Amrit is second to none. Excellent trainer and therapist. She is my choice of sports masseur and attend some of my clients, who keep coming back to her, due her excellence on services and a great character. She is highly knowledgeable and reliable and have so far, my clients and my approval and admiration. She is one of a kind. Brilliant professional.”

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"9.30 class with the Amazing Amrit and the “She lift” girls…. Amrit you are a such a star motivator, and made every moment feel so achievable, and in the words of a He Lifter….”I`ll be back”!!!! so energised, I can`t wait for next Monday!"

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Whatever you do, they will bounce!

Whatever you do, they will bounce!

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Personal Trainer… Nutrition Advisor… Sports Therapist

The sports bra, first invented in 1977, and was called the Jockbra.  Reasons for its existence, women experienced pain, chaffing and discomfort during exercise whilst wearing an ordinary bra.

Thanks to the London Olympics 2012, everyone is out there getting involved in some form of sport. This is great to see, people training for a sport they’ve always aspired to, or taking their first steps out into the big ‘bad’ world of getting fit, losing weight and wanting to improve their health. Generally people are feeling the urge to move, despite our sedimentary lifestyles, we are fighting back, damn you sofa….I’m off out for a jog!

This is all well and good.  However, I have seen too many women exercising, jogging, keeping fit without the correct sports bra.  Our breasts are very fragile, one too many bounces without the correct support and they’ll be down to our knees just like Grandma in “Nutty Professor II“, or were they down to her feet? Anyway, the point is, once the breast ligaments are damaged, its a bit late to rectify without the assistance of a little nip and tuck, which could prove to be rather costly, or just live with it, and have the anxiety of dealing with the dreaded droop.

Shock Absorber, a well known sports bra supplier have created a fantastic Bounce O Meter, its absolutely amazing to see the actual movement with and without the sports bra. If this doesn’t convince you to invest in a good supportive sports bra……..well just take a look then go get fitted!!

“Take care of your breasts”
Amrit
Personal Trainer – Sports Therapist
07764 678 751
Amrit_kaurgill@hotmail.com

 

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Janet Haltrecht  Environmental Consultant

SPORTS THERAPY

"Because Amrit’s Sports massage proved so effective for me I have already recommend Amrit to various friends and even my whole cycling club."

Shawn Ballantine  Photographer & Amateur Cycle Racer

SHE LIFTS

"Another fantastic SheLIFTS from Amrit K Theocharous this evening, really built on the moves from last week – with much more lifting this time – my arms feel like spaghetti now!"

Natalie Howells  Freelance writer

PERSONAL TRAINING

"Amrit has been instrumental in getting my fitness back on track. Fat is melting away every week and there are great new layers of muscle everywhere; I’ve really never looked or felt better. She is an excellent motivator and teacher, always eager to find out what will work best for me. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Amrit!"

Luke Petre  Software Architect

SPORTS THERAPY

"Amrit has helped me significantly with a few issues with my back, neck and shoulder. I go through intensive training periods and it is important for me to be fully functional. Amrit is very skilled and knowledgable, not only does she alleviate the pain but she also works with me in identifying how the problems are caused and how to prevent them. Highly recommended."

Sian Toal  Director OnPoint Training

SHE LIFTS

"Highly recommend Amrit’s Shelift class. Strengthening and conditioning-An excellent way to start the week."

Sharon Parker  Managing Director / Parker & Son Catering Ltd

PERSONAL TRAINING

"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your 1-2-1 Personal Training over the last 4 months. As someone who was an exercise avoider, I surprised myself by enjoying strength training. I have lost 19inches in total and have a new found respect for my body and its abilities. I felt I was in such safe hands with you and I even have my own foam roller now. Thank you for your time, patience and wealth of knowledge in helping me transform my life."

Sarah  Local government officer

SPORTS THERAPY

"Amrit is second to none. Excellent trainer and therapist. She is my choice of sports masseur and attend some of my clients, who keep coming back to her, due her excellence on services and a great character. She is highly knowledgeable and reliable and have so far, my clients and my approval and admiration. She is one of a kind. Brilliant professional.”

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SHE LIFTS

"9.30 class with the Amazing Amrit and the “She lift” girls…. Amrit you are a such a star motivator, and made every moment feel so achievable, and in the words of a He Lifter….”I`ll be back”!!!! so energised, I can`t wait for next Monday!"

Roz Lishak  Cookie Queen

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Weight V’s Size

Weight V’s Size

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Personal Trainer… Nutrition Advisor… Sports Therapist

“I’m eating clean, exercising hard, I feel lighter, slimmer but when I weighed myself I only lost 1lb in a week”

Our weight is not a direct reflection of fat V’s weight.

Two people can weigh the same but look totally different, one could have a higher distribution of fat tissue than the other whilst the other having a higher density of lean muscle tissue.

The picture above shows five women who all weigh 11st.  but are all different clothes sizes, this was from an article in the press a while ago, discussing the weight V’s size debate and reviewing each of the womens’ feelings about their ‘weight’ and goals in terms of where they would like to be….interesting to see that they all talked about being a certain ‘ideal weight’.

Muscle tissue takes up less space in our bodies than fat tissue.  Muscle tissue is highly metabolic, having a rich blood supply as opposed to fat tissue. Hence responds extremely well to exercise stimulus.  We do need to nourish it accordingly, by means of reducing highly processed carbohydrates and increasing our protein intake along side plenty of fresh green/brightly coloured carbohydrates. (M&M’s don’t count!)

When we exercise and nourish our bodies with ‘clean’ fuel, our muscles grow as we burn the fat, so our weight may not drop due to lean muscle growth.  However, we change shape and size, which are both excellent reflections of our (inaccurately termed) ‘weight loss’ mission.

I’ve known of people setting goals for losing ‘x’ st. in weight for a special occasion (wedding perhaps, fitting into a particular sized dress).  However, the scales may show a drop in weight but in some cases the body shape of the individual may not reflect this …..causing disappointment at not fitting into ‘the dress’.

People can feel disappointed, disheartened  on their weight loss journey as they are monitoring weight more than any other factor, for example size, inches, changes in clothes size, having to wear a belt for the first time in their lives…….

In general, a good exercise regime, 20-30 minutes three times a week including cardio-vascular AND strength
work, supported by a ‘clean’ nutrition plan whilst monitoring variables such as changes in clothes size, body measurements in conjunction with ‘weight’ will definitely help us achieve our ‘weight loss’ goals.

Not forgetting the variables that are invisible to the naked eye, ‘feelings’.  These often get missed, I’ve heard several clients say ‘I feel like I have more energy’ even gone as far as saying ‘I don’t need an afternoon nap anymore’, these are vital signs indicating the ‘weight loss’ mission is heading towards success.  Stress is one very common reason behind weight gain causing us to ‘feel’ miserable, so we eat some cake, then look in the mirror and feel worse….this can spiral out of control.  We look for things to stimulate happy feelings which usually translate to bad food and drink choices.

So when we do embark upon a ‘weight loss’ mission, its a good idea to slow the thought process down, ask the question what do I really want out of this?  Think hard about the many ways of achieving your goal, chose the right one for you, one which is challenging and achievable.

Take before and after pictures (these are so useful), measure the problem areas, write a food/mood diary, make a note of current clothes size.
These will all change during the course of the mission, keeping a record will show this.  The food/mood diary will surprise you.

Most importantly work hard to achieve your goal with your workouts and your nutrition, which is a huge factor and watch your size and shape transform, then hit the shops for a new wardrobe!!

Take care of your life, only you can!!
Amrit
Personal Trainer – Sports Therapist
07764 678 751
Amrit_kaurgill@hotmail.com

 

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PERSONAL TRAINING

"I found Amrit to be thorough, clear and direct in her approach to personal training. She always pushed me forward towards my personal goals and gave me heaps of encouragement when I achieved them. Her deep tissue massages really helped to ease my muscle tightness and helped me refocus on the areas I needed to work on more."

Janet Haltrecht  Environmental Consultant

SPORTS THERAPY

"Because Amrit’s Sports massage proved so effective for me I have already recommend Amrit to various friends and even my whole cycling club."

Shawn Ballantine  Photographer & Amateur Cycle Racer

SHE LIFTS

"Another fantastic SheLIFTS from Amrit K Theocharous this evening, really built on the moves from last week – with much more lifting this time – my arms feel like spaghetti now!"

Natalie Howells  Freelance writer

PERSONAL TRAINING

"Amrit has been instrumental in getting my fitness back on track. Fat is melting away every week and there are great new layers of muscle everywhere; I’ve really never looked or felt better. She is an excellent motivator and teacher, always eager to find out what will work best for me. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Amrit!"

Luke Petre  Software Architect

SPORTS THERAPY

"Amrit has helped me significantly with a few issues with my back, neck and shoulder. I go through intensive training periods and it is important for me to be fully functional. Amrit is very skilled and knowledgable, not only does she alleviate the pain but she also works with me in identifying how the problems are caused and how to prevent them. Highly recommended."

Sian Toal  Director OnPoint Training

SHE LIFTS

"Highly recommend Amrit’s Shelift class. Strengthening and conditioning-An excellent way to start the week."

Sharon Parker  Managing Director / Parker & Son Catering Ltd

PERSONAL TRAINING

"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your 1-2-1 Personal Training over the last 4 months. As someone who was an exercise avoider, I surprised myself by enjoying strength training. I have lost 19inches in total and have a new found respect for my body and its abilities. I felt I was in such safe hands with you and I even have my own foam roller now. Thank you for your time, patience and wealth of knowledge in helping me transform my life."

Sarah  Local government officer

SPORTS THERAPY

"Amrit is second to none. Excellent trainer and therapist. She is my choice of sports masseur and attend some of my clients, who keep coming back to her, due her excellence on services and a great character. She is highly knowledgeable and reliable and have so far, my clients and my approval and admiration. She is one of a kind. Brilliant professional.”

Fabio Domingues  Personal Trainer in the City of London

SHE LIFTS

"9.30 class with the Amazing Amrit and the “She lift” girls…. Amrit you are a such a star motivator, and made every moment feel so achievable, and in the words of a He Lifter….”I`ll be back”!!!! so energised, I can`t wait for next Monday!"

Roz Lishak  Cookie Queen

2018 © AMRIT TRAINING AND THERAPY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED I  DESIGNED BY ODRUM CREATIVE