Fitness Blog

Could I do a kettlebell class?

What’s stopping you trying? I have run kettlebell classes in North Tyneside for 5 years now and the most common reasons I hear from people for not have come along to a class are: I don’t even know what a kettlebell is! Well it’s a bit like a cannon ball with a handle. The ‘cannon…

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Fitness with Helen – North Tyneside

Hi, I’m Helen I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor running fitness classes in North Tyneside. I set up Fitness with Helen in January 2016. I am a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).  I hold qualifications in: Personal Training Exercise Referral Gym Instruction  Pilates…

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Will I have to do burpees?

Will I have to do burpees? – The question I’ve been surprised by how many times the burpee has been mentioned in initial consultation meetings for Personal Training. Sometimes it’s given its name, usually by those who have it etched in their memory. More often, it’s just referred to as ‘that’ exercise. “You know the…

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Why wait until January?

Are you already promising yourself you will be more active in January? If you start in the new year how much improvement in your fitness will you expect to see by valentines day? If my own experience is anything to go by you will have high expectations! So think about how much fitter and healthier…

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Trigger Point Pilates

Lydia Campbell, industry expert of over 40 years, created Trigger Point Pilates for fascia health to cater for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue.  Much of the following information is taken directly from Lydia’s materials. A Trigger Point Pilates™ Class Combines some basic Pilate’s core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic…

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Kettlebell cardio, what’s not to love?

Kettlebells, bodyweight exercises & HIIT cardio training all in one workout! Anyone who already knows me, knows I love a kettlebell, a great addition to any workout or a workout in itself.  The kettlebell (a cannon ball shaped piece of metal with a handle) is generally used in functional movements, focussing on he whole body…

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