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Video 4: The BIGGEST Mistake You’re Making Video 3: Are You “Stuck”? Video 2: “I Don’t Need a Coach!” Video 1: “I’ve Tried Everything!” Are you ready to take your…

Jun 16, 2024
Mark Carroll
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5 Things I’ve Changed My Mind About 

I have now been a full time personal trainer since 2007! WOW! That means I am getting older and losing even more hair! But it also means I have made…

Feb 12, 2023
Mark Carroll
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MY TOP 10 TIPS TO TRACKING AT A RESTAURANT

Today’s article is dedicated to the most asked question in my inbox:  HOW DO I STAY ON TRACK WHEN EATING OUT? Eating out is a normal part of being a…

Feb 12, 2023
Sheridan Skye
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New Year, New Me – How to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2023!

Happy New Year from the team at Coach Mark Carroll! Read the latest blog from our Head of Nutrition, Sheridan Skye… 2023 is fast approaching, so we can officially roll…

Dec 31, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Best Exercises to Target your ‘Underbutt’ (Lower Glute Max)

What are the best glute exercises to grow the lower division of the glute max, a.k.a the underbutt? Well, we need to choose glute isolation exercises that train the key…

Dec 17, 2022
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SHOULD YOU EAT MORE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR PERIOD?

Before jumping into this topic, we need to go through a mini-crash course on how the female menstrual cycle works. People commonly think that the menstrual ‘cycle’ is purely the…

Dec 16, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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10 Tips to Navigate Your Holiday Nutrition

The silly season is upon us which probably means your social calendar is bursting at the seams. Even if you’re a little bit of a hermit (like myself), you will…

Nov 30, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Keys To Maintaining Muscle In a Deficit

Have you ever heard that saying about money? ‘It’s not about how much you make, but how much you keep!” This means that the money you earn is not all…

Nov 29, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Is it harder for women with PCOS to lose fat?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects women of childbearing age. The most common symptom of PCOS is irregular periods, which can cause fertility problems, weight…

Nov 22, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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9 Ways you’re Ruining your Hip Thrusts

It’s time to fix your hip thrust!  Hip Thrusts are one of my favourite exercises to program for clients… but only if they can do them well! Over my many…

Nov 22, 2022
Mark Carroll
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How much muscle can you grow in one year?

You may have heard of protein before, but what exactly is it? Protein is a nutrient essential for the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body. It comprises smaller…

Nov 7, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Struggling with Hunger in your Deficit? My top tips to fat loss adherence

We’ve all been in a fat loss phase once in our lifetime, so we all know the pain of being hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Although a calorie deficit is 100%…

Nov 7, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding: What’s Right For You?

Powerlifting or bodybuilding? What’s the difference? Are powerlifters stronger than bodybuilders? Should you do one or the other? Can you do both interchangeably? Well, let me break it down! Getting…

Nov 4, 2022
Mark Carroll
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How Many Calories Should I Eat While Breastfeeding?

As a breastfeeding mum, it’s essential to ensure you’re getting enough calories to keep up your milk supply and energy levels. But how many calories do you need for breastfeeding?…

Nov 4, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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7 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Plateaued

Fat loss is not linear. It’s a clear statement (well, I believe it is) but people still can’t tend to grasp the fact that fat loss itself does not occur…

Nov 2, 2022
Mark Carroll
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5 ways to improve your gut health today!

Gut health is a hot topic these days, and there’s plenty of money to be made from those looking for ways on how they can boost their gut microbiome. From…

Nov 2, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Is it harder to lose fat & gain muscle during menopause?

Is it harder to lose weight during menopause? Our head of nutrition, Sheridan Skye answers this question and more, so read on! I wanted to kick off this week’s blog…

Oct 18, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Intensity Techniques – PARTIAL REPS

I LOVE intensity techniques! So far I have covered two of my staples – the “rest pause” method and “drop sets.” These are both more traditional ways to program to…

Oct 18, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Intensity Techniques – DROP SETS METHOD

In a previous blog I went over the use of one type of intensity technique: the rest pause method. Here’s a little recap on “intensity techniques” – intensity techniques are…

Oct 12, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Creatine! What is it and why do we care?

Before we get into it, I’d like to make one thing very clear – I’m not a fan of supplements. In fact, I RARELY recommend them to my clients. My…

Oct 12, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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