Our latest feature in Sport Magazine... The Body Coach is hot news – but he’s not the only one banging the fitness drum to an audience of millions. Which author sold the most print books on Amazon in the UK last year? Clue: it wasn’t JK Rowling. It was personal trainer turned social media ‘influencer’ Joe Wicks – The
No pain, no gain. Right? Wrong. The effectiveness of your training session should not always be measured by how sweaty and exhausted you feel. That feeling of complete exhaustion has become a worrying barometer of how 'good' or 'bad' a workout is, which, in all honesty, is a bit one dimensional. We hear statements like... "I'm an all or nothing
Week 3 Feature in Sport Magazine. Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin on an age-old debate in fitness. Plus, part three of his four-week back to fitness guide. I f there’s one discussion in fitness that’s guaranteed to get people hot under the collar, it’s the cardio-versus-weights training debate. Some believe the
Do you really understand what it takes to achieve the goals that you want? Most people don’t. And most coaches or fitness gurus don’t discuss the sacrifices or what really goes in to achieving fitness goals. But you need be aware or you will keep failing the same goals that you make over and over again.
Move to Lose: Sport Magazine Feature. Most of us don’t have unlimited hours to spend in the gym each week, so we’re looking for maximum results in minimum time. All forms of exercise work if you do them long enough or intensely enough. At a base level, you should do the type of exercise you enjoy because that
Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin talks New Year resolutions, and launches his four-week guide to getting back on the fitness wagon. “I’ve been around for enough ‘New Year, New You’ cycles to have a fair idea of what’s working and what isn’t. Overall, I’m pro-January and the new start it offers people – largely because I
Our latest feature in Harper's Bazaar magazine. Replace the damaging shock tactics of gym work-outs with a gentler approach to everyday life, to keep yourself trim and active. The problem with many extreme modern work-out regimes is that, rather than nourishing your body, they actually deplete energy and can cause adrenalin to surge, so that immunity, sleep, stress levels and
When you wake up to natural sunlight, buzzing hot weather, and plenty of holidays lined up, it's not much of a slog to workout. Fitness motivation is much easier in the summer but it’s in the winter that most people’s exercise regime goes tits up! This time of the year, many of us will find it hard to
Here's an article Jean-Claude Vacassin wrote for Health and Fitness Magazine - Simple but very effective tips. LUNGE Lunges strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves, as well as conditioning the major muscles of your legs for other sports and activities. Do them daily and lunges will shape and firm up your backside too. You don’t need
Our feature in Health and Fitness magazine by Jean-Claude Vacassin. 1. STANDING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS BENEFITS: The overhead press is the best shoulder exercise you can do. It works several muscles of the upper body and offers a host of benefits that improve daily functioning. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, take a dumbbell in each hand.