Plant Based and Powerful

A personalised approach to a healthy lifestyle

Plant Based & Powerful and what it means to me.

A personalised approach to a healthy lifestyle.

 

A healthy lifestyle can lead to improved health and wellbeing through implementing good diet and exercise habits. It can be a difficult and daunting decision to embrace the change to lead a healthy lifestyle. We should all know by now that we can improve our diet by eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting down on processed foods, reducing sugary drinks as well as added white sugar that comes in the form of confectionary. We have been told to walk 10,000 steps a day, exercise 3 times a week or do 20 minutes of HIIT every morning. Anything is better than nothing of course. But making these changes can be difficult and knowing what we should be doing is not good enough. Following a more plant based diet and doing exercise that is enjoyable is just one way you can improve health and wellbeing. It’s not the only way, but after 10 years in the fitness industry, I think it’s a gentle and more sustainable way.

A personalised approach to diet and exercise with the help of a personal trainer can sometimes be the key to making changes for the long term. Someone to guide you through the right nutrition for you and someone to be by your side to be accountable to. At Plant Based and Powerful, your personalised guide to nutrition and exercise won’t be too drastic or hard to follow. Food will be celebrated, not demonised. And exercise will leave you feeling elated not depleted. Following a mainly plant based diet and incorporating strength training into your exercise routine is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to improve health and wellbeing. If you want to know more, then please get in touch!

Eating more plants, in their whole form, as part of a normal, vegetarian or even vegan diet can have huge benefits to your health as naturally you will eat more fibre and take on more vitamins and minerals which are essential for our bodies. As we age, our muscle mass deteriorates, so it’s essential to include strength training to increase that lean tissue that will boost your metabolism and delay the onset of age related problems such as arthritis.

Over the years I have learnt that there is certainly not one size fits all approach to a healthy lifestyle. We all run on different schedules, live in different environments, manage stress differently, eat a variety of different diets and love doing all sorts of different exercise. We have all the same goal, to be fit and healthy, but our journey to get there is totally individual.

Let me help you find your personalised approach to health and fitness. We will work together to find your individual blueprint. Let’s make this work, for the long term. Consistency is key and it is absolutely fine to make changes along the way. As long as you find a way of eating that is sustainable and manageable for you and exercise that you enjoy doing, then that is where your success lies.

A personalised approach to a healthy lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle can lead to improved health and wellbeing. It can be a difficult and daunting decision to embrace the change to good eating and exercise habits. We should all know by now that we can improve our diets by eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting down on processed foods and reducing sugary drinks and the white sugar that comes in the form of confectionary. We have been told to walk 10,000 steps a day, exercise 3 times a week or do 20 minutes of HIIT every morning. Anything is better than noting of course. But making these changes can be difficult and knowing what we should be doing is not good enough.

A personalised approach to diet and exercise is the key to making changes for the long term. That means nothing too drastic or hard to follow. Food should be a celebration, not a demonisation. And exercise should leave you feeling elated not depleted. Following a mainly plant-based diet and incorporating strength training into your routine is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to improve health and wellbeing. Eating more plants, in their whole form, as part of a normal, vegetarian or even vegan diet can have huge benefits to your health as naturally you will eat more fibre and take on more vitamins and minerals which are essential for our bodies. As we age, our muscle mass deteriorates, so it’s essential to include strength training to increase that lean tissue that will boost your metabolism and delay the onset of age related problems such as arthritis.

Over the years I have learnt that there is certainly not one size fits all approach to a healthy lifestyle. We all run on different schedules, live in different environments, manage stress differently, eat a variety of different diets and love doing all sorts of different exercise. We have all the same goal, to be fit and healthy, but our journey to get there is totally individual.

Let me help you find your personalised approach to health and fitness. We will work together to find your individual blueprint. Let’s make this work, for the long term. Consistency is key and it is absolutely fine to make changes along the way. As long as you find a way of eating that is sustainable and manageable for you and exercise that you enjoy doing, then that is where your success lies.

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When I found CrossFit, I found . . .

When I found CrossFit in 2010, I finally felt that exercise had a purpose. It was like a light switched on inside my body.

CrossFit is structured in that each move has to be performed perfectly be it a squat, handstand or burpee. It’s social and fun as each class is like a mini competition, but where the slowest person gets the loudest cheer. I found that lifting weights and recording my score was by far more exhilarating than chasing pounds for weight-loss on a scale.

CrossFit made me more aware of the importance of technique for my Personal Training clients. I am now insistent that press-ups have to be performed properly and I am able to increase clients range of mobility for their squats having learned some great drills and always ensure there are no more humped backs in deadlifts by adjusting the amount of weight on the bar and positioning the lift for each clients body type.

CrossFit is like marmite. You either love it or hate it and thankfully I like marmite too!

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A personalised approach to a healthy lifestyle.

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Email: anna@plantbasedandpowerful.co.uk

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