PERSONAL TRAINER ESSEX
We specialise in group personal training and achieve fast and safe Results for our members
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|Tuesday||6am – 9:30pm|
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|Saturday||7am – 12:30pm|
|Sunday||7am – 12:30pm|
Choose The Best Gym Essex
Want to get a fitter body and reduce high blood pressure by exercising? Mortons Fitness is the best gym Essex you can trust to fulfill all your fitness goals. We try to create a genuine atmosphere which can make you feel more energetic. Spend a few hours in our gym everyday and you can reap numerous health benefits. Whether you are looking for one-to-one sessions or group personal training, we can cater to all. Get in touch with us to discuss your needs.
At Mortons Fitness, we believe that there is a strong connection between going to the gym and being happy. Discuss your fitness goals with our personal trainer Essex and he will help you achieve those by focusing on strength training, toning and overall health management. They can even help you set advanced training goals. Each and everyone attending our training sessions can ensure fast and safe results. We are open 7 days a week so you can visit our gym Essex as per your convenience.
PERSONAL FITNESS SESSIONS
Book your free 1 x hour guest visit consultation at the club with one team – to discuss your injuries + health plus set your targets and we will set you up with a clear Plan of Action to achieve them with one of our team
ENROL + Choose from a number of affordable membership options
First Personal Fitness Session – plus Body Fat % Check ( optional )
My name is Keith Morton and I’m the owner of Mortons Personal Fitness. I started personal training just over 30 years ago. But honestly, I haven’t always been big into my fitness. In fact, was bullied at school for being overweight, weighing in at 13 stone at age 13 wasn’t easy. So much so, that I decided to turn my life around. Little did I know I was about to take a turn for the worst.
I put SO MUCH pressure to myself that I went down to 6 stone in 1 year and became far too thin and borderline anorexic.
My doctor warned me that I would die unless I started eating properly. This was the awakening I needed to start eating properly and taking control of my health. Since then I have studied extensively fitness and nutrition and became a qualified personal trainer Essex at the age of 18.
I then started up my own personal fitness business and since then, I’ve helped thousands of people lose weight, tone up and change their lives for
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- HAND STRENGTH
- NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS 2019
- EXERCISE AND STITCHES
- CARDIO AND THE TALK TEST
- TRAINING PARTNERS
- WHAT TO DO ON YOUR REST DAYS
- HACK YOUR MOTIVATION
- WAIST HIP RATIO
- LIQUID CALORIES
Grip strength consistently predicts mortality risk from all causes in middle aged and elderly people.
It has been proven that people with stronger hands are more likely to live longer. In fact, grip strength is better at predicting mortality than blood pressure and poor grip strength has been identified as an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
It is also really easy to measure your progress using gym equipment. You can test either of the following:
- How long you can hang from a pull up bar
- How long you can hold a barbell or a pair of
Many upper body exercises (such as pull-ups, pull downs, rows, deadlifts, etc) will improve your grip strength and therefore your life expectancy. It is encouraged that when doing exercises like a bench press where you don’t need to grip very tight, you should still do it any way as this will give you more control in the exercise and improve your grip strength at the same time.
How do you make one you’ll stick to?
New year resolutions are tricky. It’s rare to find someone who has stuck to one even once in their lifetime. Below you will find a few valuable steps to making your resolutions (and all of your futuregoals) stick this time.
Start by making your resolutions SMART. That is: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time based:
Specific – Can you say “yes, I’ve done this” or “no, I haven’t done this”? Things like ‘eat healthier’ or‘exercise more’ are far too vague.
Measurable – Do you have a way to measure your progress?
Attainable – Could you actually do it? There’s a difference between setting a goal that will push you and setting one that is impossible right now. Small consistent steps beat drastic changes every time.
Relevant – Is it something you really want to do or are you just doing it because you think you should?
Time based – When do you want to do it by?
Now that you have your goal, tell everyone you know! Not only will this keep you accountable but pay attention to the ones who express support as these are the people you’ll want to go to if it starts getting tough.
Don’t give up
If it’s not going well or you fail while still in early January, don’t beat yourself up too much about it. The best thing you can do is set a new goal immediately and go straight for it.
EXERCISE AND STITCHES
Having a ‘stitch’ is something almost everyone has experienced at least once in their life. For someone not aware of the term yet, it is a sharp and stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage. It generally occurs while exercising. You will notice that the pain has eased a bit once you have slowed down or stopped exercising.
A stitch in the rib cage is not only experienced by runners but also by people engaging in cardiovascular exercises. Though people are not yet aware of the psychological causes of stitch, you can avoid it or reduce its impact by following two tips
- Don’t start exercising after drinking sugary drinks
- Avoid a large meal before exercising
CARDIO AND THE TALK TEST
The ‘Talk Test’ is a way of measuring the intensity of your cardio workouts without any need for heart rate monitors or other equipment.It’s as simple as it sounds; all you have to do is talk to someone while you train.
If you can talk quite easily and don’t really have to focus on the exercise, then you are working at a low intensity. When training, this intensity only really needs to be used at the start of a warm up or the end of a cool down.
When you are having to stop to take a breath between every few words, then you are working at a moderate intensity. This is the level you should aim to be at for the majority of your cardio work. The recommendation is to work at this level for a total of 150 minutes a week to keep your heart and lungs in good health.
If you are breathing heavily enough that you can’t talk at all or can only say the odd word here and there, you are working at a high intensity. This level can’t be maintained for a long time but it’s good to get to this point a few times a week once you have developed a good base level. Doing so yields huge benefits for your metabolism and will prepare your heart and lungs for anything.
Having a family member or friend there to train alongside you gives you several advantages over those going it alone:
Can double performance – Even if you’re not the competitive type (but especially if you are) just having someone you know there during your workouts has been shown to drastically boost performance, which will lead to better results.
Keeping each other accountable – There are always days that you just won’t feel like training and that’s okay. However, if this happens too many times in a row then you’ll lose the habit and stop altogether. A good training partner can encourage you to carry on if this starts to happen.
Support – You can celebrate each other’s successes and help each other out through defeats. Simple, but can really help with motivation.
WHAT TO DO ON YOUR REST DAYS
Everyone needs days off from the gym to recover, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything on your rest days. In fact, doing some light activity will promote blood flow, aid recovery and help you to recover faster. Here are a few ideas of things you could try in between your gym days that don’t require any equipment or much time commitment:
Walking – Loosen your joints and muscles while getting some extra cardio – Win-win!
Stretching – Even if you always stretch after a gym session, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit more on your days off, especially if you feel tight in certain areas.
Bodyweight exercises (press ups, planks, sit ups, squats, etc.) – If you’ve been in regular training for a while, doing some light exercises (not to failure) is a good way to recover while staying active.
DOMS is the term for when your muscles ache 24-72 hours post-exercise. It can be anything between just a dull background ache and a soreness so bad that you can barely use the affected muscles (depending on how hard the exercise was).
DOMS is thought to be an inflammatory response to the micro-tears in the muscle fibers that occur during exercise. Eccentric exercise (the lowering of a weight), doing a new exercise and doing a lot of volume on the same muscle group are all the most common causes of DOMS.
The main misconception surrounding DOMS is that the workout hasn’t been a good one unless you get it. It’s simply a natural response to exercise and not anything to be worried about but as most people would prefer to have the use of their limbs at all times, you can reduce your soreness through stretching, massage, moving, icing and eating a healthy meal with good protein, carbs and fat.
HACK YOUR MOTIVATION
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
While technically true, that doesn’t stop habits from breaking. I little added motivation from time to time goes a long way to keeping habits going strong. If you’re someone who repeatedly falls off the wagon and you want to stop this from happening, consider making a list of things that motivate and inspire you. Use anything you can think of; songs, articles, pictures, videos, etc. The trick is to make yourself go through this list whenever you feel like you’re about to quit. Most of the time, all it takes is this little push to get yourself back on track.
“Men with a waist-hip ratio over 1 and women with a waist-hip ratio over 0.85 are at an increased health risk.”
People who store more fat around their chest and waist are at a higher risk of developing health problems such as coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes than people who store more fat on their hips and legs.
You can find out your waist to hip ratio by dividing your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
Liquid calories should always be consumed in moderation (preferably not at all but it’s rare to have that much willpower) for 2 reasons:
Sugar – Responsible for so many avoidable health problems. Carbonated drinks are almost always loaded with sugar and fruit juices/squashes/smoothies aren’t far behind so don’t be fooled in to thinking you’re taking the healthy option.
Sweeteners – ‘Zero calorie/sugar’ and ‘Diet’ soft drinks pack in lots of these to make up for having no sugar but they are equally bad if not worse than it for your health!
On top of all this, drinking these will often mean you’re not drinking as much water as you could be, another reason to avoid them whenever you can!
EXERCISE + NUTRITION
60 Days Course
60 DAYS TO LOSE A STONE is an exciting New Course from MORTONS that combines a Progressive Exercise Programme with a Healthy Eating Plan and is carried out in two ways, either in a gym OR in the comfort of your own home – Click for details
I strongly recommend the gym to anyone who wants to get fitter and/or lose weight.
A big thank you to Keith and all the great trainers.
Thank you to the team for helping me get to this point…onwards and forwards to new ambitions!
I have now lost 45 Kgs through just Training ( not dieting ) - that's over SEVEN STONE - my shape is ever-changing and I am dropping in clothes sizes - I have ENERGY and FEEL GREAT - the Most Important Change is my Mind - I now want to train and watch what I eat.
Thanks to all the staff.
I have lost over one and a half stone, my cholesterol is down, my knees are stronger and I still look forward to training every time!