Personal training and sports massage for Exeter

NUTRITION

Eating well is a vital part of training. The right foods can help you to recover between sessions, build muscle, shed fat and feel energised. There is a lot of dietary advice available in magazines or online, some of it conflicting or downright bad, so having expert guidance can make a huge difference.

We know there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet. Everyone has different requirements, not to mention varying levels of willpower, so we work with you to find the best approach. Sometimes this might be simply offering suggestions for healthy alternatives or it might be developing a structured week by week plan. People have a complex relationship with food, so working with a trainer can be a good way to get into positive habits and identify problems. Building healthy eating into your exercise regime is the best way to make sure you get the most out of your training and if weight-loss is a priority it ensures your progress is sustainable.

If you are preparing for an event, getting your nutrition right before, during and after is very important. Getting your fuelling strategy right can make the difference between finishing strongly and limping across the line. We can help you work out how much fuel you need, as well as the best way to recover afterwards. It’s easy to get confused by the multitude of sports specific gels, bars and drinks. We won’t push you towards a particular brand, we’ll just help you decide what works best. Sometimes the best option might be as simple as home-made flapjack, washed down with water. The important thing is that it works for you.