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The Training Programme

ARTICLE: THE TRAINING PROGRAMME I have to admit I have really enjoyed being back training full time. That is not to say that it has not been tough, it has been, but it has definitely been worth it. Before starting… Continue Reading →

Stop punishing yourself

ARTICLE: STOP PUNISHING YOURSELF The world can be a very judgemental place and not just the health and fitness world! We are possibly all guilty of it at certain times, but what I notice the most is how hard people… Continue Reading →

MY FOOD PLAN 3-2-18

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 3-2-18 So the first thing we need to discuss this week is the absolute triumph that was my chorizo, chilli and chickpea casserole! I have referred to it as mine but to be honest I simply… Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating: What is it and why is it so important?

The rise of convenience food, eating on the run and the accessibility of snacking has led to an increase in mindless eating. That is eating without being fully aware of what we are putting in our mouth. We can consume,… Continue Reading →

Top tips for 2018!

ARTICLE: TOP TIPS FOR 2018! Here are some top tips for helping you reach your health and fitness goals in 2018. I have split them into dieting and exercise because each involves a different approach and also because each of… Continue Reading →

Intervals: Reverse Crossovers

VIDEO: REVERSE CROSSOVERS   Try this finisher after your strength sessions! Each week I do 2-3 strength sessions and at the end of each I do some quick intervals to finish the workout off and get the heart rate pumping!… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 21-10-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 21-10-17 I enjoyed a little time off last week so food plan was later than expected and not as strict as it would normally be. Holiday mode is off though so it is back to my… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Froggers

Froggers As many of you will know, we post the previous exercise of the week from The 4321 Method® every Monday. Last week, we featured froggers and I think it is one you are going to like. It is not… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Single Leg Deadlift

Each week at The 4321 Method® we challenge our members to push their limits and try an exercise that they may never have done before. It is just a fun way to try new things and, hopefully, let everyone see what… Continue Reading →

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous

Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Couscous   This dish is fast becoming a favourite in the De Marco/Spella household! It makes for an awesome packed lunch as it is tasty hot or cold, is perfectly balanced with carbs, protein, fat and… Continue Reading →

Not sure where to start?

ARTICLE: Not sure where to start? I think we have all been there, ready and willing to get started but not quite sure what the best course of action is! Everyone we know is doing something different and everywhere we… Continue Reading →

My Food Plan 22-7-17

ARTICLE: MY FOOD PLAN 22-7-17   So what is on the menu this week? I am glad you asked! Plenty of great healthy, hearty and, most importantly, tasty food! Changing your diet is tough so you have to make sure… Continue Reading →

Staying focused on the end goal

ARTICLE: Staying focused on the end goal Last week I posted an update on the 12 week 4321 challenge and on a personal level reflected on a very busy and pretty stressful week. Both of these events made me realise… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Advanced Sit Ups

Advanced Sit Ups Sit ups are always a popular ab exercise, but after a while they can become pretty straight forward and often we can end up doing large sets of them to keep the difficulty level up. Well there… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Hindu Press Ups

Hindu Press Ups There are so many variations to the humble press up, this is just one of them. The purpose of each of them is just to challenge your upper body strength in all different ways. They are not… Continue Reading →

Switching Off

ARTICLE: Switching off Last weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I can say I had a full weekend off and it was very much needed. Giulio had a few days off so rightly insisted that we go… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Around the World Lunges

Around the World Lunges This weeks 4321 exercise of the week is ‘around the world lunges’. Technically the exercise is quite straight forward, but the difficulty level comes from putting 3 types of lunges together! This ups the amount of… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Bear Crawls

Bear Crawls So we are continuing with the silly walks theme this week for the 4321 exercise of the week 😛with bear crawls! Similar to the crab walks last week, it might look like it would be a straight forward… Continue Reading →

4321 Exercise of the Week: Plank Climb to Press

Plank Climb to Press A good tip to make any exercise more difficult is to combine it with another in the same move! That is exactly what I did for last weeks 4321 exercise of the week by combining the… Continue Reading →

My food plan 20-5-17

For some of you this may be the first time you have looked at my food plan so let me put some context behind it. Each week I make a food plan for a few different reasons. I find it… Continue Reading →

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