Tuesday, 07 February 2017 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

How in tune with your body are you?

We have so many temptations nowadays and so many stresses that influence our choices. The fast pace of life has brought us to convenient fast food options and irregular exercise routines. We lose the ability to gauge what we need. Whether it be thirst, hunger, rest, training or fun. If you are smart you can
Improve Your Core
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

I am looking at the CORE of the situation!

Are you still doing sit-ups or crunches? If so, here are some reasons you need to change things up: 1. Crunches Only Work the Surface This is a problem for two reasons. Firstly, this creates an imbalance and overlooks the most important muscles, the inner and outer obliques. We all like that ‘six pack’ muscles
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 / Published in Blog, Personal Training


Have you ever wondered what a hack, sissy or Bulgarian split squat actually was? Or what a gym mirror is really used for? Did you ever consider strength training and what it actually entails? Are you doing the same exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and not seeing any results?
Thursday, 12 January 2017 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

Burn Fat For Longer with Kettlebell and Barbell Complexes

I want to introduce you to several of my favourite training techniques; techniques that you may not have heard of or may not know much about. While the techniques vary greatly in their objectives, they all have one thing in common: they absolutely destroy fat and build muscle at the same time.  Some of them
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 / Published in Blog, Competitions, Personal Training

Learn to live a balanced healthy lifestyle…

I have worked at Blackwood Fitness for the last few years following a passion in health and fitness and have since found my niche for client transformations. 5 years ago I found myself in the same place as we most do — feeling plump, having tight clothes, moving slower, eating unhealthy, terrible posture and all of my energy
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

8 Weeks With Olivia – A New Years Challenge

Get excited, your 2017 New Years 8 Week Challenge is here and it’s going to be a good one!  I recently finished my last challenge “8 Week Turn Around” and even as the Personal Trainer, I was blown away with the results. Not only were the physical results AMAZING but the challengers mind set became
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

Christmas Personal Training Gift Cards – Available Now!

For want of a better tag I am what they call a “mature age” PT, however, my initial aim when I started training was to help those of you out there in the over 40s bracket to get your body strong, flexible and moving in the right direction. Now, I might be mature age, but
Thursday, 08 September 2016 / Published in Blog, Personal Training

Transform Your Body with Olivia!

Hi guys! My name is Liv and I have been a Personal Trainer at Blackwood Fitness for almost a year. Having a passion for health and fitness since a very young age I always had the career goal of a PT. My style of training suits all ages and all fitness levels. I love combining
Monday, 29 August 2016 / Published in Blog, Personal Training


I know from personal experience that the weights room can be scary! You have no idea what each machine does, how much weight to put on or how to adjust the seat. It’s packed with sweaty, grunting guys or crowds of friends using EVERY dumbbell on the rack. It’s best just to stick with what
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