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Don’t Just Lose Weight….

Specific Exercise

Losing weight is not the same as losing fat. Find out from Sarah Lister Morford at Hourglass Fitness who is a Personal Trainer in St. Albans, Shenley and Radlett.

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St. Albans Fashion Week and Body Confidence

Body Confidence with Hourglass Fitness and St. Albans Fashion Week

Body Confidence with Hourglass Fitness and St. Albans Fashion Week
I am very proud to of been asked by St. Albans Fashion Week to walk the catwalks for the glamorous wedding show at Hatfield House on Wednesday and the fabulous finale show at St. Albans Cathedral on Friday show casing clothes from John Lewis in Welwyn, Marc Cain, Glad Rags, LK Bennett, Hobbs and Marks & Spencer’s retailers in St. Albans. 
This week’s blog is being written from St Albans Fashion Week in between make-up, hair and practice runs before the main wedding show this evening. One of the things I have noticed …

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Posted in Christmass, Dieting, Hourglass, Nutrition, What is Health & Fitness

What is Sports Massage and how does it work?

Sports Massage in St. Albans

As some of you are aware I am a Personal Trainer in St. Albans and Radlett.  What a lot of people are not aware of is in fact I am also a Sports Therapist and I offer a variety of treatments around that as well as the Personal Training (See Equilibrium Sports Therapy page on the Hourglass website).  A big part of Sports Therapy is Sports Massage and this blog is to explain what sports massage is and how it works.
What is Sports Massage?
There is often a lot of confusion between a Sports Massage and a Deep Tissue Massage and working as a …

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Posted in Equilibrium Sports Therapy, Fitness for Sport, Sports Therapy, Uncategorized

Do you remember this picture?

Did you have an Hourglass bottom like this in the 1970's?

Did you have an Hourglass bottom like this in the 1970’s?
Do you remember this picture? Yes I do as well!!
When this picture became famous in the 1970’s it was so popular because it was the cheeky girl next door just happening to play a game of tennis! It was not a famous star that has an unachievable body for the average busy women who does not have two to three hours to train a day. The picture was taken before airbrushing and just lovely and natural and sold millions of copies around the world!
This lovely natural shape that was so …

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Posted in Dieting, Fitness Classes, Hourglass, What is Health & Fitness

Quick Facts on Weight Gain and Weight Loss

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Hello I’m Sarah from Hourglass Fitness and I am a Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer in St. Albans.
This is just a short blog today but I wanted to touch on a couple of quick facts about weight gain and loss as I know most of you are interested in this. Weight gain can be caused by a number of factors – not being active enough, diet, a decrease in your metabolic rate, hormones or pregnancy.  But the majority of the time it is the lack of the correct type of exercise and/or diet or a mixture of both.
As an …

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Posted in Dieting

Get in shape for the Christmas party dress

After a fantastic evening watching the St Albans Fashion Show in the Cathedral, it dawned on me that the ‘little black dress’ season is just round the corner.
If you too were drooling over the sequin body-hugging dresses, or the slinky satin numbers – you may have also been thinking – I’d never be able to wear that!
OK, so you can grab the spanks and squeeze yourself into the Christmas party dress, but wouldn’t it feel fantastic to have the shape you want, and wear the clothes you love?  Don’t put off the new fitness regime for the New Year – …

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To Bootcamp or Not

As a Personal Trainer in St. Albans I get asked the question – “What fitness classes should I go to and should I boot camp”?  As there are so many boot camps in St. Albans and other parts of the country many people are wondering if this is a fitness trend they should get into?  Are boot camps suitable for everybody?
Boot camps first started with the military thing, some women seemed to like being shouted at by military types in uniform; maybe it’s a spin off from a Shades of Grey fantasy!  The Military boot camps do have a good …

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Posted in Bootcamps, Fitness Classes

Fitness Challenges and Events

Now the Olympics are over and we are basking in the wonderful legacy it has left, a great many people I know in St. Albans and around the UK are now geared up and focused on fitness challenges of their own.  Listening to all the wonderful challenges that people are doing has inspired me to write this blog.
Some of you may be ‘seasoned challengers’ as I call you but some of you may be new to all this and have thrown yourself into your challenge without thinking about the how’s,
whys, where’s or the when’s.  There may also be a few of you who have …

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Posted in Challenges and Events, Fitness for Sport

Bottom Make-Over

I have a few questions to ask you – do your glutes work properly when you perform functional movements like picking something up, walking, running and exercising?   Have you looked at the shape of your bottom recently?  Does it need a make-over?
Being a Personal Trainer in St. Albans when I’m out and about in the city I get asked a great many questions on fitness, nutrition and health advice.  I love answering all your questions and sharing my knowledge but the most common questions are usually about the tummy area.  I have been feeling for some time now that your bottoms are being neglected and your tummies are the …

Posted in Bottoms, Hourglass

Five Common Fitness Mistakes

I have started blogging about fitness as I am all for sharing my knowledge with my clients and friends and not keeping it to myself.  I do not believe that fitness should be a mystery or something to be feared or get bored by and I am a Personal Trainer because I want to facilitate this for people.   Having been a Personal Trainer in London and a Personal Trainer in St. Albans for a number of years I see repeated fitness mistakes being made when somebody is trying to get fit and/or lose some weight.  This blog came to me over the last few …

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