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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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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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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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