Entries by Salman

Do Potatoes Make You Gain Weight?

Before we get onto this one, we like to say a big congrats to our founder Sal Kassam for making it into yet another article highlighting some of the best personal trainers in the UK. It’s not just any old article from a random website, Origym is well known as one of the leading providers […]


Burn Calories When Not Exercising

Have you ever wondered, will adding muscle burn fat? In lab experiments adding a few pounds of muscle will burn 50 calories when you’re at rest. But we don’t live inside a lab. Our ability to burn fat is far greater in the real world! Indeed adding muscle mass could be your key to losing […]

Quick Lower Back Stretch

Need an effective lower back stretch that’s quick? If you’re suffering lower back pain, you’ll want a stretch quick; as an injured lower back can range from minor discomfort to full-on sciatica. Let me share with you a stretch that I use with clients to release their lower back, and at the same time increase […]

Is Fruit Sugar Bad For You?

Fruit contains sugar known as fructose but does that make fruit bad for you? Fruit sugar has been linked to diabetes II, obesity and weight gain! It’s so confusing! We all know fruit has vitamins and minerals that we need for a long and healthy life. So what should we do if we want weight […]

Calorie Counting Fat-Loss Trick

Entering a calorie deficit is the no.1 factor when it comes to weight-loss and the most effective way to do this is through counting calories. However, if you’ve ever counted calories you soon realise you cannot record every mouthful or splash of milk. Making your weight-loss efforts hit or miss at best! This weeks’ 1-minute […]

Keep Your Motivation To Keep Fit

Keeping motivation and consistency is the difference between those who smash their goals and those that give up. The more ambitious the goal of weight loss, muscle building or simply to be fitter, the longer it’ll take, and that time will erode your initial enthusiasm. This video will share with you how to stay driven […]

Why You Can Never Be Too Strong

If you’re a lifter who’s afraid to ‘go heavy’, or you’ve never tried due to the negative stories you’ve heard. Let me give you three arguments on why you going increasingly heavy, is the best thing you can do! Not only for your health but also for those you love. Check out the video below

How A Deadlift Can Supercharge Your Career

The path to the top of your profession is competitive. That’s why any edge you can get matters. The mentality that you just need to work more is outdated – of course putting in the hours at times is necessary.But there are other things you can do (things that your competition are not) that will fast […]

Three Reasons Veganism Is Unhealthy

I understand we live in a time of Fake News and fragile feelings; however, when the two mix together in my field, it’s my duty to comment. Other than being a strength coach of over ten years, I must confess my immediate family are all vegans, so I understand this topic pretty well! So, this […]

Why Women Should Not Do Yoga

With the explosion of yoga as “exercise” these last few years and with the never-ending number of different practices….from ashtanga to kundalini to hot yoga done in a 40-degree room, I thought it was important to address this one from the ladies angle – Mostly because it’s more frequently women who commit to doing yoga […]