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Weight Gain During Lockdown

Ricky Singh 21/05/20

There has never been a more difficult time to say no to the cookie jar, the ice cream in the freezer or that extra biscuit with your tea. The sudden shock of the current pandemic lockdown has taken us all by surprise and I don’t think anyone predicted that it would continue for as long as it has. It is has hit all of us – hard and that’s why so many of us will have turned to food as a comfort.

I am a Personal Trainer in Glasgow and have been working in this industry for 10 years. Pre- lockdown I trained daily, ate well and enjoyed the odd treat which was for indulgence – not as a necessity, however since being home, food has become a crutch in feeling better and nothing beats a sugar kick.

For the first few weeks, I ate much more than I needed until one day I realised something had to change. I built a new routine which included exercise, planning meals and enjoying the outdoors. It was the best thing I could have done, not just for my physical wellbeing but for my mental wellbeing too. I may have found it slighter easier as exercise has always been a huge part of my life but I know too well that many people will have struggled to incorporate this, including many of my clients.

You don’t know what day of the week it is – every day is a Saturday or Sunday. The days are extremely long and boring – there is only so much Netflix you can watch, so food (normally greasy food) becomes the saviour and slowly but surely the pounds pile on. Every time you take that extra helping it doesn’t seem bad as you don’t need to see anyone and your family quiz night only shows your face. There don’t seem to be any holidays on the horizon so why exercise? Well, one day when we navigate back to reality, we will all need to fit back into our work shirt or skirt and that’s when the harsh reality will hit and when you might need to think about joining a gym or working with a professional personal trainer.

Ricky Singh Personal Training is my boutique gym, located in Glasgow city centre. During the pandemic, I had to envision and navigate how a new gym life may look, incorporating social distancing, rigorous cleaning and minimal contact from point of entry to exit. Every single detail has been considered, and I have created a new concept which allows you train in the safest way possible. All capacities have been reduced and our focus is to work solely with clients looking to transform their bodies and show nothing but 100% commitment to that cause. 

Personal training will still be personal, you will be guided through a bespoke program, provided a body composition analysis and receive nutritional coaching alongside your training sessions. The sole aim to to continue provide a comprehensive service that provides you with lifelong results. 

To find out more about our Glasgow studio and one to one training contact Ricky on 07725988144.

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