Olympic weightlifting vs Powerlifting…what’s the difference?!

So I know that you’re all as passionate about weightlifting as I am so I’m going to give you a quick weightlifting 101! The main difference between what we call weightlifting and powerlifting is the lifts that are performed in competition, weightlifting being the snatch and clean & jerk and powerlifting the bench press, back [...]

By | 2017-11-09T08:06:49+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Bex Francis’ Posts, Blog|0 Comments

I look forward to piling-on the pounds on the barbell and losing them from the waist!

David came to me in March of 2017 to rehabilitate and improve the flexion in his toes/ feet and ankles following surgery.  We also focused on the goals of gaining strength whilst losing weight…not the easiest of tasks as usually losing weight means losing muscle to some extent too, which invariably means a decrease in [...]

By | 2017-09-01T10:16:54+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Before & Afters, Bex Francis’ Posts, Blog|0 Comments

Here in the gym at Better Body Group, Sevenoaks, I have found my quiet chaos…

Life is chaos for me! Point. Here in the gym at Better Body Group, Sevenoaks, I have found my quiet chaos. I count myself as lucky to have been introduced to Bex. It’s been a year since joining the gym while working through my ‘stuff’. Since meeting Bex this young lady has managed to get [...]

By | 2017-08-03T13:29:37+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Bex Francis’ Posts, Blog, Case Studies|0 Comments

Five ways to fix your hips

Anterior pelvic tilt and how to fix it!   Anterior pelvic tilt is one of the most common postural dysfunctions that I treat and see in the gym.  It causes chronic pain and discomfort and can lead to incorrect movement patterns and therefore diminished performance!   What is it? Anterior tilt is when the pelvis [...]

Lymphoedema awareness week…

Our client Kathryn suffers with lymphoedema, that’s what some of us trainers do here at the Better Body Group, we train clients with health issues and medical problems that would otherwise get exacerbated and need a close eye on. Here’s some wise words from the lady behind the ‘fat foot’ as she calls it about [...]

Win a free hot stones massage at Better Body Group this February!

What is hot stones massage? Heated basalt stones are used alongside a massage oil or wax to soothe and penetrate the bodies’ tissues.  The stones are used alongside traditional massage techniques to comfort and provide a deeply relaxing treatment.   How does it work? -The heat from the hot stones penetrates the body by up [...]

By | 2017-02-07T17:47:36+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Bex Francis’ Posts, Massage, Personal Trainer|0 Comments

Amazing Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

Amazing Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies (makes 9) (15 minutes + cooking time) Calories 152 kcal, Protein 8.6g, Carbs 11.6g, Fat 9.2g A really quick and easy recipe, once the potato is cooked just add everything to a blender! Ingredients: - 1 medium sweet potato -  ½ banana - 3 eggs at room temp - 3 [...]

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy is a form of treatment which combines traditional therapeutic and sports massage techniques with soft tissue release, deep tissue massage, trigger point work and lymphatic drainage. During a massage treatment the soft tissues (muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, skin) are manipulated with the aim of correcting soft tissue imbalances that are most often [...]