Monthly Archives: February 2013

Carly Newson’s Body Bar & Body Bar Flex Workout

Try out Carly’s Body Bar and Body Bar Flex workout!

For more information about Carly, check out the links below:

Follow on Twitter: @carlynewson

Youtube : Carly Newson

Carly Newson’s Fitness Advice

Body Bar Advice:

‘I use the Body Bar with my clients as its a great piece of equipment that enhances resistance and is fun to use. Making your workouts fun and enjoyable is half the battle! The Body Bar can be used to gain strength, condition, balance and can aid flexibility. 
At present, i’m using the Body Bar in my HIIT (high intensity interval training) Classes, i set five different exercises with the bar – 45 seconds on, 15 seconds recovery 4-5 rounds through. It is therefore a great piece of equipment to use within a class environment and one to one personal training or even a home workout session.’
Fitness Advice
‘Varying your workouts and changing up your routine is the key to keeping your body guessing! This is vital if you want to improve and enhance your body as you’re shocking your body into something different so it doesn’t plateau. Regular changes in your workouts are essential for long term growth so make sure you switch up your exercises, increase intensity, introduce drop sets and tempo changes and change the use of equipment! It’s always a challenge to keep your workouts exciting so make sure you spice up your workout!’

For more information about Carly, check out the links below:

Follow on Twitter: @carlynewson

Youtube : Carly Newson

Creative Trainer of the Month : Carly Newson

We’re happy to introduce our Creative Trainer for February, Carly Newson!


Carly Newson is an ex professional dancer graduating with a BA Hons degree in Dance and Musical in 2006. She is a Nike Trainer for Nike Training Clubs, published fitness model, qualified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and presenter. She teaches regular group exercise classes in London and is an aspiring bikini competitor. Carly is constantly working hard to maintain her physique and has been fortunate enough to entwine both dance and her passion for fitness into so far, a rewarding career.

Why She Likes Body Bar:

“The Body Bar is such a versatile piece of equipment that I love to incorporate in my own workouts and for my clients. It’s great for sculpting and toning the whole body and can be used for balance too. Again, for a total body workout The Flex Bar is also fab for resistance, strength and all round conditioning.”

For more information about Carly, check out the links below:

Follow on Twitter: @carlynewson

Youtube : Carly Newson

Tips to stop overeating at night

We all know when our weak moments are, so it’s best to have a plan to prepare for
them. Arm yourself with an arsenal of healthy distractions.

  • Avoid eating while watching TV
  • Go read a book (away from food)
  • Go for a walk, get some fresh air
  • Tell yourself, ” I don’t have to stick with the plan, I want to!”
  • Picture yourself at your goal, or in your favorite outfit
  • Don’t eat after a certain time (for example, don’t eat after dinner or
  • after 8 p.m.)
  • Don’t put on your comfy clothes until you are going to bed.
  • Brush and floss your teeth
  • Talk to someone on the phone
  • Avoid eating on the run; sit down and eat, savoring your food
  • Don’t eat out of a bag or a package: ever! Set aside one serving for yourself.
  • Consume the calories you need during the day. Don’t go home famished.
  • Make sure you get your sleep. A rested person equals a strong person.
  • Find an evening reward for yourself! Set aside a favorite healthy snack for the evenings, read in bed, a fun, relaxing hobby, a bath, or (my favorite) just go to bed early!

All the tips in the world can help but, in the end, this will all fall back to
self-discipline. Every right choice, no matter how small, will help move you
toward your goal. The more you apply discipline, the easier it gets to do so!

Barb Grandison is the wife of former NBA player Ronnie Grandison
and the mother of five.

She is currently the owner of BG FIT, Healthy Lifestyle Training

Fitness/Marketing Director of RG Basketball Academy

Facebook: BG Fit Healthy Lifestyle Training

Twitter: @BarbBGFIT

Body Bar Flex: You are what you work out with

A review from Barb Grandison

Flexible but not floppy!

Strong but not rigid!

The Body Bar has opened up a whole new world for me – it creates a different
playing field. Weights are rigid; resistance bands do not keep their shape at all.
The Body Bar Flex has the stand-alone resistance of weights and the flexibility
of a resistance band: It’s the perfect combination. My favorite thing about
the Flex, I can use it to add strength training to an upbeat cardio class without
slowing the tempo.