Search

Time for us all to get fitter and healthier in Brent

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:23 07 January 2016

Lorraine King with her personal trainer Adam Ferenc (pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

Lorraine King with her personal trainer Adam Ferenc (pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

Jonathan Goldberg

Hands up if you have vowed to get leaner, fitter and healthier in 2016?

Gym details

Adam Frenec is a personal trainer at Fit4less in Kilburn.

Based at 34a-36 Kilburn High Road next to Tesco, the gym offers membership at a low, affordable price.

I have both my hands up and my feet – in fact I look like I’m exercising already.

In all seriousness at just under 5ft 3in and weighing ‘more than I should’ I really need to shift some timber not just for my sake but for my children’s too.

Plus my favourite fashion chain only goes up to a size 14!!

I’ve already had a stern talking to by my GP and have promised him that by March he’ll see a lot less of me – literally.

Fit4Less is located at  34a-36 Kilburn High Road (Pic: Google)Fit4Less is located at 34a-36 Kilburn High Road (Pic: Google)

Mind you I also told a porkie when he asked me how much alcohol I consumed.

I took the real amount halved it and took away a few glasses to be on the ‘safe side’.

I’m sure all doctors know that formula and no doubt he wrote down the true amount on my medical records.

To be honest I don’t want to lose lots and lots of weight as the BMI chart can be discriminatory against curvy humans.

Adam’s advice

Training

• Schedule your training

• Always warm up.

• Mix cardio with resistance training

• Stretch after training

• Challenge yourself by making every session count

Nutrition

• Stay hydrated

• Eat regularly

• Control portion size

• Limit your intake of alcohol and sugary/fizzy drinks

• Listen to your body

But I really want to up my fitness as it’s hard to believe two years ago I would run three mornings a week with ease.

Now I get exhausted just running a bath so I have joined Fit4less Gym in Kilburn.

Anyone who knows me will know I’m not the best of friends with willpower so personal trainer Adam Ferenc will be by my side to whip me into shape and so will you all.

Brent, like many boroughs in London, has an obesity problem so in future editions of the Times we will be encouraging more residents to become fitter and healthier.

There’s no denying it, being obese or even slightly overweight increases the risk of developing health conditions including type 2-diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure to name a few.

So over the next few months we will be publishing a regular account of my battle to get fit which will include advice on what you can do to become fitter and healthier yourself, including details of council-initiatives on offer.

So off I go to Fit4less Gym thrice a week and I also intend doing a weekly run.

BUT, there’s no point in exercising if I have a bad diet so Adam has devised a food plan for me and I have to keep a food diary (yikes). Wish me luck and see you next week!

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

50 minutes ago

A reward of £10,000 is being offered for information into the 2013 disappearance of Kilburn man Robert Duff – who police believe may have been murdered.

Yesterday, 15:55

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a bus in Wembley.

Yesterday, 14:05

A four-storey development in Wembley could secure the future of a library closed seven years ago – but neighbours say it comes at too high a price.

Yesterday, 11:26

Two people are in hospital following a hit and run outside a mosque in Cricklewood suspected to be a hate crime attack.

Tue, 09:18

Westminster North MP Karen Buck joined parents and children to protest the sudden closure of Queen’s Park Nursery.

Mon, 17:19

A Wembley man has been jailed for more than 26 years after attempting to murder a hotel maid he became “infatuated” with.

Mon, 11:30

The Home Office has been branded a “disgrace” after it deported more than 100 rough sleeping Europeans from Brent over the past three years.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The prime minister Theresa May has received a lot of stick for her dancing recently and while I would commend her on her attempts, I can’t help but feel her dancing was symbolic of her Brexit negotiations.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now