Monday, 15 February 2016
Patrick Toplis one of the UK'S Top personal trainers top tips.
Patrick Toplis one of the UK's finest personal fitness trainers top tips for looking good.
Patrick Toplis something of a legend in Earl’s Court, where he has been training clients at Soho Gym for two decades now.
His client list reads like a glossy magazine cover, from A-list Hollywood stars to music royalty. But, despite the glamorous world in which he moves, Patrick has always remained down to earth, approachable and affordable for those of us who are not A-listers.
He’s passionate about fitness but at the same time is aware that not everyone is getting ready for the Mr Universe contest or wants to spend their live on a constant diet.
Patrick tailors his training to suit the client’s lifestyle and individual needs. His workouts are designed to be fun but will help you achieve your goals, whether it’s just to get into shape or get ready for a major movie role.
Here are his five top tips on keeping in shape.
1 Eat food rich in omegas, such as oily fish and avocados. Try to avoid refined sugar many diet products may not have the fat but are high in sugar that turns easily into fat so check the label. An ideal dinner is a large salad with nuts and fresh tuna. Cover in olive oil and vinegar and, if you need it, serve with a portion of brown rice on the side.
If you’re not keen on fish, then take supplements such as cod liver oil or omega oil.
2 Use whey protein before and after you work out. Mix with water rather than milk, as milk adds calories and brings nothing to the table when training. If using as a meal replacement, then use almond milk or coconut milk if you prefer. Chose your whey carefully - if you’re trying to loose weight, then go for protein powder as that will have less sugar and fewer calories.
3 Try to cut back on carbs first thing in the morning. Have a high protein breakfast, such as scrambled egg whites, nuts and avocado. Once you’ve been on the go for a while, you can add complex carbohydrates as your body will be better able to cope with them, rather than turning them straight into fat.
White bread and rice should be replaced with brown rice and low sugar carbohydrate bread. Be careful blending your favourite fruit, as it can just turn to sugar too.
4 Sleep is very important so try to get eight hours a night. Take a supplement such as zinc and magnesium. Turmeric aids the fight against cholesterol.
5 Keep your skin in good condition. There’s no point being in great shape if your skin is bad. It’s important to cleanse your face after a workout. I use Daily Deluxe spray, which cleanses and moisturises. It’s easy to use and slips into my gym bag easily.