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How to overcome a weight loss plateau

  So you've been eating well for a while, training hard and resisting every temptation that comes your way. In the beginning the 'sad step (aka)' scales, played ball. You've dropped a dress size and were feeling great, but the last few weeks things seemed to have...

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Alcohol and dieting

  As the evenings get longer and warmer, many of us will definitely consider reaching for a chilled glass of wine or G&T to enjoy in the garden or somewhere relaxing with a lovely sea view! Well it's probably no surprise that at YC we enjoy a drink or two...

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Fat loss food swaps

  Here are some nifty little swaps which can make a big difference to your waist line!                                 Your Contour Your Contour works with you to design a fitness...

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How to progress your training

  More often than not we begin training in order to change our body shapes, to be leaner, curvier, more 'toned', or even to have a peachier bottom! What ever the reason you had to get started, it is important you understand how to to achieve these results. You...

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Top tips to loosen tight hamstrings

If you've noticed lower back pain after leg day, you may well find that your hamstrings are tight and limiting your athletic performance. In fact, limited movement anywhere in your posterior chain, can result in lower back pain such as. Tight calves Tight glute...

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Could stress be affecting your weight loss

For most of us, stress is a fact of life. We suffer all sorts of stress, work related, relationship/family stress, financial stress, emotional stress and more. It is often downplayed as to how much of an affect stress can actually have on our weight loss and fat loss...

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Fitness Stocking Fillers

We all know shopping for friends and family on a budget can often be a challenge, especially when you want to get them something useful. So we have put together our favourite stocking fillers for your fitness friends and family and everything is under £20, that you...

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Top Tips for the festive period

Christmas is often known as the time of over indulgence, with Christmas markets, Christmas parties and family gatherings all offering delicious festive treats and drinks. It's important to enjoy yourself at Christmas, after all it is a magical time of year. However...

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Get to know your boobs

We know it can be a taboo subject to talk about, but for us at Your Contour HQ, part of promoting health and fitness, includes getting to know your body and spotting when something isn't quite right. Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women...

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Are you ready for a 21 day coffee break?

Your Contour are proud to be one of the sponsors supporting the MatchaNOW #Iquitcoffee campaign. Why Quit Coffee?  Apart from the fact that you’re likely to save a few pounds in your wallet from spontaneous coffee shop purchases, it’s just not ideal putting something...

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Could you benefit from reducing your caffeine intake?

As many of you know, Hannah and I LOVE our coffee. For me personally, I just enjoy the taste and social aspect of coffee, whilst Hannah enjoyed coffee for that early morning and afternoon 'pick me up'. Whatever you reason is for loving coffee, there are a lot of...

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Could you benefit from a low FODMAPs diet?

Bloating,constipation and abdominal pain are just some of the digestion related problems many females can relate to. We touched on reasons for bloating in our previous blog. However if you suffer from random bloating, IBS, Fibromyalgia or even migraines that are...

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Guest Blog – Hannah’s mum Suzanne’s Yoga Journey…

My yoga journey My journey to becoming a yoga teacher started thirty years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I was suffering with lower back problems and my osteopath suggested gentle yoga might help. It did and I was instantly hooked and have practised ever...

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What might be causing your bloat

Feeling bloated can be one of the most uncomfortable experiences for any female and for some of us it happens far too frequently. When it happened to me at the weekend I just wanted to be in my PJ's all day and curl up into a ball. It can effect your mood, what...

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Our Top 5 Fitness Myths

In an industry filled with myths and fads it is very hard to pick just 5 to discuss in this post BUT here are our top 5 Fitness Myths. To lose weight, focus on cardio over strength training FALSE  Mixing weights and cardio is the most effective way to burn fat and...

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The Illusion of Instagram

No matter where you turn, social media is everywhere. At YC HQ we do love a bit of social media and we have a lot to thank it for. Without Instagram and Facebook we wouldn't have had the business success we have to date and we wouldn't be able to reach out to people...

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I lost my abs in Marbs!

We are now full swing into the holiday season - hooray! All those hours of hitting the gym hard and preparing healthy meals has finally become worth it as you show case your hard earned body on the beach and around poolside. Sipping on cocktails, enjoying the bread...

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