Lets face it, most of us love a takeaway now and again, and sometimes we just don't have time to cook dinner, so takeaway of choice for the guys at Grilla Fitness, has to be a good chicken curry. Not only is a chicken Curry great to eat, but it also has health promoting ingredients, so you don't have to feel too guilty about eating the odd one here and there! If You fancy trying to cook a curry yourself, there are some great recipes that can be found on the internet, and just have a look at our foods section for some high quality chicken to go in the pan! we will even dice it up for you! Please bare in mind not ALL curries are healthy and some to avoid are kormas, masalas and pasandras, which contain frightening amounts of cream. The average chicken tikka masala, for example, contains about 1,500 calories. So try to stick to Dishes such as Rogan josh, madras, jalfrezi and sags (with spinach) tend to have less cream but just as many healthy spices. or anything oven baked (tandori), as these tend to be coated in yoghurt and spices and are not fried. So What do we have in curries that makes it so good for us? Curcumin Curcumin is the primary active compound in turmeric which is found in curry powders, as well as being used neat in curries. A recent study from the U.S. found that eating turmeric can slow down the build up of plaques on the brain - the main cause of Alzheimer's - by up to 50 per cent. Turmeric has also been found to help with digestion as well as guard against heart attacks and cancer of the colon. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Rice White rice loses many of its healthy benefits in processing. However, it does contain phytic acid, which helps bind the mineral iron in the digestive system, letting the body absorb it easily. It is low in fat and an ideal muscle fuel. Try to stick to plain boiled rice! Ginger Ginger could act as an effective pain reliever from the agony of arthritis. The spice already comes as a supplement called Zinaxin. A study, carried out in the U.S. and presented at a recent British Medical Association conference, confirmed that two-thirds of those people involved in the study who were taking ginger supple-ments experienced a reduction in joint pain caused by arthritis. Ginger is also a traditional cold remedy and contains the antioxidants gingerol, shagaol, and zingerone. It is the zingerone that reacts with the free radicals that can cause tissue damage and joint inflammation, and so helps to reduce the pain of arthritis. Yoghurt Yoghurt is often used both as an Indian condiment in raita and also in the cooking itself. Providing fresh yoghurt is used in the raita, then it is a brilliant source of calcium and vitamin D. It is also beneficial for the intestinal tract, as well as for fighting bacteria in the stomach. Onions Onions contain an agent called diallyl sulfide, which prompts the body to make more of the cancer-fighting molecule glutathione-S-transferase. These are a family of enzymes that play an important role in the detoxification of harmful stomach bacteria. Garlic Garlic has been found to have a wide range of health benefits, from protecting the heart by lowering cholesterol to helping to purify the blood. It also contains allicin, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, and it increases protection from stomach cancer by promoting the production of protective enzymes in the stomach. Cumin Cumin contains phytochemicals - chemicals that are found in plants. Several phytochemicals, including that in cumin, have been found to block various hormone actions and metabolic pathways that are associated with the development of cancer and heart disease. The phytochemicals appear to work alone, as well as in combination with vitamins and other nutrients in food, to prevent cancer. The main anti-cancer agents in cumin are carevol and limonene. A study in Israel showed that the patients consuming high levels of cumin were less likely to develop prostate cancer. Allspice Allspice, a berry-based spice used in a lot of Indian cooking, contains eugenol, an antioxidant that enhances the digestive enzyme trypsin and so helps aide digestion. Capsicum Capsicum is the main phytochemical found in red peppers. It works as an anti-inflammatory, reduces cholesterol formation in the liver and is also used in topical preparations for arthritis relief, although eating it won't have the same effect. Studies have also shown that capsicum has a positive effect on your metabolism.....this is why it is one of the ingredients in our famous BURNBULLETS! Cardamon Cardamon comes in seeds and is considered to be a strong antiseptic and antimicrobial spice by herbalists. It is also a mild aphrodisiac as well as helping to relieve flatulence. And last but not least... Chicken! For more info on why chicken is so good for you please see our chicken blog! So go on guys grab yourselves a nice curry.... and not too too hot, Grilla Fitness will not be held responsible for extra toilet roll costs!!!
Protein is key to the human diet, especially for younger people, because the body uses it to create new cells and maintain or repair existing cells. The body also uses protein to produce enzymes, which help catalyze processes such as digestion, metabolism and storage of fat. Chicken consists of high-quality protein (that is, protein that contains the eight essential amino acids) and a relatively low amount of fat. In addition, fat in chicken is mostly of the unsaturated type, which protects against heart disease. Thus, chicken is often recommended by physicians and nutrition counselors as an alternative to red meat (beef and especially pork), which typically has more fat and more saturated fat. Chicken breast without the skin has less fat than sirloin steak, pot roast, 80 or 90 percent lean hamburger, pork chops, or ham. Did you know?
A serving of 100 grams (about three ounces) of cooked skinless, boneless breast has only one gram of saturated fat and less than four grams of total fat.
100 grams of skinless, boneless breast has 31 grams of protein – more than half the recommended daily allowance of 46 grams of protein for an adult female.
Chicken is naturally low in sodium. Skinless, boneless has only 74 milligrams of sodium per three and a half ounce (100 gram) portion.
Chicken is versatile in the kitchen – Hot or cold, it’s an easy ingredient in many ready- in- a- minute meals. Chicken is also a common ingredient among international cuisines, and readily absorbs the flavors of seasonings and spices. When your recipe calls for a meat that is too costly or not available, chicken is always a reliable substitute.
When cooking plenty of food to have leftovers for future meals, nothing beats the ease of chicken. Leftover grilled or baked chicken prepared early in the week easily transitions to healthy meals such as cold chicken served over salad, or chicken salad mixed with reduced fat mayonnaise.
Many of you may have heard people rave about certain pre-workouts, Craze, Jack3d, and more recently Warfare by Grilla Fitness, which is a powerful alternative to the aformentioned. But how do they work? Pre workouts are a stimulant based supplement which is taken approximatly half an hour before training. They usually come in a powder based form and are mixed up in roughly 300mm of water. Doses are measured with the use of a scoop supplied in the tub. Once in the system, people find that they can train, longer and harder than without the use of a pre-workout. People also find that at the end of a hard days work, and when you may not be feeling in the mood to train, by taking a pre workout, you will be given the much needed boost to get you out from in front of the tv! But what ingredients do pre workouts contain in order for you to feel in such a way....? well here is a breakdown of some of the major ingredients to preworkouts and what they do. Caffeine– Commonly known for stimulating the body increasing focus and clearing the mind. It gives you a great kick so when you cant be bothered to hit those hard sessions a caffeine boost will certainly help you push through and get the job done. In addition it is also know for its fat burning properties. Beta-Alanine– A great pre-work out ingredient which is responsible for that pre-work out itch sensation which we all love. Research has suggested that Beta-Alanine have fight the symptoms of fatigue and increase muscular endurance whilst boosting muscular strength. Creatine- This is found in certain food types such as red meat, when training it is utilized as an explosive form of energy. It is a natural substance which helps make ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP provides energy for muscle contractions. Starting to make sense right? A lack of creatine for someone that trains would result in the body fatiguing prematurely. Supplementing with Creatine will allow your training sessions to become harder for longer. Research also suggests that greater gains and strength will also be achieved. Taurine- is often prescribed to treat congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, liver disease, high cholesterol, ADHD and more. Taurine functions as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect the body's cells from damage that results from certain chemical reactions involving oxygen (oxidation). Taurine is also said to improve mental and athletic performance. Taurine is one of the key ingredients in many mainstream stimulant based drinks. Arginine- is a naturally occurring amino acid that may help to increase blood flow (in some populations) and anabolic growth-hormone secretion. Arginine helps promote Nitric oxide which in simple terms means that it allows easier blood flow around your body. This helps increase lean muscle mass/strength/power, promotes faster recovery from exercise, and improves the work capacity of active muscles. Arginine also improves the process of clearing waste products from your muscles. This may result in a reduced sense of fatigue. L-Tyrosine- is one of the most important amino acids, which is used in the synthesis of structural proteins. Although proteins are made up of different other amino acids but tyrosine is considered to be the most important one, because it is used in the production of neurotransmitters. Some researchers say that tyrosine directly affects the brain, Relieving stress, both from life situations and secondary to exercise. It also helps by Improving alertness and enhances cognitive performance (put simply mental performance), leading to improved workout intensity and increased recuperation. Citrulline Malate- there are various benefits of taking citrulline malate in a pre workout one of them being the delay of fatigue during intense training. It was also found to boost levels of arginine in the body leading to higher blood flow. What's more, supplementing with citrulline malate also helped reduce muscular soreness following this high-volume weight training WARNING Some supplements such as the old formula of jack3d and various others from overseas, may contain The ingredient, DMAA (1.3-dimethylamylamine), which produces amphetamine-like effects in users, many of whom are not aware of the harmful, even deadly consequences! Tests have suggested that the use of DMMA may narrow blood vessels causing blood pressure to rise. We recommend you avoid any products containing DMMA.
Many of you may have heard in the recent press about a young lady who died after taking DNP, which she was using as a radical weight loss pill. But what is DNP and what makes it so dangerous to take? DNP or Dinitrophenol is a highly-toxic substance. DNP is a combination of compounds that was widely used during the early 20th century in a range of industrial processes. The fact that DNP is similar in chemical make-up to TNT, yes TNT should make alarm bells ring for anyone thinking about taking it! DNP works by disrupting energy generation in cells and was first believed to be used on an industrial scale to make explosives in the first world war. Ingested in the body, it breaks down and impairs cellular fat and carbohydrate, but instead of the energy being used by the cells, it is released as heat. When taking the substance, the body cannot regulate upper temperature limits which means when taken in large amounts, DNP can have a similar effect on the body as TNT, and effectively causes the body to explode in heat. Although illegal to buy in the UK, DNP unfortunately is relatively easy to buy on the internet marketed as a diet pill. However, Trading Standards are working hard to close these shady companies down profiteering off of such a dangerous product. So what are the side effects? There are many side effects of taking DNP as follows: Fever Dehydration Nausea Vomiting Restlessness Excessive sweating Dizziness Headaches Rapid breathing Rapid or irregular heartbeat The combination of these side effects can have an extremely damaging effect on the body and can result in coma and, as we have unfortunately seen, death. Long-term use can lead to the development of cataracts and skin lesions and may cause damage to the heart and nervous system. There is also evidence from animal studies that DNP is carcinogenic (cancer causing) and increases the risk of birth defects. Approximately 60 people have been reported to have died taking this dangerous substance. People if you are looking to loose weight stick to the safe fat burning option by using our Burn Bullets and combine them with healthy eating! Our product is made to strict European standards and as such has to meet stringent quality and safety assurances prior to sale. We can confirm that no ingredient in the Burn Bullets is toxic to health in the amounts provided and does not contain the highly dangeorous product DNP. So stick to Burn Bullets, weight loss support without the risk!
What makes Burn Bullets so effective at burning fat? As BurnBullets by Grilla Fitness become more and more popular worldwide what makes them so effective at helping shed fat? Burn Bullets are a thermogenic based supplement. This means they cause an increased production of heat in your body, leading to increased energy levels and suppressing appetite. This helps promote lipolysis in the body (the breaking down of body fat to be used as energy). so lets break it down, what are the active ingredients that cause the weight loss effect and what other benefits can the ingredients have? Caffeine (from cocoa anhydrous and guarana) Anhydrous means dehydrated caffiene, so a crystal form is left. Both Cocoa and Guarana are potent sources of caffiene. Anhydrous (powdered) caffiene is said to be absorbed more quickly into the body than the liquid form. Caffiene is used in ''burnbullets'' due to its stimulant effect and appetite suppressing qualities, so taking a BurnBullets should help you avoid the dreaded snacking Cocoa Bean (extract) is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. They are also the basis of chocolate. The cocoa bean extract is used for its caffiene content and is also believed to have aphrodesiac like qualities! Cayenne Extract from Cayenne pepper has been shown to be effective in weight loss efforts by increasing your energy expenditure and suppressing your appetite. While not everyone enjoys spicy food enough to eat it regularly, swallowing cayenne powder in capsules allows you to ingest cayenne without tasting it. This has been found to aid in weight loss. Hops Extract is, in fact, derived from the same hops plant (Humulus lupulus) used for brewing beer! Hops is used in Burn Bullets due to its diuretic effect which means it will help prevent water retention and the bloated look. Its is also believed to have anti inflammatory properties. Green Coffee Bean Extract is currently among the world’s most popular weight loss supplements. As the name implies, this supplement is extracted from green coffee beans which are normal coffee beans before they are roasted. It contains a substance called Chlorogenic Acid, which is believed to be responsible for the weight loss effects. Green Tea Extract the caffeine in a green tea dietary supplement is believed to help the body burn calories more quickly than normal. This is believed to fuel weight loss and help the body break down fat more easily. That's not the only benefit of the green tea dietary supplement, though. Some studies have suggested that green tea may contain a powerful antioxidant that can help the body fight cancer cells. The studies have shown that people drinking the green tea have a higher success rate when it comes to beating cancer. Green tea has also been found to help arthritis and other joint problems. It's also known to detoxify the body and keep the immune and circulation systems working properly. Finally, it's been shown to help those with high cholesterol levels regulate cholesterol levels. These are just some of the positive things that green tea can do for you. Niacin is usually found in meat, peanut butter and yeast. It is important to get enough niacin if you're trying to lose weight, because it helps your body convert food to energy Acetyl-L-Carnitine is one of several forms of carnitine at work in your body. Carnitines carry certain fatty acids to be burned as fuel. They also carry away the waste products of this process. Acetyl-L-carnitine in fat loss products are popular as they are belived to aid the conversion of fat stored in your body to be used as energy. BioPerine is an extract derived from black pepper, Piper Nigrum L, and long pepper, Piper longum L. Piperine is what gives peppers their spicy taste. This extract has been found to increase the absorption of a variety of nutrients. There is study to believe that bioperine has the effect of increasing the thermal energy sufficient to "power up" the mechanism related to thermogenesis. Though some of the benefits of piperine have yet to be firmly established, it may also have immune-suppressing, tumor-inhibiting and antidepressant effects Chromium is a trace mineral that enhances insulin’s action in the body. Insulin is essentially the fat-loss gatekeeper, so anything that makes a smaller amount of insulin more effective is great for fat loss.
Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids and is considered to be one of THE conditionally essential amino acids, which means that under certain circumstances the body cannot produce glutamine and must be obtained from diet/supplementation. In most cases the body CAN produce glutamine but when athletes train, levels are depleted and increased glutamine intake may be required for various benefits. What source can I get my Glutamine from?Glutamine is found in many different foods with the highest levels found in grass-fed beef, bison, chicken, & free range eggs. Raw dairy products from grass-fed cows and goats are also very high in L-glutamine. It can also be found in various Glutamine based supplement products. What are the benefits of taking Glutamine?Glutamine has been linked to protein synthesis. It prevents your muscle from being catabolized (eaten up) in order to provide Glutamine for other cells in the body. Glutamine helps maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding up wound and burn healing and recovery. Glutamine benefits you by replenishing declining Glutamine levels during intense workouts. Research has shown Glutamine can help you produce growth hormone levels. A study has shown 2 grams of L-Glutamine increased growth hormones by over 400%. Glutamine may serve to boost your immune system. For bodybuilders, this is important since heavy workouts tend to greatly deplete Glutamine levels. (Glutamine is a primary energy source for your immune system.) Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. It has the ability to 'repair a leaky gut' by maintaining the structural integrity of the bowels. Bet you didn't know this: It can even cure ulcers! Studies have found that 1.6 grams of Glutamine a day had a 92% cure rate in 4 weeks. When should I take Glutamine? GrillaFitness.com recommends taking glutamine as an intra-workout which means you take the supplement DURING training in the form of a drink to keep levels of glutamine high and decreasing fatigue.
We often get asked what are the benefits of eating red meat so heres our take on it. During recent years, some people have said that eating red meat is the cause of numerous diseases including heart desease. In fact this is not true....eating unprocessed, naturally fed meat is extremely healthy and heres why.A 100 gram portion (3.5 ounces) of raw ground beef contains large amounts of Vitamin B12, B3 (Niacin), B6, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and various other vitamins and minerals. vitamin B12 is particularly important because it can not be gotten in ANY amount from plants. Studies show that many vegans who don’t supplement with B12, are deficient in this critical nutrient. Unprocessed meat is also loaded with healthy fats, but meat from grass fed animals contains up to 5 times as much Omega-3 as meat from grain-fed animals. On top of this red meat contains the following: Creatine forms an energy reserve in the muscles and brain and is found only in animal foods. Vegetarians are deficient in creatine, leading to reduced physical and mental performance. Carnosine functions as a powerful anti-oxidant and provides protection against many degenerative processes. Carnosine is only found in animal foods. DHA and EPA are the active forms of Omega-3 in the human body and found primarily in animal foods. The body is inefficient at converting ALA (the plant form of Omega-3) to the active forms. Tips when choosing red meat to eat: Choose lean cuts of meat. Lean cuts usually contain the words “round,” “loin” or “sirloin” on the package. Trim off as much fat as you can before cooking, and pour off the melted fat after cooking. Use healthier cooking methods: bake, broil, stew and grill. When selecting ground beef, opt for the lowest percentage of fat.
This weeks weekly workout is our Swiss Ball 30 minute toning circuit. This is a very quick and easy workout to achieve as you do not require much space or indeed much time. It is high intensity so you can achieve good results in a short period. Swiss Ball 30 min toning circuit. ( Find a space with a wall & some floor area) Legs & bum Wall squats x 20 - place ball in small of the back. - walk feet away from wall so that when you squat you can see your toes. - go as low as your knees Lunges x 10 each leg - keep one leg forward & place your other foot on the wall behind - make sure your legs are not directly in line but slightly wider to spread your weight and help balance. - keep back straight lunge down so your knee goes to the floor. - ball should roll down the wall supporting your back. Pelvic bridges x 20 - Lay on the floor & put both legs up on the ball. - make sure backs of knees are on ball. - push bottom up towards ceiling as high as you can squeezing bottom to activate the Glutes. - this exercise will also hit your hamstrings ( backs of thighs) Repeat circuit x3 total of 60 reps per exercise. Core & tummy. Swiss ball plank x 30 secs - place elbows on ball & lift knees off floor - body should be as flat as a table & sit up onto your elbows. Swiss ball mountain climber x20 - same position as above - bring each knee alternatively into the ball so your knee touches the ball. - keep back as straight as you can. Crunches x40 - sit on ball & then roll down so your back is on the ball. - make sure lower back is supported on ball. - keep chin off chest & eyes looking up. - Come up only half way, just a small crunch. Repeat circuit x3 Tricep dips x10-15 ( backs of arms, chest & shoulders) - sit on ball with your hands behind you and fingers facing away from ball pointing at you. - edge off ball so that your arms are holding you up - dip down towards floor then push back up. - keep arms in tight & not to wide. - don't let elbows kick out & don't let elbows lock out at top. - knees are bent & feet firmly on floor. Swiss ball keep ups x40 ( Shoulders) - standing up holding ball in hands - bounce ball at top of wall to where you can reach. - keep bouncing for x40 reps Swiss ball push ups 15-20 - Place ball on wall, chest level. - Hands wide & lower whole body down into chest. Progression- - Press ups on toes on the ball - hands wide lower chest down towards ball - or knees on floor for a lower intensity option. Repeat circuit x3 ( Time yourself each time & see if you can improve on your time of the full circuit)
Next time you are down at your local gym see how many of these ''species'' of gym goers you can spot..... or maybe you ARE one of these! 1: The Hyeenas: usually a young species, and tending to work in packs, the hyeenas like to make as much noise as possible to mark their territory....usually dominated by an alpha male, the smaller hyenas mark their approval with high pitched cries. Hyeenas like to leave as much devestation in thier wake, in particular by leaving around 60 assorted dumbells on the floor around their bench. 2: The Beast: the beast, or James as hes known out of the gym is a meek, mild mannered office worker from a middle class family. However as soon as James hits the gym, he's a hoodied-up, earphoned in semi wild animal. He walks through the crowed without pause for any obstical in his path (including people), between sets, he prowels up and down like a caged tiger and generally regards himself as a force to be reconned with and the strogest damn entity in the place. WARNING taking our grilla warfare pre workout may bring out some beast-like qualities. 3: The Veteran: The veteran has been ''lifting'' from before you was a twinkle in your fathers eye....and likes to take the opportunity to tell you this every time you make the mistake of making eye contact with him. The veteran likes to tell you how ''kids nowadays dont know the first thing about lifting''.....................this is right before he struggles to contort his body in order to swing up weights far too heavy for him...just to prove the point. 4: The Meg Ryan.....the meg ryan, likes to make a huge deal out of lifting not so heavy weights. The meg ryan likes to make every set sound like a recreation of the cafe scene in ''when harry met sally'' with his (or her) OOOOOOOs and AAAARRRRGGHHHHHHs. The meg ryan can be heard from the other side of the gym.......on the other side of town. 5: The Peacock...the peacock likes to draw as much attention to themselves as possible. They will go to any lengths to do this....even if it means hanging upside down from the TRX machine....whist doing bicep curls. 6: The Label...the label is willing to disregard the discomfort and an unhealthy bank balance, just as long as they are wearing the latest designer label whilst giving the false impression of having a workout. 7: The Queen Bee....like to spend their days socialising down the gym with other queen bees while the worker ant is busy paying the bills. If you discover a new species, we'd love to know!!! Grillafitness would be happy to add them to the list!
FIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE DREADED CHOCOLATE, SWEETS AND CRISPS! Around this time of year, a lot you you guys and girls will be working towards your new years fitness goals. A large part of this may be working harder down the gym or in your sports/activity of choice. You need to remember though, that if you are not complimenting your new fitness drive with a good diet, you may as well jump back on the sofa and get another box set out, because the abs will not be coming out to say hello in time for summer, thats for sure! A lot of you may find that snacking inbetween your meals may be the biggest problem, so the grilla team have come up with five healthy alternatives to the junk snacks. Blueberries Did you know that much of the power of blueberries lies in their color? That deep-blue hue is a by-product of flavonoids — natural compounds that protect the brain's memory-carrying cells (neurons) from the damaging effects of oxidation and inflammation. Since blueberries are one of the best sources of flavonoids you can find, it's no surprise that this superfood has been shown to help preserve memory function. Blueberries, like other berries, also have a high water content, which makes them hydrating for your skin and other cells of the body. Also try adding Blueberries to your favourite protein powder and mix in a blender for a great tasting shake. Almonds A handfull of almonds is a great snack to have. Almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, and are associated with a number of health benefits. Almonds are also a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. There is also study to suggest that almonds can reduce the chances of cancer and heart desease. Allergy to almonds is quite common so make sure you arent allergic before devouring a pack! Hard boiled eggs Hard-boiled eggs are small, compact snack options that easily fit in a cooler or refrigerator. Take them to work or on the road, and eat one when you start feeling hungry. Eggs are complete proteins, which makes them beneficial for muscle building. A single large hard-boiled egg contains about 6.5 grams of protein. Eggs also contain vitamin D. This vitamin is needed for bone strength, especially with older women who are prone to osteoporosis. A large hard-boiled egg contains 10 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin D. If you can get your hands on pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs, then these are even better. They have more Omega-3s and are much higher in Vitamin A and E You may have heard that eggs are high in cholestorol, but eating eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people pinapple chunks If you have a sweet tooth, pinapples are a great subsitute to chocolate and sweets. There are many health benefits linked with pinapples. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like pineapples decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart desease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight. As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, pineapples can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Increasing potassium intake by consuming high potassium fruits and vegetables can help with lowering blood pressure. Apples Everyone has heard the expression ''an apple a day keeps the doctor away'' and this claim is not unfounded! Research has claimed that eating apples have numerous benefits including reducing the risk of diabetes,reducing the risk of stroke, and lowering cholesterol. They also contain Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Be careful not to eat too many apple seeds, hoewever, apple seeds contain contain a small amount of cyanide. Good luck with your dieting guys!
Do you and a friend fancy a VIP night out with towies Mario Falcone?
Well heres your chance! Mario and Grilla Fitness have laid down a challenge.... one we have named Marios 12 Week Burn Bullet transformation Challenge. It's the New Year and we want to help you get in shape after all that christmas pudding. All you have to do is take a 'before' picture when you start your new year fitness plan and then a progress picture after 12 weeks of using our Burn Bullets. It would also be great to see your progress pictures along the way but this isn't imperative if you want to show us just your before and after pictures. To enter all you have to do is upload your pictures to your favourite social media site tagging in @GrillaFitness and hashtag #burnbulletschallenge
Whats at stake?
Well this is the fun part! If you push yourself futher than the rest and you are chosen as the winner by Mario and the Grilla Fitness judging panel then you and a friend will be rewarded for all your hard work with a VIP night out at the Sugar Hut in Brentwood, where you will join Mario Falcone and the Grilla Fitness team on a private table with all drinks and entry paid for! We will even throw in a local hotel room for the night so that you don't have to worry about getting home after a great night out. We will also be selecting 20 runner ups to receive a free tub of Burn Bullets so there is plenty to play for!
What to do next?
The challenge starts here... Don't forget, take your 'before' picture and upload to your social site tagging us in. If you don't do the social media thing, that's fine, simply email us your pics and we will keep them safe for you until the 12 weeks is up. Once you've done this make sure you are stocked up with your Burn Bullets and get started on your 12 week plan. Also don't forget that if you need help with any training tips or indeed with diet plans then do not hesitate to get in touch. SO: - Take your 'before' picture holding your tub of Burn Bullets - Photographs must include a clear face and body shot - Participants must submit a photograph via Facebook,Instagram or twitter with the accompanying hashtag #burnbulletschallenge our twitter and instagram handle is @grillafitness you can also email your entry to us at firstname.lastname@example.org - The 12 week 'results' picture must be in the same lighting and angle as the start picture Due to popular demand the Competition has been extended to close on the 30th April 2015 and the winner will be selected by the 5th May 2015 T's & C's Apply
My Fitness journey By fitness model and personal trainer, Tanya English (@suntan1986) I started training in 2007 when I moved to Australia. I'd been backpacking for around seven months, drinking most nights and I finally got fed up of feeling lethargic and bloated from all the drinking and having bad skin from all the junk food. One day I decided to stop drinking and moved to Melbourne, where I got introduced to weight training from a friend. I remembered my first session very well, L-E-G-S! although the session was very difficult, after I felt a sense of achievement and a natural high. From that day on I was hooked, and fitness became a big part of my life. Rather than all the hard partying I used to take part in, on a weekend, I replaced with the gym and training. As nutrition and supplementation go hand in hand with gym work, I quickly learnt about these aspects. I defiantly made mistakes along the way, but over time I have learnt what worked for me. In 2009, I wanted to take it a step further and decided to train as a Personal trainer. I became certified in levels three and four at the Australian institute of fitness. at this stage I wasn't really working at a gym but was mainly running outside classes and boot camps as in Australia we had the great weather!During the latter part of my stay in Australia, I did various shoots for different supplement companies and gym wear brandsIn 2013 I came back to the UK to make a life back home. I became a PT a local gym and carried on how I left off in Oz. I enjoyed helping people reach their goals.Recently I decided I wanted to develop my fitness modelling. I decided to post some of my training photos and ''selfies'' on my social media pages to put myself out there. I found that in doing so I get a lot of positive messages inspiring people to work out which is great and in turn motivates me. Following posting up my various photos, I have had various companies and fitness photographers approach me to work with me which has been really positive and has helped me keep focused on my training.When I am prepping for a shoot, a huge part of of the program is my diet and supplementation. I met George, one of the Grillafitness.com owners through social media and since we have became good friends. He has pointed me in the right direction for my pre shoot supplementation. One of the most difficult aspects of pre shoot prep is cutting the last stubborn body fat and I found his fat burners, Burnbullets worked very well with me. It also helped stem the cravings for sugar! The great thing Ii like about these fat burners are that I can still sleep on them and they don't make me too jittery. Myself and the guys at www.grillafitness.com will be working closely together in the near future to come up with some of my workout plans, training tips and pre shoot stack and diet plans, which will work great if you are trying to tone up or shift some excess weight! I look forward to writing again for my friends www.grillafitness.com! until then TRAIN HARD! Tanya x (@suntan1986)