Benefits of Resistance Training

Everybody knows it’s important to move your body, to get your heart pumping and to get, in general, some sort of physical activity every day. Whether this is cycling to work, taking the stairs instead of the lift, or going for a five-mile run, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exertion per day is recommended.…

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Why Chia Seeds are so good for us

We love chia seeds here at Sana Vita. And if you’re not including them in your diet then stop everything and read this blog because even though these seeds are tiny, they pack a heavy nutritional punch.   Hailing from Mexico, these seeds have always been valued for their nutritional and medicinal properties. In fact,…

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Being Mindful for your Health and Wellbeing

We hear a lot about “mindfulness” these days, but what is it really and can it help us with our health, fitness, and our overall wellbeing? As defined by various sources, mindfulness is said to be the following: “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”  (Marlatt & Kristeller) “Paying attention…

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Client Corner: Monica’s Testimonial

We’ve got amazing clients at Sana Vita. We love their ambitions, their challenges, and their efforts. Every now and again we like to showcase a client and this is what Monica has to say…   “Aine is the best personal trainer that I have ever met. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable in relation to…

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We’re Hiring at Sana Vita

Are you committed to exercise, nutrition, and wellbeing and have the certifications to prove it? Then consider joining the Sana Vita team. We’re currently hiring for the following role, so contact us today to discuss and apply!   Role: Personal Trainer & Nutrition Advisor (Level 3 / 4) Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham   Details: Rent free…

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10 Ways to Keeping Fit and Healthy through the Holidays

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is your health,” but between the cocktail parties, travelling, and other seasonal, gastronomic indulgences, it can be pretty tough to stay fighting-fit during the holidays. Family gatherings, work obligations, and even last minute shopping means our focus shifts while self-discipline, workouts and healthy eating get delayed.  …

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Core Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

The definition of Ashtanga yoga (or “eight-limbed” yoga) is, “a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript said to contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy” (Jois 2002 xv). Upon reading this…

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Top Five Benefits of 1:1 Personal Training

I suppose many think of having a personal trainer as a luxury; or maybe you see them as having an army sergeant shouting and screaming to go faster or push harder. Well, this is really not the case and especially not at Sana Vita. Personal trainers are highly qualified exercise, nutrition, and wellbeing experts bringing…

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Client corner

Client Spotlight: Personal Training   I started training in May. The plan was to do a weekly programme consisting of one personal training session with Aine and then two home training sessions.   My motivation for hiring a trainer was I really wanted to tone up and get fit. For some years I’d swapped working…

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