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…

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.  …

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…

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…

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…

Coffee Shop Breakfast Recipes

As well as serving coffee, coffee shops are renowned for their scrumptious grab and go breakfasts. From muffins to sweet breads, here are some of your very own coffee shop inspired breakfast recipes…but of course with a healthy twist!   Healthy Blueberry Muffins (makes 12-15) These blueberry muffins are light, hearty and simply delicious.  …

How to stay on track during Summer

Summer! It brightens our mood and encourages late nights and indulgences beyond our wildest fantasies – especially if you jet off to another country. As amazing as that might sound, it can be hard to keep yourself on track during summer if you’re working hard to keep fit. However, this time of year brings some…

Benefits of the trusty rowing machine

The current obsession the nation has developed for HIIT workouts and spin classes have left the humble rower in the dark corners of the gym, but if you thought this machine was past it’s sell by date, think again. The rower may be old school but it certainly packs a punch and here’s why. Almost…

Extra ways to keep fit at work

Odds are the majority of your week is spent at work so why not maximise your time there by trying some of these exercises. Walking up the stairs Instead of taking the lift try walking up the stairs instead, you could even take two steps at a time if you really wanted to push yourself.…

What to eat after you work out

Following on from our last post on what to eat before you work out, we have put together some ideas on the kinds of food to eat after your workout is completed. Whilst it’s tempting to reward yourself with a piece of chocolate cake or a big bag of crisps, you’ll be doing yourself a…