September 3, 2019

“I don’t enjoy exercise, I never have”

Sound familiar?

A few years ago, up until I qualified as a personal trainer, this was me. I had never genuinely enjoyed exercising when I was growing up. At school I did anything and everything possible to avoid exercise and spent more of my PE lessons chatting and feeling anxious about getting changed in front of everyone.

When I speak to c...

July 19, 2019

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Denis Waitley

Failing is a huge part of growth, making progress and changes when it comes to fitness. Yet, most of us are hard wired to avoid failure at all costs.


June 24, 2019

You’ve heard the term used a lot but you’re still not 100% sure what ‘Strength Training’ is? Don’t worry you’re not alone – here’s our guide on all things strength training.

Strength training is a type of physical exercise that improves muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability of the muscle to resist force using free weights, machines or body weight. This type of e...

June 17, 2019

For anybody who hasn't heard of or worked with anybody that has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, the NHS website defines it as:

"A long-term condition that causes pain all over the body".

As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:

  • increased sensitivity to pain

  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)

  • muscle stiffness

  • difficulty sleeping

  • proble...

June 9, 2019

The obvious answer here is yes

I mean I’m a personal trainer aren’t I – I’d be doing myself out of a job if I said otherwise.

But, it is all just about counting reps, drinking protein shakes and posting booty pics on Instagram?

There are some benefits to having a personal trainer that I thought people might not have thought about and maybe it might change some people’s opinions....

May 28, 2019

I can’t quite believe it but somehow it has been almost a year since I decided to take what felt like an enormous leap of faith and go into personal training full time. Where has that year gone? I wrote all about the start of my journey, you can check it out here.

It has really challenged me, in so many ways. Not just about how I feel about working as a freelancer but setting u...

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Hi, I'm Emma the creator of Weights & Wine.

I'm a Personal Trainer in Didsbury & Manchester working at M20 Personal Training.

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