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Training | wellbeing

Why rest days are important

Why Rest Days Are Important Rest days sound like a simple concept but for those that are into their training and enjoy hitting the gym, it can be harder than it sounds. Rest days can be complete days off from the gym or your training or lighter sessions aimed at promoting recovery. Reasons why they […]

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Christmas Workout: why and how to workout over the holidays

Christmas Workout: This week’s health tips blog is looking at a Christmas workout and why it’s important to both keep your fitness going but give your body a chance to rest and recover. Christmas is not only a very important religious celebration and an important time to spend with family and loved ones, it’s also […]

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Keep motive8ed! How to Stay Fit Over Christmas

Christmas is a time of indulgence, and us Brits do like to indulge! Over 10 million turkeys are consumed over this period, as well as a staggering 300 million mince pies. In fact, on Christmas day alone we can consume over 6,000 calories. It’s not surprising that we’re concerned about how to stay fit over […]

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Fitness Tip – Outdoor Gear for Winter Workouts

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t train outside; you just have to be smart about how you prepare yourself for the oncoming weather. For all the outdoor morning joggers and park gym goers winter does not have to force you to stay indoors or signing up for a gym membership. Some people might […]

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How to build up your running distance safely

In order to improve yourself as a runner, one of the things you will be looking to constantly work on is your running distance. Adding more mileage to your running distance can be a difficult obstacle for a lot of individuals to overcome as it can lead to a build-up of physical, along with mental, […]

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How to stay motivated as it gets colder and darker

During the cold and dark winter weather, it can seem much harder to keep yourself motivated to train, and do anything in general, except stay indoors and keep warm. This is why I am writing this blog on how to keep you motivated and moving in the right direction. My first advice to you would […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

Fitness Tip – How To Lose Weight Effectively

Losing weight can be quite tricky, especially for anyone who is new to the fitness world and doesn’t have their bearings yet. It’s also difficult to decide whom to listen to in terms of dietary and exercise advice since different people will tell you different things; a qualified Personal Trainer will tell you something completely […]

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Gymnastics Inspired Workout

With the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships heading to Montreal we wanted to look at the incredible strength of the very best in gymnastics, so we’ve created a gymnastics inspired workout. The world is full of different types of strong athletes but many may not realise gymnasts are highly regarded as one of the pound […]

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Invictus Games Inspired Workout 2

In this blog I will be introducing the world of Invictus and have chosen one workout from their website that I found interesting which will be discussed later on in the blog. Firstly, what is Invictus? Invictus is a fitness company based in San Diego, California with 3 gymnasiums currently operating and their main goal […]

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Invictus Games Inspired Workout

With one of the most inspiring events of the Year starting tomorrow, why not try some of the disciplines that the amazing Invictus Games pursue on the road of greatness? Here is a workout that incorporates four of them: Rowing, Cycling, Archery and Powerlifting. Warm-Up Rowing machine – 6-8 minutes. Dynamic Stretches (10 times each […]

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Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

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How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

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The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

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Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

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Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

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