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Equipment | Exercises | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

Life expectancy is increasing. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75 and almost a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time. As a result, there is an increased focus on ageing well, which is […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition for the runner

It’s fast approaching spring, with light and favourable weather conditions coming back to greet us after the cold, dark nights of winter. Spring, for the runner, can mean only one thing: the start of marathon season. Training is obviously very important, that’s a given, but diet and nutrition are areas that are often left unattended. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Workout nutrition: what to eat before, during & after the gym

There is no secret formula to structuring your workout meals. Whether you’re fuelling up for your next session, or looking for the recovery meal of your dreams, it will come down to two things: carbs and proteins. These are the two areas of the food spectrum you’re going to want to hone in on pre- […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

How to have a more mindful workout

You might not immediately associate mindfulness with a gym session but it could be just what you need in order to get the most out of your workout. Here’s why – and some tips on how to make it happen the next time you hit the gym. Why be mindful? We might think of the […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Establishing healthy eating habits

Getting diet and nutrition back on track after Christmas and New Year can seem like a daunting task. We’re all thinking about ways to change our eating habits and to futureproof our health for the coming year. The good news is, it’s not so complicated as you might think. Before we get started let me […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Staying healthy to stay exercising

The word healthy means keeping active to a lot of people and while this is true, there are many other ways in which one can be in good health. January is often seen as a bit of an ugly duckling when compared to other months of the year: after Christmas and New Year, we often […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutritional tips for a healthier Christmas

Christmas is notoriously a time to indulge, but that doesn’t mean you should let this be the green light to binge! You can enjoy all the festivities of the season and get through the Christmas period without negatively impacting your nutritional health. December is a month jam-packed full of temptations that can lead to your […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How To Stay Stress-Free Over Christmas

As it seems to do every year, Christmas has crept up on us suddenly and now is just around the corner. As exciting as this time of year can be – with the festive parties, family dinners and work drinks – the most wonderful time of the year can often turn into the most stressful […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Winter Health And Wellness Tips

It’s fair to say that winter is upon us, as is the seemingly endless list of exciting events such as Christmas parties, family dinners, work drinks and more. But because of the shorter days and colder weather, this tends to be the point of the year where we are most vulnerable to illnesses. It is […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Vegan Winter Warmers

Whether you like it or not, winter is fast approaching. At this time of year, the desire to stay fit and healthy may lessen when the opportunity to lounge around in the warm arises. And, as we all know, indulging in comfort food is always tempting during the darker, colder months. As much as it […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

2018 London Om Yoga Show Highlights

1) MoreYoga The MoreYoga class with Tommy Hibbitts was an Ashtanga class with a little mix up. More Yoga’s philosophy is simply to make Yoga more accessible and affordable; they have 18 studios across London. Tommy has a fun, creative teaching style which was motivating and very enjoyable – I need to work on my ‘Bird […]

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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Cycling To Work

Despite more and more of us taking to the roads on bikes in recent years, only 4% of people rode their bike every day in the UK in 2016. The vast majority of us travel to work via other forms of transport, such as cars or public buses and trains. The largest part of our […]

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company News | wellbeing

Dickens Yard Gym And Spa Team Takes On GO APE Battersea

My colleagues and I were rewarded by motive8 to a staff outing recently; a team building day with full freedom in terms of what to do. While other people might have chosen a dinner and few drinks, but we decided something more adventurous and more in line with our profession – GO APE. An obstacle […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

How Your Retirement Scheme Can Promote Healthy Living

Healthy living in old age involves physical, social and mental wellbeing. Including a well-planned gym in your retirement scheme can improve all three of these aspects. If you are the owner of a retirement scheme, read on for more information on why you should consider installing a gym.

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Nutrition | wellbeing

5 Ways To Add More Fruit And Veg To Your Diet

Most people wait for dinner to have their daily fix of vegetables, but getting them in throughout the day can be done very effectively when properly planned. There are many reasons why it might be easier to leave it until the last meal in the day, but there are also reasons why preparation can save […]

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