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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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Motivation | wellbeing

Why Exercise Improves Mental Strength

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for your body, but a lot of people are unaware that exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. When faced with mental or emotional challenges and changes in life, working out can often help you cope and deal with your battles […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

High-Protein Meal Plan

Sometimes, when training hard or competing and playing regular sport, consuming enough protein can be tough – making everyday food planning tricky. It doesn’t have to be that way though, and even though it inevitably takes some planning, after a while it becomes something that you quickly get used to doing. If you’re in need […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Drinking Water

You may not know this, but your body is made up roughly of around 60% water. During daily activity we lose a lot of this water through urine and sweat. Think of water in your body like petrol in a car; if you don’t fuel up then you won’t be going anywhere. So, it’s recommend […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Vegetarian Day Meal Plan

Want to try being a veggie/vegan? If so, why not try these vegetable and fruit-based meals for a day? Breakfast Let’s just be honest, it’s annoying when we hear ‘You have to eat breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day!’ every second from our die-hard fitness friends. But let’s just face it, they’re […]

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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Walking

In this week’s blog, I will be talking about the benefits of walking. I personally find this to be a very interesting topic, as a lot of people aren’t actually aware that walking can be a very beneficial form of physical activity. And the beauty of it is that, well, most of us do it! […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing – the Latest Stats

Corporate wellbeing can increase employee retention, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and efficiency.  A happier, fitter workforce is an engaged one, better able to meet the demands of the business. If your business is looking at rolling-out a wellbeing strategy, we look at the latest stats and outline how fitness should be a key element of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The Importance Of A Good Breakfast

“Eat breakfast as a king, lunch as a prince and dinner as a pauper” (Adelle Davis, 1904 – 1974) It is a fact that as we are different people, coming from various countries around the world, we have distinct food behaviours, at different times of the day, consuming distinct meals. Despite this, it is a […]

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