Monthly Archives: April 2015


Weight Training: it’s not just for men…

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Apr 2015

Weight Training: it’s not just for men…

How do you keep fit? Perhaps you enjoy running or join a weekly yoga class. Whatever you’re doing, I predict that many of you aren’t at the gym lifting weights Unfortunately, weight training has a gender stereotype attached. It’s for men, right? The only weight training women should do is with a 1kg dumbbell – they certainly shouldn’t be dead-lifting, shoulder pressing or curling heavy...

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Bug Bites… First Aid for Fighting Back!

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Apr 2015

Bug Bites… First Aid for Fighting Back!

What a glorious week for weather (well, it has been in Lancaster!). Over the weekend I managed to head up north and went walking in the Lake District (in my opinion, it’s the best place on earth). The weather was so good, we even finished the day off with our first BBQ of 2015! But after a lonnng, wet winter, you easily forget that BBQS...

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Stick the kettle(bell) on!

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Apr 2015

Stick the kettle(bell) on!

They’re effective, they’re fun, they’re essential. Today I have chosen to talk about the very thing that’s making it difficult for me to sit down properly – the thing that has my body screaming in all the best ways: kettlebells. In the 1700s these mighty little bells were actually used by farmers to measure out crops and grains. After regular swings and lifts, people started...

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Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 2 of 3

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Apr 2015

Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor Part 2 of 3

A few weeks ago we kick-started our ‘Becoming a Qualified Fitness Instructor’ series with a gentle introduction exploring what being a fitness instructor is all about. Missed it? Don’t worry, you can catch up here. In part 1 of 3, we encouraged you to get acquainted with the right career for you. You already know that you love fitness and you’ve established that a career...

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