What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

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Aug 2019

What Should I Eat Before My Workout?

If you want to better your performance during exercise and help your body to recover more quickly afterwards, let’s talk pre-workout nutrition. As promised in our past blog about post-workout nutrition, here are some tips to help you prepare yourself nutritionally before exercise, so you can give your best performance in the gym! Why Eat a Pre-Workout Meal? Eating a nutritionally balanced pre-workout meal provides...

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The Lowdown on Fitness Retreats

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Jul 2019

The Lowdown on Fitness Retreats

We’re getting a bit excited now we’ve planned our next fitness retreats in 2020, so thought we’d get you clued up on what a fitness retreat actually is, and what you can expect when you go on one. So, what is a fitness retreat? There are different variations of fitness retreats, but the overall aim of any type of retreat is to escape the stresses...

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Post-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat After the Gym?

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Jun 2019

Post-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat After the Gym?

Thinking about what you eat after your workout, and when you eat it, can have a positive impact on your recovery. In this blog, we’ll outline some key reasons why it’s important to eat after your workout, and show you some of our favourite after gym snacks and meals, so all your hard work at the gym doesn’t go to waste! Why Eat a Post-Workout...

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HIIT and HIRT Training: What’s The Difference?

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May 2019

HIIT and HIRT Training: What’s The Difference?

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and HIRT (High Intensity Resistance Training) are two of our fitness classes that we often get asked about, mainly because people don’t know what on earth the difference is! They may sound pretty much the same, but they’re not, so we’ve written this quick blog to help you to understand what we mean when we say HIIT or HIRT, as...

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Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat

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Apr 2019

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat

We know you can often find us preaching about the importance of being motivated to get up and do some exercise, but we also recognise it’s impossible to achieve a good workout if you’re not giving your mind and body the right tools to do it! What you eat, what you drink and especially how you sleep affects the extent your exercise is working towards...

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Strength and Weight Training Programmes: The Myths and the Benefits

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Mar 2019

Strength and Weight Training Programmes: The Myths and the Benefits

We hear a lot of misconceptions about weight training being thrown about in the gym, and with the start of our next Stronger by TT programme approaching, we’re out to set the record straight! Myth #1: I’ll bulk up if I lift weights We get asked a lot – won’t I bulk up if I lift weights? Yes, it’s true that with a certain diet...

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Do Couples that Train Together, Stay Together?

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Feb 2019

Do Couples that Train Together, Stay Together?

Ah, that age-old question… And we’re going to answer it! The short answer to our question is yes. But why is it so good for us to exercise with our partners? Read on to find out… Help achieve your fitness goals It’s always nice to receive words of encouragement when you’re working hard to achieve your goals. And who else do you want to hear...

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The Top Fitness Trends for 2019

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Jan 2019

The Top Fitness Trends for 2019

The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2019 has been published! The survey is sent to over 30,000 fitness professionals and gives a pretty good indication of what the main fitness trends are going to be for the year ahead. To save you reading the whole thing yourself, we’re going to give you the lowdown… you’re welcome! Group Training Classes It’s no surprise to anyone...

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Mental Health First Aid: What You Need to Know

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Dec 2018

Mental Health First Aid: What You Need to Know

Talking about mental health is being encouraged more than ever before, and big businesses have started a campaign to make mental health first aid as important as physical first aid in the workplace. Last month an open letter signed by lots of top business executives backing a focus on mental health first aid was sent to the prime minister. The letter called for mental health...

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5 activities you can fit into your lunch break

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Nov 2018

5 activities you can fit into your lunch break

A recent survey showed that the average lunch break in the UK has dropped to just 22 minutes and we must say that, unfortunately, this didn’t surprise us all too much! It might not have surprised us, but that didn’t stop us wanting to start an active lunch break revolution! The fact that 1 in 5 workers don’t even leave their desks at lunch didn’t...

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