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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How to Keep Fit at University

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Oct 2018

How to Keep Fit at University

Keeping fit at university isn’t as hard as it sounds With all of the opportunities and excitement that going to university brings, it can be tempting to leave behind any of your previous healthy living habits and binge watch Netflix between lectures. But have no fear, we’ve put together four easy ways for you to keep fit at university that are great fun too. And...

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How to Use an Epi-Pen or Auto-injector: A Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide

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Sep 2018

How to Use an Epi-Pen or Auto-injector: A Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide

On our first aid courses, we sometimes get questions about how to use an Epi-Pen and how they actually work. So to answer these questions we’ve written a blog for those wanting more information. Read on for our quick guide for beginners! What is an Epi-pen and how does it work? Let’s start with the basics. An Epi-Pen is an instrument which provides an injection, used...

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CPR and Defibrillator Training: The need-to-know basics

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Aug 2018

CPR and Defibrillator Training: The need-to-know basics

All of our first aid courses at Train Together include CPR and AED training. Knowing how to administer CPR and use a defibrillator (AED) is essential in increasing the chances of survival for a person who collapses because of cardiac arrest. We’ve put together this handy Q&A for you to discover the basics around using a defibrillator and carrying out CPR. We hope this acts...

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How to Use Mindfulness Exercises to Improve Your Workouts

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Jun 2018

How to Use Mindfulness Exercises to Improve Your Workouts

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness exercises in relation to meditation and yoga, but what about our high intensity, sweat-inducing, calorie-burning classes?? We discuss how being mindful can help you to get more out of your workouts. So, what is mindfulness? To put it simply, being mindful is the act of being ‘present’ at any given moment. So, instead of doing things on autopilot (have you...

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