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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Our Favourite Free Health and Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated

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May 2018

Our Favourite Free Health and Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated

Need motivation to get to the gym, out for that walk you promised yourself, or to eat a little healthier? There’s an app for that! We all have days where going to the gym or getting active can seem too much like hard work, but a simple download could help you on your way off the sofa and into the gym. There are debates about...

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The Perks of Belonging to a Smaller Gym

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Apr 2018

The Perks of Belonging to a Smaller Gym

Should you choose a smaller gym? Let us help you decide! The size of fitness studio that will suit your needs depends on what you’re looking for in a visit to the gym, because the feeling you get when walking into a smaller gym in comparison to setting foot in a larger one is often totally different. We’re proud be a local gym in Lancaster,...

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How To Choose the Best Personal Trainer for You

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Mar 2018

How To Choose the Best Personal Trainer for You

So, you’re thinking about investing in some personal training. But what should you look for to ensure you choose a personal trainer who’s right for you? If you’re reading this article, you’re probably considering investing in some personal training sessions. You might be a seasoned gym-goer who’s hit a plateau and needs a bit of a boost, or maybe you’re at the very start of...

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4 Important Reasons You Need to Take a First Aid Course

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Feb 2018

4 Important Reasons You Need to Take a First Aid Course

Why do you need to take a first aid course? Many deaths are prevented every year due to the administration of life-saving first aid treatment whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive. But why should you look into brushing up on your own first aid skills? Having some level of first aid training under your belt is important for many reasons. You can take...

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Stick To Your Exercise Plan: Our Top 5 Tips

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Jan 2018

Stick To Your Exercise Plan: Our Top 5 Tips

Whatever your fitness goals may be, committing to doing exercise on a regular basis can be a little daunting for some. The first step is always the hardest, but what about when you’ve successfully started exercising regularly? How do you stick to your exercise plan longer term? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve put together our top tips for integrating regular exercise into your routine,...

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