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January Fitness Challenge 2016

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It fast approaching the end of 2015 and we are all now looking at fitness goals for 2016! A great way to start is to simply get competitive!! The Fitness Challenge this January is quite simply based on TIME who can run for most and who can ride for the most time throughout the month!! It will start on January 1st!!   The top person in each category will win either a pair of innov8 trainers ofRead More...

Why You Need a Coach

Posted by on Friday, December 18, 2015

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS. And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit, andRead More...

Hadrians Wall Walk

Posted by on Thursday, September 17, 2015

  Hadrian’s Wall Walk Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016   October Update Thursday 26th May 2016 – travel to Newcastle / Overnight: Premier Inn Friday 27th May – start the walk. Walk Wallsend to Chollerford (approx. 30miles) Lunchstop at Dingle Deli/Tea Rooms, Heddon-on-the-Wall Overnight: Greencarts Bunkhouse nr Chollerford for B&B (pub nearby for evening meal) SaturdayRead More...

How Setting Goals Can Improve Your Fitness

Posted by on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fitness Goals So, you’re at the gym, looking around at the mountain of machines, mats, weights, sweating bodies, super focused minds and someone on the treadmill registering they are reaching their 60th minute of constant running, albeit on the same spot. Time to start your work out. Kick start with cardio – run an undefined amount of time, until you get bored. You only need to get yourselfRead More...

How Can Exercise Affect My Mental Health?

Posted by on Monday, July 14, 2014

Exercise And The Effects On Mental Health As well as keeping fit or changing your look did you know that physical activity and exercise can also do wonders for your mental health? Recent studies have shown that exercise is one the most effective treatments for depression, so much so that physical therapy is now sometimes prescribed on the NHS, and more than that it is widely considered highly effectiveRead More...

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The Best Running Routes Around Oxford

Posted by on Thursday, March 13, 2014

  Great Places To Run & Jog In Oxford Oxfordshire is undeniably one of the most beautiful counties in England. The area attracts tourists from across the world, whether it be for the rolling Cotswold hills, the glittering river walks, or the charming country pubs. For the residents of Oxford and the surrounding towns and villages, the countryside provides the ideal opportunity to get outRead More...

Health and Fitness: Are We Stuck in the Eighties?

Posted by on Monday, February 17, 2014

The late 70s and 80s were a hugely popular time for bodybuilding, thanks to Hollywood superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. As a result, active participation in improving one’s health and fitness became a societal norm. To this day, exercises’ popularity has been on the rise, and as we progress in to 2014, it feels as though health and fitness has never been as popularRead More...

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New Year, New You: How to Keep the Resolution Commitment

Posted by on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Making a Commitment For The New Year After the Christmas festivities and indulgences that go along with it, the New Year is a perfect chance for a fresh start. Many of us see in the start of the New Year with a resolution or two, and often these are associated with looking after our health and fitness a bit more than in the previous 12 months. However, the first resolution that we need to make is toRead More...

Boxercise in the UK: Pure Fitness Fun

Posted by on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Rise of Boxercise and its Benefits as an Activity Boxercise is a popular form of exercise that has flourished in the UK since the early 1990s. Andy Wake started Boxercise in the UK in 1992. His goal was to create a fitness class that that was safe and could be enjoyed by anyone. As a result of his vision, many of the disciplines that professional and amateur boxers deploy in training are incorporatedRead More...

Kinesthetic Learning in Sports & Fitness

Posted by on Monday, October 21, 2013

Kinesthetic Physical Awareness Wikipedia defines kinesthetic learning as follows; “Kinesthetic learning (also known as tactile learning) is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. People with a preference for kinesthetic learning are also commonly known as do-ers.”  AccordingRead More...

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