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Group Fitness: Team building for effective production

Posted by on Friday, March 1, 2013

By definition, a team is two or more people who have come together to fulfil a common goal. One factor that is made very clear by this definition is the fact that there is more than one mind at play here. This therefore means that friction between the different members of this group is inevitable as they all have different ideas and different ways of doing things. In an organisation, this frictionRead More...

3 places to run in Oxford

Posted by on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oxford is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and is renowned for its architecture, dreaming spires and gentle rivers. With a plethora of activities to keep the many thousands of tourists active when exploring the City, for the locals there are a number of hidden delights and hot spots for running and jogging. 1. Christchurch College, Oxford University The unforgettable journey through theRead More...

Off Ride Bike Group

Posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2013

What do you do on a Sunday morning? Want to escape and see the local area? Come and join us on our social ride out on Sunday mornings. No pressure, no stress just a group of local off road biking enthusiasts with various ages and abilities who want to escape for a bit and chat along the way. We typically meet around 0900 at a predetermined location and go from there. We usually finish around 1200. AllRead More...

Spin Places available in Stonesfield & Woodstock

Posted by on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

There are still places available in our Spin classes in Stonesfield (Mon PM) and Woodstock (Wed PM). If you would like to come and have a go the please let us know. Spin – the calorie killer Our spinning classes are a great way for all fitness levels to have a vigorous workout,        burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape! And you don’t have to wear a helmet! To ensure you getRead More...

Winter’s Here – How Should You be Exercising When it’s Freezing Out?

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

With many of us in the UK exercising freezing cold temperatures and snow, what should us fitness focused individuals do? Well, the cold temperatures shouldn’t stop you exercising outside, just make sure to wrap up warm. Yes, you’ll warm up considerably when running but not being sufficiently layered can be bad for your health and when exercising you can sometimes forget just how cold itRead More...

Santa’s on the Run Oxford 2012 (in support of Helen & Douglas House)

Posted by on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Come on People! Our team, Project Active, is participating in Santas on the Run in support of Helen & Douglas House. Sunday 9th December in Oxford  (2 miles)  – One for the family as me and Jack (4 year old son) have both signed up! Come join in the fun by clicking on the link below: http://my.helenanddouglas.org.uk/TeamPage.aspx?langPref=en-CA&TSID=25849  From ourRead More...

Off Road Bike Ride

Posted by on Sunday, November 4, 2012

In preparation for the upcoming trial series event on Dec 1st, I will be holding 2 training events which is open to everyone. The first one will be on Sat 10th Nov @ 1200 and then on Sun 18th @ 1000. Mountain bikes  & helmets needed. Both events will be based from Audley Travel in Witney and last around 2.5 hours. Loads of parking etc. Let me know if you are coming along as should be great funRead More...

Saturday 1st December – Project Active enters the trail series….

Posted by on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On Saturday 1st  December, project active will be taking around 25 of our clients up to the midlands for the adventure challenge of trail running, mountain biking and kayaking. the simple remit being ‘start as a team of 3, finish as a team of 3’.  If you and a few friends are keen then please join us ? If you don’t think you are quite ready then please come along on our trainingRead More...

Why and How Should You Monitor Your Heart Rate During Exercise?

Posted by on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When taking part in aerobic exercise, one of the primary goals will be to improve your cardiovascular fitness – i.e. improve the fitness of your heart. How quickly your heart is beating during exercise is an indication of how hard it is working. Your heart is a muscle, and like lifting a weight to work on your biceps, the intensity of your exercise will have an impact on the strength of yourRead More...

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Why is Staying Active so Important?

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To improve your quality of life, you can do much worse than staying active! Although diet is one of the key ingredients to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting outside and warming your muscles is also incredibly important! Flexibility One of the major afflictions that many of us suffer from as we grow older is general aches and pains. A great way to combat this is to regularly stretch and exercise;Read More...

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