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Portable Training Kit - the Summer Fitness Solution

Monday, 24 July 2017 16:36:32 Europe/London

Have you made a big effort to get fit for the Summer holidays? If that's the case and you've achieved your goals – well done! You deserve a rest. 

Even so, you won’t want to lose any of that hard-earned fitness while you’re away. That's understandable, but it poses a question – what can you do to stay in shape?


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How to train like a premier league footballer

Friday, 14 July 2017 14:28:52 Europe/London

It’s that time of the year again, football transfer rumours are hotting up and our favourite football teams are starting their pre-season training. Some will be jetting off to America, China and Australia, showcasing their skills, talent and incredible fitness. It’s impressive how these players stay so fit throughout the year, even when injured!

So, how do they do it? That’s a question we will address in this blog. In short, we will show you how to get as fit as a premier league footballer, but without access to their fancy training facilities – just a simple gym...

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Why HIIT can improve your gym routine

Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:43:18 Europe/London

It’s fair to say that, recently, the world has gone HIIT crazy. It seems as if everywhere you go, you're likely to see a new advert, book or a celebrity promoting their take on the HIIT workout. However, for many of us, this raises questions like the following:

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iPhone Step Counters - How Good are They?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:32:53 Europe/London

Anyone relying on customer reviews to gauge the accuracy of iPhone step counter apps is likely to stay confused.

With user comments ranging from “surprisingly accurate” to “way out” (in terms of steps taken/distance covered), how are we to sift something useful from the mass of conflicting information?

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Little Pat's training diary no. 3

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:49:21 Europe/London

‘Little Pat’ has completed the first five weeks of his half-marathon training schedule. How is it going?

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Little Pat's training diary no. 2

Monday, 23 January 2017 14:21:50 Europe/London

‘Little Pat’ has completed the first two weeks of his half-marathon training schedule. We know he’s still alive because he comes to work, but how is the training going?

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Little Pat's training diary

Monday, 16 January 2017 16:35:56 Europe/London

One of our staff – we’ll call him ‘Little Pat’ – has made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit (not before time, we might add)! He’s set himself a target of entering a half-marathon early in the autumn. Why? Well, as a way of inspiring him to stick to the plan, we have encouraged him to share his training diary, so we’ll let him tell you…

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Cardio or weight training for fat loss?

Thursday, 3 November 2016 16:04:23 Europe/London

For many years, we have been told that, to lose weight and burn fat, we need to do hours and hours of cardio. There we all were, sweating like mad, slumped over the treadmill, out of breath, etc. Well, recently there has been a shift in how people see weight loss. More and more fitness experts are claiming that the most efficient way to lose fat is through weight resistance training rather than cardio! It’s true that, due to its intensity, weight training does have many benefits when it comes to fat loss. In view of this, we will endeavour to compare it to cardio and reach a conclusion as to which one is the best.

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Make time for yourself this Autumn

Friday, 16 September 2016 10:41:10 Europe/London

The summer holidays are over, the children are back at school and there are less demands for your attention.  What should you do?

How about spending some time on yourself?  Irrespective of whether you passed the summer on the beach, by the pool or sitting around the barbecue, the Autumn period can represent a golden opportunity to get fitter than ever.  It can also help reverse the effects of those high-calorie foods that can be so hard to resist on holiday.

Autumn training

The days are getting shorter and colder.  What better way to delay the onset of winter blues than to schedule some Autumn training?

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10 Reasons why HIIT is the ultimate workout

Monday, 5 September 2016 16:22:51 Europe/London

You have probably heard a lot recently about the new HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) trend that has been sweeping the nation. There are many reasons why this has become so popular recently and we are here to talk about them.  With so many gimmicks constantly bombarding you with empty promises on how to burn fat, gain muscle and get that body you always wanted, it is refreshing to finally find something that works. Living in such a fast paced world, I think it is fair to say that, at one time we have all tried some crazy diet or workout routine that promised us the results we always wanted. Unfortunately, these workouts and diets probably didn’t work. The most likely reason is because realistically, you can’t keep it up. Finding something that you can enjoy doing regularly is the key to getting the body you always wanted.  

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