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Four alternative pre-season workouts Fitness

We hate to say it, but autumn’s really not far off, and that means getting back into gear and back into the gym. But rather than doing the same old exercises as your pre-season training, why not try something different? Trying out some new styles of exercise, ones that you wouldn’t normally associate with your […] Learn More
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Why swimming is the ideal recovery exercise News

Dealing with muscle pain and soreness? Coming back from an injury? Or are you simply a gym newbie and looking to have some fun? Swimming is the perfect sport to jump into and find your fitness groove. It’s great cardio and gets your heart pumping, but, unlike running, lifting weights or other high-intensity workouts, it’s […] Learn More
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The benefits of resistance training Fitness

If you’re not familiar with it, resistance training is exactly what it sounds like – resistance training is the practice of using resistance or an opposing force when exercising. Incorporating weights, like a barbell for instance, is a form of resistance training, and it’s most effective for increasing both the size of your muscles and […] Learn More
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A beginner’s guide to macro dieting Nutrition

You only really begin to see and feel the benefits of a good exercise routine when it’s paired with a good diet. The hard work that you put in at the gym can easily be undone by a “cheat day” takeaway, and, without the right meal plan, it will take you longer to reach your […] Learn More
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Donate for National Blood Week Advice

We all want to help those in need and give something back, but often a busy schedule gets in the way. Taking part in a charity event or even training for a sponsored run can often be tricky to schedule in, but giving blood takes a matter of minutes. This week is National Blood Week […] Learn More
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Four incredible yoga retreats Fitness

Practicing yoga at home or at one of our many weekly classes is a great way to stretch, tone, and relieve the stress and tension of a busy lifestyle. And while that’s great, even we can’t deny incredible benefits to be gained from a yoga retreat. From India to the furthest tip of Scotland, you […] Learn More
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Yoga: It’s not just for the gym Fitness

It’s long been proven that yoga is incredibly good for both the body and the mind, with the benefits of practicing yoga including improved flexibility, posture, bone structure and balance. Yoga is also known to increase muscle strength and blood circulation, alt the while helping to calm the mind, aid sleep, and reduces anxiety and […] Learn More
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The benefits of group exercise Fitness

There are so many reasons why going to the gym and exercising in a group is more beneficial than going solo. From physical advantages, like better performance and improved form, to mental rewards such boosted moods, working out with others can have positive effects on your overall fitness and wellbeing, and that’s why trying one […] Learn More
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Get your sweat on at SHRED Fitness

If you haven’t heard already, earlier this year we launched our latest group exercise class, SHRED. Over the course of 40 minutes, a Fitness First SHRED session will have participants working on their strength, improving their conditioning and burning up calories through a combination of cardio and compound weight lifting HIIT routines. Our SHRED classes […] Learn More
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Decode confusing gym jargon! Fitness

When it comes to health and exercise, glutes, boulders, obliques, traps, tris and lats are just some of the phrases used to describe body parts that are baffling Britons across the country. A report conducted by ourselves has recently found that the UK are extremely confused when it comes to phrases used in the gym. Over […] Learn More
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10-minute workout: Get Your Pump On News

If you’re short on time and are looking for a quick way to exercise, discover the Fitness First ten-minute workouts. Simple and requiring very little equipment, we’ve devised six exercise routines that take only ten minutes to complete. The Get Your Pump On workout is a resistance band workout utilising the ’21’s’ methodology, which is seven bottom half […] Learn More
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10-minute workout: ViPR Ladder News

If you’re short on time and are looking for a quick way to exercise, discover the Fitness First ten-minute workouts. Simple and requiring very little equipment, we’ve devised six exercise routines that take only ten minutes to complete. The ViPR Ladder workout is a HIIT routine, which will work your arms, glutes and lower body, […] Learn More