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January 2021

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Health First: Why we need to reopen Fitness ASAP

We are walking into a national disaster for health and fitness.Gyms being closed is more than just a short-term problem. We will be feeling the effect of this as a nation for years to come. For a month or two, this approach made sense, but 10 months since the first lockdown in the UK, it’s now time to consider the bigger picture, in particular with regards to general health and fitness.For millions of people, gyms are more than just somewhere to exercise. They’re the “third space”- the place people use to focus on themselves, and to “feel good”. We can’t...

Lockdown, Pain & Injuries

Pain and injuries during lockdown  Firstly, I just want to say this blog also relates back to Jamie and Josh’s first webinar in January (if you haven’t seen I highly recommend it), and in particular I want to draw your attention back their point of ‘Reframe the story’.  Re-evaluate where you really are, what can you realistically achieve both previously in the gym and in your current situation, what would make you happier? Hands up, who has had workouts effect by various pains and niggles? I know I have, and it sucks. (disclaimer: serious injuries that require surgery may need a different approach...

Powerful habits for wellbeing

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.” -Octavia Butler  Staying ahead in the many areas of life can be a lot to manage if you don't have the discipline to do the simple things every single day. We all have habits whether we are aware of them or not and your daily habits matter. Why? Because you cannot rely on motivation to always be there. When motivation fails, we must rely on our habits to carry us through and keep us on track.Accomplishing great things involves consistently doing the right things over...

Strength training and Ageing

Strength and strength training If I was to ask you to define what strength is, what would you say? Being able to deadlift 2x your body weight? Being able to squat 100kg? Being able to perform a pull-up? Being able to jump in the air? Being able to walk up the stairs un-aided?I like to think of ‘strength’ as an umbrella term that includes a few different ‘types’ such as:Absolute strength – think the maximum load that you can lift during a specific exercise Strength endurance – repeatedly exerting force against a resistance Power/Explosive strength – the product of force...

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