BCAAs – what are they and why do we need them?

What are BCAAs and why do we need them? Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which play a critical role in maintaining muscle mass. They occur naturally in protein but cannot be produced by the body and must therefore come from your diet.

Squats during pregnancy…

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Squats during pregnancy: why squat when pregnant... Squats are a hugely beneficial exercise to perform throughout pregnancy and can be continued right up to birth. TFR director Yasmin has trained countless women throughout their pregnancies, including herself up to days before giving birth. Here are 3 of her top reasons for squatting when pregnant...

Should women weight train?

Should Women Weight Train? Cardio rooms, HIIT classes and running groups across the world used to be full of women avoiding resistance training for the fear of “getting too bulky” or looking “masculine”. Trust us, if it was that easy to build muscle, supplement companies would be struggling to make ends meet! The idea

Staying active on lockdown!

If you found that your activity levels decreased substantially during lockdown, you’re not alone. Studies in the UK have shown step counts are down 50% as a result of not doing our daily commute or leaving the house as much as before. Our daily movement plays a huge role in our physical and mental

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How To Do The Single Leg Hip Thrust

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The Single Leg Hip Thrust is an excellent posterior chain exercise that makes a valuable addition to home workouts since it works the glute muscles very effectively, even without additional weight. To perform the Single Leg Hip Thrust: Elevate your shoulders so that you can pivot around a point on your back just below

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Core Strengthening Ab Circuit

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Core Strengthening Ab Circuit Here’s a killer ab circuit that will not only help to sculpt and strengthen your abs, but also works your deep, inner core muscles for a strong and healthy body! - 10 seconds rest between exercises; - 1 minutes rest after completing the circuit; - Repeat the circuit 3 times.

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The Fitting Rooms Outdoor Gym launched in London Bridge

The Virtual Home Workouts have been great, but things just got a little more exciting! Last week we opened our Outdoor Gym offering 1-on-1 and Shared Personal Training, just 2 minutes’ walk from The Fitting Rooms Gym in London Bridge. Be it rain or sunshine, the old crew have been getting back together and

Top Exercise to Relieve Neck and Back Pain – Prone TWYI

The Prone TWYI is our top home exercise for neck and back pain! If you're starting to notice a stiff neck or sore back from all this extra sitting indoors, you're not alone! Working from home with less than ideal desk setups, participating in regular Zoom catch-ups and longer-than-ever Netflix sessions are not exactly

Build Muscle with Mechanical Drop Sets

Mechanical Drop Sets are a highly effective way to build muscle and can easily be implemented during home workouts, even without weights. A standard drop-set involves you performing a set of an exercise, almost to failure, and then dropping the weight to achieve more reps. A Mechanical Drop Set requires you to use the

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