Well-being

What is gut microbiome and how do we improve gut health?

What is gut microbiome and what is it's impact on gut health? When we're talking about our gut health, we're refercing the health of the whole of our digestive system; from our oesophagus down down to our bowel. In our gut there is a community of microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, known

Circadian Rhythms – What are they and how can they affect training?

Circadian Rhythms - What are they and how can they affect training? Circadian Rhythms are the natural cycle of changes that our body go through in a day, physically, mentally and behaviourally; generally, as a response to the light and darkness we encounter over 24 hours. One of the most obvious examples of a

What are the benefits of weight lifting for women?

What are the benefits of weight lifting for women? This month, we launched our new Ladies-only Strength (LS) programme, so what better time to look at the many benefits of weight lifting for women! It goes without saying that all forms of exercise are beneficial, but it is now known that resistance training

Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients

Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients The nutrients that our bodies need to function on a daily basis can be broken down into macronutrients and micronutrients. Here we discuss the difference between the two types of nutrients, how they are used by the body and how we can include them all in our diet. Macronutrients: Carbohydrates,

Are there Benefits Of Massage Therapy For Weight Loss?

Are there Benefits Of Massage Therapy For Weight Loss? When it comes to losing weight, it is natural to hope that there are some quick and easy ways to help your progress. Many massage therapists claim that massage therapy can help you with your weight loss goals, so is there any truth to the

What are Collagen Supplements and are they worth taking?

Collagen is a protein produced by the body that plays an essential role in protecting our joints and bones and providing structural support to tissue in the body. It’s known for its aesthetic benefits to our skin and hair, providing the elasticity associated with their health. Your body will naturally produce collagen, but you

The benefits of menopause exercise & weight training

Menopause exercise & weight training Why women will benefit from menopause training Almost every women will go through the menopause at some point in their lives and whilst each experience will be different, it is often an anxious and uncomfortable time. This is perhaps exacerbated by the lack of information provided to women, leading

Is eating carbs late at night bad for fat loss?

Is eating carbs late at night bad for fat loss? If you’ve ever tried to lose weight by making changes to your diet or by following a fad diet, the chances are you’ve heard that you should avoid eating carbs after 6pm as they will be stored as body fat. Whilst this has been

How to eat a more eco-friendly diet…

How to eat a more eco-friendly diet… We all need to do our bit when it comes to the climate crisis and improving our food choices is one small step we can take to make a difference. Here are 5 simple tips to eat more sustainably… 1. Eat more plants and greens: Plant-based foods

How to track, and stay on track, with your new year resolutions…

New Year, New You? How to track, and stay on track, with your new year resolutions… When it comes to training, seeing physical changes in your body is the greatest motivator to keep going; however, we can often be our own worst critic, so here are some tips for monitoring your progress. Don’t rely