Well-being

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

The Pros & Cons of a Keto Diet…

Keto is a high fat, medium protein & very low carb diet which aims to put the body in a state of ketosis where fat is burnt and turned into ketones which are used as the main energy source, rather than carbs. In the short term, keto diets are effective at training the body

Everything you need to know about sugar…

Sugar - Loved and feared in equal measure, but how much do you really know about it? From your breakfast cereal to your mid-morning tea and biscuit, to your pre-workout banana and post-workout sushi; sugar is a normal part of an everyday diet; but did you know there are different types of sugar in

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