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Go Insane, mud race at Doddington.

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I’t just two weeks now until the No Fad Fitness team take part in Insane Terrain’s fantastic mud race at Wash Brook Farm in Doddington. We will have entrants in both the 5 and 10km events and we’ve all been training hard to get fit for this fun event. This is one of the muddiest […]

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Circuit Training

Wow! What a killer weekend. I have just finished a very intense training weekend of circuit based training. No less than four different circuit classes on Saturday and nine training classes on Sunday. I am now hurting in places I didn’t know I had, but it has been fantastic. I have had my memory thoroughly […]

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High Intensity Training (HIT)

High Intensity Training (HIT) If you have been following news and current affairs programs you will have noticed that the obesity epidemic is a regular topic, as are debates about the best way to deal with it and help people to lose weight. One of the newer ideas is HIT, High Intensity Training or HIIT […]

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Benefits of Fitness Classes

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Benefits of Fitness Classes Group fitness classes consist of physical exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor. This can be presented in a variety of formats and styles, including core conditioning, Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning, circuit training and boot camp. Your choice of classes will depend on what is available locally, […]

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What are the health risks of obesity?

What are the health risks of obesity? The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled since 1980. Experts now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions. A person is considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Some experts believe obesity is responsible […]

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EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WHILST ON THE MOVE AT WORK

EXERCISES YOU CAN DO WHILST ON THE MOVE AT WORK Whilst waiting for the copier/printer etc. do calf raises Take the stairs between floors and go up and down twice before exiting onto the floor you want. When moving from on place to another carry a couple of reams of paper or a heavy file […]

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The Winter Blues

COPING WITH S.A.D. Most of us feel better when the sun is shining – more cheerful and energetic. In winter, we tend to feel less enthusiastic, more inclined to stay indoors, to do less work, to socialise less and to eat more. The reason for this is the change in the quality and quantity of […]

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10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE

10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE Cool Down. Cooling down simply means slowing down (not stopping completely) after exercise. Continuing to move around at a very low intensity for 5 to 10 minutes after a workout helps remove lactic acid from your muscles and may reduce muscles stiffness. warming up and cooling down are […]

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HOW TO, YOUR FIRST REAL PUSH UP

HOW TO, YOUR FIRST REAL PUSH UP To perform a push up to true form you need strength in your arms, shoulders, chest and, often overlooked, core. Begin by doing what are commonly known as ‘Girly Push-ups’ these are performed with your knees on the ground and your hands on the floor beneath you just […]

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Running my first 13.1 miles

I was supposed to be running a 10k event today organised by a local club but, there is a bit of snow on the ground so they cancelled it. I was very disappointed as this was to be my first competitive event and I had been anticipating it all week. So as I was expecting […]

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