Tag Archives: March

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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Thoughts on choosing a slimming group.

Thoughts on choosing a slimming group. Slimming clubs are big business and they are set to boom in these times when obesity has become the No 1 public health concern, but do they work? Well for some people and some of the groups the answer is undoubtedly yes, At least in the short term.  I am […]

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About Pilates.

For those of you who have not yet discovered the wonders and benefits of Pilates, the let me explain more. Pilates is primarily a core strengthening technique, it targets the deep postural muscles and in turn, helps to strengthen the spine and the abdominals. But of course, it’s also an over all body work, which aims to […]

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What is a Boot Camp?

What is a Boot Camp? For the last few years the buzzword in the fitness industry has been ’Boot Camp’. So just what is a Boot Camp? Put simply it is a structured fitness program, Boot Camp takes it’s name from American military jargon, a Boot Camp is slang for the place where new recruits […]

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IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS

IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS If your serious about losing weight then the basic rule is simple; The calories you use must be greater than the calories you consume So if you consume 1800 calories in a day but only do enough activity to burn 1600 calories you wont lose any weight and may even put […]

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Avoiding Fast Food and Takeaways

NO WAY I PUTTING THAT IN ME! Our local high street if full of takeaways, sometimes it seems that every second shop is offering unhealthy fast food and now we have new chain sellers opening up on the outskirts of town as well. All of this temptation around us makes it difficult to resist the […]

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CHICKEN GOUJONS IN ORANGE SAUCE

CHICKEN GOUJONS IN ORANGE SAUCE Ingredients; Gougons Skinless chicken breast Rolled oats Plain flour Eggs Sauce Chicken stock Orange zest & Juice Oregano Black pepper Preparation Coating any meat or fish prior to cooking can be time consuming but you can cut the time right down by following this method; Cut the chicken breast into […]

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ONE MANS TRAINING FOR A SPARTAN RACE

ONE MANS TRAINING FOR A SPARTAN RACE As I am entering my first Spartan this year I am increasing the amount of upper body work I do. Particularly exercises that involve pulling up my own body weight. The monkey bars and climbing rope in West End Park in March are proving useful for this. Of […]

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STAYING MOTIVATED DURING WINTER.

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Staying Motivated during Winter. Here in the UK we are now experiencing very short days and often overcast grey skies and cold damp weather. It’s hard to stay motivated at this time of year, I find that I have so much less enthusiasm for doing things, especially in the evenings after dark.There is plenty of […]

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