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Hyrox: the gruelling cult workout that’s taken over London

Like CrossFit but much harder. Londoners have become addicted to Hyrox.  Founded in Germany in 2017, Hyrox has reportedly experienced a 1,000 per cent increase in participation in the past five years. Nowhere has this spike been more obvious than in London. Its founder, Christian Toetzke, “can’t actually explain why” we’ve become the world capital …

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A new all-women’s club in the UAE taps into good vibrations to reveal a new you

In some ways, a visit to Kintsugi Space, a new women’s-only wellness club in Abu Dhabi, is like being on a first date. Except, there’s no one else to deep-dive with, apart from yourself. Kintsugi is “neither a spa nor a clinic,” says Patrizia Bortolin, one of the heavyweight names behind the opening. The award-winning spa …

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Why the long-term success of weight-loss drugs may depend on exercise

People who exercised while using a weight-loss drug kept off far more of their weight after quitting the medication than people who didn’t work out The new weight-loss drugs that suppress appetite and reduce food cravings can be quite effective at helping people drop pounds, with many losing at least 10 or 20 per cent …

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If You’ve Never Exercised Before Take These Steps & Get Fit Within 4 Weeks / The 4 Week Challenge ……

Do you struggle to make exercise a habit that sticks? You’re not alone. Only 56 per cent of UK adults exercise regularly, compared with 77 per cent in Germany, 65 per cent in Spain and 63 per cent in France. A quarter of us are completely inactive, doing less than 30 minutes a week, and, …

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Scientists recommend obese people exercise in the evening instead of mornings

An eight year study revealed that physical activity between 6pm and midnight was linked to greater health benefits for obese people. Obese people trying to improve their health are better off exercising in the evening, scientists claim. An eight year study from the UK Biobank revealed that physical activity between 6pm and midnight was linked to …

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Hambo Throwdown 2024

MEDIA RELEASE: On behalf of the Matt Hampson Foundation Hambo Throwdown 2024 This summer’s inaugural Hambo Throwdown is the first all-wheelchair-user functional fitness event in the UK. The Matt Hampson Foundation charity is organising this event to give active wheelchair users an opportunity to satisfy their demand for competition within an inclusive, specifically-adapted fitness competition. …

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Experts reveal the one workout class proven to make you sleep better – and it doesn’t involve ANY cardio

Doctors consistently recommend exercise as a tool for improving sleep.  But certain types of movements might help you snooze more than others, experts say.  Resistance training – using weights, body weight, or resistance bands – is the best way to improve your sleep, according to Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a physiologist who specialises in sleep therapy. This involves movements …

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New Fitness Venture Pledges Support to Yorkshire Families

lkley’s brand-new health and fitness venture, XO Fitness, is pledging its support to some of the region’s neediest families by becoming a patron of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity. XO’s owners Chris Cummins and Harry Morse have a long association with the Skipton-based children’s charity, raising thousands by hosting an annual fitness competition. Following an …

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Weight Loss……. Weight training is not just for bodybuilders looking to bulk up. According to experts it can actually help with slimming down

When you think of exercising for weight loss, what do you picture? Running? Cycling? Something that gets your heart beating hard and your body sweating heavily? Aerobic exercise has traditionally been associated with slimming down, while weight or resistance training – challenging your body to lift, push or pull its own weight, or that of …

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Fitness experts on how to get into regular exercise, as study finds it ‘significantly reduces insomnia risk’

People with consistent fitness regimes are 42% less likely to have difficulty falling asleep, research suggests. Here’s how to make a routine stick. Ever noticed you tend to sleep better when you’re more in the groove with your fitness regime? A new long-term study published in the journal BMJ Open this week found that regularly exercising …

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How steady you are on your feet can indicate how likely you are to live a longer, healthy life. Here are some tips

How do you tie your shoelaces? Do you sit down, crouch, or flashily stand on one leg? As with most things in life, it’s a question of balance. What can be a little shaky at the best of times becomes even harder as we get older. The first time you notice that you can’t right …

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Can regular physical activity reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer????

Exercise appears to enhance how your immune system targets and eradicates cancer cells In recent years, one of the most provocative questions in cancer research has been whether a regular exercise habit can prevent certain cancers from taking hold. The answer, as with any question related to cancer, is complicated. But a recent study published in …

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A Gym With Difference – Supporting Women In Need!

One Playground and its vibrant member base have long been supporters of causes that matter and rallied behind impactful initiatives. In 2023 during Mental Health Month, the ‘superboutique’ orchestrated ‘Lift Your Mood’, a month-long event to raise funds for Black Dog Institute. The event aimed to be Australia’s largest fancy dress workout with over 500 …

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KXU, the boutique wellness and fitness destination in Chelsea, announce their brand-new introduction of HYROX classes from Wednesday 28thFebruary, to celebrate becoming an official HYROX Partner Gym for 2024.

HYROX is the biggest world series of fitness racing, and after its inception in 2017, it launched in the UK in 2021, sweeping the nation. As an official HYROX Partner Gym, gym fanatics are now able to train for HYROX at KXU, who have created designated classes to help you improve your performance in a …

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Welcome to Reformer Pilates, One Playground style!

One Playground Newtown is no ordinary gym, more an oasis comparable to ‘training above the clouds’ with its 6m high ceilings, sheer light-shimmering curtains and a white and bright feel. Following the launch of an elevated space in mid 2023, the ‘Superboutique’ is now expanding into the ground floor with a luxury reformer pilates studio. Opening in early March, the contemporary …

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Did You Know That Exercise Can Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

A new study adds to growing evidence that exercise is an important part of preventing one of America’s deadliest cancers. In recent years, one of the most provocative questions in cancer research has been whether a regular exercise habit can prevent certain cancers from taking hold. The answer, as with any question related to cancer, is …

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Pickleball

For the third year in a row, pickleball has been the nation’s fastest -growing sport. Selena Gomez “dinks” on the regular, as does Jenna Bush Hager. Even Michael Phelps has traded swimming paddles for pickleball ones.   And why not? Pickleball can boost your Cardiovascular health, provided you get onto the courts at least three times a …

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UKFITNESS.PRO Fitness Professionals in Kent Among the Highest Paid in England

UKFitness.pro, the nation’s largest community of personal trainers, has unveiled its annual report, shedding light on income disparities and gender pay gaps within the personal training industry across the United Kingdom. Kent, UK – A groundbreaking analysis of 500 fitness professionals across 20 English counties, conducted by ukfitness.pro, the nation’s largest database of fitness professionals, has …

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Ex-Gymshark Chief joins the Brains behind Brawn with seven figure investment

E-commerce investor and former Gymshark Chairman, Paul Richardson, has been appointed President for fit-tech start-up Brawn, the world’s first, connected community strength training platform. Brawn is a B2B software solution for gym owners and personal trainers (PTs) to engage with customers who are early or new to strength training, lacking confidence, motivation and seeking guidance and purpose. …

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Did you know that the average man is six kilos heavier than they were back in 1993

It’s a figure as uncompromising as the average Briton’s: obesity is now costing the UK almost £100billion a year. Analysis from the Tony Blair Institute published last week described the “sick and impoverished nation” our excess weight is creating, amounting to four per cent of the GDP – that has seen an additional 6kg added …

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Cost of living crisis hits activity in deprived English areas hardest, report claims

-The report found 36% of adults could not afford to be active -Sport England survey reveals 29% had less time to exercise The cost of living crisis has had a negative effect on the ability of more than a third of adults in England to be active, according to a new report from Sport England, with deprived …

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No expensive gym memberships required – you can get in shape with a simple walking or running regime, with fitness videos, or even by lifting cans of beans……

There is an idea that getting fit means expensive gym memberships and ludicrously priced leggings – this need not be the case. From alternatives to weights to finding a fitness family, personal trainers share their secrets to getting fit for free. Move every day Fitness is not “a bonus or luxury for your life”, says …

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World’s largest Pilates brand launches in UK amidst £1bn network sales for parent franchisor – 75 new studios, 900 new UK jobs

World’s largest Pilates brand launches in the UK amidst £1bn network sales for parent franchisor Bankside and flagship Fulham Broadway studios first to launch in January marking the start of a widespread UK franchise rollout for the world’s largest Pilates brand, Club Pilates  London, UK:  Club Pilates, the largest network of premium Pilates studios globally …

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Alliance Jiu Jitsu announces UK expansion, opens flagship, world-class Brazilian jiu jitsu school in London’s Imperial Wharf

School to provide first-ever boutique style jiu jitsu experience in London, delivered by one of the world’s most influential jiu jitsu associations LONDON, UK: Alliance Jiu Jitsu, a global leader in Brazilian jiu jitsu instruction and competition, has announced its expansion into the UK with the launch of its first European flagship school in Chelsea’s …

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Is ClassPass worth it? Why I’ll never go back to regular gym memberships

If you’re having trouble deciding what health club membership is right for you, stop questioning and try Class Pass    There have been countless times I’ve told myself, “I’ll just work out  at home later,” with emphasis on the later – as in the near-distant future that often never comes. Maybe it’s because the only …

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FITNESS SENSATION SARAH LINDSAY SHARES TOP 10 GOLDEN HEALTH AND EXERCISE RULES FOR 2024

Celebrity-favourite PT and fitness entrepreneur Sarah Lindsay has unveiled the key ways to achieve a tip top body and mind and make health resolutions that last all year long. As founder of ROAR Fitness, which has three personal training gyms in London plus another in Dubai, the triple Olympic former speed skater and her elite …

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Start Your Fitness Journey & How to get seriously fit for 2024

Start with walking in January – then graduate to breathing exercises, circuits and pilates. With a new activity to try each month, you’ll soon improve your flexibility and fitness, without feeling the burn This 12-month programme starts easily enough, but by December you should have found at least a few activities that really stretch you, …

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f you’re 60 plus, now is the time to try weight training…….

You can lift weights whatever shape you’re in – and as Nigella Lawson has found, the health benefits are both physical and psychological If you’re 60 plus, now is the time to start weight training. If you’re put off by the obscure terminology and the feeling that you have to be a certain shape or …

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How to exercise to boost your mood — whatever your fitness level

Experts offer their tips on exercising to improve your mental health Everyone knows the benefits of exercise: stronger muscles, more energy, weight management, better sleep. A mood boost is often tacked on as a bonus. But there is stronger evidence than ever before that movement not only improves your mental health but also protects it. …

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XO Launches Boutique Fitness Concept in Ilkley

Ilkley’s health and fitness provision is being boosted by the launch of XO Fitness, a state-of-the-art Hybrid training concept within The Moors shopping complex. Following extensive refurbishment, the 4500 square foot premises will offer Hybrid Training, CrossFit, Sweat classes, personal and small group fitness training. The venture, which opens on 2 January, is the brainchild …

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The North Face® Veteran Mike Ferris Joins PLAE as Chief Brand Officer

Award-winning brand marketing and strategy leader Mike Ferris has joined human performance solutions innovator PLAE as chief brand officer. With 20 years of experience – and named a 2023 Forbes Top 50 Entrepreneurial CMO – he will direct overall brand strategy and marketing, product innovation and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales. “We are beyond excited to have one of the world’s …

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I’m still fighting fit at 97 – these are my fitness secrets

Along with her late husband, Elaine LaLanne revolutionised modern fitness in the 50s and 60s – now she wants to share her inspiration. The First Lady of Fitness is demonstrating her “Face-A-Tonic” exercises. “You have more than 50 muscles in your face. Place two fingers on the bones right below your eyes. Just lightly touch,” she …

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Weekend warriors’ are just as healthy as frequent exercisers”

New US research indicates clocking up more time exercising more important than when it’s don Whether people exercise at the weekend or regularly throughout the week makes no difference to the benefits of being active, new research suggests. The study indicates that clocking up physically active minutes is more important than when the exercise takes …

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45 Plus — Men here’s what you need to do now to be healthier

In your twenties and thirties, you could get away with late nights and an extra pint of beer or glass of wine, skipping the gym and relying too heavily on takeaways at the weekend. But health problems have a habit of creeping up on you in midlife, and from your forties, it’s payback time — …

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Exercise cuts breast cancer risk in young women……………

Researchers find regular leisurely activity reduces probability of developing the disease among the premenopausal Exercising reduces the risk of breast cancer in younger women by up to 10 per cent, a study has found. Researchers found that the most active premenopausal women were a tenth less likely to develop breast cancer than the least active. Breast cancer is …

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Core Health & Fitness and EGYM Announce Strategic Partnership

MUNICH, GERMANY, [December 5, 2023] — EGYM, a global leader in fitness technology, and Core Health & Fitness, home to Star Trac and StairMaster commercial fitness products, are excited to announce their strategic partnership aimed at transforming the cardio workout experience. The collaboration brings together EGYM’s cutting-edge fitness technology and Core’s innovative cardio equipment to …

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Here Are Some Habits That Will ‘Lower Biological Age By Six Years’

The researchers looked at data from more than 6,500 adults, who had undergone blood tests to measure markers of health such as metabolism, inflammation and organ function. They also scored study participants on how well their lifestyles adhered to the Life’s Essential 8, with high scores indicating good heart health. “We found that higher cardiovascular health …

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Fitness tweaks that will improve how you exercise

Fitness advice can be overwhelming. Try to absorb all of the tips given by instructors and personal trainers about warm-ups and cool-downs, technique and timing, and it’s easy to lose track of your workouts. If there’s one thing you need to remember to become a faster rower, a better cyclist or an expert at Pilates, …

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Let’s HUSTLE! A High-Energy Studio Shakes Up The Urban Fitness Landscape

Some of the most commonly sought after New Year’s Resolutions fall under the fitness umbrella. Thanks to modern TikTok trends and progressive workout concepts––wait, working out can be fun?––new hope can be restored to those looking to get fit in 2024. One brand leading the way? HUSTLE, a fitness concept known for its signature high-energy …

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Even the toughest men can benefit from yoga – here are five positions to get you started

Instructor Rory Bradshaw teaches yoga in prison – here’s how he’s inspiring the most sceptical men to give it a go… Prisons are loud, chaotic places, full of constant interruptions such as dogs barking, doors slamming and keys turning in locks. As a prison yoga teacher, Rory Bradshaw is competing with all of these elements to bring …

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Crucial ways to help yourself recover from a stroke…………

Stroke patients can adopt simple strategies, where appropriate, to help independent rehabilitation if they can’t access specialist support Earlier this month new NHS guidance issued by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) recommended that stroke patients receive at least three hours of rehabilitation five days a week. Yet the current provision is falling …

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Yet Again The Recommended Amount Of How Much Water Should You Be Drinking A Day Has Changed ???

It is typically recommended to drink between six to eight glasses of water every day. A majority of the human body is made up of Water which is why staying hydrated is so important. It can be confusing to determine how much the average person should drink in a day, especially in situations like when it’s …

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OS Generation Group wins Big Box Leisure Club Contract

OS Generation Group, the leading sustainable energy company focussed on on-site energy generation for the leisure and hospitality sector, has won a competitive bid to provide Big Box Leisure Club in Huddersfield with a multi-phased programme of energy technology solutions which will deliver significant financial savings and carbon reduction for the 60,000 sq ft site …

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How to optimise your 22 minutes exercise a day according to fitness experts

There are a lot of things you can do in 22 minutes. You could watch an episode of Frasier or The Simpsons. That time might be better spent listening to “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush four times through. You could clean your bathroom, perhaps? Or you could just take a power nap. Your precious time could …

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Are You Tired All The Time? And Should You Worry??? Is modern life making us ill – or are we just a little underslept?

‘The simple answer is that we need to distinguish between tiredness and fatigue’ … Zonked, frazzled, drained, pooped, knackered, running on fumes – or just totally exhausted. In much the same way that the Shona-speaking people of Zimbabwe have a dozen verbs for walking, our modern vocabulary seems to have developed 20 ways of explaining …

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Former Australian cricketer targets ELEVEN new UK fitness studios by March on route to century as network sales surpass £10 million

Leicester studio latest opening for world’s fastest growing Pilates-inspired, cardio infused training concept LONDON, UK: STRONG Pilates – the innovative Pilates-inspired, cardio-infused fitness franchise born out of Australia – has announced network sales of £10.8 million as London-based UK managing director and former Australian cricketer John Hastings, 37, targets eleven new UK fitness studios by …

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How Taking The stairs can super-charge your fitness in seconds

They’re everywhere, they’re free and low-impact. No wonder more and more people are ditching long runs – and taking the stairs instead…. You might not have noticed, but most modern hotels hide their stairways. Depending on who you ask, this is either for safety, security or aesthetics (stairwells are ugly, unless you design them to …

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The Reason Why You Won’t Lose Weight on Ozempic Forever….

People taking the drug and similar medications will hit an inevitable, and necessary, plateau. Here’s why. Kimmy Meinecke blamed herself when she stopped losing weight. For two years, she had been taking a weekly injection of Ozempic to control her diabetes. The medication curbed her appetite so much that sometimes all she ate for dinner was a …

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What fascia is and how it may be key to better health

Until the early 2000s, doctors believed fascia was just packaging for more important body parts. But researchers have found the tissue plays a vital role in how we function… In recent years, the concept of caring for one’s fascia – the tough, flexible tissue that surrounds and connects muscles, bones and organs like cling wrap …

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Exercise may have numerous benefits to the body when done correctly

Exercise may have numerous benefits to the body when done correctly. People use different training techniques when seeking to achieve a specific objective. However, in some cases, workouts tend to be overdone, or underdone. If you’re guilty of this, your progress may be hampered and you may fail to achieve your fitness goals.   There …

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Aktiv Solutions Acquires Fitspace Design in Latest Expansion Move

Aktiv Solutions, a functional fitness supply and design company, has acquired gym design and consulting firm Fitspace Design, the sides announced. Aktiv will integrate Fitspace Design’s user-centric approach with its premium training equipment and digital program offerings. Dave Greene, founder of Fitspace Design, remarked that Aktiv is a true leader in the commercial fitness space and …

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Boutique Fitness Franchise

Fresh off a spate of newly signed agreements, the Pilates franchise projects triple-digit unit numbers by 2025 JetSet Pilates, a Miami-founded elevated athletic Pilates experience, has announced its rapid expansion plans with franchise agreements signed in New York, North Carolina and Texas, bringing multiple locations to each city. Multiple JetSet studios will also open across …

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Push your body too much and you could end up in A&E – or worse. But how much is too much? And which activities are most likely to end in tears?

Endless studies show the physical, mental and longevity-based benefits of working out, while plenty suggest that avoiding activity is bad. But read one headline about someone collapsing after a row, or talk to someone whose friend got stress fractures from running, and it sticks in the mind. So, how risky is training too hard? And …

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Worried About Your BMI???

Devised almost 200 years ago, body mass index is used as a marker of health by many, yet called useless by others. What’s the truth? If I were writing about 200 years ago, the title of this column would be Should I worry about my Quetelet Index?. That’s what BMI, the body mass index, was …

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Leading commercial gym equipment supplier Dyaco UK Ltd confirms appointment of Jon Johnston as Senior Vice President of Europe

Jon Johnston transitions from UK Managing Director to overseeing the commercial growth of Dyaco UK Ltd across Europe. UK – Dyaco UK Ltd, a leading supplier and manufacturer of premium commercial gym equipment in the UK & Ireland, today announced the appointment of Jon Johnston as Senior Vice President of Europe. The appointment marks a …

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The Whiteley to Welcome West London’s First Third Space

July 2023: The Whiteley, the iconic London landmark undergoing a £1bn transformation into a mixed-use development that will redefine modern living, has today announced that it will welcome luxury health club Third Space to the project. Renowned for its outstanding and individual clubs, Third Space is revolutionising luxury fitness, offering state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring classes, and expert …

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In Your 40s Want A SIx – Pack

Olympic champion Sarah Lindsay shares her tried-and-tested formula Sarah Lindsay “really doesn’t like doing loads of sit-ups”. That may seem hard to believe, looking at her uber-toned middle – but the three-time Olympic speed skater believes core strength is built ­elsewhere in the body.    While the bid for a summer six-pack may leave most of us blasting through …

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Glass of beetroot juice a day could halve heart attack risk if you have angina…Experts believe nitrates in the juice help to keep blood vessels open, reducing the risk of heart disease

A glass of beetroot juice a day could halve the risk of a heart attack or other complications for those with angina, research suggests. The study of 300 patients, who had stents fitted  found those who drank the juice on a daily basis were far less likely to suffer such problems in the two years that …

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How obesity evolved from a lack of willpower into a disease

Weight-loss jabs are soon to be rolled out across the NHS, marking out obesity as something to be medically managed.   Walk into your local convenience store and take a good look at the shelves. Are you looking at food? Or does the brightly coloured packaging largely contain something engineered to resemble food, but with …

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Walking and yoga ‘can cut risk of cancer spreading or returning’

For decades, many oncologists have remained reluctant to push patients to exercise, but the tide appears to be turning. Walking for 30 minutes a day and practising yoga can help reduce fatigue in cancer patients and cut the risk of the disease spreading, coming back or resulting in death, research suggests. Globally, more than 18 million …

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How to stay strong and beat the decline to frailty…With around 10 per cent of people aged over 65 living with frailty, here’s how you can prepare your body

Of all the widely discussed physical signs of ageing, there’s one that often slips under the radar: the moment “falling over” turns into “having a fall” – and we start to take the repercussions seriously. With around one in three adults over 65 having at least one fall a year and around 10 per cent of …

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Rower who suffered rib fractures creates gym equipment to support others

A British rower who has hopes of becoming an Olympian has designed new gym equipment to support other athletes who may be prone to rib stress fractures. Max Parker, 23, created the GymMax to support other sportspeople, like him, who endure such high training loads that they can fracture their own ribs. The Nottingham Trent …

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Short Workouts For Strength /Health Heart And Mood…Want to transform your health? Quick, vigorous workouts work better than long, slow ones.

hen it comes to health gains, it matters more how much effort you put in and how breathless you become while working out than how long you spend doing it. That, at least, is the message from researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Leicester who last week published findings in the European Heart Journal …

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Inside Sanctum, the hot new fitness class that will make you cry

There’s a simple rhythmic chant coming from Peckham’s gorgeously crumbling Asylum Chapel. The chanting gets louder as I stoop through the little wicket gate in the high old oak doors: “Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.” The chapel is dark, save for a hot cluster of candles arranged around the baby-faced blond man in microshorts on …

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We Are Too Tired To Lead Healthier Lifestyles, UK Survey Finds……

Fatigue and lack of motivation top poll of reasons why people don’t improve diet and exercise more It’s the question many of us ask ourselves: why don’t I exercise more, eat better food and generally lead a healthier lifestyle? For many who want to, but just can’t seem to make it happen, it turns out the answer …

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Peloton recalls two million bikes after adjustable seats cause injury hazard

More than a dozen Peloton customers have reported injuries after the bike’s adjustable seat broke during a ride.  Peloton has recalled more than two million bikes due to safety concerns caused by the adjustable seat breaking during use.   The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for about 2.2 million bikes after receiving 35 …

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There are workout routines, and there are workout routines. It’s possible to spend countless hours training your body and make little progress despite the time commitment.

Your time needs to be well-spent in these endeavors. Optimizing your approach is in your best interests. Your workout time can be a time for blocking out all other distractions, focusing on self-improvement, and ultimately improving your mental and physical well-being. So, giving it your all is a no-brainer. How can you optimize the effectiveness of …

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How to get children active, as exercise levels ‘remain concerning’ post-pandemic

Chlidren spend more time sitting during the week compared to before the pandemic, a new study suggests. The amount of time children spend sedentary during the week is 13 minutes longer each day compared to pre-pandemic, academics at the University of Bristol found. They said that this increased level of inactivity is “concerning”.  Experts examined the physical activity levels …

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Total Fitness Launches New, In-House Baby and Toddler Swimming Lessons

New Baby Swim classes are the latest addition to Total Fitness’ high variety product offering Members and non-members will be the first to know when Baby and Toddler Swim bookings are available by registering their interest here Lessons will be discounted for members Total Fitness is now recruiting for a variety of roles to deliver the …

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A NEW health, exercise and wellbeing complex will breathe life into a seaside town centre and give the economy a welcome lift.

Sion Pritchard and Rich Blake, directors of LVL5 Gyms Ltd, are awaiting a decision on plans to transform empty units at the former Tudno Castle hotel site in Llandudno into a high-quality gym, coffee, and smoothie bar, changing rooms, sauna, spin zones and more. The 6,000 square metre two-floor facility will employ up to 10 …

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Shuffle to Aerial Loops: Gymbox launches new line-up of classes throughout spring

12 April 2023 – Today, London’s boldest gym chain, Gymbox has announced its brand-new timetable of creative classes coming to clubs this spring: Shuffle and Aerial Loops. Never too shy to jump on a trend, Gymbox brings TikTok’s most popular choreo to its pro studios in London’s most social dance class yet, Shuffle. Focusing on …

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EmpoweredFIT Bulks Up: From Small Beginnings to Big Wins with £100,000 NPIF Investment

Wirral-based EmpoweredFIT has grown its gym exponentially by securing a larger site, increasing its team size, and growing its customer base after securing a £100,000 investment in January 2021 from NPIF – River & GC Microfinance, which River Capital manages in partnership with GC Business Finance as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The …

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Gym Owners & Operators Is Your Gym Safe For Your Female Members ?

A growing number of women no longer feel safe at the gym because of persistent staring, inappropriate physical contact and intimidation. A fitness influencer said UK gym franchises were not doing enough to combat sexual harassment. Natalee Barnett, 23, from London, plans to set up a female-only gym as a result. “I was sexually assaulted in the …

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New Sport and Wellbeing Academy will enhance health and wellbeing of local community

Nottingham Trent University has announced plans to create a Sport and Wellbeing Academy which will involve offering exercise and nutritional support and advice for patients via NHS referral. It is hoped that the academy, which will provide a free bespoke consultancy service, will play a key role in helping to reduce local health inequalities around …

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UK Gym Breaking Boundaries with Adaptive Athletes as the Focal Point

The role of a coach can often include getting creative with movement substitutions when it comes to an athlete with an injury or recovering from surgery. While it isn’t that frequent for most, Craig Graham, the owner of CrossFit Alt Movement, is always thinking of new ways to help his adaptive athletes succeed.  One big thing: …

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Welcome to Wodcelona: The Most Inclusive Competition in the World

Starting a new CrossFit or functional fitness competition from scratch can be difficult. Very difficult. But not for Marc Gil, the founder of Limited Edition Athletes, a non-profit based in Spain whose mission is to “better the quality of life for people with disabilities through CrossFit,” as he explained. Gil is a long-time CrossFit athlete who …

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UK leading fitness franchise investor Empowered Brands announces opening of first of anticipated 250 clubs amidst impressive post-Covid network sales of £33 million

Innovative boxing and strength training concept UBX to launch in Media City, Salford, March 30th, with six further clubs expected to open their doors by September Empowered Brands, the Milton Keynes’ headquartered fitness franchise investor spearheading the growth of the UK’s leading gym franchise, Energie Fitness, which has over 80 clubs and 114,000 members across …

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How the clocks going forward affects your health – and what you can do about it With incidents of heart attack and stroke set to jump when daylight saving time kicks in this weekend, here’s how to reset

Could daylight saving time be doing us biological harm?  First devised as a means to save coal during the First World War, daylight saving time is something we Brits have learned to live with. By shifting our clocks an hour forward in spring we get to enjoy an extra hour of summer sunlight in the …

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2023 State of Mind Survey Reveals A Growing Need For Employers To Take Action To Address Workforce Mental Health and Safety

Released this month, the 2023 Workforce State of Mind Survey results reveal a widening gap between the needs of the workforce and the protection and support provided by employers. Designed to explore the relationship between the mental health of individuals at all levels of the workforce and the action by employers to create protective and …

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Our Tap Water Is Not Safe To Drink & Even Worse Your Bottled Water To Is Contaminated . Chemicals in our water are thought to be linked to fertility problems, increased cholesterol and some cancers. Here’s what to do about it

The UK’s current drinking water restrictions allow for PFAS levels of up to 100ng/l, 25 Could dangerous chemicals in your drinking water be harming your health? Pressure is building on the UK Government to take more stringent action on the levels of so-called “forever chemicals” in our drinking water, amidst growing evidence that they can lead …

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Britain is the fast food capital of Europe – and it’s driving a mental health crisis A new book explores the idea that what we eat can impact brain function at every stage of life

What if, instead of starting with your stress levels, work and relationships, a therapist asked you what you had for lunch? Nutrition is a “central yet overlooked and ignored underlying factor in our rising rates of mental illness”, says Kimberley Wilson, a clinical psychologist with a degree in nutrition, in her new book, Unprocessed. There are …

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Shortcut Society is making us very, very sick There are no easy routes when it comes to weight loss – so why did an injection used by celebrities just get approved for use by the NHS?

Beware health ministers bearing miracle weight-loss solutions. Last week, an injection that apparently helped Kim Kardashian lose 16 pounds so she could fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress at last year’s Met Gala was approved for use by the NHS in England.  Semaglutide, which makes you feel full so that you eat less, and is said to …

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Staying fit and active throughout life ‘best way to stave off dementia’

Even taking up exercise in your 60s is better than doing nothing at all for protecting brain health, research suggests.  Staying active throughout adulthood could help stave off dementia though even smaller bouts of exercise may help, research suggests. A long-term study found that people who exercise as they age are more likely to have good …

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FITNESS PLAYGROUND BECOMES ONE PLAYGROUND WITH AN ALL ENCOMPASSING VISION FOR THE FUTURE

FITNESS PLAYGROUND BECOMES ONE PLAYGROUND WITH AN ALL ENCOMPASSING VISION FOR THE FUTURE  The rebrand will see One Playground offer an all-encompassing fitness, lifestyle and wellness concept under one roof, for one affordable membership.  From March 2, the public will be welcomed to the spectacular new world of One Playground.  From humble beginnings starting as …

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