Lockdown Heroes (November 2020)

LOCKDOWN HEROES This month we have decided not to have a client of the month but recognise some individuals that have really impressed us this time around. Lockdown v.02 has not deterred some of us from regular exercise and healthy eating. The four members I wanted to mention for these reasons are as follows: Chris […]

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Michelle Neighbour is our Client of the Month (October 2020)

Every month we pick a client who has really caught the Coaches’ attention. This month Michelle has smashed it. With her demanding job she has found it impossible in the past to commit to attending regular sessions and yet for the past 3 months she has really concentrated on her own health. Not only has […]

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Heart Rate Training, Zones and Monitors

Heart Rate Training, Zones and Monitors     Why track your heart rate? Your heart rate changes depending on your activity level; it is lower while you are asleep and at rest and higher while you exercise, to supply your muscles with enough freshly oxygenated blood to keep them functioning at a high level. Your […]

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Top Benefits of a Spinning Class

SPINNING sessions on Fridays at 2pm , and more recently Tuesdays at 12 noon as the warm up to our Pilates session, have been part of our training programme for two years. These are cardio sessions and complement the current SFL small group personal training structure by delivering a more high intensity but low impact […]

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The Reverse Nordic Curl: The Greatest Exercise That You’re Not Doing (Yet)

Author: George Barker What is it? The reverse Nordic curl is a body-weight exercise which mainly works the quadriceps and hip flexors. It has a large eccentric component, meaning the muscles are working whilst lengthening. Why should you be doing it? The reverse Nordic curl is an excellent movement for a number of reasons which […]

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Our small group personal training upgrade

In 2020 our Small Group Personal training sessions changed in content and intent. The 3 coaches have been working hard to design new, relevant and up to date material for the Small Group Personal Training Programme. We always want our clients to get the best out of their training so we constantly stay abreast of […]

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2019 Study: It’s Never Too Late to Start Strength Training and Exercise

2019 Study: It’s Never Too Late to Start Strength Training and Exercise Author: George Barker An August 2019 Study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology has found that there appears to be no upper age limit to improving fitness levels and muscle gain (Strength Training and Exercise). This new information is increasingly important as […]

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Common Training Mistakes That May be Slowing Your Progress

Common Training Mistakes That May be Slowing Your Progress Author: George Barker Whilst adhering perfectly to an optimal exercise and nutritional plan is generally unrealistic, and in most cases not possible unless you are a full time professional athlete, there are a number of common things which may be slowing your progress. For the most […]

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How to Modify Exercises to Meet Your Needs

How to Modify Exercises to Meet Your Needs Author: George Barker Whether a seasoned gym-goer or a complete beginner, fitness classes can cause apprehension. Due to their more generic, large group based nature, not all exercises, sequences or class layouts will be a good fit for every individual’s body. On top of that, past experiences […]

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