Everyone knows the benefits of having strong core muscles but what exercises are best for building and maintaining your core strength? We took a tour of the Workouts app* and gave their six week core strength training plan a go.
As part of our pledge to Mind, our corporate charity, we commit to raising awareness about mental health issues and we’re starting with Anxiety. Everyone worries from time to time and finds life stressful but when it starts to take over your life, cloud your judgement and prevent you from taking a full and active part in your local community, workplace, social life etc. it can be difficult to manage and to cope alone. You don’t have to struggle in silence. If you think anxiety is playing too big a part in your life, check out the Mind website for some simple guidance.
We asked our Club Manager Claire Murray how she lost weight, toned up and changed her life through exercise and lifestyle changes. Claire lost an incredible 14 stone. Here’s her story..
Veganism is one of the key trends in the nutrition industry for 2019, but why is it getting so much popularity? There are many reasons to try going vegan for a month, or maybe even longer. And if you can’t see cutting out all animal products as feasible for you, why not start by just cutting down to start with. The benefits are not just for your own health but the future of the planet too!
Here are just five reasons we think you should try going vegan
Dumbbells are one of the most versatile, transportable and easily accessible items in any gym or home-users collection of kit. Although they range in price and size, a dumbbell is optimally utilised when you vary how you use them. The traditional curling and pressing motions are good. However, they usually become boring and people run out of ideas/ways to use them which makes them feel that they need to purchase larger weights or different equipment. This is quite often not the case. Just a little inspiration can open you exercise scope up to hundreds of alternatives that create a greater challenge. Leading to sculpting results and a well-defined body.
As a reward for all your hard work in the gym we are running a prize draw to win a trip to New York. Refer a friend before the 31st March and you’ll be entered into the member’s prize draw once your friend joins..
What’s more, you’ll get one entry for every referred friend, so the more you refer, the more chances you get! If you have a training buddy in mind, simply click on the button below and complete the forms to take part in our fantastic New York prize draw. Share your experience with a friend today!
Rohan Kallicharan has lived with mental health for many years. He has struggled with manic depressive episodes and tried to take his life on a number of occasions. Thankfully one day he decided to make positive changes, in desperation to change the spiralling decline in his personal life and to help him become healthier. He lost over seven stone after he joined Anytime Fitness Edgbaston and discovered a passion for running; he ran his first marathon and never looked back; his new found love of fitness has also helped him live with mental health issues drug free.
Do you have someone that you regularly work out with or meet for a run? Are you accountable to anyone other than yourself? It’s proven to be much easier to stick to your goals and targets if you share them, have a training buddy and make yourself responsible to someone else. If you can find a friend who has similar goals, someone who can encourage you or just join you for the journey, you should see improvements in your achievements.
It’s that time of year when we think about fresh starts and making lists of the goals and resolutions we want to achieve by the end of 2019. Do you find you struggle meet your goals? Or do you set goals that are just that bit too hard to achieve? Succeeding at smashing those New Year’s Resolutions is only possible if you set realistic targets, work at changing small habits that will be easy to follow and make those goals accountable.