Today, the treadmill is the most popular piece of fitness equipment, found in homes and health clubs around the world. But where did this great cardiovascular machine come from? Read on to find out more…
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.
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.
Getting enough sleep can be just as important as scheduling in your weekly workouts. We don’t think about making time for sleep or booking it in our diaries, sometimes taking it for granted. But insufficient or poor sleep can have a very detrimental effect on your health. There is a direct link between sleep and mental health so it’s important to understand how your sleep patterns are affecting your day-to-day life. Read on to find out more…