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Friday Fun! Stay strong!

It’s finally Friday again! And I really have a Friday feeling this week! Lots of plans to get out on my bike and get running after a few weeks being busy away with work.

Cardio is important, especially as I am hoping to start training for my first duathlon, BUT strength training is just as important. This weekend get started on your upper body strength-Pilates is not just for abdominal work, it is for balancing the whole body.

Here are 2 challenges to kick start your weekend of strength and upper body balance!

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Sunday fresh tips for vitality

It’s Sunday! Often our day to take things a little easier, enjoy the rest day and have less scheduled plans. Your body still needs some essential ingredients for creating a healthy body and a healthy mind! Their really easy to achieve and should be your focus every single day!

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Staying on track

With the long summer nights finally upon us- are you making the most of it?

Last week I wrote about the importance of cross-training and how our weekly exercise should include elements of cardiovascular work, strength training, core and flexibility. That’s a lot to fit in to one week! And this applies to everyone, whether you just want a healthier lifestyle or you are training for a big event.

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5 Reasons for cross-training

Cross-training! Why is it so important?

Cross-training is essentially training in different sports/activities other than your main one. It is so easy to get carried away with wanting to get better at your main sport that it is all you do, every day, every week. But the benefits of cross-training are tremendous. After spending this weekend at the British Adult Ice Skating Championships, where everyone is so fully focused on ice skating, and ice skating only, it brought it to my attention again that having a well balanced training programme is the way to succeed, regardless of your sport.

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Friday fun- squatting!

It’s Friday again!

So today was Work Out At Work Day!- this is a nationwide physiotherapy drive to encourage fellow co-workers (and the nation!) to participate in more exercise, and to move more at work!

We ran Pilates classes for staff, circuits classes and provided small fitness challenges!

So I’d like to invite you to complete one of the challenges for your Friday fun!

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