‘Does this work?’ Are you keeping up with the latest fitness trends?

No matter where you look there seems to be a new tool, workout or quick fix plan that promises great results. Unfortunately, many of the latest trends become old news as they quickly fall out of favour due to being incorrect or unsustainable.

It’s great that exercise and the exercise industry have the ability to change to reflect and embrace incoming science and innovation. This means that you can access the latest research and ideas, but just make sure that before you jump on the ‘next big fitness thing’ that you are confident it is not just a fad. Continue reading “‘Does this work?’ Are you keeping up with the latest fitness trends?”

Could ten minute fitness classes be a thing?

As we know, HIIT (high intensity interval training) has been the buzz in our industry for a few years now. The benefits of intense bursts of activity interspersed with rest periods have been well documented. Naturally, exercise that is both fast and effective holds appeal to those for whom time is a precious commodity (i.e. most of us). Nevertheless, this type of class generally still takes place within a half-hour or so format. But could that be trimmed down to just a few minutes? The findings of a recent study suggest it could. Continue reading “Could ten minute fitness classes be a thing?”

New class: what exactly is Spin Circuits?

imageThis is a new concept we invented to enable us to add more spin to the timetable: but in a slightly different way. We have listened to feedback and our clients tell us that spin classes are so popular (we have almost a three week waiting list) because it’s a good, value for your money hard hard workout, try high intensity! So, we took this a step further.  Continue reading “New class: what exactly is Spin Circuits?”

Whats is this Tabata craze all about?

time-warpA Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness and weight-loss benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like CrossFit? Is it like circuit training? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot of time for people. It offers the maximum benefit with the least amount of time used to get those results.  Continue reading “Whats is this Tabata craze all about?”

HIIT v long slow: why we now say different

So, in our usual busy life we are all pressed for time, so how on earth are we supposed to fit in our long slow fat burning exercise to stay slim and trim? Well, the thoughts are changing, and you may be able to get the same effect while using up less of your precious free time.  Continue reading “HIIT v long slow: why we now say different”