The rise of budget gyms

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Thoughts

My own opinion on the budget nature of the service offered in most gyms may be biased and I’m very happy to accept that, but there is some good reasoning behind my opinions so stay with me and maybe you’ll be convinced. So in my mind, your body, health and spirit are about the most valuable assets you’ll ever own and even more than that to some extent are irreplaceable. So it does baffle me how little we are willing to spend to improve, strengthen and...

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A Journey in Training – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Thoughts

As promised, here’s part two of my personal training journey. My love of bodybuilding and weights ultimately led over time to an accumulation of minor injuries and niggles which led me to become interested in corrective exercise and rehabilitation. I took a qualification in corrective exercise which focuses on the benefits of activating the less frequently used muscles, creating stability around our core and hips as well as increasing general and specific flexibility....

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A journey in training – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Thoughts

Hi all, I thought that you might find it interesting to learn a little bit about my personal training journey and what has motivated me over the years. To be honest my journey has been a very eclectic mixture of training techniques and looking back my attitudes toward training have changed significantly over time. I have always been a keen sportsperson playing football to a reasonable standard, golf, squash and running when I was a young teenager. As such I was always fit,...

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Middlesbrough Personal Training

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Thoughts

I thought it would be good to put pen to paper and talk a bit about some of the towns that we train in. Middlesbrough is one of our areas and it’s a great place to work in. Not only are the people great, the place has a great sporting tradition. Obviously Boro is one of the best football clubs in the area, and loads of young lads want to be the next Gareth Dothgate or Jonathan Woodgate. There’s also the Olympic medal winner, Chris Newton and professional boxer,...

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