• What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    Why do some clients choose to work with an Exercise Referral specialist rather than a basic PT? Even if not under specific clinical care, some clients feel that employing an Exercise Referral specialist is preferable as it gives them additional piece of mind regarding the advice they are receiving and the skills of the professional…

  • Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Having looked at how muscles contract, and the way fuel metabolises down to ATP to be used for energy, the final part of the jigsaw is about oxygen and how it moves around. Probably the most often used terms “vo2”, max HR and Threshold training… But do you really know what they are, why they…

  • Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Fat adaption, increasing our lactate threshold, endurance training… all terms we have heard, probably used, and have some understanding of. But do we really know how all these concepts join together? Getting into the detail of Energy Systems helps us become better athletes and train more effectively and with purpose.

  • Train with others to elevate your success

    Train with others to elevate your success

    Those who train together, succeed together. Discover how training in groups or with a buddy could be the key to your fitness success.

  • Optimizing Your Running Routine: How to Estimate Calorie Burn for Better Fitness and Weight Management

    Optimizing Your Running Routine: How to Estimate Calorie Burn for Better Fitness and Weight Management

    Estimating calorie consumption during running can provide valuable insights into your energy expenditure and help you plan your nutrition and training accordingly. There are various methods and calculators available to estimate calorie burn during running, and while they provide estimates, they can be helpful for setting dietary and fitness goals. Here are some common methods:

  • Strava Student Discount

    Strava Student Discount

    Did you know that Strava offer a Student discount on their paid subscription? And it’s a good one!

  • What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    Alongside runner’s knee and achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. Although it’s a frustrating and, for some, slow-healing condition, there are several things you can do to hasten your recovery. Always get a proper diagnosis, but in this post you will find a few ideas to help you recover faster.

  • Hypertrophy vs Strength Training: What Are The Differences?

    Hypertrophy vs Strength Training: What Are The Differences?

    There are some key differences between training for hypertrophy vs strength.  Hypertrophy refers to increasing the size of the muscle, which is done by increasing the overall volume of your workout (sets x reps).  Strength training refers to increasing the ability of a muscle to produce force, which is done through lifting heavier weights (above…

  • Why Are Companies Paying Employees to Exercise?

    Why Are Companies Paying Employees to Exercise?

    Employers know that healthy employees are good for business. A Leeds Metropolitan University study found that on days participants visited the gym, they reported improved time management, increased productivity, and better interactions with co-workers.

  • How running can help reduce anxiety

    How running can help reduce anxiety

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus this year is on anxiety – something that running, in fact all exercise, can help to alleviate. In this blog I explore what happens inside our brains when we exercise which can help us to understand the positive impact running can have on our mental health.

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