Restarting an Exercise Program after a Break

  Recreating habits is often a struggle for many of us particularly the healthy habits we worked hard for before holidays. As the mornings grow colder and darker and the holiday sleep-ins leach into the working week it is important to remember what you successfully achieved before you had a break. The fact that once…

Back to the Basics: Why Should we Exercise?

The thought of exercise can be daunting for some and for others they simply just don’t have the time. However, according to the American College of Sports Medicine it is recommended that we should be participating in regular exercise 3-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes. In recent years, staying active and exercise…

High-Intensity Interval Training

When we think of improving cardiovascular fitness, most of us think about endurance running i.e. running for a long period of time at a consent speed. But for some, this can be challenging and prove to be not so beneficial, as sustaining a consent speed may not be achievable over a long period. So what…

Conquering Cancer  

  In the past month we have had some truly inspiring results from participants in our Conquer Cancer exercise program. The graded exercise program provides an opportunity for those undergoing or those have been through cancer treatment to regain their physical and mental health. As we know cancer and its treatments have significant effects on…

Energise – Group Exercise for All

Since the start of this year, a long running program has changed its name from Heartmoves to Energise. The Energise program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who has not participated in any regular exercise in a while.  Energise is open to anyone and is designed to be safe for people with…

Exercising in Hot Conditions

Whilst you may be a creature of habit, driven toward your goals or unable to function without your morning workout it is important to remember that exercising in hot conditions can place significant stress on your body’s systems. Both exercise and air temperature will raise your core body temperature, increasing your body’s need to cool…

Bodyweight Exercise

This article is for those of you out there like me who are not as interested in lifting weights. The type of training that appeals to me is body weight training. This type of training uses no equipment, the exercises are relatively easy to learn, they can be modified to suit most levels of ability,…