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This month our Personal Training Experience Session comes from our new Hemel Hempstead Gymspace Supervisor, Marc! He talks us through why training with Sandbags is so beneficial to our everyday lives, take it away Marc…
Personal Training Experience of the month: Boxing with Jess
Box your way to a healthier lifestyle with Sportspace...
Personal Training Experience Session of the Month: August
It’s time to shake up your workout!
Our Personal Training Experience Session for August is focused on The Powerplate!
Personal Trainer Sam has given an insight into how the Powerplate kit works and how it can accelerate your workout…Continue reading
A recent study regarding children’s health has suggested that kids can lose up to 80% of their fitness during the summer months when on holiday from school. This has rattled parents and organisations alike who are finding it increasingly difficult to find ways to keep children active. A study conducted by UK Active on 400 pupils found that after the holidays children were unable to exert themselves for as long before having to stop from being exhausted. The long term health benefits of term time exercise are lost almost entirely if children don’t engage in their recommended 60 minutes of activity each day.Continue reading
It’s been a scorching start to the summer here at Gymspace! And with the summer holidays just around the corner perhaps it’s the right time to check that you are eating the best things and exercising the right way to lose fat.
In July we shall be focusing on Dan, and his Personal Training Experience Session: Fat loss & Nutrition…Continue reading
It’s June! The days are long and now is the time to get that extra motivation to focus on your weight loss and fitness.
Wondering what you need to do to kick start your weight loss? Or how many calories an hour Personal Training session can burn?
If these are the sort of things you have been contemplating then Simon is the PT to get your fitness back on track...Continue reading
Bored with your training? Want to mix it up a bit to kick start results again in time for the summer? You should book a Personal Training Experience Session!
This month we are looking at HIIT sessions with Lorraine...Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, you have seen people running on the treadmills for hours and running in the streets at all times of the day and night, it’s time for the London Marathon.
I caught up with our resident Marathon man & Gymspace Supervisor Kyle Stephens to ask for his top tips for anyone running the London Marathon this Sunday, here is what he said:Continue reading
We asked one of our regular swimming customers, Tina Gill, why she started using SwimTag and how it motivates her, as we had spotted she had got the SwimTag bug. In October (2016) she was 9th on our Top 10 Leader board for most calories burnt with 8414 kcals burnt in the month. But then in November (2016) she trumped that by taking the top spot of 1st on the leader board with 18364 kcals burnt – amazing! This is what Tina had to say…Continue reading
Find yourself reaching for that bar of chocolate after a workout? Or perhaps you’re partial to a slice of cake (or two) after dinner? For many people out there, the urge to reach for something sweet and sugary during the day is high – and so is the feeling of guilt straight after. But it doesn’t have to be. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and stay on track with your diet at the same time. How? By substituting your sugary favourites for some of our top 5 guilt-free alternatives, helpfully constructed by Sportspace Personal Trainer, Lewis Erskine.Continue reading
Sportspace Sponsored Athlete and Professional Triathlete, Amy Kilpin, gives you five reasons why you can take on a Triathlon (regardless of age, ability or experience)...
As I stood at the start line of the half Ironman World Championships last year, I had to remind myself where I had come from only a few years ago. And that, quite frankly, was nowhere.Continue reading
Tips for improving sleep
Struggling to get that all-important shuteye? The importance of having a good night’s sleep each and every night cannot be overlooked. In the hectic and fast-paced world we live in today it can be hard to settle down in the evening and look forward to a good night’s sleep – especially with the number of round-the-clock home entertainment opportunities available now too. People are going to bed later and getting up for work feeling exhausted and it’s common for some people to wake up frequently throughout the night. But common doesn’t mean normal.Continue reading
A slight twist has been added to this month’s ‘Everyday Champion’ award. Instead of giving the monthly accolade to an individual, we’ve gone one better and awarded it to the 20 members of our 2016 Biggest Loser group! Their achievements could not be ignored and all of us here at Sportspace are immensely proud of everyone involved.Continue reading