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 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
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
If you want to pack on more muscle and get leaner, faster, start using kettlebells.
Not only will you generate more power, build more lean muscle and fire up your metabolism, but you’ll also improve your balance and stability. The kettlebell has a unique shape, meaning you can push, pull and swing it like no other piece of equipment, effectively adding a new branch of exercises to your workout!Continue reading
The fitness world is littered with conflicting ideas on the best way to get fit, lose fat and stay healthy. Many of which, are way wide of the mark and can actually have a negative impact on you reaching your goals. With the number of channels we can find information on increasing, we thought we’d enlist the help of Sportspace Personal Trainer, Karen Elliott, to help you cut through the clutter and debunk some of the most nonsensical gym myths out there.Continue reading