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Welcome to the Sportspace Blog!

Designed to keep you informed on all the latest news in the health & fitness world, as well as provide expert insight on topics such as nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and sport, the Sportspace blog is your first stop for everything active. All of posts are designed to help you, our customers, and many are based on common questions and queries our staff get asked on a daily basis.

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If you’ve got an area you’d like us to investigate or if you are interested in writing a blog post for us feel free to get in touch by contacting: Sean Garland  

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5 ways to improve your sleep

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.

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Everyday Champion June - The Biggest Losers 2016

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.

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SWIMTAG: technology to revolutionise your swim

With the recent launch of SWIMTAG across Sportspace sites, we asked Amy Kilpin, one of our sponsored athletes, to take it for a swim and give us her thoughts - here's what she had to say: 

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2016 Dacorum Sports Awards

Miss our coverage of the 2016 Dacorum Sports Awards last Friday night? No worries, we’ve rounded up all the highlights and the best bits for you below! 

Like last year, Little Hay Golf Complex played host to the awards and we rolled out the purple (yes, purple!) carpet for our guests as they arrived on the night.

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5 Kettlebell Exercises To Help You Get Leaner, Faster

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!

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Everyday Champion May - Roderick Bugg

Congratulations to May’s ‘Everyday Champion’, Roderick Bugg, who has been nominated for the award following his inspirational journey back to fitness after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.

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5 Gym Myths Debunked with Sportspace

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.

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Everyday Champion April - Robert Wood

Congratulations to April’s Everyday Champion, Robert Wood, after his fantastic dedication to our ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ challenge during March.

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Eleanor Scranage-Harrison – Alpine Skiing update

Introducing Sportspace sponsored athlete, Eleanor Scranage-Harrison, a young alpine skier who wrote to us last month to give us an update on her fantastic work on the slopes!

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Everyday Champion March - Nigel Scrimshire

 

Congratulations to this month’s ‘Everyday Champion’, Nigel Scrimshire, who has been nominated for the award following his fantastic progress after joining Sportspace through the exercise referral scheme.

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Six reasons swimming lessons are essential for your child

 

With roughly 45% of 7-11-year-olds in the UK still unable to swim 25m unaided and more than 1,000 primary schools still not offering swimming lessons, ensuring your child learns to swim is more important than ever. To those not already taking swimming lessons, they may be seen as expensive, inconvenient or unessential, but here at Sportspace we believe every child should be given the opportunity to learn to swim. So we’ve compiled SIX reasons as to why swimming lessons are crucial for your child:

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Everyday Champion February - Sarah Oliver

Congratulations to February’s ‘Everyday Champion’, Sarah Oliver, who has been nominated for the award following her outstanding commitment to her weight-loss training in preparation for her wedding later this year. 

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National Breakfast Week: Tips for a healthier breakfast

 

It’s National Breakfast Week - a week-long celebration in January championing the importance of the first meal of the day! 

 

During a busy morning, it’s easy to let breakfast slip your mind and leave the house either without eating anything at all, or something that won’t give you the start to the day you need. But breakfast hasn’t come to be known as the most important meal of the day without reason. It breaks the overnight fast that occurs whilst asleep and any educated fitness professional will tell you that skipping breakfast or not eating the right breakfast will cause low energy levels throughout the morning and possibly lead to poor food choices later in the day. 

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Everyday Champion January - Trinath Kotapati

Congratulations to this month’s ‘Everyday Champion’, Trinath Kotapati, who has been nominated for the award following his exceptional weight loss journey! 

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Five benefits of having a personal trainer

 

Thinking about taking the plunge and hiring a personal trainer but worried about the cost and benefit? We all need a little extra help sometimes, especially when so many of us struggle to keep motivated after the inevitable New Year’s fitness rush starts to die down.

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10 ways to make your gym time more productive

 

If you are not getting the results you want, maybe it's time to re-evaluate how you spend your time in the gym. Here are 10 tips to make your workouts more productive:

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Everyday Champion October – Katya H. Steen

Congratulations to this month’s ‘Everyday Champion’, Katya Steen, who’s been rightfully nominated following her remarkable journey and recovery from a stroke that left the right side of her body paralysed.

Despite her paralysis, Katya has been working with our Sports Therapist, Karen Brown, as well as instructors: Jack, Dan, Simon and Josh to not only help manipulate her stiff and painful muscles on theright-side of herbody, but also to make the mobile side of her body stronger.

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How changing your diet can make you fitter and healthier.

How changing your diet can make you fitter and healthier?

These days it can be confusing working out what is the best way to eat for improved health and fitness. With so much information out there whether it be from the Internet, television programmes, or health magazines, some people may find it hard to know who to listen to.

There is some information on nutrition and exercise that most people will agree on though:

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Sportspace Berkhamsted
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead
Sportspace Kings Langley
Sportspace Longdean
Sportspace Tring
Little Hay Golf Complex
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Sportspace Berkhamsted

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 9.15pm

 

*Gym opening times differ, please click for more information.

Sportspace Athletics Track

Centre Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Wednesday 2.00pm 9.00pm
Thursday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 10.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 2.00pm

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.15am 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.15am 10.00pm
Thursday 6.15am 10.00pm
Friday 6.15am 10.00pm
Saturday 8.00am 8.00pm
Sunday 8.00am 10.00pm

 

Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is open from 9am-10pm on bank holiday Mondays.

 

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Sportspace Kings Langley

The Sportspace Kings Langley team operates various classes and courses for all ages in local venues. Please note that these classes are not included in the Gymspace Direct Debit Membership.

 

For more information, please call 01442 507100.

Sportspace Longdean

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Thursday 6.00pm 10.00pm
Friday 4.00pm 10.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 9.00pm

 

Please note Sportspace Longdean is closed on Bank Holidays.

 

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Sportspace Tring

Centre Opening Times

Monday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Tuesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Wednesday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Thursday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 10.15pm
Friday 6.15am 8.00am
4.30pm 9.15pm
Saturday 9.00am 8.15pm
Sunday 9.00am 9.30pm

Little Hay Golf Complex

Opening Times

Summer Weekdays 7.00am 9.00pm
Summer Weekends 7.00am 8.00pm
Winter Weekdays 7.00am 6.00pm
Winter Weekends 7.00am 6.00pm

XC

Centre Opening Times*

Monday 10.00am 10.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am 10.00pm
Thursday 10.00am 10.00pm
Friday 10.00am 10.00pm
Saturday 10.00am 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am 10.00pm

 

*Please call reception on 01442 507100 for the specific opening times of each activity.