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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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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
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.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
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:Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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:Continue reading