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5 things to focus on to help you stick with the gym

Focus on these five things to help you stick with the gym The gym is the most amazing place, a place where lives are transformed, where people learn to hold [...]

Annihilation vs Stimulation

Time for TOTAL Annihilation… Or is it?? Annihilation vs Stimulation So many people heading to the gym to beat themselves up to take out their day’s frustrations on their body!! [...]

Calories IN vs Calories OUT

5 things that will impact your ability to lose weight (that have nothing to do with the gym or calorie restriction) Look we all know weight loss is simple… (or [...]

5 ways a strong immune system will support your goals

5 ways a strong immune system will support your goals Could strengthening your immune system be a secret hack into getting more results from less time spent in the gym [...]

What your core actually does

How to train your core properly (it's not about abs or sit ups btw!) So, for years you have heard about the importance of your core, for, well, just about [...]

Getting ‘BEASTED’ doesn’t work for long term success

Getting ‘BEASTED’ doesn’t work for long term success Getting 'BEASTED' doesn't work for long term success It’s the easiest thing in the world to work someone hard, to get them [...]

5 ways to boost your immune system

5 ways to boost your immune system So with the Government consistently reviewing guidelines and making recommendations on the best way to stay healthy during the recent pandemic, we fear [...]

Ankle Mobility with JWL Sports Therapy

Ankle Mobility with JWL Sports Therapy Last week, Jonny from JWL Sports Therapy joined one of our remote coffee mornings to discuss ankle health with some of the SSA members. [...]

Surviving Isolation: A 9 step Guide

Surviving Isolation: A 9 step Guide 1/ Connect with your neighbours We are stuck in our neighbourhoods for the foreseeable, and whilst we have our friends and family at the [...]

Coronavirus: A unique opportunity…

Coronavirus: A unique opportunity… ‘Keep your head, whilst all about you are losing theirs’ ~ Rudyard Kipling Whilst the increasing gravity of the situation develops daily and could potentially come [...]

Responsibility

It might not be your fault, but you can be sure it's totally your responsibility No matter how many times I look at the most successful and most celebrated people [...]

Exercise of the Month – Duck Walk

Exercise of the Month - Duck Walk As part of our Crawling Pattern video series, we're looking at the Duck Walk. The aim with this is to keep the walk [...]

Recipe of the Month – Vegan Coffee Pecan Brownies

Vegan Coffee Pecan Brownies Per Serving (makes 9 brownies): 120 Calories 6g Carbs 6g Protein 8g Fat Ingredients 30g flaxseed 90ml cold water 240g (drained weight) tinned black beans, rinsed [...]

Recipe of the Month – Vegetable & Black Bean Stir-fry

Vegetable & black bean stir-fry Per Serving (serves 2): 388 Calories 37g Carbs 15g Protein 20g Fat Ingredients 2 tsps ghee or coconut oil 1 small red onion, sliced 1 [...]

Exercise of the Month – Deadlift

Exercise of the Month - Deadlift This week in our moving bar series, we look at the conventional deadlift.   Key tips - sink your hips down, keep your chest [...]

Recipe of the Month – Fragrant Lamb Tagine

Fragrant Lamb Tagine Per Serving (serves 4): 464 Calories 20g Carbs 42g Protein 24g Fat Ingredients 800g lean diced lamb 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp [...]

Movement Complex – September

Movement Complex 7 Step with Knee Hug (x5 each side) Walk-outs (x5-10 reps) Pigeon Stretch (x5 each side) 90-90 Hip Roll (x5 each side) Crab Reach (x3-5 each side) Reverse [...]

Exercise of the Month – Sit Up

Exercise of the Month - Sit Up This video moves on from our Anterior Core series to look at one variation of the sit-up.   1. Start in a strong [...]

Recipe of the Month – Chicken, Quinoa & Vegetable Soup

Chicken, quinoa & vegetable soup Per Serving (serves 4): 200 Calories 32g Carbs 25g Protein 8g Fat Ingredients 1 tsp ghee or olive oil 1 medium sized white onion, finely [...]

Movement Complex – August

Movement Complex 6 Rollover Sequence: - Legs Narrow - Legs Wide - Glute Stretch (both sides) - Adductor Stretch - Stand Lunges (x5 each side) Overhead Squats (x5-10 reps) Walkouts [...]

Recipe of the Month – Fragrant Chickpea Curry

Fragrant Chickpea Curry Per Serving (serves 2): 419 Calories 34g Carbs 10g Protein 27g Fat Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 a medium-sized red or white onion, finely sliced 4 [...]

Exercise of the Month – Medicine Ball Slam

Exercise of the Month - Medicine Ball Slam Medicine Ball slams are a great conditioning exercise, perfect for raising the heartrate and using as a warm-up or inbetween other exercises. [...]

Movement Complex – June

Movement Complex 5 Moving Hamstring Stretch (x5 each side) Pigeon Stretch (x5 each leg) Rollovers into V-Sit (x10 reps) Wipers (x5 each leg) Crab Reach (x5 each side) Reverse Plank [...]

Exercise of the Month – June

Exercise of the Month - Front Squat Introducing our Moving Bar series, in this video we're focusing on the Front Squat. Exercise Basics - Squats Back to Blog PostsSpeak with [...]

Recipe of the Month – June

Oriental Fish Salad Per Serving (serves 2): 370 Calories 23g Carbs 38g Protein 14g Fat Ingredients 300g cod fillets (or use haddock or similar white fish) 10g cashews for the [...]

Exercise of the Month – May

Exercise of the Month - Back Squat Introducing our Moving Bar series, in this video we're focusing on the Back Squat. Exercise Basics - Squats Back to Blog PostsSpeak with [...]

Movement Complex – May

Movement Complex 4 Cossack Squat (x5 each side) Pike Leg Swing (x5 each leg) Scorpions (x5 each side) Hindu Press-ups (x5 reps) Groiners (x5 each side) Squat Stretch with Rotation [...]

Recipe of the Month – May

Miso salmon & sesame salad Per Serving (serves 2): 508 Calories 7g Carbs 39g Protein 36g Fat Ingredients 2 x 130g salmon fillets for the marinade: 1/2 tbsp miso paste [...]

Movement Complex – April

Movement Complex 3 Downward Dog into Cobra (x5 reps) World's Greatest Stretch (x5 each side) 90/90 Hip Roll (x5 each leg) Rollover into Stand (x5-10 reps) Reverse Lunge (x5 each [...]

Treat your body more like your business

Treat your body more like your business Within your business, I am sure the setting of goals, highlighting of areas to improve, and tracking of KPIs are commonplace, as I [...]

Recipe of the Month – April

Mexican Chicken Taco Bowl Per Serving (serves 2): 608 Calories 47g Carbs 60g Protein 20g Fat Ingredients for the chicken: 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil 300g chicken mini fillet [...]

Exercise of the Month – April

Exercise of the Month - Lateral Core Following on from our anterior core series, these next four videos will look at strengthening the lateral core (or the side) - starting [...]

Stop using exercise and diet to lose weight

Stop using exercise and diet to lose weight - they don’t work Sorry to bust your bubble but no matter how many times you use these stalwarts of the weight [...]

Movement Complex – March

Movement Complex 2 Cossack Squats (x5 each side) Squat Stretch with Rotation (x5 each side) Pike Leg Swings (x5 each leg) Thoracic Bridge (x5 each side) Groiners (x5 each side) [...]

Recipe of the Month – March

Basil & Mozzarella Skillet Eggs Per Serving (serves 2): 325 Calories 18g Carbs 25g Protein 17g Fat Ingredients 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil 1/2 a small white onion, [...]

Exercise of the Month – March

Exercise of the Month - Kettle-Bell Swing The kettle-bell swing is a staple in throughout many gyms but is all too often performed poorly, putting the individual at risk. Prior [...]

You can’t always trust the scales

You can't always trust the scales When you start any new training regime or diet, for most people the main metric to go by is obviously weight.  However, this won’t [...]

Movement Complex – February

Movement Complex 1 Full Body Circles (x5 each side) Reverse Lunge (x5 each leg) Sit to Stand (x10 reps) Rollover into Abductor Stretch (x5-10 reps) Pendulums (x5 each side) Crab [...]

Recipe of the Month – February

Blueberry and Vanilla Protein Pancakes Per Serving (serves 2): 451 Calories 54g Carbs 25g Protein 15g Fat Ingredients 110g oats (use gluten free if preferred) 1 egg 2 egg whites [...]

Exercise of the Month – February

Exercise of the Month - Anterior Core Developing the anterior core is an essential part of the training process and should focus heavily in training programs, particularly with beginners - [...]

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