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Get Dad active this Father’s Day with The Gym Hemel

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The Gym Hemel Father's Day open weekender offer

Make this Father’s Day extra special and treat dad or grandad to a present that you can’t wrap but involves removing layers. The Gym Hemel are hosting a Father’s Day Open Weekend between 14th June and 17th June which will be more welcomed than another pair of socks.

To take advantage of this offer, you simply need to visit thegymgroup.com and click ‘day pass’. Complete the registration using promo code ‘Fathersday‘ and you will be emailed a code to enter The Gym.

Fitness is not just for Dads

The Gym Hemel helps to give young people their first step into a gym to experience all the physical and mental health benefits of regular training. So should your goal be to shed for that summer holiday with your friends, destress from all that exam revision or simply have an hour to yourself and switch off from the world then it is worth taking advantage of this offer alongside your dad, or granddad this Father’s Day weekend

The Gym Hemel is open 24 hours and located in Leisure World, 3 Jarman Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4JS.

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Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes hosts TrendLife’s lunchNbloggers

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Sweat Studios welcomes lunchNbloggers

The fabulous Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes played host to another lunchNbloggers masterclass welcoming our teams and some new members.

Sweat Studios welcomes lunchNbloggers

Located within The Hub Milton Keynes, Sweat Studios aims to provide yoga for everyone. The Sweat Studios team believe passionately that yoga is the best way to a fit and healthy body.

Our masterclass was delivered by Kirsty, owner of Sweat Studios who took our team through the basics building up to more advance yoga poses.

We had originally planned to do a Yoga Masterclass at Sweat Studios in May but due to social distancing rules at the time, we felt we would get a better experience once restrictions were lifted.

The good news was we had the studio to ourselves even though Sweat Studios is operating at less capacity than pre-Covid levels and there are sanitisation stations in place across the studio as well as safety signage.

The Benefits of Yoga

So what are the key benefits of Yoga? Yoga can boost your mental and physical fitness by improving sleep, busting stress, strengthening your heart, and more.

  • Yoga increases your flexibility. …
  • Yoga helps you to build strength. …
  • Yoga improves your posture. …
  • Yoga helps to keep your joints healthy. …
  • Yoga is a powerful mindfulness practice. …
  • Yoga reduces stress. …
  • Yoga lowers blood pressure. …
  • Yoga helps you to make healthier life choices

The staff at at Sweat are extremely insightful and helpful. Sweat Studios also sell a selection of branded yoga apparel and equipment.

About Sweat Studios

With its down-to-earth approach, Sweat Studios aims to provide yoga for everyone. With a timetable covering everything from calorie-busting hot yoga to lower-intensity non-heated classes, Sweat helps clients improve and maintain their condition physically and mentally. Whether participants are yoga pros or complete beginners, 16 or 60, got a six-pack, or haven’t seen or touched their toes in years, Sweat aim to offer something for everybody.

Look out for full review of Sweat Studios in the next issue of TrendLife Magazine and on the lunchNbloggers website.

You can find out more about Sweat Studios and yoga classes by visiting sweatstudios.co.uk. You can visit Sweat Studios at 2 Rillaton Walk, The Hub, Milton Keynes, MK9 2FZ

About The Hub Milton Keynes

The Hub is a vibrant restaurant, café, hotel, and leisure quarter right in the very heart of Milton Keynes. It’s a great place to enjoy a night out or just a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafés. The Hub Milton Keynes is home to fabulous restaurants such as Blossom Room (Top) DeRoka and Turtle Bay. And of course, you can find Sweat Studios at The Hub.

The Hub
Off Avebury/Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2HP

 

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Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume…

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Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume...

We’ve tried them all haven’t we? Atkins, Paleo, Keto and if you’re a certain age then maybe the Cabbage Soup Diet. But do any of them keep weight off in the long term? In most cases, the answer is sadly, no. They may provide a short-term fix, but in the longer term the scales will slowly creep back up again.

In fact, evidence shows that dieting is linked with a higher risk of gaining weight. Many of you will know from bitter experience that you go on a diet, you lose some weight, you don’t feel great as you’re denying yourself certain food groups, or foods you love and then when you return to your normal way of eating, the pounds creep back on again.

Why it could be time for you to stop dieting

Why it could be time stop dieting & consider what you consume…

This is why we need to reframe how we see a ‘diet’. When you look the word ‘diet’ up in the dictionary, the first meaning is ‘The food and drink we consume on a daily basis’ and the second meaning is ‘a limited amount of food we eat for medical reasons or to lose weight’. If we were to focus on the first meaning and embark on a diet that is for life and which provides us with all the nutrients we need to thrive then we’d have much less need to focus on the second meaning.

A great way to assess if your current way of eating is the best one for you, is to ask yourself if you’d be content eating the way you do now in two years’ time? if the answer is no, then it’s time to make some changes and discover your diet for life.

We also mustn’t forget that one size won’t fit all when it comes to a diet for life. We don’t all respond in the same way to the calories we consume and we don’t all undertake the same amount of daily movement or have the same metabolism. What works for one person may not work for another and this is why taking an individualised approach works much better.

It’s also important to not look at one factor in isolation, for example, stress, sleep and movement all impact upon our weight and our energy and if we only look at what we are eating then we may not achieve our goals as quickly.

 


 

If you’d like start your journey towards a diet for life, then why not book one of my 30-minute Vitality Review Consultations? We can talk about your health goals and discuss some tips for changing your diet and lifestyle so that you can find an energetic, healthy version of you who can thrive in life.

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Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

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Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

With their large open air spaces, David Lloyd Clubs is in a unique position to be able to offer an extensive programme of much-needed group exercise, tennis and swimming for all the family at its clubs across England.

The Covid-19 pandemic has proven just how important our physical and mental wellbeing is, and after the last 12 months of lockdowns, David Lloyd Clubs is delighted to finally reopen to help the nation to get motivated and inspired to reset their habits, as well as benefit from the sense of community and seeing other members after many months of isolation.
 
The clubs’ open air spaces will allow members to safely take part in a range of outdoor activities, all strictly following Government guidelines, offering activities which improve strength, flexibility, mobility and support a healthy immune system.

Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire

There will be an extensive programme of up to 85 group exercise classes a week – from yoga, Pilates, group cycling classes and bootcamp style workouts, along with some other David Lloyd Clubs favourites including Battlebox and Blaze, all led by expert instructors.  The majority of outdoor classes will take place under open sided marquees and giant umbrellas to shelter members from the elements.
 
Personal trainers will also be available for those looking for added motivation after lockdown. In addition, outdoor tennis will be open for one-to-one coaching, singles and doubles play. The heated outdoor swimming pools will be open every day where available.
 
The Group awaits confirmation that it can reopen its indoor facilities as part of the next stage of the roadmap on 12th April, alongside non-essential retail.

As the fitness and health industry makes its first steps to reopening after Lockdown 3, it is also calling on the Government for greater financial support, with increased rates relief for fitness businesses plus reduced VAT similar to that offered to the hospitality industry, so that this important sector, which has been closed for around nine months in the last year, can begin its recovery from this devastating crisis.
 
Glenn Earlam, CEO David Lloyd Clubs commented: “We’re delighted to be able to reopen for outdoor exercise. Our outdoor clubs in Scotland and Wales have proved to be very popular and our members have told us how much they have missed their clubs in England so we know that this move will mean a lot to them.

Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

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We’ve shown that we can operate safely, but despite this, fitness and leisure centres have been closed for the best part of nine months in the last year. With very little income in the last year, we desperately need more financial support from the Government. Whilst we appreciate the assistance that we have received while we have been closed, the Government’s budget earlier this month offered our industry little comfort for the future.

Our sector will play an important part in the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. These last 12 months have taught us all to prioritise our health, and gyms have an essential role to play in getting the nation back on its feet. Exercise strengthens the immune system, protecting against viruses such as flu and Covid-19 and helps combat obesity and diabetes, which are significant mortality factors.

Luton and Milton Keynes David Lloyd reopen for outdoor fitness

David Lloyd Luton
Located on Capability Green Business Park just off the M1, David Lloyd Luton is a boutique fitness destination for the whole family
910 Capability Green,
Luton LU1 3LU

David Lloyd Milton Keynes
Set in a leafy spot between Campbell Park and Willen Lake, David Lloyd Milton Keynes is far more than just a health club.
Livingstone Dr, Newlands,
Milton Keynes MK15 0DL

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