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The Do’s and Don’ts of getting fit with Injury

By | 2018-02-26T12:39:00+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Injury|

At Fit8 our team have a great deal of experience when it comes to fitness recovery. We’ve worked with everything from minor injury rehabilitation to teaching clients how to stay fit when injured more permanently. As a quick overview, we’ve put together a list of some basic dos and don’ts you should stick to when [...]

At what cost does fitness come?

By | 2018-02-26T12:01:15+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Business of health and fitness, Fitness, Injury, Personal Training|

Right, let’s talk about money. When it comes to the price of getting fit, people can be put off by the monthly bill. Fees for monthly gym memberships, physiotherapy sessions or injury rehabilitation, personal training and nutritionist consultations soon add up. At Fit8 we want to offer a more cost-effective solution to all of your [...]

Is reformer pilates the best way to keep moving through injury?

By | 2018-02-20T16:41:19+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Injury, Personal Training|

If your fitness has been affected by an injury you might be looking for ways to keep moving during your recovery. Reformer pilates can be the perfect exercise to help keep your fitness levels up without risking further harm. If you’re looking for the best exercise for bad back, neck or other joint problems then [...]

If you are tired and frustrated you should eat this

By | 2018-02-09T14:48:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Tired All the Time? Let's face it, tiredness sucks. Sometimes we turn to food to give us the extra power to get through the day. The problem is that when you're tired or frustrated you're at a higher risk of making bad food choices. Ultimately, choosing the wrong food to eat when you are tired [...]

How to kick bad habits when you are injured

By | 2018-02-03T15:15:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Injury|

If your training is interrupted by injury, it can be all too easy to let it get you down. Either by continuing your training, risking further injury, or to let the hopelessness take over and give up completely. At Fit8 we’ve helped our members deal with, and overcome, a range of injuries - as well [...]

Why should we exercise? Is it about how good you look?

By | 2018-02-01T16:31:15+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Fitness, Personal Training|

In as much as we all know the dangers of smoking and drinking, we all should be fully aware of the health benefits of exercise. Not only is regular moderate exercise good for you, but of all the determined reasons for starting to exercise, ‘looking good’ or improving your aesthetics should be way down the [...]

Protein Supplement blog

By | 2017-05-19T12:22:11+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Protein supplement are everywhere nowadays with big high street stores such as Tesco’s and Superdrug selling a number of brands each offering a similar product designed to help you reach various goals i.e. muscle gain or fat loss. The Science: Protein is referred to as the building blocks of the body (found in all [...]

5 Proven ways to help post exercise muscle soreness

By | 2017-04-12T17:43:10+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|

What is the pain that I feeling after exercise and what can I do to help get rid of it? DOMs (delayed on set muscle soreness) is the pain that we feel after exercise usually 24-72hr after exercise. It is the result of micro trauma to the muscle fibre as a result of exercise. [...]

6 warmups you should be doing before playing golf

By | 2017-04-04T16:06:57+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|

It might strike many as a low intensity sport, but playing a round of golf can burn over 1000 calories and require hundreds of swings of a gold club (depending on how good you are) Each swing incorporates such a large quantity of muscles & joints and specific control of them is what makes [...]

What to eat AFTER running a marathon (oh yes it’s important)

By | 2017-03-29T13:49:02+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|

As much as pre-marathon diet is key, post marathon nutrition is just as important.  Following any exercise, specifically a marathon, your body will be depleted of energy and stores will need to be replenished. Stick with the post run 30-minute rule, eat and drink carbohydrates, proteins and electrolytes within 30 minutes of exercise to help [...]