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New Equipment: T-Bar Row

New Equipment: T-Bar Row

Have you seen our new top of the range Technogym T-bar? Chest supported T-bar Row Starting Position With a slight bend in the knees, find a comfortable position where the T-bar row machine's chest support pad is pressed against your entire sternum. Plant your feet...

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New Equipment: Lat Pulldown

"NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR" - Have you seen our new top of the range Technogym lat pulldown machines? New Cable Lat Pulldown In addition to our original lat pulldown machine we have now purchased the new and improved model by Technogym at tfd! This is an extremely versatile...

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New Equipment: Bench Press

Have you seen our new top of the range Technogym bench? The bench press is a compound movement that targets the main pushing muscles in the upper body – the chest being a primary mover, with the shoulders and triceps as secondary movers. As you are recruiting force...

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New Equipment: Squat Racks

Have you seen our new top of the range Technogym squat racks? The squat rack is any gym goers go-to piece of equipment. Despite what it's name suggests, the “squat” rack is versatile and is very easy to get the maximum potential out of. The squat rack has been used...

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Blake’s Back!

Blake is back!  You can now find even more classes with Blake as he returns to the tfd team. His ever popular classes range for Spin to Kinesis and from Circuits to Cardio HIIT. Monday 9.30am TBW Monday 6.00pm Cardio HIIT Tuesday 10.00am Kinesis Tone Tuesday 10.30am...

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New Year, New You

How to make and keep your New Years Resolution... Make sure your goal is specific to you and you set out exactly what it is you want to achieve. Adjust goals regularly to reflect your achievements, knowledge and experience. If a goal is no longer important to you,...

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Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training is a very popular training method due to you being able to target an all over body workout with ease and there’s the bonus of only needing one piece of equipment. You will find yourself doing a range of dynamic movements from slow and controlled...

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Well done Ash!

A big well done to Ash who has recently passed his Level 3 PT course! Ash is now available for personal training, so if you need an extra push in the right direction, give him a shout. Ash is hugely passionate about the effect exercise and a balanced nutrition plan...

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Ash’s Face Pull Feature

The Rope Face Pull - in a list of under-rated exercises, the rope face pull is right up there. It is an incredible movement for almost everybody as it accomplishes so much on its own and doesn’t take a whole lot of time to incorporate into your routine.   Here’s why...

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Total Immersion

On Sunday 13th October tfd transformed into a tranquil space for an evening of restorative yoga and mindfulness led by our resident yoga instructor Julie and Tai Chi Qi Gong master Tony for our newest event Total Immersion. The evening consisted of splitting into two...

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Kinesis

What is Kinesis? Kinesis involves cable movements which allow for total freedom of movement. The cable system is designed in a way that allow users to make use of the natural movement patterns of the body. Resistance in the form of pin loaded weights is added to these...

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How much can an extra hours sleep change you?

The average Briton gets six-and-a-half hours' sleep a night. It has been known for some time that the amount of sleep people get has, on average, declined over the years. This has happened for a whole range of reasons, not least because we live in a culture where...

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Mind & Body Yoga

Mind and Body Yoga came about as a result of Steffi asking me if I could create and lead a yoga class that would focus on relaxation.   With this in mind I have tried to create a class that leaves attendees feeling refreshed and relaxed, and I hope that for an hour...

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TFD Group Running

WEEKLY RUNNING CLASS Group Running is suitable for all tfd members who can run 5km (in 45mins or less) and would like to run as part of a group. Members will meet at tfd on Tuesdays at 6.15pm to discuss the route and set off at 6.30pm. The runs will be led by Alex who...

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Congratulations Jo!

We would like to say a big congratulations to Jo who passed her Level 3 PT course last week! Give her a pat on the back when you see her! Since joining the team in January Jo has been enjoying putting you through your paces in her classes such as, spin and core...

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