Stay motivated...

a blog to inform, motivate, inspire and make you giggle

From instant tips and recipes through to great stories from some of our members.

If you have an inspirational story that you’re happy for us to share in our blog, please get in touch!

 

Christmas Opening Hours & Class Schedule

Christmas Opening Hours & Class Schedule

Christmas Opening hours Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd December: 06.00-21.00 Classes as usual Thursday 24th December: 06.00-14.00 09.30 Spin with Alfie 10.15 Pilates with Elaine Friday 25th December: 10.00-12.00 No classes Saturday 26th December: 10.00-12.00 No classes...

read more

Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic leg exercise that target muscles including quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, as well as working your abdominals from challenging your balance and stability. There are so many variations of a lunge starting from your basic bodyweight lunge and...

read more

Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage? Sports Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit someone who engages in regular physical activity. It focuses on areas related to sporting injuries or activities. The word ‘Massage’ comes from the Arabic word ‘Massa’ meaning to...

read more

Compound vs Isolation

A compound movement is a movement that incorporates many different muscle groups and many different joints. An isolation movement focuses on one muscle group and one joint. Each has their benefits and drawbacks.    A classic example of a compound movement is the...

read more

Have you met Kim yet?

Have you met Kim yet?   Kim qualified as a Level 3 Personal Trainer in January 2011 after always having a passion for training and a love of working with other to help them achieve their goals. She really enjoys teaching classes and showing clients that exercise...

read more

Resistance Band Training

During lockdown and being unable to attend the gym, you will have seen an increase in people working out from home and the popularity of different types of resistance bands dramatically increase. This type of training is so effective, and you don’t need to be lifting...

read more

TRX Core

The benefits: TRX uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability. It is accessible for everyone no matter your fitness level as the angle of exercise and reps can be adapted to make it...

read more

Chinese Fakeaway

Eating your favourite foods doesn't always have to mean being unhealthy. You can enjoy a healthy version of everyone's favourite takeaway with a very simple homemade recipe.   Egg fried rice Scramble egg in wok Add cooked rice and mix through Add peas & spring onion...

read more

Virtual Spin

Brand new virtual spin classes now available on FitSense with Steffi, Jo, Alfie, Anthea and Blake! Book into our spin each morning at 8.30am, but view whenever you like and as many times as you like. Once booked onto a class they will be available to watch from the...

read more

FitSense Virtual Classes

Have you tried one of our virtual classes on FitSense yet?     Since re-opening we have expanded our options for members, now including over 30 virtual classes and workouts every single week that can be done anywhere at anytime! With so many classes to choose from...

read more

Post-Covid TFD

During the Covid lockdown period Lisa and Jason were working extremely hard to ensure that the gym was safe and ready as soon as the government allowed us to open. This included building an incredible new mezzanine above the juice bar area the same size as the cardio...

read more

Weight Loss Tips

"I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks."- Totie Fields   Does this sound like something you would say? Have you tried a fad diet, only to put most of the pounds back on afterwards? It is not only what we eat but times of day and portion...

read more

New Class Instructors

You might have seen a few new faces teaching classes recently, so here’s their formal introduction…   We’d like to welcome Anthea, Elaine, Hayley & Helen to the tfd team, following the success of our class auditions held by Lisa and Steffi before Christmas. They’ve...

read more

Upper Body TRX

The benefits: TRX uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability. It is accessible for everyone no matter your fitness level as the angle of exercise and reps can be adapted to make it...

read more