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

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Do you spend long hours sitting at a desk?

Do you spend long hours sitting at a desk?

Being inactive and working at a desk can sometimes cause chronic injuries and illnesses which could be life limiting. Type 2 diabetes Weight gain Mobility problems Weakened and shortened muscles Poor posture/neck and back pain Tiredness and lethargy Here are a few...

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Taking the pressure off losing weight

Taking the pressure off losing weight. Ever feel stuck in that cycle of wanting to lose weight and just feel better? I’ve often asked myself, how can it be so hard when I desperately want to change my body shape and image so much. I used to keep trying the same old...

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tfd Running Group

tfd members can enjoy the benefits of tfd running group at the weekly session on Tuesday evenings. Up to 20 tfd members meet weekly to join into a planned 5km or 10km route around the local area. All tfd members are welcome and you can join the facebook group tfd...

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Superstars 2017

March 31 2017 saw the return of the tfd Superstars event where the tfd trainers went head to head with their teams of 6 people to win the glass trophy! Trainers Sean, Emily, Blake, Lisa, Hannah & Owen gathered their team members over a few months leading up to the...

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Myra’s 5km

tfd member Myra Salt lives with a condition called Ataxia.  The condition means that Myra lacks muscle coordination, which affects her speech, eye movements, walking, balance and more.  When Myra joined tfd to defy the medics prognosis that she would be wheelchair...

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Baked Cannelloni

Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 30-60 Minutes ingredients 8 cannelloni tubes A few basil leaves, torn 2 level tbsps grated Parmesan cheese the Filling: 227g/8oz fresh spinach, washed and trimmed 227g/8oz fat-free natural cottage...

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Griddled chicken with quinoa greek salad

ingredients: 225g quinoa 25g butter 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g chicken mini fillets 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 300g vine tomatoes, roughly chopped handful pitted black kalamata olives 1 red onion, finely sliced 100g feta...

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Malabar Prawn Curry

ingredients: 3cm piece of ginger 2 small red onions 150 g ripe tomatoes vegetable or coconut oil ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds 12 fresh or dried curry leaves 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 1...

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Glute Bridge Single Leg

Lie with your back on the floor and knees bent at 90 degrees. Lift the hips off the floor by pushing through the floor with your heels. A straight line should run from the back of your shoulders to your knees. Extend one lower leg, keeping to the straight line. Lower...

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Wolf Run

tfd wolf runners! Way back in April 2013 we saw the first pack of tfd wolf runners take to the mud, hills, obstacles (and... did we mention the mud) of the Warwickshire Wolf Run. This September a team of 10 of us ran, walked, slid and jumped around the 10k course! It...

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Celebrating 10 years of tfd

Celebrating 10 years of tfd Friday 28th February 8pm - late Private Party at Shush Wantage The No 1 Robbie Williams Tribute tfd members free non-members £7 entry by ticket only dress code smart casual

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Dragon boat Race 2012

Dragon boat Race 2012 Sun 9 September tfd neon warriors took Gold! Anyone fancy a nice day out by the river for a bit of fun we said?  18 people, mostly strangers to each other, added their names to the poster on the noticeboard and off we went to the Thames at...

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tfd Three Peaks Challenge June 2012

Two teams of brave people took to the Welsh hills to prepare for the 24hr challenge to climb Ben Nevis, Scaffell Pike and Snowdon. The best advice was to do this close to the longest day, 21st June.  Given June is normally pretty good weather we thought... but we had...

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tfd superstars 2009

An event for our competitive members where instructors claimed 5 members for their team all fighting for the winners trophy!  The theme was 1 minute for each person, rowing, doing sit ups, press-ups, cycling, dips and pull ups + the bonus Builders Sack race for the...

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Grand Event

An event organised by tfd & Grove Technology Park that launched Grove & Wantage back into summer community fun events. The focus was to have fun raising money for Helen & Douglas House Hospice for terminally ill children and young adults.   We raffled a...

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