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

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Ash’s Face Pull Feature

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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Chilli Shrimp Linguine

Here is one of Steffi's favourite recipes. Why not give it a go for a dinner that is not only healthy but simple to make and extremely tasty!   Ingredients: 80g dried linguine Handful sliced tenderstem broccoli 2tsp olive oil 1 clove crushed & peeled garlic 1/2 red...

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Total Immersion

Total Immersion is our latest event at TFD so come and join us for a relaxing evening on Sunday 13th October 5.30-9.00pm. Throughout the evening you have the option to take part in 1 hour of Fitness Yoga, working up a sweat whilst focussing on flexibility poses and...

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Fibre – what it is and why it’s important

Fibre is one of those nutrients that we all know is good for us... But we don’t really know what it actually is, why it’s good for us, or how much we should be eating (versus how much we actually are eating). Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that can’t be digested by...

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TFD Gentlemans Stroll

On Sunday 29th September the gents of tfd, lead by Jason with Barny & Freddy (pictured), will be taking on a challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. They will be completing an 18 mile walk starting at 9.30am in Streatley and following the Ridgeway all the way to...

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Keiser M3i Spin Bike

Featuring: revolutionary, re-designed Keiser Bike Pedal with magnetic eddy current system providing infinite levels of resistance options and a smooth ride. Bluetooth wireless technology enabling the instructor to keep an eye on how each person is doing during...

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New Spin Bikes

We have just taken delivery of our Brand New Keiser M3i lite bikes in our spin studio. The features of these bikes include: Revolutionary, newly designed Keiser Bike Pedal Magnetic eddy current system, provides infinite levels of resistance options and a smooth ride...

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New staff!

We have recently welcomed 3 new members to team tfd and you will have seen their faces around the gym and being introduced in various classes over the last few weeks. Ash - Fitness Instructor Ash has joined us taking on the role of Fitness Instructor, you will find...

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Sauna & Steam

Have you tried our Sauna and Steam facilities yet? Each have their own benefits as you will find out below...   Sauna In the sauna, the heat warms and relaxes muscles relieving tension in your body and helps to minimise joint pain. Those who suffer from arthritis,...

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TFD Hair Studio

TFD Hair Studio has recently brought Amber on board as their Salon Assistant. You will see Amber around on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays helping Fiona and Michelle in the salon with their clients. The ladies offer wet and dry cuts, blow-drys, perms, gents trims,...

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Enjoy your exercise!

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united - Alexander von Humboldt Exercise doesn’t have to be something that is a chore, something you feel you have to do or something you do because you think you ought to. Exercise...

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Endless Swimming

Why choose swimming? Swimming is a very good way of increasing your fitness and for overall toning. It is a relaxing form of exercise that many people enjoy and is an excellent way to exercise during pregnancy. People widely use swimming as a way of rehabilitation...

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#tfdchallengeon page

Have you visited our #tfdchallengeon Facebook page yet? Here you will find all our latest gym challenges for our members here at tfd and you will be able to interact with other members and staff. From workouts on the gym floor to Supper Series challenges and the...

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Summer excuses

So... its summer and the excuses are creeping in when it comes to exercise. You may not be able to stick to your usual exercise routine, but that doesn’t mean you should give up completely on the summer months. There are varying reasons we give for not being able to...

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