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New Equipment: Lat Pulldown

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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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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Lunchtime classes at tfd

Lunchtime is the perfect time for a workout and we have a class for you most days throughout the week. There is something to suit everyone and you’ll be making the most of your lunch hour! Mondays 12.30-1.00pm TOTAL BODY WORKOUT with Alex A brilliant way to...

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Fitness Yoga

Fitness Yoga classes at tfd are taught by our lovely instructors Olga and Julie. They both have an expansive knowledge of the yoga world and guarantee to leave you feeling extremely relaxed but invigorated after each of their classes. Classes are tailored for both...

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Pancake Recipe

Try these delicious pancakes that are not only quick and easy to make but so tasty and very good for you. We have tfd's very own Michelle to thank for this one - give them a go and let us know what you think!   INGREDIENTS  (to make 3 pancakes) 1 banana 1 egg...

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Sean’s Bulgarian Split Squats

If you are like me and love to run, it is vital that we cross train to avoid overuse injuries from over training in one plane of movement. This is a key focus for many of my running clients. It helps keep them on track while knocking down some PB’s. I can’t stress...

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Brand new VI-BOX!

Vi-Box is a fitness class that includes punch and knee strike combinations, cardio fitness, agility, strength, group interaction and fun. You won’t believe how much you can sweat in this class and still enjoy yourself! You may already know Eloise from her Vibe Cycle...

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Supper Series Challenges

We have recently been inviting members to get involved with a variety of challenges—Superstars, Supper Series and our tfd Challenge Board Workouts to name a few. The last Supper Series challenge was "Bingo for your Supper" which involved a bingo card with classes on...

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Congratulations Alfie!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to TFD's very own Alfie Griggs who has recently passed his Level 2 Fitness Instructor course - if you see him around give him a 'high five' to say well done! Alfie has been a part of Team TFD in our Gym Assistant role since...

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