When buying goods or services from a business it’s important to ensure you receive the best possible product; this is particularly important when talking about personal training as it’s your health and wellbeing at stake. So, how do you know the personal trainer you’ve hired is good at what they do? How do you ensure you’re getting value for money? At Nailsworth Strength and Fitness we pride pride ourselves on offering a highly professional, customer focussed and results driven service; and we believe hands down we offer the best value for money in the area, and here’s why…
I have the pleasure of working in two fantastic gyms, but it isn’t the equipment, the music or the vast selection of BOSU balls (joking! LOL) that make them great places to train; it’s the training effect as a result of the supportive and encouraging atmosphere from the other lifters, that make them great. The downside to spending so much time in gyms is the amount of bro-knwoledge that gets banded about the place; via the phenomenom of chinese whispers, the knowledge bomb ’train smart and lift heavy’ has mutated into ‘do whatever the hell you like, just don’t forget to pack your espadrilles to the gym!’
Mountain biking is an exhilarating sport that requires strength, endurance, mobility, bike handling skills, technical knowledge in relation to off-road and trail riding techniques, and much more. Whether you’re riding professionally or for fun, you should consider supplementing your riding with strength and mobility training – it’ll enable you to ride faster for longer and will make your body more resilient to injury. Over the next couple of paragraphs I’ll outline a number of exercises you should definitely include within your strength training programme.
The front plank is an awesome exercise for improving your core stability and teaching you how to use the right muscles to effectively stabilise the lumbar spine, thus ensuring your lower back remains strong and healthy in the long-term. I use the front plank with all of my clients, building them up to a 2 minute hold before progressing to more challenging core stability exercises and loaded full-body exercises such as squats. Due to the nature of my job I obviously spend a lot of time in gyms, and unfortunately the front plank is one of the most butchered exercises I see, with the user’s spine often resembling a white-knuckle roller-coaster! Don’t let that person be you, here’s how to perform the front plank properly.
I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be working with Stroud Sports Clinic and their multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled practitioners. Stroud Sports Clinic pride themselves on offering a comprehensive, professional service from start to finnish, for all of your injury rehabilitation needs and much more! Please check out their new website for more information about the practitioners and the services they offer:
Nailsworth Strength and Fitness are proud to offer a Brazilian Jui Jitsu Open-Mat session every Saturday at 10:45 at Forrest Green Rovers gym (GL6 0FG). We are a bunch of guys who train with and fight for Checkmat BJJ / Trojan Free Fighters.
Including mobility drills as part of a thorough warm-up is so important; in the short term you’ll perform better in the gym because your joints will be able to move through an improved range of motion, and in the long term you’ll improve the health of your musculosceletal system, improving your posture, mobility and reducing the likelihood of suffering from back, knee and shoulder pain.
Weight Loss Tip # 10: Surround Yourself With People Who Care
Weight Loss Tip # 9: Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?
The beginning of the year is typically the time when everybody overhauls their fitness regime and set themselves new goals; we all start off with the best intentions: we hit the gym hard, eat all the right food and forge ahead with gritty determination, but sometimes we still don’t get to where we want to. I’m going to discuss the importance of goal setting and outline the strategies I’ve used over the past 7 months to stay on track.