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Corporate Open Day 18th April 2018
We aim to support business large and small in creating a healthy workplace for their staff. With this in mind, we have been running a campaign aimed at employers with businesses local to Welcome Gyms, encouraging them and their staff to take up gym membership as a healthy counterbalance to their working lives.
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Bake Your Own!
Bread is a very simple food, using only three main ingredients – flour, water and yeast – yet it can vary hugely in quality, flavour and nutritional value. The Chorleywood process, introduced in the 1960s, enabled the fast mass production of bread, using lower-protein, highly refined flour with a number of enzymes and additives.
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Easy Stretches At Your Desk
Aches, pains and repetitive strain injuries don’t just happen to people in manual occupations. If you’re an office worker that spends hours every day sitting at a desk, using a keyboard and doing the same tasks repeatedly, you can develop poor posture and serious musculoskeletal disorders.
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How To Help Stub Out Your Smoking Habit
Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK, increasing the risk of developing more than 50 serious conditions, including cancer and heart disease. By smoking around your family, and especially your children, you can jeopardise their health too.
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Don't Forget - Your Brain Needs To Keep Fit Too!
1. Eat A Balanced DietIt’s not just your body that needs a balanced, healthy diet to keep fit and well.
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Everyone is Welcome at Welcome Gym Maidstone This Easter!
From Thursday 29th March until Tuesday 3rd April 2018, the Maidstone branch of Welcome Gym is opening its doors to existing members, their friends and family and anyone else that would like to come along, to try out the club’s facilities absolutely free of charge!Even if you’re away for the Bank Holiday weekend, you need not miss out, as the offer extends from the Thursday before to the Tuesday after the Easter break.
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Welcome Gym Maidstone – A Fitter Place To Get Fit!
The new Welcome Gym in Maidstone is undergoing a major overhaul, from the laying of new Tarmac in the car park, to the installation of new flooring, doors, ceilings and lighting inside the club. The swimming pool is receiving an up-to-the-minute air-handling system and renovations to the environment are also in the pipeline.
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Member Of The Year... Could It Be You?
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Welcome Gym Member Of The Year 2018.This is a fantastic chance for our members to nominate themselves, a friend or family member to be recognised and rewarded as our Member Of The Year.
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How Yoga Can Combat Stress
Let’s face it; life can be stressful - trying to juggle our busy lives, work and family with a constant stream of digital media and news. To compound this, intrusive and negative thoughts can exacerbate our feelings of anxiety and depression.
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Power Breakfasts To Keep Your Tank Fuelled Up Til Lunchtime
Were often told “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but the wrong breakfast choices - sugary cereals or toast made from sliced white bread, for example - are low in fibre, lacking in nutritional value and can leave your tummy rumbling by 11am. This can lead to mid-morning snacking on whatever comes easily to hand to stave off those niggling hunger pangs and quite often that ‘thing’ is not the healthiest choice.
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Easy Food Swaps For A Healthier Diet
Eating more healthily can be as simple as adjusting some small things which overall will make a big difference. By swapping foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt with alternatives that are equally satisfying but healthier, you can make a big difference to your diet and your overall health and wellbeing.
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Celebrate Chinese New Year - Cook Up Some Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe is so easy and quick, you must try it. It's all cooked in one pot for minimum hassle and very little mess.
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Is it A Bird, Is It A Plane... No It's A SuperFood!
“Superfoods” are foods that are particularly rich in nutrients, which experts consider to be particularly beneficial when incorporated into a healthy diet. These foods are good sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre, which are thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems.
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Pancakes - They Are Flippin Delicious!
We’ve been dreaming up ways to make pancakes a bit healthier, so you can enjoy this age-old custom without feeling too guilty. Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday) is celebrated in many countries throughout the world with extravagant carnivals and feasting.
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Chickpea Pancake With Avocado And Sundried Tomatoes
Yes this is a pancake! It is sugar free, but that does not mean it is not still delicious.
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Some Healthy Little Snacks For When The Munchies Strike
We all know that feeling; breakfast was ages ago, lunch is still on the distant horizon, but you are just a bit hungry, and you get a craving for a snack – an attack of the Munchies. Research suggests that snacking may help control your appetite.
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Florentine Pizza
Our classic Florentine pizza recipe combines tangy tomatoes, silky spinach and perfectly cooked eggs on a crisp, home-made base - delicious served with a side salad for lunch or supper. It’s not only a fresher, healthier and cheaper alternative to a shop-bought pizza, but it’s surprisingly easy and fun to make.
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Give Your Valentine The Gift of Fitness
Valentine's Day, a festival dedicated to romance, love and friendship, falls on Wednesday 14th February. At this time of year, when winter seems never-ending, we humans are glad of an excuse to celebrate with a scattering of scarlet hearts, a bottle of bubbly and a candlelit dinner for two.
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The First Chapter In Your New Start..
The story of our lives is not fixed. It can change, either through circumstances, events, good or bad luck or through our own determination, ambition and drive.
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Top Tips For Beginner Spinners!
Sometimes the idea of trying a spin class can seem a little scary and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Spin is a great low impact workout that is great for cardiovascular fitness, helps lower stress levels and increases muscular endurance.
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Peckish? - Healthier Options At Your Favourite Restaurant Chains
If you want to enjoy a meal after your workout, however, you don’t want to undo all the benefits that your exercise routine has achieved by indulging in a high-fat, calorific fast food fix that won’t really nourish the body you’re trying so hard to look after. We wanted to help point you in the right direction, when chosing from some of the most popular high street restaurant menus.
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Winter Salad - Give it A Try
Salads can definately work for you in the winter, and this one is a delicious flavour packed treat, its good warm or cold, so save any left overs and then pack a portion into a Tupperware container and take it to work. Not only is it a delicious and satisfying salad, it's also packed with slow release energy, which will leave you feeling fuller for longer - result!
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From Zero to Hero - Health & Fitness From Scratch
Perhaps you are just the same as I am..someone who used to take part in lots of exercise at school and college and who has suddenly realised it has now been 10 or more years since I have done any proper exercise.
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Sleep & Exercise....The lowdown!
After an exhausting Christmas and New Year with all its shopping, feasting and partying, the Festival of Sleep Day on 3rd January might be a new cause for celebration, of which you may have been previously unware. This unofficial holiday doesn't give you carte blanche to indulge in a duvet day or nod off over your desk if you're supposed to be back at work, but it does draw attention to the importance of sleep, which goes hand-in-hand with regular exercise, in keeping you fit and healthy.
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Cleanse & Detox - Pineapple, Coconut And Ginger Smoothie
Try this super smoothie with delicious pineapple, coconut and ginger. Detoxing your body has 5 major health benefits:Helps remove toxins from the body and liverReduces inflammationPromotes healthy brighter skinClears your digestive systemGives you a bit of energy and va va voom!
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Worried About A History Of Heart Disease In Your Family?
It’s something that only hits you at tough times, a spell of illness, discovering a medical issue or a when a sad occurance happens in the family - that realisation that heredity does have a part to play in your future health. According to the British Heart Foundation, if you have a family history of heart disease, unfortunately, you carry an increased risk of also developing cardiovascular diseases such as angina, heart failure and stroke.
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Festive Treat With A Fitness Twist
Few of us can resist the seasonal favourite mince pie. Our version is a fraction healthier than the traditional variety, and your own mincemeat is suprisingly easy to make.
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Surviving The Office Party With Your Health, Fitness and Reputation Intact!
It is that time of year again – you’ve been invited to the office party and you want to wow your colleagues with your amazing dress sense, sparkling personality and your incredible dance moves. You also don’t want to make the party season an excuse to let your health and fitness regime slip, after months of hard work in the gym.
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We LOVE You Megan – You’re A Star!
In line with our festive theme of all focusing on the things we love, we thought we’d give one of our special fitness instructors, Megan Haggar, the recognition she deserves for her contribution towards making our Southend Welcome Gym so vibrant and successful. Our members often send us positive feedback about Megan, these are just a few of the recent comments we have received about her...
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The Gift That Keeps On Giving
It’s that time of year again, when we’re all trying desperately to think of a present we can give to someone special, that’s original, thoughtful and that they don’t own already! So, this year why not give that special person the gift of good health, in the shape of an Annual gym membership - a gift that will last all year, rather than being swiftly forgotten.
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Busy Mum? How To Find Some Time For You!
Being a busy mother can feel like being a Jack-of-all trades with your life a constant whirl of activity, trying to fit in a job, domestic chores, food shopping, cooking and ferrying the kids to school and their many play-dates, parties and other social activities. It’s very hard to fit in time just to relax and find some “me time”, let alone finding time to exercise and make sure you keep fit and healthy yourself.
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5 Tips To Help You Deal With Diabetes
Living with a condition like diabetes can be extremely difficult and sometimes even debilitating, so we’ve come up with five digestible pointers to try and help you manage your lifestyle a little better.Tip #1: Eat the right food!
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Plate Up For The Planet - 7 Day Vegan Challenge
This November, various celebrities including Evanna Lynch (from the Harry Potter films) and the Green Party’s co-leader, Caroline Lucas, are endorsing the 7-Day Vegan Challenge to “Plate Up For The Planet”, and encouraging people to try veganism, if only for just a week.The main driving force of veganism is compassion and concern for animal rights and the natural environment.
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Try Out Our 2 New Apex Classes!
Great News! We are launching 2 brand new APEX classes.
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Open House At Welcome Gym
From Friday 27th until Sunday 29th October, when the clocks go back and British Summertime officially ends, Welcome Gym is holding an Open House event to encourage members’ families, friends and work colleagues to make 2017 the winter when they decide not to just hibernate but to commit to get fit!The doors of all Welcome Gym clubs will be open to everyone, from those that would just like a tour to have a look at the facilities or those who would like to try out the gym completely free of charge.
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Eating Well at Uni
Everything’s new, exciting (and daunting too) when you start at university – moving away from home for the first time, mixing with new people, worries about your course, and concerns about your student loan and how to make it stretch as far as possible. Eating properly may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s very important to make sure you get a varied, healthy diet within your limited budget.
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Soft Drinks - Sugar Explained!
If you are an avid gym goer, or you get your daily exercise from walking, running or playing a sport, then you will probably watch what you eat as well. You will be used to looking at calories, fat content and sugar levels in different foods.
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Plan for Exercise as well as for Lectures!
I remember that even as a University student studying sport, I found it hard to think about fitting in exercise beyond my course. It took me time to think about how I could fit everything in.
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Fitting In Fitness For Freshers!
Finding time to exercise while you’re studying is very important. Hunching over a computer terminal or sitting through lectures can mean you’re very sedentary, and exercise will help relieve stress and anxiety, keep you fit and boost your mental wellbeing and energy levels.
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Healthy Food For Freshers
If you’re a student that has just left home to start a university or college course, you may be experiencing a whole range of emotions – excitement about the adventures that lie ahead and trepidation about managing on your own for the first time.You now have total responsibility for your own wellbeing, which can be rather daunting, but there are things you can do to make sure you look after yourself, eat well and get enough exercise without swallowing up the whole of your student loan in the first week.
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The Upside Of Being An Empty Nester
This is the time of year when many young adults leave home for the first time to take up places at universities and colleges, perhaps at some distance away. It is quite normal for parents to experience some sense of loss and emptiness as their children take that great step into the unknown, towards independence and adulthood.
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No Time? No Excuse!
The most common excuse for not going to the gym is perceived lack of time. We all lead busy lives nowadays with long working hours, commutes, family duties and chores to fit in.
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2 Brand New Apex Classes!
Have you ever heard of Apex gym floor classes? If not, we want to tell you more about this new style of gym floor class, which is available at our clubs, especially our 2 newly-launched Apex sessions - FUSION and RELEASE.
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Benefits Of Breakfast
Breakfast is regarded by many nutritionists as the most important meal of the day. When you get up in the morning, you probably haven’t eaten for at least twelve hours, so when you consume your first meal, you’re literally “breaking your fast” and providing your body with the fuel and nutrients it needs to function efficiently.
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The Breakfast of Champions
Having established that eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day here are a few suggestions for quick, easy and healthy breakfasts: - Bircher muesli. Newly trendy but originally introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, this can be prepared the night before, so is super-speedy to eat in the morning.
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Five Unexpected Benefits From Using a Personal Trainer
Even if you’re a regular gym-goer, working out on your own does not always result in the achievements and physical improvements that you may have envisaged. Even if you persuade a best mate to train alongside you to liven things up and encourage you to visit the gym more regularly, you might reach a plateau, where you don’t really seem to be making positive advancements to your fitness.
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12 Great Reasons to Join for 12 Months
If you are seeking a really affordable place to exercise, Welcome Gym offers a great solution, and with our exclusive annual membership offer this bank holiday, it is the best time ever to sign up. We are No.
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Ascend To Your Personal Fitness Peak
Endorsed by Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes, the Apex gym floor exercise series represents a leap forward in innovative gym workouts, designed to help you reach your personal best, whatever your fitness level, if personal training is not an option for you. If you’ve noticed Apex classes on the timetable and are wondering what they entail, they are instructor-led, 30-minute long, intense training sessions with numbers limited to about twelve participants.
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Five Reasons You Will See More Results if You Work Out With a Friend!
A lot of people work out alone; I am one of them and with so much to cram into a day, sometimes it’s just more convenient only having to worry about me. But...
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Delicious Cacao Nib & Sour Cherry Bar
This nutritious granola bar is a healthy pre or post work out snack. It's very simple to make with little or no cooking skills required.
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Luring The Kids Away From Screens This Summer!
The school summer holidays have arrived and you’ve got to find things to do with the kids for 6 weeks! The temptation is to let them spend hours inside on their phones, games consoles and watching TV.
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Spiralized Corgette Carbonara
A spiralizer is an inexpensive gadget and good gift for someone who enjoys cooking. Essentially it turns fresh veg into noodles, and gives you lots of opportunities for introducing more vegetables into your diet.
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How To Avoid Returning From Your Holiday With Excess Baggage!
You’re really looking forward to your summer holiday, and have spent all year working hard in the gym and passing up on the chips and chocolate, so that you feel good about your body. You want to enjoy the sun, sea, sand and sangria, as well as the delicious, exotic food on offer but you don’t want to come home having piled on the pounds and feeling like a beached whale (apparently 60% of us put on an average 5lbs during a two-week break).
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Grow Your Own Five (Or More) A Day
We all know food is just as important as exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. The ’5-A Day’ message is widely known and encourages us to incorporate as many fruits and vegetables into our diet as possible, and what better way to do this than to grow your own?
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Try Something Different And Give An Apex Class A Go..
With the launch of our brand new 30 minute Apex gym floor classes across our fitness clubs, we asked 2 students from Cheltenham to answer some questions about why they joined the gym and what they thought of these new classes! But first… what are Apex Classes?
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Challenging The Myths Around Lower Back Pain & Exercise
Back pain is commonA total of 84% of people worldwide will experience back pain during their lifetime. It is equally common across all age groups; from young to old and doesn't get worse with age.
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It Is Easier To Exercise In The Summer! - Myth or Truth?
Most people start off the New Year with great intentions of regularly exercising throughout the year, but after a couple of months this motivation can wane. Is it possible that the dark mornings and evenings influence our motivation to leave the house and get exercising?
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Our Healthy Drink on a Stick For Long Hot Days
When the weather’s hot and sticky, the tinkling chimes of the ice cream van make even grown-ups think nostalgically of licking a lovely, fruity ice lolly to help them cool down. But why not make your own more healthy and delicious lollies and ices at a fraction of the cost of shop-bought ones?
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Your Ultimate Post Workout Smoothie
We’re always being urged to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day and for many people this can be difficult. It can definately be more tempting to reach for a bar of chocolate or packet of crisps than to choose an apple, orange or carrot.
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A 15 Minute Partner Based Workout - Intermediate Level
Let’s face it – it’s easy for a training routine in the gym to become a little stagnant and for you to lose heart if you keep doing the same thing over and over again. Not only will it hinder your performance and your potential to achieve some exceptional results, but it can also lead to you becoming disillusioned with your gym routine, full stop.
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Florentine Pizza
Our classic Florentine pizza recipe combines tangy tomatoes, silky spinach and perfectly cooked eggs on a crisp, home-made base - delicious served with a side salad for lunch or supper. It’s not only a fresher, healthier and cheaper alternative to a shop-bought pizza, but it’s surprisingly easy and fun to make.
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Task 7: Cook a Healthy Eating Recipe – And Share It on Facebook
Of course, healthy eating is a very important part of keeping in good physical condition. Food is not just fuel; it contains a complex range of nutrients that feed our bodies, helping us to attain or retain a healthy weight, renew tissues, build muscle, avoid infection and keep a clear skin and shiny hair.
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TASK 6: Try a Class on Your Join, Like Learn Journey Challenge.
If you’ve never tried one of our classes, throw caution to the winds and give it a go (maybe take along a gym buddy for moral support). If you do attend classes, try one that you’ve never considered before - you’ll probably enjoy it!
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Phew! You Made It!
Congratulations! You started in early May, it’s now nearing the end of June, and you’ve reached your destination – the end of the Welcome Gym Join, Like, Learn Six Week Challenge.
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Trainers At The Ready!
Jog Down to Our Open Weekend Sat 24th/Sun 25th JuneAs the culmination of this summer’s Join, Like, Learn Challenge, Welcome Gyms are holding a celebratory Open Weekend from 24th to 25th June.So bring along your friends and family to have a look round the gym, watch demonstrations of some of the huge range of fitness classes we offer, and chat to our team of fitness instructors and personal trainers.
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Chia Seed Pudding and Blueberry Compote
Chia seeds come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica, originally grown in Mexico and related to the mint family. They have become a popular “superfood”, prized for their nutritional value and health giving properties.
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Give Your Dad The Gift Of Health On Fathers Day
We’ve had a special day for mothers for centuries (Mothering Sunday) but Fathers’ Day was only introduced early in the last century in America and imported to England far more recently – and why not! Dad’s are just as important and deserve a bit of spoiling at least once a year, to remind them how much we appreciate and love them.
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TASK 5 - Join, Like, Learn With a Free Personal Training Taster Session
As part of your gym membership at Welcome Gym, you are entitled to a FREE half-hour taster session with one of our excellent personal trainers. You can see their details and what they specialise in on our website, under the Training tab.
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TASK 4: Book a Workshop As Part of the Join, Like, Learn Fitness Challenge
Functional Training - where exercises are specifically designed to help you perform everyday activities more easily and avoid injury - is becoming a very popular and arguably the most effective training method. However, it does involve a range of rather weird and wonderful equipment, which may appear somewhat daunting or baffling to the average gym goer.
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How Can Exercise Really Help Me Quit Smoking?
Even with the recent introduction of e-cigarettes, around 17% of the UK population still smoke regularly. Studies have shown that even moderate exercise, especially aerobic exercise that works your heart and lungs, actively reduces the urge to smoke.
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Running Trainers - Getting The Right Fit!
Running shoes are the most essential piece of kit for any runner. Knowing how your feet work is vital for finding the right trainers to keep you injury free and keep you running!
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TASK 3 - Bring a Buddy On Your Join, Like, Learn Journey
Your third task in the seven-week Welcome Gym Join, Like, Learn Fitness Challenge is to bring a friend, colleague or family member into the gym to introduce them into the world of fitness and try a partner workout.Entering a gym for the first time can be very daunting for the uninitiated.
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Task 2 - Give Us A Thumbs Up!
On the second stage of your Join, Like, Learn journey, we would like you to take a selfie of you and a member of our fitness team, whether an instructor or personal trainer, giving everyone a thumbs up sign, and to post this on Facebook.We want this initiative to involve all Welcome Gym members, and a thumbs up is your stamp of approval for the idea that although we are all different individuals, we are part of a community that shares the same aims and ambitions – to get fitter, stay healthier and live a longer, more active and enjoyable life.
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Join For Free - May Bank Holiday Offer
The May Bank Holiday is already upon us and summer is beginning to feel like a reality at last.We all tend to be more active during the warmer months and feel more inspired to take up new and healthier habits.
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High Blood Pressure - How Can Exercise Help?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects about a third of adults and can be a major cause of strokes and heart disease. It's important, therefore, to understand what are the main causes of high blood pressure, who is at most risk and how you can reduce your blood pressure and improve your health through healthy eating and exercise.
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Task 1 - 3 Is The Magic Number
The NHS recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling, running or fast walking every week and strength exercises that work all the major muscles on one or two days a week. Fitting this amount of exercise into your busy life with work, chores and family demands can be quite difficult, and certainly attending the gym every single day may not be sustainable, either physically or mentally.
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Make Your Join, Like, Learn Fitness Journey Even More Rewarding
Welcome Gym has come up with a new challenge, which will encourage you to join other club members in focusing on your fitness, and which will prove rewarding in more ways than one. If you sign up to the “Join, Like, Learn Journey”, you will receive a loyalty card, listing seven fun challenges to be achieved before the journey’s end, where a small prize awaits you.
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Cool, Comfy And Not Too Pricey - Where To Find Great Workout Kit
We are all looking for something that looks good , keeps us supported and feels great when we workout, but what products are out there that feel really comfortable and flatter our natural body shapes? We decided to compare the supermarket, high street and top end brands to see what they have to offer.
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Quick and Easy Pre-Workout Snacks!
Many of us are looking for quick 'on the go' snacks that give us more energy, burn fat, help build muscle and help aid recovery after exercise, so we decided to do some research to see what was available.A number of nutritionists suggest that if you are partaking in vigorous exercise, then eating a small snack between 30 and 60 minutes before your workout can be beneficial.
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STRETCH
There are two different types on stretching – Dynamic & Static. A Dynamic stretch is an exercise which contains movement and should be completed prior to working out, whilst a Static stretch is usually performed when a workout is completed.
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Learn - Utilise our Workshops and Gym Floor Sessions To Expand Your Fitness Repertoire!
LEARN – The Benefits of Trying Our Workshops and Gym Floor Classes. If you were at school or college and had to do the same lesson day-in-day-out, you would soon get bored and maybe start skipping classes and playing truant.
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Gym Etiquette - The Do's And Don'ts!
Gym Etiquette - The Do's And Don'ts!All gyms have rules relating to what you should and shouldn’t do whilst you are working out or taking part in a class.
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LIKE - find a fitness hobby or exercise that you like, and that will be the key to sticking to it.
When you’re considering which form of exercise might be best for you, the most important thing to bear in mind is whether it’s going to be an activity that you actually enjoy. It’s all very well thinking about how many calories this or that activity burns and what training methods are the latest craze, but if you hate doing these things, you’ll soon get bored or frustrated and give up.
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The Power Of Dance!
Being a member of a gym doesn’t mean you just have to use the gym equipment! Most gyms offer so much more nowadays, including lots of different classes and workshops for you to try.
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No Garden - No Problem!
We've been promoting the benefits of gardening and growing your own fruit and veg but not all of us are lucky enough to have the outside space to set up a veg patch. Never fear, here are some inspiring ideas with no garden required!
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Stress Relief Through Exercise
Let’s face it - modern life can be stressful. Whether it be difficult world news, long working hours, commutes, financial pressure or relationship issues, all of these things and more can conspire to make us fearful, anxious and stressed.
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LEARN - Top 5 Recommended Fitness Books
Getting fit is often described as a “journey”, but it is really a process of education, getting to know your body and its capabilities, learning to improve it through exercise and healthy eating and acquiring the skills to optimise its efficiency and longevity. The question is, are you: 1.
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What Is On Offer At Welcome Gym High Wycombe - Our Open Weekend Rundown!
This weekend, over the Easter bank holiday, we are opening our doors to the High Wycombe community and letting local residents try us for free! We want to make sure that local people get a great idea of what is on offer if they join a Welcome Gym.
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JOIN - why is doing exercise in a group more fun and potentially more effective?
If you would love to feel a bit fitter but just can't stick to a regular routine, then you are like millions of us, you just need to find the support and encouragement you need to get moving. We think the key thing is to JOIN with other people in activities that will get you off the couch.
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Getting A (Reasonably Healthy) Chocolate Fix
With Easter on the horizon, our thoughts turn to the delights of chocolate eggs, rabbits, chicks, or just bars or boxes of delicious chocolate. As comedienne Jo Brand says, “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate!
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A Taste Of Spring!
WOW, look at this delicious rolled leg of lamb with minty pesto! We think this is a cracking Easter holiday weekend recipe, and suprisingly simple to do.
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It is never too late to start exercising..
There’s no doubt about it, keeping fit at any age makes for a happier, healthier life. However, getting yourself into a gym or a fitness routine as you get older can be particularly tough and daunting.
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Cleanse & Detox - Pineapple, Coconut And Ginger Smoothie
Try this super smoothie with delicious pineapple, coconut and ginger. Detoxing your body has 5 major health benefits: Helps remove toxins from the body and liver Reduces inflammation Promotes healthy brighter skin Clears your digestive system Gives you a bit of energy and va va voom!
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Feeling awkward and afraid to join a gym is normal.. you are not alone!
‘I’m so awkward, I’m afraid I will trip or won’t know how to use the machines’Does that feel like you? Along with some of these common thoughts: I don’t know what kind of clothes to wear.
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For A Detox Boost, Try Eating Raw - Sample Our Raw Pad Thai
Raw foods such as fruits, grains and vegetables tend to retain their natural goodness in abundance, as well as offering a cleaner fresher taste. Raw food fans believe that you gain a much greater nutritional value from the food with many additional benefits, such as boosting your immune system, aiding detox and promoting better digestion.
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Yummy Little Cup Cakes!
How about treating your Mum to these delicious little morsels? Carrot, raisin and maple cakes are moist and lower in refined sugar than a traditional cupcake.
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From Zero to Hero - Health & Fitness From Scratch
Perhaps you are just the same as I am..someone who used to take part in lots of exercise at school and college and have suddenly realised it has now been 10 or more years since I have done any proper exercise.
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A Third Of The Cost Of A Delivery Pizza And 3 Times The Taste!
Just look at this mouthwatering pizza! It costs around just £3.
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5 Reasons To Take a Walk on The Wild Side..
Walking in the country is one of the most painless and enjoyable ways of taking exercise, whether alone or with friends, at any time of year and in most weathers. Here are five good reasons for getting into the great British outdoors and putting your best foot forward: -1.
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Grow Your Own Five (Or More) A Day
We all know food is just as important as exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. The ’5-A Day’ slogan is widely known and encourages us to incorporate as many fruits and vegetables into our diet as possible, and what better way to do this than to grow your own?
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Spicy Guacamole With Pitta Chips
This guacamole is refreshing, spicy, zesty and full of ingredients that support the detox of the digestive system. A super healthy snack , perfect for movie night or post workout nibble.
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Welcome Gym - Find Out More...
Fitness First High Wycombe is now being operated by The Fitness Trust and is trading as ‘Welcome Gym’, a new brand of gym that offers excellent facilities at an exceptionally low price.The Fitness Trust is a non-profit organisation, with an objective to provide professionally run, accessible, gym and exercise facilities to communities with a broad demographic base.
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Direct Debit Members - What Should You Do Next...
Fitness First High Wycombe is now being operated by The Fitness Trust and will trade as ‘Welcome Gym’, a new brand of gym that offers excellent facilities at an exceptionally low price.This is an exciting move for us and means we can offer you great facilities, better value, lots of free classes, online access to your membership account and easy entry to the club.
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Annual (Pre-paid) Members - What Should You Do Next...
Fitness First High Wycombe is now being operated by The Fitness Trust and will trade as ‘Welcome Gym’, a new brand of gym that offers excellent facilities at an exceptionally low price.This is an exciting move for us and means we can offer you great facilities, better value, lots of free classes, online access to your membership account and easy entry to the club.
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5 Reasons To Take a Walk on The Wild Side..
Walking in the country is one of the most painless and enjoyable ways of taking exercise, whether alone or with friends, at any time of year and in most weathers. Here are five good reasons for getting into the great British outdoors and putting your best foot forward: -1.
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