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The Science of Inactivity

Article by Dr Paul Batman P.hD
The new discipline of “sedentary physiology” or “inactivity physiology” is emerging as more information becomes available on the problems associated with sitting, inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.

Sedentary Behaviour is a Significant Health Hazard. Unique responses caused by prolonged sedentary behaviour that are the result of a lack of continual skeletal muscle contractile […]

By |September 7th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Press Release

Hydro-actif merges with Drummond Education to Better Serve the Water Fitness Market

Steph Toogood of Hydro-actif and Gill Cummings-Bell of Drummond Education are pleased to announce the exciting merger of these two health and fitness training brands, effective from the 1stSeptember 2019. The Hydro-actif brand will remain the powerful brand it is within the water world […]

By |August 31st, 2019|Article, Water Fitness|

Weekly Meal Planner

By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.” This is especially  true when it comes to food and meal planning. One of the biggest problems for busy people is to find the time to plan, shop, cook and then eat well. If you don’t give thought and planning to what you are going to […]

By |August 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Resting Metabolic Rate & Energy Expenditure

Resting metabolic rate is the energy your body uses to perform the most basic functions, at rest, for a 24-hour period. This can also be termed the resting energy expenditure. Total metabolic output is the total energy expenditure you use throughout the day which includes your resting energy expenditure and then energy expended doing all […]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Weight management, hypothyroidism and the menopause!

Are you, or your female clients struggling with all three?
Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s). M.Sc. PGCE. MBA

Hypothyroidism and menopaus have a connection.  Many women do not realise that there is an overlap between post menopausal symptoms and the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can increase or worsen symptoms of menopause. A research study published in […]

By |July 27th, 2019|Article, News, Physiology|

Seven Habits of a Highly Healthy Lifestyle

(How to not fail in your healthy lifestyle plans)

Article by gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s) M.Sc. MBA. PGCE

Many of us have heard of, or read, the book by Stephen Covey, ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’. When I think of the book, I often can’t remember the 7 habits however, I do remember the title, […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Forensic Analysis – The Reverse Curl

Analysis by Dr Paul Batman PhD

Client Instruction

 Starting Position

Lie is a supine position with your knees bent and your heels close to your bottom
Place your arms by the side of your body and in contact with the floor

Up Phase

From this starting position slowly tilt your pelvis back towards your chest by raising your […]

By |November 11th, 2018|Article, Forensic Analysis|

Stop The Trots!

The truth about Runs & Runs
article by Alice Hector Drummond Clinic Ambassador and Professional Triathlete

Exercise helps stimulate the digestive system, which is a good thing, to a point. As Roald Dahl so eloquently put in his version of The Three Bears:

“An early morning stroll / Is good for people on the whole/ It makes your […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Major HIIT workout with peripheral heart

Workout by the Drummond Team 
HIIT Workout In 3 Sets– 40 mins

Work for 1 min on each exercise with 15 seconds transition to next exercise: If you don’t feel like you have worked hard at the end of the workout you haven’t worked hard enough. 

Bodyweight Set

Squat thrusts

Press ups


Mountain climbers


Side plank with pulses (Left)

Side plank with pulses […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Forensic Analysis of the Bench Press

Analysis by Glenn Cranham B.Sc
The bench press is the foundation of the supine pushing movements. Once mastered it will allow for a great number of variations.

A good bench press allows the participant to stabilise all the core musculature isometrically, whilst focusing on recruiting the chest, triceps and anterior deltoids isotonically.

Concentric joint actions

Shoulder Horizontal Adduction/Flexion

Agonist […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Article, Forensic Analysis|