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Are you a Plank?

Having spent the last 30 years as an instructor from Slide… yes Slide!! To Aerobics, Step, BodyPump, BodyBalance, Circuit training, you name it I have trained and taught it. Latterly preferring Pilates as my main passion.

I am intrigued with how the plank is presented in classes, traditionally Pilates have the ‘prone leg pull’ but the stationary plank […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Article, Forensic Analysis|

Training Tempo & Technique

Article by the Drummond Team

People getting active, being in the great outdoors and training is amazing. People who move actively or exercise lose weight, feel great and don’t get injured. Right?

Wrong…. many people who train who are muscularly weak, or are technically inexperienced and train without guidance, may perform movements incorrectly through poor or incorrect […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Anatomy, Article|

The big DROP workout – A great workout to stimulate muscle growth

 

Workout by Timothy Barry 

www.beyondanylimits.com

A quick workout I wanted to share, which I have personally found gets great results in muscle growth and toning. Ideal for men and women. Ladies this will help your toning and you won’t get huge shoulder muscles (a lot of my clients ask me this).

An early warning; this is tough and […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Spinach & Oat Protein Muffins

Good Mood Foods & Recipe by Krissy B
Keep your happy hormones high with adding some of these into your diet
 

Obviously the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is chocolate which will give you an endorphin boost from the polyphenols. A piece of dark chocolate a day will do the trick. 
 
An old time favourite and […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Article, Recipes|

Are you sure you need to Detox?

Article by Dr Paul Batman P.hD
It seems that everywhere we look we see all types of antioxidant supplements or super foods available on the shelves. Antioxidant foods such as broccoli are reported to neutralise the free radicals and reduce oxidative stresscaused by our diet and or the intense exercise we undertake. They reportedly do this […]

By |May 29th, 2018|Article, Nutrition|

Pyramid Workout

Workout by Conor McLean
For beginners who perhaps haven’t done pyramid training before,  work through 3 various rep ranges (rep range increases, whilst weights decrease – roughly by 10-20% or more/less dependant in individual) for each of the exercises, back to back with minimal rest. So pick your first weight at 8 – 10 difficulty to […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Easter Eggs – Is the sugar worth it?

We all know the perils of sugar and its excess. Easter Sunday is looming and I am confident that many of us will buy our children an egg so I thought I would put together a little chart for you to see which ones have the most sugar. 

I don’t want to deprive children of an […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Article, Nutrition|

High Protein Low Sugar Hot Cross Buns

Recipe by Krissy B

INGREDIENTS

130g ground almonds
30g psyllium husks
30g protein powder (can substitute for equal amount of coconut flour)
4 heaped spoon of coconut flour
Nutmeg to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Mixed spice to taste
Ground cloves to taste
Pinch of salt 
2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice (can add more to taste)
1 […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Article, Recipes|

Education Licence Opportunities

If your passion is to pass on your unique experience in the exercise and fitness modalities that you teach, Drummond offer a unique range of course delivery models which are tried and tested across our current licence partners. It could be just what you are looking for to start your own business in training the […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Blog|

What is Yogic breath and why is it important?

In Yoga a full yogic breath is important because it feeds the entire ‘energy’ body, the pranamayakosha. Yoga divides us into 5 separate entities: physical body, mental body, energy body, intuitive /wisdom body and bliss body. In order to be in full health, all of these need to be addressed in any therapy. For example, […]

By |March 14th, 2018|Article, Yoga|