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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|

Pilates Breath! How important is it?

Class handout by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc
The Importance of Breath

Joseph Pilates emphasized using a very full breath in his exercises. He advocated thinking of the lungs as a bellows – using them strongly to pump the air fully in and out of the body. Most Pilates exercises co-ordinate with the breath, and using the breath properly […]

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

Let me introduce you to the fat cell

Article by Dr Paul Batman PhD
There is a great deal of information written and communicated about obesity and its effects on our health. What is not so clear is information on the site where this complex disease initiates some of its problems.

What is an adipocyte?

The adipocyte or fat cell is the main type of cell […]

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

My “Coast to Coast” Journey

Journal by Dr Paul Batman P.hD
From St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in Yorkshire

After 40 years of working and training in the fitness industry, I was recently diagnosed with a 90% blocked coronary artery. I was shattered, after teaching people for decades that if you were fit, ate a healthy diet, controlled your […]

By |August 11th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Outdoor bodyweight workout – Great for a summers day

Workout by Conor McLean
A wee 20 minute, 4 round of 4 sets workout. Exercise/Rest times can be played around with (30:30 or 20:40 or 15:45) depending on fitness. Minimal/no real equipment required. All rounds include heart raiser, upper body, lower body and core! Have fun with it 🙂

Round 1




High Knees

Press Ups

Lunges (can be […]

By |June 17th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

What happens if I go away on holidays and I don’t train?

Article by Dr Paul Batman Ph.D





When people start a cardiovascular fitness program they are sometimes under the illusion that they will get fit quick and once they have improved their CV fitness level they can stop and go back their previous sedentary habits.

They don’t realise that it takes time and commitment to get CV fit […]

By |June 10th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Gill & Tom’s Tag Bootcamp

Tom and I were inspired to go to the open water swimming lake with the rest of our team on an early morning swim. We decided that whilst the rest of our team swam we would workout around the lake on our own bootcamp tag. This left me a wee bit worried as Tom is […]

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

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|