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Cardio Interval To Power – Individual Circuit

 

Warm up 5 mins using CV 

With this workout use your CV intervals (as below, 1,2, 3,)  using 3 different exercises for each 20 seconds and then 20 seconds rest. Repeat it 6 times before moving onto first power block. Repeat the same CV interval block between each power block. 

One minutes rest between each block to […]

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

No Bake – Date & Hazelnut Brownies

Ingredients for the brownies
250g dates

110g roasted hazelnuts

4 tbsp raw cacao powder

3 tbsp maple syrup (I use sugar free version)

generous pinch of Himalayan salt

Cinnamon to taste 
Ingredients for the frosting (all blended)
125g dates

30g raw cacao powder

50g coconut oil

100ml almond milk 
Method
Blend hazelnuts and dates together first and then add and blend the maple syrup, the cacao powder and […]

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

Poor Micro Control and Compensatory Movement Patterns

Article by the Drummond Team
‘Brace the Core’ or ‘Engage the Core’ has almost become a mantra chant in the fitness industry. As an exercise therapist, I often wonder if it means anything at all to a client or class member and if they actually know how to control movement through micro control within the trunk. […]

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

Workout – Giant Set Circuit

Complete 1 resistance set, 15 seconds to change,  1 CV set 1 minute rest then move to next block down. Repeat until all blocks done. Takes around 1 hour.

 

Resistance Exercise with VIPR or Barbell or Medball or Plates etc

All 30 reps
Step

 

CV Exercise all 30 Seconds

Giant Set 1

Shoulder Press x 30

Lateral Raise x 30

Shoulder Press x […]

By |February 25th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Health Benefits of Yoga

Summary review article by the Drummond Team
A recent article published by ‘Exercise for Injuries’ highlighted scientific research on 10 health benefits of taking part in a Yoga class. These are great selling points for you as a Yoga teacher to encourage your clients to take part in your class, or to add some Yoga poses […]

By |February 3rd, 2018|Article, Yoga|

Recipe – Gluten Free Walnut and Lentil Balls

Ingredients:

         1 tablespoon olive oil

         1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

         2 cloves garlic, minced

         1 teaspoon dried parsley

         1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

         1/4 teaspoon paprika

         1/2 cup dried lentils

(can use precooked if short on time)

         2 cups water

         1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

         2 tablespoons oat flour (optional)

         2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

         1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 

Method:

Heat oil in a saucepan on medium high heat and cook onions until soft.
Stir in garlic, thyme, parsley, paprika and lentils.
Add water and bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to simmer and cover […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Article, Recipes|

Pilates or Yoga? What is the difference?

Class handout by the Drummond Team

We are often asked if it is better to take Pilates training or Yoga training and what is the difference. I expect you are often asked the same by class members. We thought this handout may help clarify some of the differences and help you choose what classes to offer […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Article, Pilates|

Conor’s Cardio Blast

Blow out the cobwebs and the seasonal excesses with this fun cardio workout from Conor. Its pretty good fun and takes 45 minutes to complete. 

Choose 3 cardio machines of your choice (E.g. Treadmill; Rower; X-trainer or Bike etc). After each timed block, increase your intensity by 10-20% for the following block so as your time […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Goodbye 2017 – Hello to 2018!

The end of the year is the traditional time to reflect on your achievements and progress; and plan forward for the next year.

If you run your own business; which many instructors and Personal Trainers do, those precious days between Christmas and New Year sometimes give an hour or so of downtime to reflect on what […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Article, Business|

Top Fitness Trends For 2018

As a professional in the fitness and health sector, it is always interesting to start the new year. My thoughts immediately go to what this year may hold. It is ‘like a box of chocolates’ in the true sense of Forest Gump, you never know what is going to unfold throughout the year and where […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Article, Business|