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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|

Protein Stollen Cake

Ingredients

1 cup protein powder

2 heaped tbsp ground almonds

2 tbsp coconut flour

4 eggs (double if using egg whites only)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Sweetener to taste 

1/2 tbsp orange zest

Mixed fruits and nuts handful

Vanilla to taste 

Spices to taste (Cinnamon, Cardamon, Ginger)

 

Method

Mixed all ingredients together until get you get a sticky doughy texture.

Form into shape and place […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

12 Days of Christmas Accumulator Workout

Workout by the Drummond Team. Merry Christmas.
This is a workout you can do in class with your group, or individually with your clients and then set them to do at home to keep them fit over the break days of Christmas. You could also set it as day 1 is Christmas day until the 5th […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Article, Workouts|

Post Natal Benefits of the Squat

Article by Carifit baby wearing workouts. The new group exercise class for post-natal mums.

As one of the single most effective lower body exercises, squatting is a great way to regain and improve strength in a functional way whilst working the pelvic floor muscles. It is also a very safe exercise for both postnatal and expectant […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Article, Group Exercise|

Getting The Most From Social Media

Article by Vicky Mahony  from Upstartr. 

Social media is a marathon not a sprint; and like a marathon, the better you prepare and execute your plan, the more effective you will be. There are so many different platforms to consider and it is easy to waste valuable time with an unfocused and scattergun approach.

According to Pew […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Article, Business|