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Alcohol – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s), M.Sc. MBA.PGCE.MIfL
At this time of year, many of your clients will partake in a tipple or two and probably a little more besides. We don’t want to spoil the fun so of course indulge over Christmas but to help your clients set New Years resolutions share this article with […]

By |June 17th, 2017|Article, Nutrition|

Forensic Exercise Analysis Of A Squat (Series 1)

Forensic Analysis by Dr Paul Batman

Exercise: Squat
Client Instruction
 Starting Position

Position your body under a safety rack and slowly lift and rest the bar on your shoulders making sure the bar is off your neck (support maybe needed)
Grasp the bar with your palms facing forward about 10-15 cm outside of your shoulders
Position your feet […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Article, Forensic Analysis|

Muscle Activation For Back Pain by Arran Nicholson (Client Article)

Arran is our clinical exercise rehabilitation specialist. He brings experience in sport and exercise rehabilitation and exercise performance following periods at Aldershot FC, Harlequins RFC and Ealing RFC. Like all of our therapist team, Arran works with a diverse range of patients, from those struggling to remain active right through to elite athletes, and all […]

By |June 11th, 2017|Article, Sports Massage|

Can you drink alcohol on a weight loss journey?

Article by Paul Batman P.Hd.

I always like to go home at night put my feet up for a few minutes and have a beer just to finish off the day. I never drink to excess but find that one beer every now and again makes me feel good.

Is this because I really want to drink […]

By |May 24th, 2017|Article, Nutrition|

Recipe – Paelo Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

adapted from ‘tinyinklings’
makes about 9 balls

Ingredients

1/4 cup chia seeds
4 Tbsp. almond butter
3 Tbsp. protein powder
(vanilla or plain)
3 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
(or cacao powder to keep it raw)
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
(melted, but not hot)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Additional 1/4 cup unsweetened […]

By |May 24th, 2017|Article, Recipes|

10 Benefits of Weight Training for Women

(Article adapted from Infinite Sports Performance Inc.)

Female clients are often afraid of lifting weights. This can be because they are worried about getting bigger, fueled by watching the heavy male lifters in the gym. There are many fitness advantages to weight training the least of which is the benefit to weight management. In fact the […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Article, Physiology|

Spring Clean With Pilates – Your Internal Shower!

Article by Jo Everill-Taylor B.Sc (Hon’s)

When we think of a spring clean for the body we often consider a de-tox diet but have you considered how you can spring clean and re-fresh the body with Pilates?

When Joseph Pilates published his book Return to Life Through Contrology, it is clear that he was very interested in […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Article, Pilates|

Power Yoga

People have been enjoying the benefits of yoga for thousands of years but what does it all mean? Yoga is a Sanskrit word most commonly translated as “union” or “to unite” and it is one of the few forms of exercise that not only develops true fitness but also brings a calmness and clarity. This […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Article, Yoga|

Living With Hypo-thyroidism (Under Active Thyroid Glands)

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

Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) is a consequence of deficient secretion by the thyroid gland of the thyroid hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). Hypothyroidism accounts for up to 80% of thyroid disease cases. (Hyper-thyroidism is not the scope of this article)

When working effectively the thyroid hormones […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Article, Physiology|

How Your Gut May Be Preventing Your Weight Loss

Article by Lincoln Bryden

Obesity has stolen national headlines as one of the most pressing health issues of our generation. It is clear that obesity is a multi-factorial, complex process that spans genetics, culture, socio-economic status, environment, beliefs, stress and more.

Many facets are well understood about obesity, particularly the consequence, which we know to be increased […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Article, Physiology|