Table for One! – Solo Dining is on the Rise – and it could be Healthier for us…

Article by the Drummond Team

The popularity of dining alone is increasing – and could actually have some good health benefits for us too! According to booking site OpenTable, single restaurant reservations jumped 160 per cent between 2014 and 2018 in the UK – and similar boosts have been recorded in the US.  Not too long ago […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

The Supple Gardener

Article by the Drummond Team

With Spring finally upon us and gardens everywhere needing a little TLC, it might be helpful to try our 5 easy tricks to avoid the unwanted aches after a long day lifting and shifting in the garden.

Squat Well

Something that is often forgotten, or not understood to begin with, is how to […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Workouts|

Spring chicken paella


Serves: 2

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chicken breast fillet, sliced
200g fresh small plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 chorizo sausage, sliced
1 onion, finely sliced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
1 pinch paprika (optional)
150g rice
700ml hot chicken stock
150g frozen jumbo prawns
handful frozen peas
6 asparagus tips, chopped
50ml passata (optional)

By |May 17th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Clinical Pilates – What is it? – And what are the benefits?

Article by the Drummond Team

Pilates is an increasingly popular form of exercise originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. It is a total mind-body conditioning program designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability, posture and balance.

Clinical Pilates combines the early principles of Joseph Pilates […]

By |May 15th, 2019|Article, Pilates|

Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Curry

Serves 4


2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chilli powder
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp garam masala curry powder
1 tsp sesame seeds
4 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g chopped […]

By |May 13th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Spiced brioche and rhubarb pudding

Its rhubarb season in the UK! – if you’re a lover of traditional classic bread and butter pudding (& for a special treat!) you must try this recipe with ready-made brioche and spiced rhubarb. Serve with (reduced fat!) cream:

Nutrition (per serving):

Calories:  428KCALS

Fat 21.9G (12.9G SATURATED)

Protein 10.9G

Carbs 45.7G (25.7G SUGARS)

Fibre 2.1G

Salt 0.6G




400g ready-sliced brioche loaf
80g butter, softened, plus extra […]

By |May 10th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Why do we Sweat?



By |May 10th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Five ways to exercise safely while pregnant

Aim for 2½ hours’ weekly activity

A new study has found that exercising during pregnancy might protect children from obesity later in life – the first time that has been demonstrated for non-obese women. Dr Daghni Rajasingam, consultant obstetrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says there are many benefits for the […]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Exercise Physiology

Article sourced from Dr Hazel Wallace, The Food Medic / Post written by regular contributor Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Science – Bryna Chrismas

To comprehend what exercise physiology is we need to understand the words ‘exercise’ and ‘physiology’; some history will help us.

The word ‘exercise’ originates from the Latin word exercitius, which means to ‘drive forth’, and ‘physiology’ […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Article, Physiology|

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)… it’s About Time!

Article By Jennifer Bodell, Drummond Education 

HIIT seems to be all the rage these days – and a Big “buzz word” in the fitness industry. It’s been referred to as the “closest thing to an exercise pill”. Its fabulous for those of us who are pressed for time (as so many of us are these days!) […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Article, Group Exercise, Lifestyle|