Taking a Closer Look at Kettlebells – The Benefits and Uses

Article by the Drummond Team

In Russia and Eastern Europe, kettlebell lifting is an international sport with local, national and world championships. However, they have become a piece of equipment found in many gyms, health clubs or studios. Kettlebells are a fantastic piece of equipment for development of dynamic strength and endurance in both a class […]

By |February 27th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Workouts|

Tim’s Strength Conditioning Workout – Try this at home!


By |February 26th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

Plyometrics – Is It For Everyone?

Article by the Drummond Team

Plyometrics is a fantastic form of training that many personal trainers will have used at some point in their own training programmes at one point or another.


The benefits are widely accredited;

You increase the power and strength in the legs which will help all other aspects of training,You burn more calories in a […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Article, Physio, Workouts|

Conor’s Super-Set Session Workout

By Conor McLean, Drummond Tutor & Senior Lecturer, & Lifestyle & Obesity Specialist for Edinburgh Leisure 
Supersets are a great way to hit all the main muscle groups in the body, especially if you are quite short in time. All these Supersets are using opposing (agonist & antagonist) muscle groups, meaning as one muscle group is […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Article, Workouts|

Are you a “January Jogger”??

Article by the Drummond Team

Have you added running to your New Years exercise regime? Here’s some helpful tips on how not to run yourself in to the ground – and lose your incentive!

It sounds easy. Put on your running shoes, point yourself in your chosen direction and run.  The energy cost of running far out […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Article, Workouts|

Avoiding the January Blues, refining Technique and Building Stamina

Article by the Drummond Team

In the dark first quarter of the year, where the intensity is down and you are building a quality endurance base, it can be hard to stay stimulated whilst training.  If you are on the turbo, yes, you have music or a movie.  You might even be a fan of Zwift […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Workouts|

Tips to Help Prevent Common injuries in Gym Classes

Article by the Drummond Team

Gym/aerobic classes come in many forms such as body attack and body pump etc. They are a great way to remain/develop fitness as they are easily accessible; they are performed in large groups that help with adherence and you have an instructor guiding you through the class from a form and […]

By |January 7th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

Merry Christmas HIIT Workout

Join Drummond Team member Arran Nicholson and try his Merry Christmas HIIT workout! 

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

Fiona’s Alphabet Workout



Every class member gets a copy of this sheet.  Each letter of the alphabet has a set exercise and number of reps attached to it.   The participant then spells out the answer to a set list of questions.

The questions can be themed, for example:

Spell your first name

Spell your last name

Spell the town you […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Article, Workouts|

Get those Legs Snow-Ready!

Written by Conor Mclean, BSc Hons Sports & Exercise Science 

Here’s a  programme you can adapt to get all the muscles engaged when going down the piste. This one focusses mainly on endurance –  but the sets and rep ranges can be adapted to suit individuals needs.

Main muscles targeted: All glutes (maximus, minimums and medius); Quads; Hamstrings; […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Article, Workouts|