Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Are you trying?

We got lots of people who join our gyms who have every intention of coming 5 times a week, or at least they declare that they will ‘try to come’ – and that’s just what they do – they try – job done !  Well, not really – its not the trying, it’s the actual doing that counts.

I have been trying to wash our kitchen floor for days – but its still muddy ! 

Our most successful gym goers are those who schedule us in.  ‘Gym’ is in the diary and it requires something pretty big to occur to shake that.  These are the people who come in 3 times a week – we can set our watches by them.  These people get results, they have a plan and they stick to it.   If you need help – phone a friend – make a date to come in together – its much harder not to come if you know you are going to let someone down

Even better – get a Personal Trainer – knowing that someone is there waiting for you and is going to help you to do your best is a real incentive to get in.

Stop trying and start doing !!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fundraising for Macmillan

We are raising money for Macmillan and are asking for your help!

As you know Steve has skin cancer and is receiving 'state of the art' immunotherapy.  We don't know how long it will work for but we are busy living everyday.  We get loads of support and Macmillan are helping in lots of ways.  Please help us to support them.  If you donate £10 we will email you our lovely recipe book, packed full of delicious healthy meals. Just click on the link below.

Many thanks.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Recipe - STIR-FRIED SPROUTS

A great Christmas side dish from Frank at wild in the pantry.

Serves 4 as a side dish

400g sprouts, peeled and thinly chopped
2 tbl sunflower or rapeseed oil
1/2 onion, finely sliced
piece of root ginger, finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 chilli (any type), finely chopped
4 pieces crystallised ginger, finely chopped

Heat the oil in a wok until just under smoking point. Add the onion and stir fry (moving continuously) for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Add the sprouts, fresh ginger and crystallised ginger and stir for 3-4 minutes.
Reduce the heat, add a splash of water, cover with a lid, and steam for 3-4 minutes.
Taste and season with salt and pepper

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Gift Vouchers - The ideal christmas present

We offer a variety of festive gift vouchers - Gym Membership, Personal Training & Sports Therapy

Friday, 25 November 2016

Why bother to go to the gym?

 It’s a palaver isn’t it?  Find your kit (have you remembered to wash it from last time ?  Oh no, still grubby and smelly in your bag!) and check your trainers for excess mud and whatever else gets stuck on them.  Then check that you’ve has enough to eat and drink – don’t want that faint and dizzy feeling again do you?  Oh, and is it raining again?  That little voice inside your head that says ‘just stay in – once won’t matter and there’s that programme on that you want to watch’. 

Let me tell you why we should bother –  Avril has had a letter from her GP .  The letter says that her bone density has increased – yes, increased.  Avril is post menopausal, has rheumatoid arthritis and takes steroids.  You would expect her bone density to decrease – so,  what has she changed in the last year?  She comes to the gym, she does CV and weights and works out with me as her Personal Trainer.  Bone density is really important to us as that’s a measure of how strong our bones are and how likely (or otherwise) we are to fracture a bone if we fall.  So Avril is less likely to fall as she has strengthened her core and less likely to break a bone if she does as her bones are denser and stronger.

We reckon its worth getting off the settee for?  So next time you’re not sure if you can find a clean T shirt – just remember you could be preventing a nasty fracture