The Christmas Scoop: ‘How long it takes to burn off Britain’s favourite Christmas treats’

All hail, the festive season is upon us! At this time of year, it can feel like there are delicious treats and tempting snacks lurking around every corner. Between the inevitable extra booze, mince pies and the ENDLESS food comas, it’s not a surprise that we pile on some serious pounds over the festive season.

According to the Independent, the average Brit eats around 6,000 calories on Christmas Day

Ok, so it’s going to take more than your traditional 45-minute walk around the block to burn that off. According to the American Council on Exercise, it would take a full 24 hours of walking to burn off 6,000 calories.

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Fitness Fashion: 5 Essentials for Winter Fitness

Think that leaving your house on a regular day is difficult? We all know that it’s about a thousand times harder during the winter months. Darkness arrives earlier, the wind is bitingly cold and that pain in your left shoulder has suddenly intensified. When will something good happen!! If you know what we’re talking about, these 5 winter essentials might help you breeze through the upcoming chilly months:

  1. Headlamp

If you enjoy going for a run either in the early morning or straight after work, we’re sorry to say that it’s going most likely to be pitch black outside. That’s exactly why you need a headlamp, with one of these bad boys you’ll be able to see and also be seen (which might come in handy if you’re on a poorly lit trail or road!). We’d also suggest you pair your headlamp with a headband to protect your ears from the freezing winds – try this Halo Anti-Freeze Headband

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The Halloween Scoop: Healthy or Horror show? The health benefits of Pumpkin

It’s that that pumpkin-flavoured-everything time of year again. Whether it’s in your favourite Starbucks coffee, your Bailey’s booze, or even your Lindor chocolate – thanks to our American cousins, you just can’t escape it! But seriously, let’s talk about pumpkins. Whilst we recommend that you only have a pumpkin flavoured treat every so often, this spooky seasonal veg is actually very healthy.

Orange is the new yellow!

Do you ever go for a banana before a workout? You do it because banana has an excellent level of potassium which will help your cells retain fluid balance, helping to prevent cramping – it’s also a great source of nutrients. What you might not know is that a cup of cooked pumpkin has 564 milligrams of potassium, a substantial amount more than a banana’s 422! For a more decadent Saturday morning breakfast, try these pumpkin pancakes with salted pecan butterscotch.

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13 Reasons Why You Should Become a Personal Trainer

So, you’ve been umming and ahhing about whether becoming a personal trainer is the right step for you? It’s time to stop dithering and get going! Here are 13 reasons why you need to turn your passion into a career!

1. You’ll get the opportunity to work with various people from all walks of life. This is going to give you more confidence and help you become a better communicator! Becoming a PT is a great way to make new friends and connections too 😉

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10 Benefits of Doing a Part-Time Weekday Course in Bayswater

We all know that time is such a luxury nowadays and of all things we all would really like more of, time is surely up there on the list.

But with time being so precious how are we supposed to do most of the things we want? That is one of the questions that we hear every so often and with that in mind, we looked at the best ways to design a PT course that students can attend and still be able to work or be with their friends or family more.

Becoming a personal trainer does take a fair amount of time in most cases and in that time, you have to put in the work and dedication; you have to study and practice and on top of that, you have to attend your regular day job, maintain a social life, run errands and see your friends or family.

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I just finished my course…what happens now?

Yes! I have just finished my course and I am now one step closer into the fitness industry but what do I do now? Firstly, congratulations on finishing your course and you have now opened so many doors for yourself. We will look at some of the options that you can consider to doing as you have finished a course.

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How to keep your body fuelled during this autumn

With autumn officially starting soon, there’s a slight chance that you would have started to feel sluggish, tired and perhaps a tiny bit sad. Good news? You’re not the only one. Bad news? You have to work on yourself and put some effort into getting your energy levels back up again! It’s one of the downsides that autumn brings, despite us getting all excited about wonderful colours in trees, yummy comfort food and cosy clothing. [Read more…]

Why Should I Focus on Sports Conditioning as a Personal Trainer?

The sports conditioning coaching industry is expanding at a very rapid pace, now more than ever. More and more gym instructors and personal trainers are looking at working with athletes in order to help them achieve maximum performance, strength and endurance. Sport conditioning is a vital skill and know-how that you can acquire as a personal trainer if you want to work with athletes and improve their metabolic conditioning.

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How to boost your earnings as a personal trainer

 

How certain factors can influence your earnings as a PTOne of the most prominent questions on everybody’s lips when it comes to the fitness industry and more specifically, personal training, is about the potential income of PTs.

Personal training is quite a rewarding career, both personally and financially, but only if you are dedicated and prepared to work hard enough in order to achieve the initial goals that you have set. [Read more…]

Discovery Learning Fantasy League

Are Discovery Learning really running a Fantasy Football league? Yes, we are! This is because we want to engage with our customers and run a competition for you to win prizes and goodies. This is the first time that we’ve done something like this and we want you to be a part of it. The league will start on the 11th of August 2017 and finish on the 13th of May 2018. During that time, you and our other players will be able to win prizes, discounts, clothing and much more. This is a way for us to celebrate the start of the new football season and to say thank you to you, our customers, for choosing us as your training provider.

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