How do you build an ultimate core in an athlete or gym-goer?
One of the most commonly used phrases in fitness is to ‘strengthen your core’. I get asked about it all the time by our clients. Indeed, strengthening your core can help to stabilise and support your spine, build maximal gains in your strength, and help you power through advanced athletic […]
Why is moving well in everyday life important for health and longevity?
Correct movement when carrying out any activity is key, whether you’re lifting weights, riding a bike, or picking up some heavy shopping. Incorrect movement can lead to a range of physical issues, such as stiff muscles and joints, or worse – damaged muscles and broken bones, which can impact the […]
How can I improve my hip flexibility?
It’s fair to say that a lack of hip flexibility is a significant problem for many people, regardless of whether they are new to a workout programme or are an experienced athlete. As Gray Cook says in one of our feature interviews (above) one of the most common reasons this […]
How to overcome three common knee and hip injuries
Knee injuries aren’t just painful, they can also make getting on with your day-to-day tasks difficult. Below we discuss some ways to deal with three common knee and hip injuries. Piriformis Syndrome Sufferers of Piriformis Syndrome will feel spasms and buttock pain as a result of a condition affecting the […]
Overcoming common ankle and foot injuries
You are probably familiar with RICE protocol (rest, ice, compress, elevate) when you first injure yourself, but what about after that? How can you effectively overcome injury and get moving again? Ankle and foot injuries are very common and, when treated appropriately, can be easily overcome. We recommend that you […]
Understanding tendon injuries and their rehabilitation
Tendon injuries can occur during sports or other activities that involve sudden sharp movements such as jumping or throwing or as a result of repeated overuse of the tendons during running or even computer use. What are tendons? Tendons are strong cords of connective tissue that attach the muscle to […]
The key difference between core strength and core stability
Core strength and core stability are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably in discussions concerning the training of your core musculature, or trunk musculature. Many people use both of these components during their training regime and workouts, however they do not always fully understand the difference between these two […]
Tips for exercising with lower back pain
If you suffer from lower back pain, it’s important that you take steps to exercise safely and carefully in order to prevent further injury. Many people shy away from exercise when suffering from back pain, but avoiding exercise altogether can exasperate the problem as well as lead to other conditions […]
Healthy Moving Workshops
The benefits of exercise are widely documented, impacting everything from our immune systems to our psychological wellbeing and our cognitive functioning. Making sure we have the right amount and the right kind of exercise is vital to our health and, in turn, our productivity at work and in life. But […]
Healthy Thinking Workshops
One in four of us will suffer with a mental health condition during our lifetimes, with the cost to UK businesses estimated at £30 billion a year. Although conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression are caused by a range of contributing factors, there are steps we can take to […]