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  1. Professional Dancers James & Ola Jordan Visit Us In-store

    Professional Dancers James & Ola Jordan Visit Us In-store
    We were thrilled to welcome professional ballroom dancers and ex-Strictly Come Dancing stars, Ola and James Jordan, into our Tunbridge Wells store this week. Shopping for fitness equipment to kit out their new home gym, we took the opportunity to get a photo of the husband and wife dancers. James also managed to ansswer a quick Q&A inbetween trying out
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  2. Sweet tooth? Natural Sugar Alternatives You Need to Know About

    Sweet tooth? Natural Sugar Alternatives You Need to Know About
    You might be smashing your fitness programme, getting the required 8 hours of sleep a night, and following a generally healthy diet. These are all fantastic for our well-being. But for many of us, it’s those sugar cravings that are the hardest to crack down on. Here’s some good news for all you sweet tooths out there – you don’t
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  3. Are You Exercising Mindfully?

    Are You Exercising Mindfully?
    Mindfulness is a real buzz word at the moment. But what exactly does it mean? The Oxford dictionary sums it up nicely – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.” OK, so think about your fitness routine. When you work out, are you totally present while you complete those sets, run that mile on the
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  4. What You Need to Know About CrossFit

    What You Need to Know About CrossFit
    With the annual CrossFit Games taking place next week, it’s time to put the spotlight back on the workout that is like no other. For those that don’t know, CrossFit is a type of exercise where you continuously perform varied functional movements at high intensity. It’s not just about improving your health, but it’s also a way of testing your
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  5. How to Incorporate Stretching Into Your Routine

    How to Incorporate Stretching Into Your Routine
    Stretching is something that often gets neglected because it’s not considered important, but ultimately this could be a decision that comes back to bite you. Follow the advice of the pros on this one. They don’t preach about the importance of stretching for no reason! Why do we need to stretch? It might seem like a laborious task, but stretching is absolutely
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  6. The Ultimate Low Impact Equipment

    The Ultimate Low Impact Equipment
    Low impact training is an extremely underrated way of exercising. Not only is it ideal for reducing the risk of injury by lessening the impact on your joints, therefore being ideal for those who’re recovering from injury – but if you’re used to putting your joints through a pounding workout, then opting for low impact now and then also gives
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  7. 5 Minutes With International Rugby Star Richard Hibbard

    5 Minutes With International Rugby Star Richard Hibbard
    When international rugby star, Richard Hibbard, paid our Gloucester store a visit, we jumped at the chance to pin him down for a quick chat. So what inspired this Gloucester rugby player to follow a career in rugby, how does he train, what’s his ultimate comfort food? What inspired you to follow a career in rugby?  Being the youngest of four boys,
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  8. Tips for Building Your Home Gym

    Tips for Building Your Home Gym
    Perhaps you’ve had enough of the hectic gym atmosphere, you can’t stand wasting time waiting for equipment anymore, or you simply don’t want to leave the house at the crack of dawn to de-ice the car when the winter months return – whatever the reason – a home gym seems like the best option right now. But where to begin?
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  9. Olympic Vs Standard Weights & Bars

    Olympic Vs Standard Weights & Bars
    This question crops up a lot in our stores and via Live Chat on our website… so just what is the difference between Olympic and standard weights? And why do you need to know? Well, whether you’re looking to buy some weights for the first time, or want to add to your existing collection, you want to buy what’s right
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  10. Guest Blog: Bodybuilder Olu Talks Competition Prep

    Guest Blog: Bodybuilder Olu Talks Competition Prep
    Ever wondered what it’s like to prep for a bodybuilding competition? We chat to our very own South London Showroom Manager, Olu Amao, to get the lowdown on what it takes to get stage ready… When did you first get into fitness? I would say I first got into fitness at a very young age, around 10 years old. I loved martial
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