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Hypnobirthing: is it any good?

  Hypnobirthing is growing in popularity amongst parents to be, but is it any good? Or is it just middle class hippie mumbo-jumbo nonsense? As a 30 something down-to-earth Yorkshire girl I wasn’t sure hypnobirthing was right for me, I thought it was just for hippies and celebreties. But after lots of recommnedations from mum-friends […]

Martial Arts Guide: Boxing

For the last two weeks we have brought you our beginners guide to martial arts. We have looked at loads of different types of martial arts, to try and help you find a style that will help you achieve your fitness or even wider life goals. Today we are looking at boxing. Originate from: UK Physical […]

Martial Arts Guide: Tae Kwon Do

So far  as art of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have looked at Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitu. So  now we are moving from Japan over to Korea to look at Tae Kwon Do (or Taekwondo or TKD). Originate from: Korea Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit & wrestle […]

Martial Arts Guide: Judo

As part of our two week guide to martial arts, we are giving a brief introduction to some of the most popular styles, to help you find the right martial arts for you. Today we are looking at Judo. Originates from: Japan Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit and wrestle A lot of […]

Martial Arts: not just kicking and punching

Martial Arts is lots of things  What do you think of when someone says “Martial Arts”? Is it the image of people in white suits and black belts going through complicated movements, or is it more the sweat and grime of 2 people knocking lumps out of each other in a cage? Maybe you just […]

Maria’s March Update – Where’s my holiday confidence gone?

I’ve been on holiday. It was a big holiday – we were celebrating our 10th Wedding anniversary, so we jetted off for 15 days in Hawaii. I had a fabulous time. I was full of holiday confidence and it felt great.  I ate what I liked, I drank what I liked and, strangest of all, not […]

Lent is not a health fad

So tomorrow marks the start of Lent for many Christians. A time for prayer, repentance, fasting and forgiveness as they mourn the death of Jesus and prepare to celebrate his resurrection. Or in modern, non-Christian world; a time when many people give up stuff for 46 days in the hope it might give their healthy […]

We are hiring: Personal trainers

Wanted: Personal trainer Part time, flexible hours including evenings and weekends   The Role We are looking to recruit a new Personal Trainer to our team. But not just any PT: we need someone who understands the set U free values, and who can deliver fun and effective exercise sessions to a range of people […]

5 tips for sticking to New Year Resolutions

If you are already struggling to keep up you New Years Resolutions, then you are not alone. According to research 66% of us will have given up on our New Year Resolutions by the end of January. The three most common New Years goals are ‘Lose weight’ ‘get fitter’ and ‘eat more healthy’ but are […]