Step up your kettlebell routine

30 Sep , 2019 Fitness

Kettlebells can easily be mistaken for a cannonball with a handle, but these cast iron balls can turn up the workout intensity. Kettlebell training is accessible and a practical workout for all members at BWW. whether your fitness level is more advanced to those looking to discover fitness for the first time. We can all […]

Rowing back to basics

17 Sep , 2019 Fitness

Summer 2019 will be long remembered for its sunny days, but with Autumn here and the Henley Regatta a distant memory, indoor rowing is one of those unique workouts that on the surface is about as basic as it gets.   It doesn’t sound sexy, but rowing can be bumped to the top of the […]

The art of living WELL(ness) Part 2

21 Aug , 2019 Fitness/Nutrition

Everyone seems to be on the hunt for the next big thing when we are talking about wellness. You don’t need a personal chef or live in Guru to be healthy. At BodyWorksWest the answer can be found by applying basic, fundamental and a fad-free approach to lasting wellness.   From nutrition and fitness to […]

The art of living WELL(ness) | Part 1

1 Aug , 2019 Fitness/Group Exercise/Nutrition

Health and Wellness have been the new hedonism for some time as we swop our designer jeans for lu lu lemon tights and yoga pants. Trendy sneakers for running shoes and lunch dates for Yoga classes. Many people centre New Year’s resolutions on being healthier, but where to start and how to adopt a healthy […]

The 5 Key Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

16 Apr , 2019 Nutrition

In my nearly 25 years of experience helping people get in shape and lose weight I have seen pretty much every reason people fail to achieve their goals. Often times it’s a lack of motivation or consistency of exercise and other times it can be distractions such as work travel or injury. The fixes to […]

What is Electric Muscle Stimulation?

7 Mar , 2019 Fitness/Therapy

What is EMS EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Whilst training, a machine delivers electrical pulses that stimulate muscle contraction. Muscles already contract with natural electrical impulses in the body, but with EMS those contractions are heightened, intensifying your workout in a way that your body could not do on its own.   What does […]

10 ways to kick start your new year exercise regime

26 Nov , 2018 Club News/Fitness/Group Exercise/Nutrition

    As time ticks on the new year is upon us and we all have that burning desire to get into shape and feel great, you could say “Make our bodies great again “. I can imagine every year you say this to yourselves and then in never happens, I think by now we […]

5 Reasons why Yoga is good for you

1 Feb , 2018 Group Exercise

    What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years for mental and physical health. It combines physical postures with breath work to help improve flexibility, posture, strength and to help calm the mind. In short, yoga is a science, a moving meditation that is practiced world […]

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The effects of taking part in dry January

17 Jan , 2018 Nutrition

    What is dry January? Once a year (sometimes two, sober October) people across the country ditch the alcohol for one month, now this sounds like a great idea to cleanse the body of toxins and help improve your way of life in many other ways. There is also a flip side to absconding […]

Can food intolerance endanger my cruciate ligament?

26 Nov , 2017 chek practitioner/Fitness/Nutrition

    Not a question that you were expecting I would imagine?! This may seem like a totally unrelated subject but in this article I aim to give a small but vital insight into this subject; specifically when considering the optimal conditioning for winter sports. To begin with, it is paramount to understand two things; […]

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