• John Appleby’s PILATES: Lower Back & Hip Flexors

    BACK STRETCH (1) If you only have time for one exercise, do this back stretch. Simply hug your knees close to your chest and enjoy. TIP: Increase the stretch by lifting your head and shoulders. HIP FLEXOR STRETCH (2 and 3) Start from the back stretch position shown above (picture 1). Pull in your pelvic […]

  • JK GYM Longtown Mountain Rescue Challenge

    By Gavin Jones In May this year, a group of 11 John Kyrle Gym members participated in the 12 mile Black Mountain Challenge from Llantony Priory. Our aim was to raise money for the Longtown Mountain Rescue, and to show that taking part in this event is an attainable goal for all. The walk started […]

  • HALO SPORT FOUNDATION: Supporting Tomorrow’s Sport Stars

    Athletes representing Herefordshire in regional and national sporting competitions attended Halo’s Sport Foundation Awards in May this year. The recipients were chosen by the Foundation for their commitment to their training and success in competition so far. The Foundation, which counts Olympic triathlete Helen Jenkins and Paralympic swimmer Sascha Kindred as their Ambassadors, was launched […]

  • Time To Think About The Christmas Turkey… Or How About CHICKEN?

    Did you know that boneless turkey crowns are now overtaking whole turkeys in popularity? If you only fancy the white breast meat, this is the option for you. It is very easy to roast and carve, and it comes in a variety of sizes. Allow 1 lb per person as a good guide, to account […]


    Sport England have awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding to help Ledbury Swimming Pool transform its facilities. The money will help modernise changing facilities, which despite serving the community well, are in need of an update. The new village style changing rooms will offer more flexibility for families and school groups, as well as being […]

  • Mary Stanley On PODIATRY

    A Podiatrist is a lower limb specialist, dealing with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb (from the hip joint to the foot). They are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, perform nail surgery and treat sports injuries, amongst other conditions of the foot and ankle. Podiatry is a more modern term […]

  • Progressing Ballet Technique HOMEWORK

    By Heather Winterburn In the previous edition we touched on the benefits of the Progressing Ballet Technique in helping dancers with their training. Although the programme was designed for dancers, the exercises can benefit anyone. The following exercise helps with activating the hamstrings, but also with turn out, core strength and pelvic stability. It can […]

  • Maintaining EMOTIONAL WELLBEING In Later Life

    Some people believe that mental health problems are a normal part of the ageing process, but this does not need to be the case. Although some people do develop conditions such as depression in older age, there are things you can do to help improve your mental wellbeing. Wellbeing means feeling good – about yourself […]

  • WIN A £45 Voucher For The Great British Florist Flower School

    This autumn The Great British Florist Flower School is offering one lucky winner a voucher worth £45 for a half-day workshop. Simply email FitNet with your answer. Question: What is The Great British Florist’s Slogan? A: Flown not Grown B: Grown and Flown C: Grown not Flown Email: info@fitnet.org.uk Closing date: 20th October 2016. The Great […]

  • JON COOMBES Launches Bromyard’s NEW Independent Gym JC STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Jon Coombes is Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer with a few years of experience to his name. This summer, the 26-year-old fitness enthusiasts and former rugby player realised his ambition of opening his own gym. Interview By Andrea Slivkova How did your sport and fitness background influence your choice of career? At the age of […]



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    Did you know that boneless turkey crown is now more popular than whole turkey? But if you want something really different for a Christmas dinner, why not try extra large chicken? Often called Christmas cockerel, it grows to 10-12lb, so will feed a good amount of guests. Order from Tupsley Butchers.

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