Summer Training Tips

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Are you ready for the summer beach holidays, brimming with self-confidence? Here are some tips on maximising your training results. Resistance Training Complete multi-joint compound exercises such as squats, step ups, deadlifts, press ups and chin ups. Training with a high volume, heavy weight and a short rest period promotes muscle tone and secretes the […]

Hereford Aikido With Sensei John Duggan

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Aikido is based on Aiki-Jitsu, the original martial art of the Samurai, which involved fighting, fitness, stretching and conditioning, breathing and relaxation techniques. Modern Aikido is all about safety and protecting yourself without injuring the opponent. Did you know? Female police officers in Japan are trained in the art of Aikido. Hereford Aikido classes are […]

Dance Fusion Success

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Photography by David Felton Dance Fusion has been offering classes in ballet, tap and modern jazz since 2007 and has been steadily growing since then. Last year, due to the growth of the school, the Royal Academy of Dance teacher Beth Coney joined the school. It has been a busy start to this year with […]

New Kung Fu Kids Programme

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Martial arts teach so much more than just kicking and punching. This is even more the case with the Dragon Fitness Academy’s new Kung Fu Kids programme. The views on Kung Fu have been greatly influenced by the movie industry, especially by Bruce Lee and David Carradine. I grew up watching these martial artists on […]

3Degreez Cheerleaders Lead The Parade At Disneyland Paris

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Photography By Katie Weaver-Hall Hereford based 3Degreez Cheerleaders have enjoyed great success in growing the numbers in their squads – Dazzletz, Dynamoz, Dynamix and Distinction. As the popularity of the sport grows worldwide, the word has spread in Hereford about the exciting events, competitions and trophies these girls bring home. Earlier this year 3Degreez Cheerleaders […]

Welcome To The Summer 2015 Edition!

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This edition brings you a special feature on a very exciting topic – scuba diving opens up a whole new world of adventure! On the subject of adventure, Hereford’s own 3Degreez Cheerleaders took Disneyland Paris by storm – read more about the team’s success and find out why this sport is becoming so popular everywhere. […]

Yoga: How Balanced Are You?

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Try this exercise with me:  Take your shoes and socks off. Stand tall, watching your breathing for 3 to 5 breaths.  Slow yourself down a bit. Feel your feet firmly planted on the ground. When you are ready, hold all your weight on your right leg, bend your left knee and lift your left leg […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

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Youngsters who are keen on sport can get exactly the same injuries as adults, but in addition can suffer from conditions specific to their age.  Osgood-Schlatters is one of these.  Despite its name, it is not a disease at all, but a knee injury that young people who take part in a lot of sport […]