Herefordshire Man Turns CANCER DIAGNOSIS On Its Head To Raise Over £8,000 For Children Suffering Hair Loss

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Martyn Edwards (pictured) is no ordinary fundraiser. In 2016 Martyn, from Hereford, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, which had spread extensively to his liver, and was inoperable at the time. Yet last year, this incredible man not only organised but participated in a thrill-filled Treasure Quest. The event encouraged family and friends to […]

Post-Cancer PILATES

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By John Appleby At the time of writing this, I was four months after my cancer surgery and I was pleased to progress from chair based exercises to my preferred Mat Pilates, thanks to some adaptations, shown below. I think Joseph Pilates would be proud of my wedge, as he was known for constantly developing […]

Our Children Are Our Future

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By Matt Hudd Children are at the heart of my classes because they are our future. Over the years I have been teaching martial arts to children, the classes have built a strong following, and the experience has taught me a lot too. The benefits of regular training reach well beyond the physical skills, so as […]

Thinking Of Trying A Martial Art In 2018?

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By Lee Taylor Here are three top tips to help you make a decision that could change your life. 1. Choose your martial art There are many martial arts to choose from – Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Kung-Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Krav Maga, and many more, so take your […]

Mark Bellamy Introduces PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY

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We often think of psychology in terms of mental health and related problems, however, psychology also deals with the fields of health, sport and performance. You may think, “I have not got any problems, so what can Performance Psychology do for me?” A lot, it turns out. You do not have to be a competitive […]

World Record Attempt Expedition

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Two wounded veterans Chris Bailey and Paul Warren took part in Rheinmetall MAN truck expedition to achieve the new world record for the highest driven altitude, and the world’s highest construction of a refuge shelter. Article by Chris Bailey. Photography by Axel Beirbeaum and Chris Bailey.   Chris Bailey, 35, served in the RAF until […]

HAPPY hi tech NEW YEAR!

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2018 is the Year of Engineering, and everyone is going to be celebrating hi tech hits. Including us. Check out three things we are bringing to the party, and your fitness routine, at Halo. 1. Boditrax is the new way to check up on your workout progress. We know you feel good when you work […]

Overindulged This Christmas? Get Fit With Eskrima!

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If you want to get fitter in the New Year, but don’t like the idea of the gym, aerobics or dance classes, why not try something a little different? Sword, Stick and Dagger teaches traditional Eskrima, an indigenous Filipino martial art, commonly known as Filipino Stick fighting. However, the martial art is far more diverse. […]

HEREFORDSHIRE Veterans’ Support Group

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Herefordshire Veterans’ Support Group (HVSG) work with all ex-service personnel and their families, sign-posting the veterans to receive the correct treatment, support and guidance. The group also encourages the veterans’ individual thinking and taking an active role in improving their health and wellbeing by remaining stable, self-confident, disciplined and determined to live the life they […]