Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of FitNet!

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As the days get longer and we have more energy and enthusiasm, it  is time to set new goals to aim for. This edition brings you fascinating success stories to inspire you. When you read about what personal trainer Gareth Bennett achieved with one of his clients, or how a former wedding tailor became a […]

Getting BACK Into SHAPE AFTER Pregnancy

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By Clare Palmer The weeks following pregnancy and childbirth can be exciting and challenging at the same time, and many women feel pressure to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. Images of celebrities who appear to snap back into shape straight after giving birth can be intimidating and overwhelming, but new mums should not feel pressured to […]

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 […]

FITNESS FOR LIFE? But Do You Really Know What IMPACT SPORTS DRINKS Have On Your TEETH?

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Dr Jelley (GDC 6280) talks about the effect energy drinks are having on teeth. Last summer sports drinks became a hot topic when The Times newspaper wrote about their effects on athlete’s teeth, highlighting the seriousness of oral disease and its negative impact on training and performance. Research into 300 British athletes across a number […]

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 […]