Why STRESS Is An Integral Part Of GROWTH

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It is easy to think of stress in negative terms and try to eliminate it from our lives completely. Did you know that stress is necessary for us to become better, stronger and more resilient? Leading Performance & Sport Psychologist Dr. Mark Bellamy explains.  Understanding growth and development  Stress has become a bogey word, but actually a […]

SELF-AWARENESS Part 3

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There are so many types of martial arts out there, with each instructor teaching differently with their own take on a variety of techniques. I often emphasise in my classes that nearly all styles have the same underlying principles, which are more important than the techniques. In my opinion, the essence of martial arts is […]

GRIEF: How Much More Life Can You Live?

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Grief, when it hits, is all consuming and one of the most painful experiences to endure. In my brother’s words when my Dad died nearly two years ago, it feels  ‘as if my insides are being ripped out’.  We survive things that we never feel we are going to survive, and we learn to cope […]

FLEXERCISE: Flexible, Friendly Fitness

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Part EXERCISE, Part DANCE. All FUN! Let FLexercise Help You Achieve A New You This Year Stop local FLexercise teacher Clare Tugwell in the street, and she will always tell you about the benefits of exercise and her weekly FLexercise classes. “There is so much emphasis put on exercise and how it can help you but […]

DITHERING or DOING?

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“As we relate to the body, so we relate to the world.” Mindfulness Teacher Sue Weston explains  Have you ever wanted to learn how to meditate? Or how to maintain your cool in challenging situations? The ‘how to’ of both these wishes is offered on a mindfulness training course. But then, after thinking about it, […]

BODY BALANCE At Sixth Sense Fitness

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Do you keep waking up in the morning feeling tired and aching all over? You might crave a complete rest from training for at least a day or two, but you may actually need a gentle, relaxing session to help your body recover from your tough workouts. By Pete Crilly How about some Body Balance?  […]

Welcome to the Winter 2018/2019 edition! 

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When we were preparing this edition of FitNet, I was humbled and inspired by the lives and achievements of those featured. Congratulations to Hereford Harriers Wheelchair Rugby Club for their amazing 2018 season, and to Natalie Morgan-Dew for winning a clutch of awards last year for her Aerial and Dance Studio, including the National Happiness […]