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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 4

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club continues her training for the Coniston Marathon. Working to a fitness program, she is learning how to build flexibility into the schedule to fit around her lifestyle. Continue reading

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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 3

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club continues her training for the Coniston Marathon. Working to a fitness program, she is learning how to build flexibility into the schedule to fit around her lifestyle.   Continue reading

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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 2

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club continues her training for the Coniston Marathon and already she is seeing an improvement in her pace and technique as she enters week two.

Missed Week one? Find it here.

Let take a look at Emma’s training plan for week two… Continue reading

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Diet Challenge – ’50 by 50′ part 4

Sandra Gibson, Low Wood Club, is over half way through her journey to lose 50 lbs before she turns 50. Here she tells us about some of the encouragements she has had along the way. 

The Countdown Continues …

Only another 8 weeks to go! After the frustration of pre-Christmas weight loss followed speedily by post Christmas gain, I’m now determined to lose the remaining 20 lbs to reach the 50 lb weight loss target before my half century birthday. Continue reading

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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 1

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club tells us about her latest challenge to run a marathon and how she is going about training for it…  Continue reading

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Five Common Diet Misconceptions

There can be confusion about what foods are good for us and how our eating and drinking habits affect our health.

At English Lakes two leisure clubs, Low Wood Club in Windermere and Sandpiper Club in Lancaster our members get free personal gym training programmes, we always recommend that a fitness plan should be balanced with a healthy, nutritious diet. Registered Dietician, Sofia Antonsson, answers some common nutritional questions and points us towards a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

Video: How to do a Tricep Dumbbell Kickback

This is the third in a series of videos with Ali, our personal trainer at The Sandpiper Club, Lancaster.

In this video we join Ali and his client, Sally who show us how to do the squat and shoulder press to try out next time we are at the gym.

If you would like a boost in your training and want to tone up but require a little guidance, then personal training is for you!

The Tricep Dumbbell Kickback

This exercise puts force on the triceps at the top of the move compared to the overhead triceps extension.

  1. Set the bench at around knee-height.
  2. Rest your left hand on the bench beneath your left shoulder and place your left knee on the bench in line with your top abs.
  3. Your upper body should be horizontal, with your right upper arm in line with your torso.
  4. Let your right forearm and the dumb-bell hang straight down.
  5. Press the weight straight back, moving only at your elbow.
  6. Keep the rest of your body in the same position throughout.
  7. Once set is complete swap arms.