New Year, New Gym for Low Wood Club

Low Wood Club members and Lake District Hotel residents that enjoy keeping fit are in for a treat this Christmas with the refurbishment of the leisure club fitness facilities. The club has invested over £100k into the gym equipment including top of the range cardiovascular, strength equipment plus the latest range of functional training equipment.

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Diet Challenge – 50 Pounds Before I’m Fifty!

With much national press coverage about the need to encourage a healthier Britain, Sandra Gibson from Low Wood Bay, has set her own personal target and is bravely sharing her journey with us in order to encourage others. 

Sandra with her adorable puppies

Sandra with her adorable Pyrenean Mountain  puppies

The Challenge

Day One, Week One!! What have I let myself in for?! It was all very well asserting to a colleague that I was determined to lose 50 lbs before I was 50 … but now I am accountable and the clock is ticking! I have 205 days or 29 weeks or 4,920 hours – whichever way I look at these figures, it seems a lot of weight in a short space of time. However, I know that it is possible and, best foot forward, I would like to share my journey with you – and hopefully be an encouragement to others embarking on a lifestyle change. Certainly for me, and with an eye to the future, it seems more important than ever before in order to maintain a good quality of life as long as possible. 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.

Video: How to do a Squat and Shoulder Press

This is the second 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! Continue reading

Video: How to do a Dumbbell Chest Press

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

In this video we join Ally and his client, Sally to show us some simple exercises to try out next time you 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! Continue reading

Reaching Your Fitness Goals

The Sandpiper Gym

The Sandpiper Gym

We all know reaching your fitness goals is not easy, it is often a daunting task. Every once in a while we occasionally need pointing in the right direction.

At The Sandpiper Club, the team are on hand to give members the support needed to reach personal fitness goals. For some this might be an exercise planning session with our qualified trainers, for others they might require the benefits of one-on-one personal training for support and mentoring every step of the way.

AliAli Matthews is The Sandpiper Club’s qualified trainer and over the next few weeks Ali and his client, Sally, are going to take us through some simple exercises to help get you started on ‘reaching your fitness goals’.

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