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I want to get fit but where do I start?

November, 26, 2018 By Eric

Wondering how to get fit? I think this is something we have all felt and we’ve all said to ourselves and to each other at one time or another.  “I’d really like to get fit”, “exercise more”, “eat better” and just generally “feel better”. But how? Barriers to getting fit…

Is Fitness Punishment or Reward?

November, 26, 2018 By Eric

Here are some phrases we can’t stand… #EarnedIt #NoPainNoGain #WorkoutForFood #FeelTheBurn Why is it that fitness and exercise has become a vicious cycle of punishment and reward? Punishment So, you skipped a workout, now what? It is so easy to beat yourself up about not sticking to a class or a gym…

Running Training Tips from M20’s Mike Jones If you are training for a specific race the first consideration is the end goal. For example if you are running a 10k is there a specific time you are aiming for or are you happy to get round? If the aim is…

Aug – 2017 Sadly, we’re no longer running the running club but we can still help with training programmes for runners – got a half marathon coming up? You can’t beat a run in the July sun! The aim of the M20 Running club is to provide training to all…

April Newsletter (No.6) Spring has sprung! The newsletter is one way to keep members up to date with each other and pick up tips and information to aid training. Please feel free to submit race reports, photos etc to be included. A Big Welcome to New Members Simon I spent…

Put simply dehydration occurs when we lose more fluid than we take in, which in turn upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way that it functions.   Dizziness, lethargy, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting are symptoms of dehydration common to most people who are dehydrated. Many…

Happy New Year Fellow Runners! A Quick Reminder… The aim of the club is to provide training to all members of the club regardless of ability, to enable everyone to improve and achieve their fitness goals. The newsletter is one way to keep members up to date with each other…

Mike Jones’ Expert Guide to Race Preparation 1. Think about the race distance, e.g. for a half marathon try to cover all aspects of the race. This means getting used to running for 13.1 miles, coping with hills if the course is hilly, and being “comfortable” at half marathon pace…

*Full Testimonial Version of Laura’s Rise to the Top* Deciding to run the Manchester 10k in 2009 seemed like a good and meaningful challenge to take on. Putting a target time limit of sub 50 minutes seemed to take my self-imposed challenge into a whole new dimension. I decided to seek…