Its that time of year…2017 comes to an end and lots of people are motivated to start the New Year by hitting the gym. But it’s not always so easy. Good intentions are often flattened after 2 minutes in the gym when people realise that they are not really sure what to do. It doesn’t[…]
Coach Thompson is super excited to have completed the move and is now training all clients at Elite Performance Labs in Tunbridge Wells. This facility is the best strength and conditioning place in town. With 6 lifting platforms, belt squat, squat racks, benches, rings, kettlebells, dumbbells, sleds and a track just to name a few[…]
I just came across this great resource for 111 kettlebell exercises. There is so much rubbish on the internet it is nice to see an informed and educational post about how to do certain exercises. Two things stand out about this resource: difficulty – there are exercises for all levels and many progressions/regressions videos showing[…]
The Turkish Get Up (TKGU) is one of the best yet most under-used exercise you can find in the gym. This is largely down to the complex, technical nature of the movement. It is a great tool for injury prevention, warm up, strength gains, conditioning, fat loss, movement development and screening. At Actuate Personal Training we[…]
Have you booked your summer holiday? Have you even started to think about getting ready for beach? Perhaps its a bit early to start getting fit, you can start in July, that’s enough time, right? I think you know the real answer. There is simple way to losing that extra bit of fat around the[…]
For the second time Actuate Personal Training’s Luke Thompson has been selected to be a coach for the England Taekwon-Do team. Luke will be coaching athletes in the run up and travelling to the European Championships in Bulgaria and World Championships in Ireland this year. Luke is a 5th Degree black belt, international instructor and[…]
This month I have read quite a bit (research, books, articles etc) and here is a short list of the ones that I think can really help you. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – this is a catalogue of the authors interviews with some of the most successful people on the planet. I really[…]
A quick snapshot of our clients training throughout 2016 – looking forward to smashing it in 2017!