summer

Summers coming

It’s that time of year when no one is thinking about getting ready for the beach but really should be. Sure you could wait until the end of June and give yourself a few miserable weeks of eating rice cakes and getting up at 5.30am to fit in extra boot camp sessions but why make[…]

coach

Coaching for England at the Euros

Coach Thompson has just returned from the ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships, in Slovenia, where he was coaching the England National Team. The team came away with 1 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals! If you’re currently a combat or martial arts based athletes why not get in touch to understand how we can support[…]

PE is cut by schools

PE cut by schools

PE cut by schools PE cut by schools – It has been reported this week that the amount of time scheduled for PE lessons has been cut in schools dramatically for children preparing for “high stakes exams”. The Youth Sport Trust sited exam pressure being the main reason along with more lesson time being given[…]

kettlebell

Great blog on Kettlebell Exercises

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[…]

getup

The Turkish Get Up for everything

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[…]