News Articles & Blog

We know what makes a healthy body and mind so it is only fitting we pass this onto you.

March 7, 2017

Mean In 15

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.”  –  Rocky Balboa Props to Joe Wicks with his Lean In 15 business, packaging a simple idea and making it a commercial success.  Isn’t that true of a lot great ideas?  He’s shown people what to eat and how to exercise, so that they … Continued

March 6, 2017

Gym Rules

Now… us regular lifters have put up with our gyms being overcrowded the whole of January & February.  We’ve put up with you because you are new, and kudos for making a positive step towards a healthier, stronger you.  But it’s time you learnt the rules and lived by them… Work hard or go home … Continued

February 24, 2017

Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away

We’ve been trawling through pictures on Shutterstock for eye-catching images for our latest Facebook advert.  Most of mine get vetoed by Lydia for being too ‘Rob’, whatever that means?  I think she believes I have a particular, perhaps eccentric taste, that might not appeal to the average Joe.  I’m hoping that’s true, not because I … Continued

February 2, 2017

Beware Of The Expert!

An expert is someone who is deemed to be very knowledgeable about, or skillful in a particular area. I can still remember the exact moment I thought my days of education were over.  No more tedious lectures and no more late nights with my head stuck in the books.  The age of missing social events … Continued

January 4, 2017

2016 Death Of The Celebrity 

There’s no doubt about it, 2016 has been a bad year to be a celebrity.  ‘So many deaths!’  Has it been the ‘worst year ever’ as some have hailed?  No, I’m pretty sure that 1347, the year of the Bubonic Plague, beats it hands down.  As ever a sense of perspective, clearly lacking in many, … Continued

December 20, 2016

Personality Goes A Long Way…

So…  What is the Oxford Dictionary’s definition of personality? “The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character” “Lively, engaging qualities” This blog may not go down too well with Andy Murray and his faithful allegiance of supporters.  It’s not meant to be a personal attack or cause offence, but simply to … Continued

December 15, 2016

Boys Are Better Than Girls… FACT!

It’s no secret, boys are better than girls at most sports.  I’m not being sexist, I’m being brutally honest.  That Y chromosome gives us the edge when it comes to physical strength, and gives us a mental advantage that makes us bigger, stronger, faster and braver.  There’s a reason men don’t compete against women in … Continued

December 13, 2016

Human Growth Hormone – Is It Right for Me?

Part 2 There’s no doubt that hormones play a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy physiological state.  The regulation of these hormones is a complex and sophisticated mechanism.  Negative feedback loops prevent overproduction, and other physiological and biochemical factors also affect how when and how much of a hormone is to be produced.  Hormone Replacement … Continued