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Keeping up Motivation

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Keeping up motivation can feel challenging. Given the year we have had it has felt like a mammoth task getting used to our normal pre-covid routines. Going out to work, seeing friends and family, going to the gym, going on holiday, all these things are back on our agendas now. However, motivating ourselves to get back into these things has …

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Top 10 Tips on How to Exercise Safely in Summer

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Things are really heating up in the UK, it is important to know how to exercise safely in summer. Thanks to global warming they will continue to warm up over the coming years so this is something we all need to learn to do.  From heat stroke to dehydration and more, there are plenty of injuries that can be sustained …

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A Guide to Push-Ups

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Push-ups! The classic go-to exercise.  You can do them anywhere, anytime, without equipment and at different physical levels. Everyone knows about push-ups, but do you know about the various types and how to actually do them properly? Push-ups, if done properly, are a great exercise that targets your chest, tricep and shoulder muscles and also partly works your core and …

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BBC East Midlands Visit Castle Gym

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BBC East Midlands recently visited Castle Gym upon reopening to talk to our staff and members about how it has felt being back. Opening statement from BBC East Midlands reporter: “It is a big day in England, it’s the next stage of the unlocking. You may well have already seen the pictures on your tv screens of queues outside shops …

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How to Train on a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

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In the world today there are increasing numbers of people choosing to become vegan and vegetarian. At Castle Gym we have many members who are, so we have put together a nutrition guide. If you are thinking about becoming a vegan or vegetarian, or already are and you want to know how to train safely and provide your body with …

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What is Ramadan and How Does it Affect Your Body?

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Ramadan is upon us! Castle Gym is home to a multitude of members of all different ages, genders, religions, shapes and sizes. We are currently in the period of Ramadan and would like to create awareness around it and explain how it can affect the body and how you might adjust your training during this time. What is Ramadan? Ramadan …

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Are You Ready for Gyms to Reopen?

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April 12th is getting closer by the minute! We want to know, are you ready for gyms to reopen? Are you ready to come back? Are you prepared? We want to help you feel as ready and as confident as possible for the return of Castle Gym! Big changes have been happening at our gym! From new equipment to the …

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How to Keep Safe When Gyms Reopen

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There isn’t long now till gyms reopen and things are going to be different when we return. The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly changed our lives over the last year. We all have the words “Hands, Space, Face” ingrained into our memories. Face masks are part of everyday life, as is sanitiser and being mindful of others.  It’s been a struggle, …

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How to Be a Good Personal Trainer

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Every Personal Trainer is different. They follow a variety of techniques, give nutritional advice and weight loss methodology differently. Some may have specialities, some may cover everything. Whether you’re new to personal training or a veteran there is always something to learn! I’m Rob, a PT at Castle Gym currently, I’ve been in this industry for 9 years. I have …