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Calories on Menus: A Blessing or a Curse?

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When you’re eating out, do you take a look at the calorie count for different menu items? Some people do, and some people don’t. But whether you consciously think about it or not, the fact that calories are listed on restaurant menus is something that affects all of us. Some people see it as a helpful tool for mindful eating, …

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Fitness 101: A Beginner’s Guide

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Castle Gym has put together a beginner’s guide to fitness! It can be a daunting experience when you first get into the fitness industry and start doing workouts and going to the gym for the first time. Trust us when we say, we know how you feel! Although we are going to give you our top tips in this blog …

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

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Mental health is just as important as physical health, but often it’s neglected. This week is dedicated to mental health awareness, and I encourage everyone to learn more about this topic. Mental illness can affect anyone, so it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. If you think someone you know might be struggling, don’t hesitate to reach …

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How Fitness Can Improve Your Mental Health

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There’s no question that being physically active has a host of health benefits. Including reducing your risk of heart disease, improving your mood, and helping you maintain a healthy weight. Fitness can also improve your mental health. Evidence that shows regular exercise is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. So if you’re looking to improve …

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History of Castle Gym: How we became a Fitness Beacon in Nottingham

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Castle Gym has a long and fascinating history. We were founded in 1981 by two fitness enthusiasts who were determined to create the best gym in Nottingham. Today, we hold the title of being one of the most popular hardcore gyms in the country, thanks to our world-class equipment and top-notch personal trainers. How did this local gym become such …

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Spring Slimming Salads

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The days are getting brighter and the sun is shining which means it’s salad season! We’re feeling inspired to add more colour to our meals, so what spring slimming salads should you add to your recipe book? The saying ‘the more colour you have on your plate, the healthier your meal is’ is definitely somewhat true, especially when it comes …

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Best Muscle Recovery Food and Drinks

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Do you know which food and drinks are best for muscle recovery post-workout? As long as you eat the right food and drinks after a workout, you won’t have to worry about being sore for long periods of time. Castle Gym’s personal training team is here to give you insight into the best muscle recovery food and drinks that you …

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7 Ways to Prevent a Workout Injury

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A workout injury can happen to anyone, whether you are advanced or a beginner. If you’re a regular gym go-er, you will be tempted to get back at it straight away. It’s important to follow these steps to ensure you can prevent a workout injury from happening. However, if injuries do occur, we have put some helpful tips and advice …

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Why is it important to meal plan?

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For many people, meal planning and prepping may seem extremely tedious. However, it’s actually very helpful to meal plan to aid you in reaching and achieving your goals. Whether you’re with a personal trainer, going to the gym regularly, or trying to start your fitness journey, meal planning will slowly but surely become your best friend. Why should you meal …

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How to treat DOMS

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness can be a great pain (quite literally) getting in the way of your everyday life and regular activities. So how can you treat DOMS? There are a number of factors that can affect how you get DOMS in the first place, and how severe it is.  Whether you’re a regular gym-goer or a newbie, DOMS can …