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Workout Hacks for Fat Loss

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Weight is something we all struggle with. Body image and the way we feel and see ourselves is a constant battle and journey. There are different types of workouts, with these come various methods and techniques depending on the goals you want to achieve. Castle Gym have a few workout hacks for fat loss. Winter can be a challenging time …

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Healthy Student Meals

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Getting the right nutrition is key for your health. Having some tasty but cheap recipes under your belt can help you with your health and fitness journey. Being at university can make this difficult with how much you have to spend. Our Castle Gym team has put together some of our top picks for healthy student meals for cooking on …

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How to Build Confidence in the Gym

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For some people, the gym can feel like an intimidating place. It can be difficult to start and continue a routine at the gym. Our team wants to help give you some tips on how to build confidence in the gym. Firstly let’s talk about some of the things that can make the gym seem intense or scary for a …

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Muscle Gain Workout Tips

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Building muscle is different for everyone. Our bodies are different so the same diets and exercise routines may not work for every person. With that in mind, our personal training team here at Castle Gym have put together some muscle gain workout tips. Firstly, you need to determine why you want to build muscle, and what you are doing it …

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7 Mental Health Tips for Personal Trainers

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Personal training is a great career, it’s rewarding, it’s healthy, can pay well, and in general, you get to be your own boss.  You could have all the qualifications in the world and may have the physical aspects of being a personal trainer nailed.  But…are you also being mindful of your customers’ mental health as well as their physical goals? …

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Fresh, Fun, Healthy Summer Recipes

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Are you stuck having the same meals? The Castle Gym team have each picked out their favourite fresh, fun, healthy summer recipes. Each of these recipes are super healthy and packed full of goodness. Plus they are fun to make and full of delicious flavours. Healthy Summer Recipe Number 1 is from Castle Gym Owner – Luke! Lentil, Spinach, and …

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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 …