Health Blog

4 Reasons to Include Resistance Training in your Routine

4 Reasons to Include Resistance Training in your Routine Resistance training is any exercise or movement that utilises your muscles against a resistance or load. The load could be from an external weight such as a barbell, dumbbell or resistance machine, or just your own body weight.  Resistance exercise is very popular amongst a lot […]
Continue reading | 1 February 2018

Blog – How to stay in shape whilst on holiday

Everybody travels. Maintaining your fitness plan through these periods can be tough sometimes, especially when you are away for business, pleasure or a holiday. It can be too easy just to let all your hard work in the gym slip in the time you are away from your daily routine. The trick is to be […]
Continue reading | 1 October 2017

BLOG: Make exercise a lifestyle not just a chore

Wanting to make exercise a habit and actually doing it are two different things. Changing your behaviour is difficult. Living a new type of lifestyle is hard. If you can make exercise a habit, then it becomes that much easier! Here are some strategies that can make it easier to stick with an exercise habit. […]
Continue reading | 10 August 2017

Should I be stretching after lifting weights?

While some enjoy stretching, others feel like it is a drag, but there are some benefits. When you lift a weight at Bs7 Gym, Bristol, your muscles contract and after the workout the muscles remain contracted for some time. The following restoration of the muscles’ length is what recovery is. Until the muscle has restored […]
Continue reading | 10 July 2017

Hydration – All you need to know

Hydration – The background stuff Water is important! Your body uses it in many ways from controlling your temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen around the body and aiding the digestive system and getting rid of waste. Your body naturally loses water through sweating, breathing, bowel movements and if you drink too much alcohol. If your […]
Continue reading | 20 June 2017

Group Exercise Classes – Top 5 benefits

With over 30 classes a week at BS7 Gym in Bristol, we want to let you know the top 5 benefits of group exercise classes Click here to view the class timetable Fits into a busy schedule Life gets busy, and trying to fit working out around it can sometimes seem impossible. Group exercise classes […]
Continue reading | 10 June 2017

BLOG: The sun is out – Vitamin D has arrived

What a fantastic week of warm weather and sunshine it’s been. A typical British summer! With the warm weather comes the migration to outdoor sports, activities and simply sitting and relaxing. Everyone feels better when the sun is shining and let’s not forget that exposure to direct sunlight is the only way our bodies can […]
Continue reading | 10 April 2017

BLOG: Don’t fear the fat

Why is it people are still happy to ply their bodies with sugar and sweeteners (often misguidedly selecting low calorie alternative foods) but are fearful of dietary fat? Simple sugars have been shown to be involved in a wide range of disorders such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even cancer. The spike in blood […]
Continue reading | 6 March 2017

BLOG: Healthy Snacks

Seeing as we are now in the middle of January, many of you will be under your new or revised fitness regimes. There are a variety of diets available to us these days and selecting the right one for you can be challenging. But, let’s assume you’ve done your research and are on your way […]
Continue reading | 18 January 2017

Blog: Barefoot Benefits

Research shows that most foot, knee, ankle, hip or posture problems come from shoes, cushioned shoes or poorly fitting shoes, whilst people who go barefoot/use minimalist shoes have hardly any issues.  There are more than 200,000 nerves in the feet, these nerves aid in walking/running with proper movement by communicating with the brain and informing […]
Continue reading | 31 October 2016