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  • Jessica on target for gold tomorrow...


    Jessica Ennis is on target for heptathlon gold after two brilliant personal bests produced her highest score on the first day.

    Ennis got off to a phenomenal start, destroying her personal 100m hurdles best by 0.25secs, in the fastest ever time set by a heptathlete in the event.

    She then clocked 22.83 seconds in Friday's final event, the 200m, to end the day on 4,158 points, 184 clear of Austra Skujyte in second.

  • Medal haul rises again


    Team GB's "superb performances" have given them "great momentum", sports minister Hugh Robertson has said as they leapt up the Olympic medal table.

    They took first and second place in the men's canoe slalom and minutes later won a gold in the shooting. The other silvers came in judo and rowing.

    Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's sprint team took GB's third gold of the day.

    But Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified from the women's team sprint for an infringement.

  • Gold for Wiggins in cycling time trial

    British record seventh Olympic medal with a sensational gold in the men's time trial.

  • Gold for Helen and Heather


    Rower Helen Glover, who made history by becoming the first British woman even to win an Olympic rowing event with partner Heather Stanning, slept with her gold medal on her pillow last night, she has disclosed.

  • Silver for Zara and GB eventing team

    Great Britain's eventing team won Olympic silver behind Germany after a dramatic tussle with New Zealand. Holding a narrow lead over the Kiwis as the last riders prepared to go, Tina Cook sealed second place by collecting just one penalty.

  • Bronze for GB men following protest


    Great Britain's men won an incredible bronze medal in the gymnastics team final after a dramatic battle that saw them initially finish with silver.

    Louis Smith, Daniel Purvis, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham overhauled Ukraine and, it seemed, Japan to finish second.

    But a protest from the Japanese team led to a lengthy delay, before it was announced that they had moved up from fourth to second.

    China took gold, with Ukraine fourth.

  • Team GB first medal


    GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is delighted and "a bit shocked" after winning a silver medal in Sunday's women's road race.

    Marianne Vos of the Netherlands claimed gold with Russian Olga Zabelinskaya third in a thrilling, rain-soaked race that ended in a sprint finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace

  • Let the games begin

    What an amazing night - we have had everyone from James Bond to Mr Bean to Paul McCartney involved - even the Queen in an unprecedented acting role. We've seen athletes from all 204 teams, thousands of volunteers and an amazing cauldron lighting.


    Let the Games begin!

  • Support Ben Ainslie For Olympic Gold


    Ben Ainslie invests 100 hours per week going for gold.  Triple olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie is Britains most successful olympic sailor.  He has named all his boats "Rita", and has competed in his current boat since the 2004 games.  Having won consecutive olympics, they have a special partnership.  Can they complete the triple in 2012?

    Visit Twitter and tweet your support followed by #benandrita

  • Olympic Torch visits Bournemouth

    o-torchJuly 13th and 14th 2012.  The torch will arrive in Bournemouth from Portland Bill on Friday 13th July, it will be at the sea front at 6pm.  The following day it will depart for Southampton leaving at around 8am.

    This will be a once in a lifetime chance to see the torch relay, so make it a date.  Why not use its arrival to" ignite" your own new fitness regime with a brisk walk along the sea front.

    What better way to get "fired-up" for fitness in 2012...

    For more information   Click Here

  • One in Four in UK Obese

    One in four british citizens is obese and the problem is growing, watch the video for more information at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18517427

  • Protein Smoothie

    blueberry-shakeGreat breakfast shake, Ingrediants ; 100g oats, 1tbsp peanut butter, 150g blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 2tbsp low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, 100ml skimmed milk, 1tbsp of flaxseeds.  Blend the ingrediants together in a blender...

    Why? Oats are full of slow digesting carbohydrates that will provide you with plenty of sustainable energy to see you through the morning.  They are also packed with vitamin B, which helps convert proteins and sugars into energy.

    Yoghurt contains protein, potassium and calcium, which together help build muscle and burn fat.  Peanut butter is a great source of energy and protein, and contains fibre and healthy fats, which can help regulate your appetite by stabilising blood sugar levels.

    Blurberries are one of the best sources of antioxidents among berries.   They are very low in G.I, low in calories and  count towards your five a day.  Flaxeed has nearly 1.5g of omega 3 fatty acids per tablespoon.  These essential fats lock protein into your muscle fibres and boost the metabolism.

  • Beat your back pain

    beat back pain


    It is estimated that 4 out of 5 adults will experience back pain at some time in their lives and with over £1 billion spent on pain related costs, back pain is one of the biggest health complaints to the NHS as well as the individual.

    Repetitive work, poor posture and poor lifestyle are all contributing factors to bad backs, having a massive effect on family and social relationships.

    The most important rule to follow when you experience back pain is to remain active. Bed rest will only make your pain worse. Physical exercise is key to long term management and prevention of back pain. With regular exercise it is possible to improve pain, flexibility, strength and quality of life.

    Having rehabilitated from being immobile herself, Fiona Lyne is a specialist in back care and visits clients at their homes helping them make the most of any equipment they own. She will tailor make exercises and help you change your diet in very small but effective ways to meet your goals. She also runs ‘Pilates for backs’ weekly in small groups.

    Fiona can be contacted on 07725 722516 or by visiting her website...


  • Cancer / Asprin recent report...

    AsprinA small daily dose of aspirin - 75mg - substantially reduces death rates from a range of common cancers, a study suggests. Research at Oxford University and other centres found that it cut overall cancer deaths by at least a fifth. The study, published in the Lancet, covered some 25,000 patients, mostly from the UK. Experts say the findings show aspirin's benefits often outweighed its associated risk of causing bleeding.

    Aspirin is already known to cut the risk of heart attack and stroke among those at increased risk. But the protective effects against cardiovascular disease are thought to be small for healthy adults, and aspirin increases the risks of stomach and gut bleeds. However, this latest research shows that when weighing up the risks and benefits of taking aspirin, experts should also consider its protective effect against cancer.

    Those patients who were given aspirin had a 25% lower risk of death from cancer during the trial period and a 10% reduction in death from any cause compared to patients who were not given the drug.


  • Tuna Pocket Recipe

    tunaStop drowning your tuna in mayo, instead try this light recipe. Fresh carrot, tomato and lettuce combined with a touch of red wine vinegar, give this tuna pocket a burst of refreshing flavour. Use a herb salad mix for an even better flavour.

    Ingredients; 1 medium tomato, 1 small carrot peeled and shredded, 5oz can of tuna in water, 1 cup lettuce, 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar, dash of pepper and two whole wheat tortillas.

    1. in a medium bowl mix together the tomato, carrot and tuna. Add the lettuce and a drizzle of vinegar. Mix well and add a dash of pepper. 2. Serve half of the tuna mixture into each tortilla. Relax and enjoy...

    Nutrition; One serving equals 188 calories, 3g fat, 16g carbohydrate, 9g fiber and 23g protein.

  • Vibration training, six things you never knew...


    Vibration Trainers

    Vibration trainers are said to be responsible for the incredible figures of not only Madonna, but also stars such as Jessica Alba, Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia. Our Vibration Trainer has been designed to produce therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body. The vibration platform causes very rapid muscle contractions that work your muscles continuously. These contractions not only build muscle and bone density, but improve flexibility, burn fat, increase metabolism, improve circulation, improve cellular oxygen and nutrient delivery which slows the degenerative/ageing process!

    Six things you may not know about Vibration training…

    1. Vibration exercise burns fat & cellulite

    2. Vibration exercise tones & tightens skin

    3. It can increase your strength dramatically in just a few short weeks.

    4. It can increase your serotonin levels which improve your mood and energy levels.

    5. It decreases joint pain and blood pressure.

    6. And will increase your flexibility & balance.

    Read more in these articles;



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  • Guilt Free Pizza

    pizza-small2 Low Calorie Pizza

    For the base;

    1 sachet of instant mash and a small amount of boiling water.

    Preheat oven to 200c, mix instant mash with water until it forms a very doughy ball. Spray a cake tin with fry light and press the mash into the tin to form a nice round base. Bake until golden brown then turn it over and bake other side until golden too.

    Top with a couple of spoons of passata seasoned with a bit of garlic and herbs. Sprinkle over a small amount of cheese and add your own choice of low fat toppings. Pop it back in the oven until the cheese melts. enjoy.

  • Homegym Recommended Treadmill

    treadHomegym UK recommend the Bremshey Treadline Trail as the ideal home running machine.

    The treadmill is our most popular piece of exercise equipment, both for sale and within our hire fleet. Treadmills provide a genuine and effective way to tone-up and lose weight, concentrating on all the major muscle groups. When not in use, treadmills can be folded up neatly freeing up floor space for other uses.

    Homegym sell the Bremshey Trail at a great  price.   The after sales service is second to none and includes a fifteen year frame and motor warranty, and a two year standard manufacturers gaurantee.

    Many of our hire customers go on to buy this machine, and it is proving to be a true market leader.

    More Info

  • Choosing the correct running shoe

    Choosing trainers


    Sports shoes are probably the most important piece of equipment you'll buy, so it's vital that you choose the right pair.  Their are big differences in the way various sports shoes support your feet.  This means that its not good for your feet if you play football or tennis in the same trainers you use for jogging.  The answer is to get fitted up using  a good quality running shoe shop with gait analysis video.

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  • 'Tell loved ones they are overweight this Christmas'

    Christmas may be a time of indulging for many, but health experts believe it is the perfect time to tell a loved one they are overweight.

    The National Obesity Forum and International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk said it was important to be upfront because of the health risks.


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