To make sure we achieve our purpose , we ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of fitness innovation, that we are engaging our staff into an ethos of service and fitness expertise and updating our fitness - rolling out the refurbishments across the branches.
- Cardio Training
- Strength Training
- Fitness Screening
- Diet Counselling
- Group Training
- Power Backup
Cardio workouts are indispensable to an effective training program and general good health.
By definition, cardio workouts can be any exercise—jogging, running, biking, swimming, elliptical machine,
stairs, even jumping rope—that raises and maintains your heart rate over a predetermined amount of time.
By doing so, you strengthen your heart and lungs and lower your resting heart rate, which means that over
time the same effort that produced a 10minute mile will produce a 9minute mile. Cardio workouts burn fat.
And cardio fitness is what gives you endurance and the ability to persist in sports and in life.
The Benefits of Cardio
Increases metabolic rate
Increases growth hormone secretion
Reduces stress levels
Increases blood flow to the brain increasing alertness
Improve cholesterol levels
Boosts immunesystem function
Strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and wellbeing,
including increased bone muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, reduced
potential for injury, increased bone density, increased metabolism, improved cardiac function, and elevated HDL
("good") cholesterol. Training commonly uses the technique of progressively increasing the force output of the
muscle through incremental weight increases and uses a variety of exercises and types of equipment to target
specific muscle groups. Strength training is primarily an anaerobic activity, although some proponents have
adapted it to provide the benefits of aerobic exercise through circuit training.
Sports where strength training is central are bodybuilding, weightlifting, power lifting, strongman, Highland games, shot-put, discuss-throw, and javelin throw. Many other sports use strength training as part of their training regimen, notably American football, wrestling, rugby, track and field, rowing, lacrosse, basketball, pole dancing (or pole fitness) and hockey. Strength training for other sports and physical activities is becoming increasingly popular.
Fitness tests, often referred to as fitness assessments, includes a series of measurements that
help determine the health status and physical fitness of an individual. To determine Benefits: current
health conditions, risks or limitations
• to learn about past injuries or surgeries
• to assess current fitness level
• to identify fitness goals, interests and motivation for exercising
• to identify appropriate training options
• to establish methods to track progress and evaluate program success
A dietary counsellor will advise clients in formulating healthy eating programmes for weight loss and to
improve their general health and wellbeing. The goal of the counsellor is to offer the client strategies
for personal change and to work towards a sustainable healthier future using dietary analysis software, body
composition analysis and health coaching. A dietary counselor will focus on putting together a healthy eating
programme that will ensure their client is eating for optimal health and to minimize the impact of genetic and
environmental influences e.g. stress, pollution and lifestyle. When preparing a diet plan for a client, a good
dietary counselor must take into account the food preferences, cooking skills, available time and exercise
preferences of the individual.
A nutritional therapist or a dietary counselor should educate and motivate clients towards personal change that will benefit their quality of life for the rest of their lives. This positive influence can then extend further than that single person as they will go on to instill healthy habits in their families and friends. A career in either field is very rewarding as you truly make a life changing difference in the lives of your clients and their extended families.
Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength
training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (strength, and fitness). It is usually
performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional),
although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment.
Aerobic exercises include cardio machines, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking, and aerobics classes, dancing, cross country skiing, and kickboxing.
• It increases endurance, strength and flexibility.
• Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.
• Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.
• Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.
• Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.
• Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.
• Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.
• Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.
Group classes such as cycling, step aerobics and Latin dance provide a solid way to train your heart and burn calories, but are not enough for a complete exercise program. Resistance training forms an essential component of any fitness program because it helps build lean muscle mass and bone density. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you perform exercises for every major muscle group for at least eight to 12 repetitions on non-consecutive days. Many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to strength training and can’t afford a personal trainer. Group strength-training classes offer guidance at a minimal cost to participants, but designing classes that are fun, motivating and effective can be a challenge combination movements, or hybrid exercises, are another useful tool when equipment or time is limited. These exercises combine two to three traditional exercises to form one complete movement or repetition.
The gym’s steam room, jump into a lukewarm shower for 5-7 minutes and go on about
your day, you may want to check out the steam room next time. The real truth is that there are a
lot of benefits that come with spending some time in one.
The Benefits of Steam
• It relaxes the body
• It soothes muscles and joints
• It burns calories
• It removes toxins
• It helps you to rest better
An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery/flywheel backup
is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically
mains power, fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that
it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored
in batteries or a flywheel. The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short
(only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment.
A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss.
Parking services to drivers. A valet's principal job duties include handling and parking customer's vehicles while they conduct business or attend events. Certain restaurants, airports, hotels, and hospitals frequently employ valets, for instance. They commonly work in wealthy areas as well as in large cities and other locations where parking availability might be limited. One advantage of using valets is that they are skilled at parking a large number of vehicles in a small area. Often, they line them up right outside the location, and the owners can then access their cars when necessary, without being blocked in by other vehicles.