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As a teenager I used to do a lot of athletics, both track and field, once I got to around 14 years old I majorly got into my resistance training, it started off with bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and situps and quickly evolved after I got my first pair of dumbbells. I was a monthly subscriber to both Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness magazines which I’d read religiously every page from front to back, after a while I really thought I knew my stuff. All of my track and field training, all ofread more 07Feb 2019 Categories:Uncategorized
- There is an ever increasing stack of evidence that suggests exercise is more effective than anti-depressant tablets at beating depression and it makes perfect sense. Believe it or not, stress has always had a very useful function in humans and many other animals for that matter. Imagine you’re minding your own business, only to realize you’re being stalked by a powerful predator withread more 05Feb 2019 Categories:Altered Images News
Transforming your body is no easy task, but we believe anybody can do it, all they have to do is transform their routine or even their daily and weekly habits. Easier said than done however! It takes a lot of focus and determination to change lifestyle habits which is why many people can easily go for months, years and even decades doing the very things that they know is moving them further away from their ideal body shapread more 29Jan 2019 Categories:Altered Images News
New research from the Les Mills Lab reveals how immersive fitness technology can help you work out harder than you think you are. If you want to get fitter faster, with less discomfort, then embracing immersive fitness technology could be the way to go. Thanks to the team at the Les Mills Lab we now know that combining audio-visual effects with a structured workout can be a great way to foster long-term fitness success – news that’s particulread more 26Jan 2019 Categories:Classes
Forget spending hours excessively exercising, we’ve got more evidence that maximising the time you spend working out won’t fast-track your fitness. It’s quality over quantity that gets results. Now more than ever in human history there are tons of options for working out. In spite of that, there are now also more obese people, more injured people, more people with poor body images. And the answer we hear most often is that we need to work out more, but is that really the caseread more 21Jan 2019 Categories:Classes
Working out with a fitness trainer is a great way to kick start 2019. Now Christmas is over, some of us will be faced with that familiar urge to embrace a healthier lifestyle this year, and what better way to do that than with the support of an experienced and fully qualified fitness instructor. At Altered Images gym, we have a team of fitness trainers who are ready to dedicate thread more 13Jan 2019 Categories:Classes
If you are living in Bromsgrove Tai Chi is a great way to kick start a healthy 2019. Lots of us make New Years’ resolutions that involve a healthier lifestyle and exercise classes near you in Bromsgrove could be the key to seeing these resolutions take shape throughout the year. Here at Altered Images gym, since being established in 2014 we have been on the lookout for new and innovative ways to adapt and maintain a good fitness regime. People of all ages want toread more 11Jan 2019 Categories:Classes
Body Balance classes are one of the many different exercise classes that we are proud to offer here at Altered Images gym in Bromsgrove. Established in 2014, our gym is dedicated to providing health and fitness services to support all members of the community. We are focused on promoting and supporting the principles of staying fit and healthy, and are always looking for new ways for you to achieve this. Our aim is to offer a quality sports and leisure servread more 11Dec 2018 Categories:Classes
Studio 2 will be out of action from Friday 7th December 2018 for a 6-week refurbishment programme. Please see the class timetable or our website and social media for all class changes or ask for a copy from reception. On Wednesday 12.12.18 there will also be significant disruption in our carread more 05Dec 2018 Categories:Uncategorized
If you are looking for a fitness instructor in Bromsgrove then look no further than Altered Images gym. Our gym in Bromsgrove is dedicated to getting people of all ages and abilities to share our passion for health and fitness. We’ve got all sorts of trained professionals on-board with our team to teach you new, innovative and exciting ways to keep fit and healthy. We encourage eread more 05Dec 2018 Categories:Classes
Another week, another headline claiming some supposed health benefit of drinking alcohol. It seems we really want to believe it – but what does the research really show, and who do we believe? Will alcohol make you live longer? Probably not, but you may have seen the headlines suggesting otherwise – such as the one about how “Drinking three glasses of champagne per week could help stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.” Champagne as preventative medicine? That’read more 19Nov 2018 Categories:nutrition
Forget growing old gracefully. New research suggests that you can party your way to good brain health – and that pulling out your freshest dance moves could be the secret to defying time. For many years scientists thought that once the brain was fully formed and at capacity that was it, from then on it slowly degenerated. “It was widely believed that, over the course of your life you lost brain cells, called neurons, and there wasn’t much you could do about it,” says Bryce Hread more 13Nov 2018 Categories:Classes
Fitness Classes Bromsgrove Hi I’m Tina Ellis. I teach Express Spin here on a Tuesday morning nice and early before you head off to work, 8.45-9.15.am. Tuesday evening I teach Zumba at 6pm followed by Abs Blast at 6.45pm. Saturday mornings I teach Zumba at 10.45-11.45am I love teaching, I think it’s just in my veins! I’ve been doing it for 20 years now and wouldn’t change a thing! The buzz that you get frread more 25Oct 2018 Categories:Altered Images News
I started my journey working in the fitness industry nearly 20 years ago teaching Step aerobics and Aquafit at this very club! Over the years I have gained many different qualifications from Personal Training to Pilates, including my passion Yoga. I have been Group Ex Co-ordinator at many different health club facilities during my career anread more 17Oct 2018 Categories:Altered Images News
We are proud to introduce our brand new free weights gym Bromsgrove, not only does it look great but it's also great for your body. With British designed and British made exercise equipment, showcasing the outstanding engineering design and biomechanics of Watson Fitness, these new plate-loading machines enable our members to experience a superior workout for all body parts. What's new?read more 15Oct 2018 Categories:Altered Images News
You’ve probably heard that cooldowns are essential for several aspects of recovery, including injury prevention, decreasing symptoms of muscular soreness and preventing stiffness. They have been part of exercise routines for decades, but does research support the prominence that cooldowns are a given? Cooldowns come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a quick stretch to full dynamic slowing down of moves similar to the ones you were doing during the sessiread more 02Oct 2018 Categories:beginners fitness
Looking for a personal trainer Worcestershire ? Whether you want to get up off the couch and run your first five kms, or you have visions of smashing your PB in an upcoming half marathon, these training plans will get across the finish line and feeling great. But here’s the caveat. These are not your typical running guides. Unlike conventional running training plans that feature running, running and a little more running, these plans coread more 28Sep 2018 Categories:running
Maybe you’ve watched other gym-goers rolling on these cylindrical pieces of foam and been curious. Maybe you use a foam roller yourself and routinely ask, “How can something so innocent looking cause me so much pain?” Maybe you just want to know what they’re meant to do, and whether they actually work. Here’s what you need to know... There are several different types of foam roller, ranging from one solid piece of foam, to hollow tubes with lumps and bumps emerging from the oread more 27Sep 2018 Categories:non impact training
Okay, you’re sweet enough already, we get that. But if you really want to cut down on the sugar in your diet, what should you know about the alternatives? Going “sugar free” has become standard when we’re trying to clean up our diets, and there has been growing global awareness of the dangers of sugar in western diets for some years now. So if we’re not eating sugar, but we still want to enjoy a sweet taste, what’s the best alternative? Are so-called “natural” sweetenersread more 18Sep 2018 Categories:weight loss
Mastering the push-up is easy when you say goodbye to these common technique issues. In a previous article we learned that doing push-ups on your knees can be just as effective as doing them on your toes. Now, we’re going to address a few push-up technique issues that could be holding you back from realizing your push-up potential.read more 17Sep 2018 Categories:beginners fitness
Did you know that there is another major factor to weight loss other than exercise and nutrition but equally important? Getting quality sleep is as important as exercise when it come to fat loss. If you have standby lights on in your bedroom, watch TV in bed or use mobile devices before bed, the chances are you won't be getting your restorative sleep required for fat loss. Any lights, particularly the white light omitted from mobile phonread more 15Aug 2018 Categories:weight loss
Just a few good reasons you might start to LOVE running! Helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in liferead more 07Jul 2018 Categories:running
When I talk to people about their weekly Food Diary (such a simple, yet immensely powerful tool we use forread more 21Jun 2018 Categories:nutrition
Anyone and everyone can start running, all you need is something comfortable to run in and a pair of trainers with cushioning! Selecting the right trainers doesn't need to cost a fortune but it is a good idea to go and have your gait read; this will determine what running style you have and therefore which trainers are best for you to avoid injury. The best way to start is to walk first and gradually build up to a run/walk.read more 24May 2018 Categories:running
Water exercise originated at least 2000 years ago and way back in the 18th century, spa therapy was considered both fashionable and beneficial. 'Taking the cure' (as it was known) was well documented and research today confirms that immersion in mineral or salt water continues to be beneficial. Early in the last century 'rest' was considered the best option following injury or damage to the body. This has changed over the years and therapists recommend the benefits of exercising the whole boread more 24Apr 2018 Categories:non impact training
Popular concerns and our responses about getting started After reading through the following list, you might just discover you’re more ready to start that healthy lifestyle than you thought! Despite the uncertainty and anxiety some people feel about the thought of joining a gym, the truth is that you’re pretty mread more 04Aug 2015 Categories:beginners fitness
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