Benefits of training in cold weather conditions

As we approach the peak of winter, the cold weather discourages us all to train, class attendance decreases and training motivation lessens. But aside from the demotivation which arises with cold weather, there are significant benefits to training in cold weather conditions. Although the cold weather puts most of us into mental and physical hybernation as aposed to going to … Read more

How to achieve your 2018 resolutions: Follow these 4 principles

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney As 2017 reaches its close, 2018 opens more doors for opportunity, the question is what have we got planned? According to the statistics of the 2017 resolutions, the number 1 goal was to lose weight/healthy eating; in a poll published by Bupa, 50% of Brits were not confident they … Read more

Top 5 Fitness Gifts to get for Christmas!

Are you in search of secret santa fitness gifts for that fanatical fitness friend of yours, or perhaps a stocking filler for a relative? If so, look no further as Focus Fitness UK have combined a list of the top 5 fitness gifts you should consider buying before making your final decision. We have taken some of the best gifts of … Read more

Bulking season: Best way to bulk up without losing gains

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Tis the season of winter, we have all felt the change in weather and noticed the change in daylight time, but more importantly we are all getting ready … Read more

Advent calendar: One exercise for every day leading up to Christmas

All I want for Christmas is… A new exercise! As Christmas approaches, the advent calendar comences and the festivities start growing inside us all; lights, snow and get togethers. But what about your training, how will you program your workouts whilst trying to balance all of the Christmas responsibilities this month? Fortunately, Focus Fitness UK have compiled 25 exercises for … Read more

Start Your Day with Exercise for a Clearer Mind and Better Mood

The 2017 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report revealed that the UK health and exercise industry continues to grow with 1 in every 7 people owning a gym membership.  There are, in total, more than 9.7 million wellness members in the UK with the report highlighting an impressive growth across all sectors of the fitness industry. In 2017 there … Read more

The shocking number of calories in your favourite fast food meal!

18,875 KFC outlets, 11,000 Pizza Hut restaurants, 15,738 Burger King outlets and a whoping 36,899 McDonalds restaraunts in the world. With such variety and availability almost everyone has experienced food from one of these fast food chains, some more than others. But whilst you are enjoying favorite fast food meal from one of these adored spots, the calories you are consuming could be far greater … Read more

5 Exercises to burn off that extra Thanksgiving weight!

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of Thanksgiving.” –  W.T. Purkiser Turkey, gravy, stuffing, rolls, pies, yams and mashed potato. Some of the yummy foods laid on the table for Thanksgiving and although these options sound and taste great, the weight gained at the end of the day isn’t so … Read more

The Importance of Stretching For Fitness

The British Journal of Sports Medicine reported that while there is no proven evidence that stretching can prevent injuries, it sure can contribute to muscle flexibility.Furthermore, stretching should be part of your fitness routine to help keep you limber and supple, both before and after exercise. If your muscles aren’t supple, they won’t stretch and contract as far. Continually, this will … Read more

Focus Fitness UK: Black Friday Sale!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Exclusive Offer! Black Friday this year is on 24th November, and it is going to be bigger and better than ever! Not only are the discounts bigger and better, our Black Friday deal will be running for a whole week so there is no excuse not to grab yourself a great deal. Here at Focus Fitness UK, … Read more

Diabetes: Top 5 ways to prevent the onset!

‘World Diabetes Day‘ has officially arrived. Here at Focus Fitness UK we feel that it is only fitting that we release a blog post explaining the most effective ways to help prevent the onset of the common condition. 3.8 million people in the UK suffer from the condition, which is 9% of the adult population! Diabetes is split into two … Read more

Winter is coming! So it is Essential to Stay Active

Staying Active is Essential in the Winter The winter blues or seasonal affective disorder is a serious condition for many people in colder areas where the amount of sunlight reduces for three months every year. In fact, it is clinically proven that humans suffer mentally during the colder seasons. Research also shows, however, that humans can fight these depressive episodes by … Read more

The Balancing Act: How to Fit Fitness Into Your Busy Life

Everyone wants to live a healthier life, but so often we just don’t have the time to make the healthiest decision every time. In fact, 30% of Brits admit they rarely or never exercise. And 20% say they’re too busy to manage their fitness properly. Building healthy habits can be a steep learning curve, and working full time or raising kids … Read more

Focus Fitness UK are finalists in the UK Active Training Awards!

Focus Fitness UK are proud to be announced as finalists for “Training Provider of the Year 2017” by UK Active which recognises a dynamic array of heavyweight-sector employers and top quality training providers. The training awards night is delivered in partnership with CIMSPA and sponsored by Active IQ. It takes place on 30th November at The Hilton in Reading. It … Read more

Focus Fitness UK Success Stories: Pearl Appleby

Success Stories Part 2: Pearl Appleby Welcome to the next post in our series of Focus Fitness UK Success Stories. Pearl started her journey with Focus Fitness UK by enrolling on our personal training course in Enfield at David Lloyd, Europe’s largest … Read more

National Fitness Day: 3 Reasons Why Muscle Building Is Important During Pregnancy

National Fitness Day encourages the United Kingdom to celebrate the joy of fitness and physical activity. It is also a fantastic opportunity empasise the role that physical activity plays across the UK, helping us to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles. On National Fitness Day, Jane Sandwood explores 3 reasons why muscle building and keeping … Read more

Finding Out Your Body Types and How to Make the Most of It

Physically speaking, not all of us are created equal. We are all different, we don’t all have the same body types, fitness needs, and paths to success. We can, however, divide bodies into three basic categories to get a better idea of how they work so you can unlock your full potential or use the knowledge to help others unlock theirs. … Read more

With 12 Days Until National Fitness Day: Here are 12 interesting fitness facts!

National Fitness Day this year takes place on 27th September as part of National Fitness Week being run by UK Active; the UK’s largest physical activity celebration. Regular physical activity is great for everyone’s health, and wellbeing, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Fitness Week is a great time to spread the word … Read more

How Rebecca Merrifield excelled by joining the Focus Fitness UK Traineeship Programme

Rebecca began her journey on our Traineeship programme and she is now excelling on our Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. She kindly took time out her lunch to speak to me about her life, and her experiences with Focus Fitness UK so far. Hi Rebecca, nice seeing you today. Tell me a little bit about yourself … Read more

Focus Fitness UK Success Stories: Paul Akinniranye

Success Stories: Paul started his journey on Focus Fitness UK’s personal training course in Vauxhall, London at the renowned Southbank Club venue, back in September of last year, 2016. Almost a year later, we caught up with Paul to see how he was getting on and to get a few of his thoughts about his experience on the course.   Transcipt … Read more

Leon McKenzie Vs Jahmaine Smyle

Focus Fitness are Leon McKenzie’s proud main sponsors for his upcoming super-middle weight fight for the English title. With a huge buzz around his name we thought there was no better time than now to find out how he ended up jumping from a successful 18-year football career to going it big with boxing. You have been boxing for only … Read more

Ash Edelman’s top tips for new PT’s

A special thank you to Ashley Edelman for joining Focus Fitness UK on set at the vault gym in Shoreditch to shoot our promo video. Byron Bubb our London based team member had the pleasure of interviewing him on life as a personal trainer and his top tips for individuals joining the industry. Ashley is a highly experienced personal trainer … Read more

Pilates for better sex

Michelle Jermy, the genius author and fitness professional behind ‘Pilates for Better Sex’ has joined our team to tell all on her admirable journey within the health and wellness world. With a hugely successful book under her belt and a sought after Pilates studio based in Thetford she is fast becoming the go to Gal for everything fit. You rarely … Read more

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