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Jason HodgeHelpful hints, tips and advice about personal training and general fitness.

Come back regularlly to see what's new, or tell us what sort of topics you'd like to see us cover.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 17:09 Written by

Eat your way to a successful Commando Challenge

Linda SimmsTo get the most out of the day, eating right is very important. What you eat can improve your performance and help you recover faster post exercise. We asked our nutrition partner Linda to give s some suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Here's what she said:

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:58 Written by

Are you Commando Challenge Ready?

Kieran Tough Mudder 2 squareThe Commando Challenge is just a few weeks and team Hodge Health & Fitness have been training hard. I've asked one of our experienced team members to give us some tips for tackling a tough mudder like this, so here's what he said:

 

 

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:47 Written by

9 top tips for the best fitness results

boot camp boxingMy run down of my favourites...

Being a Boot Camp instructor, fitness trainer and former-Royal Marine, I get asked for health and fitness tips all the time. So, because we all love a good list, here's mine (and just to be different I'm doing 9 not 10). I hope you like them.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:56 Written by

Military Burpee – why you're doing it wrong

Military BurpeeWhat is a Burpee and why do it? 

Burpee is an amazing exercise that uses the body as a single unit. Burpee is classified as a high intensity and high impact exercise that can get you fit quick. The main reason this exercise will get you fit quick is because not only is it just a high intensity exercise but it's also a metabolic exercise too.

 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:18 Written by

Using the right trainers

TrainersWe talk about trainers quite a lot with our customers at Boot Camp and during personal training. 

Having the right pair can be the difference between a good workout and a great work out. So, choosing the right kind is important, and paying for quality often returns dividends rather than going for cheap alternatives.

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:44 Written by

The components of fitness

ComponentsIn this recent Linkedin post, Jason explores the notion of 'the components of fitness'. The things that all together have an equal share in you total fitness, and should be considered when designing an exercise programme.

It can be one of the best feelings ever when you reach a new personal best in what ever area of fitness you're good at. But focusing on just one aspect of fitness could mean injury in the long term.

Monday, 18 January 2016 14:02 Written by

Why body weight exercises are best for you

Body Weight BlogBodyweight exercises are performed in a way that is natural for the way that your body moves.
 
They are better for your joints and you can adjust the tempo (speed) of the movement to suit your goal. Slow and controlled for strength and muscle tone, medium pace for agility and fast for high intensity training.
Monday, 07 December 2015 15:05 Written by

Is core conditioning a major part of your training?

army push upsCore training has taken over many personal training programs and workout routines.

Core training and core conditioning is a philosophy that has revolutioniSed the fitness industry in the past 10 years but still so many people don’t really understand the philosophy of core training. 

Monday, 02 November 2015 15:06 Written by

High intensity interval training really works

Boxer

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the buzz word everyone's talking about. Great for improving your fitness level and fantastic for shedding weight fast.
 
HIIT can be adapted to any fitness level and can give you great results in a short very period of time. Perfect for 1-2-1, group training or even training on your own.
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