Fitness Lifestyle 

Fitness tip of the month – April

by Nuffield Health Team Bodyweight training: Bodyweight training is an economical and time-saving option because the moves can be done anywhere. Squats while you brush your teeth? Sure! Plank while you’re waiting for water to boil? Why not! Try these: Pushup. Get in a pushup position. Lower the body toward the floor. Press both hands on the floor, as you begin to return to starting position, quickly extend arm out in front of you until it becomes parallel with the floor. Quickly bring right hand back under and perform another…

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Fitness Lifestyle 

Urban Runner: Healthy Addict

By Seb Radcliffe Healthy Addict – “Mum! Dad’s going running again!” Damn, I’d been caught. My attempt to sneak out unnoticed for my daily fix had been thwarted. “No, no I’m not going for a run I’m just going to see a friend” I lied, clad conspicuously in my running gear. How had it come to this… a father of three stood in the doorway sheepishly having to lie to his nearest and dearest about his guilty pleasure. Yes I’m a 40-something year old runner. Since I started running I have…

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Fitness Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

Insanity – dare to take the challenge?

Bradford – A new, world-renowned, high intensity workout fitness programme is set to be launched next week at one of Bradford Council’s Clubactive Health and Fitness sites. The INSANITY® workout fitness program, created by US fitness trainer Shaun T, which has gained acclaim from fitness fanatics and professionals worldwide, will be launched at Thornton Recreation Centre on Wednesday 11, March. INSANITY® is a 30 minute workout using ‘Max Interval Training’, meaning that participants work flat out for 3-5 minute periods, before having a short break – just long enough to catch…

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New aqua combat sessions launched

A new dynamic exercise session is being launched at Bradford Council’s swimming pools across the District. Aqua Combat is an innovative sport session that combines a mix of martial arts and kick-boxing  in water with uplifting music. The sessions are taking place at Shipley and Eccleshill pools on Thursdays and Richard Dunn on Fridays. Phil Barker, Bradford Council’s Assistant Director for Sport and Leisure, said: “This is a great workout that targets all the muscle groups, but without impact on the joints. It’s an excellent way to get fit whatever your…

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Fitness Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Nuffield Shipley – An Excellently Equipped Gym

As a gym member for the last two decades, I feel going to the gym acts as a therapeutic experience and at the same time, a way of staying active and getting fit in the process. Being a member of the Nuffield Fitness & Wellbeing Centre in Cottingley (formerly Canons) for the past twelve years, I have made many friends, whether they are fellow members or staff members. The gym caters for everyone and adjusts to the demands of whatever the member requires to achieve with their objectives regardless of…

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