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We’ve noticed a trend in the gym of women doing loads of weights (which is awesome keep going foxes!) but some of you hate the idea of some high intensity cardio, such as running! We want to help you out and show you how awesome running can be! Not only for your health and fitness but also for enjoyment!

All you need is a new program, some commitment and most of all motivation! To build you up to running long distances we recommend you incorporate three different types of training, including high intensity long duration cardio, high intensity interval training and strength circuits! With this combination of exercise, you will build up your fitness ability to be able to sustain a 10km run.

Ask one of our personal trainers to book you in for a new program and explain to them what routine you would love to take part in.  We recommend undertaking a functional fit session too to build up that high intensity interval training and strength circuits!

Now you can’t just expect to wake up one morning and be able to run 10km straight up, but with the best training and motivation, we can get you there!

We recommend starting off with a few slow jogs and even take some walking breaks to build up your fitness capabilities and get your body used to the impacts of running.

Another way to sustain your running and make sure you stay motivated is to constantly set yourself goals. Even if it is while your running, to make it to the end of the road etc, you will find you will always be pushing yourself to do better.

Staying healthy is another way to increase your performance and also to keep yourself well enough for a consistent running schedule.

Finding a running partner is highly beneficial too! So get them involved in your running routine and you’ll be next to run in a marathon!

Happy running foxes!


By Zoe Kirby



So you’ve heard about Studio Cycle but you’re not sure whether it’s right for you?

We’ll tell you what’s involved and what you can benefit from this high intensity class!

Starting with how it’s good for you… well for your overall fitness it is fantastic for working up a sweat and getting your heart rate raring!

But most of all it is a fantastic way to burn those calories and shed those excess kilos! Not only this but it is great for improving your cardiovascular system and avoiding disease further down the track.

If you have found that exercise classes or weights workouts put too much strain on your back… we have found the right class for you! Studio cycle obviously involves exercising whilst you are seated on an exercise bike; this relieves the weight from your back, giving you a pain free workout!

To support this it also strengthens your leg muscles, in turn building and toning your whole lower body without weight bearing exercise. This gives you a full body workout targeting those major muscle groups.

If you have been avoiding exercise due to risk of injury, this is the right class for you. It not only strengthens your lower body but also improves your posture.

Studio cycle class is great for releasing those happy endorphins, so you leave the class feeling lifted and refreshed.

If you’re lacking motivation, the group dynamic helps bring it back, encouraging you to push that one step further!

Next step is to come down to Fernwood and try it out for yourself!


By Zoe Kirby