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What is Strongman Training and Why Is It Unbeatable For Fat Loss?

Strongman training is growing in popularity in gyms and performance centres as gym owners and personal trainers turn to this style of training to get maximum results from their clients. Many facilities are being bespoke designed to be able to fully utilise the strongman style of training with large turfed areas or tracks being incorporated […]

By |June 7th, 2017|fitness, personal training|0 Comments

‘Functional fitness’ our take…

“Functional’ is a buzzword in the fitness industry right now, one that personal trainers love to throw around to make them appear more ‘current’, but what exactly is a ‘functional exercise’?

Arguably, pretty much everything you do in a gym can be classed as functional, essentially whenever you move or lift, your muscles organise themselves to […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments



I’d estimate that in reality the numbers are way higher. Recreational steroid use is rife amongst male gym goers who it seems would go to any lengths purely, it seems, for vanity.

Take Spencer Matthews, former reality TV star who was booted off ‘I’m […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fitness Myths

It only takes one paper or one Internet ‘expert’ to proclaim something online these days and it suddenly becomes hard fact and is spuriously enforced as gospel by personal trainers across the land!

Science has now debunked many old school fitness facts such as ‘you shouldn’t squat below parallel’, but what about the new age trends […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Winter is over so time to stop hibernating


Believe it or not, winter tiredness is a recognised medical condition, though here at One Performance in Richmond we are not referring to an ailment that is as drastic in its effect as ME. Instead, what we are really referring to is what is more commonly known as the winter blues. With grey skies, never-ending […]

By |May 5th, 2016|fitness, personal training|0 Comments

Working out proven best pain management treatment out there

Sudden, jarring aches and pains tend to jolt you into a panic and a desperate search for medical and technological relief.  But actually the solution to pain management in the long term is much more straightforward than you ever imagined.  The Daily Mail cites a study demonstrating that of all the treatments attempted regular exercise […]

By |April 6th, 2016|fitness, personal training|0 Comments

Tired all the time?  Maybe it’s time to visit a personal trainer

If you’ve been feeling extra drowsy and lethargic even in the morning and even after a hearty meal you may be experiencing more than the winter blues.  More and more studies are finding that a sedentary lifestyle with a fat- and carb-heavy diet can contribute to chronic fatigue and depression.  These are factors that can […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|fitness, personal training|0 Comments

A personal trainer can help you lose that fat around your middle for good

If you’re heading into middle age or in the midst of menopause you may be noticing those love handles expanding around your waistline. They could be more dangerous than you think. The Times reports on a Mayo Clinic study that found having fat distributed evenly across your body is actually safer that accumulating fat only […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Pre and post holiday workouts are easier to sneak in than you think

Gift shopping, card sending, holiday decorating, menu planning – in the height of the holiday rush your workout tends to get pushed down to the bottom of your “to-do” list. And often skipped all together. But it doesn’t have to, if you are willing to get a bit creative with your day. […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Not exercising could kill you

You hear it and you know it, but do you actually do it? Exercising is not just a luxury for those who have time and facilities. Exercise is an integral part of healthy living and can prevent premature death. The Guardian reports 37,000 deaths every year are associated with lack of exercise! This costs the […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments