In this month’s Trainer Spotlight, St. James’s and Fitzrovia based Senior Trainer Maria Athanaseli talks ab shakes, eight years with Ten, and the importance of feeling challenged.
By taking a few minutes each day to work on spinal mobility, we can start to create a little more balance, efficient movement and ultimately less back pain
Aiming to change the outlook of the fitness industry by encouraging market leaders to focus on the quality of movement over the intensity of workouts. (Originally featured on WELLTODO.)
The beach can be a great natural gym, but not everybody wants to go through their workout in front of dozens of critical sunbathers.
A week’s skiing falls into an intense category of sport; where physical requirements are high and a good basic level of strength is recommended. Like most sports, training is essential to ensure you can last the time out on the slopes without resorting to sloppy technique; often a short-cut to injury.
Following Chris Froome’s Tour de France win, and Team GB’s unprecedented medal haul at Rio, if there’s a year of the bike, 2016 is it.
Cheyne Voss, Ten’s Physio Director, and resident cycling nut has just come back from completing La Marmotte, one of the world’s toughest amateur bike races. Here, Cheyne writes about the preparation and training programme that helped him shave over 3 hours off last year’s time and come home with a gold medal.
First, the disclaimer: before we start, let me just say that this is a subjective piece, based on a just a few days of classes, studio visits and meetings. And given the huge numbers of fitness providers in New York, it’s clearly not going to be definitive.
In support of Mental Health Week, Johanna Francis, Ten’s Head of Dynamic Reformer Pilates offers an insightful – and very personal – view on the benefits of focused, absorbing exercise disciplines like Pilates to ease and even prevent anxiety attacks.
A seated position will tighten many muscles that need to be long for safe and efficient running, and lengthen many muscles that need to be tight and engaged