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The Fundamental Sports and Fitness workshops are one-to-two-hour sessions held at our personal training studio in West Bridgford, not far from Nottingham city centre. They will give you the opportunity to learn about various topics related to health and fitness in a small and friendly environment as well as to ask our trainers any questions you might have about the best ways to progress your training.

All workshops are included as part of our memberships, but non-members are also very welcome to attend and can access the sessions for £10 each. If you’re interested in coming to one of our workshops, contact us for more information and to book.

You’ll find details of our most popular workshops below.

How to Improve Your Running

In our running workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about improving your running technique and will be provided with workouts to improve your strength and running form. No matter the distance you’re running, whether you’re just starting your journey with the Couch to 5k or are on the next step and looking at half marathons, marathons, or obstacle course races, you’ll gain plenty of new knowledge at the workshop.

As runners, we all know the importance of making sure our posture and form are good, we’ve heard about gait analysis and stride length, and we make sure we wear supportive running shoes, but we don’t always think about the strength and flexibility sessions we need to do in the gym to reduce our injury risks and help prevent foot, knee and back pain.  We’ll cover all these things and more at the workshop so that you can feel confident you’re the best runner you can be.

At the running workshop we cover:

  • Tips and coaching to help make exercising easier.
  • Exercises to increase your fitness.
  • Exercises to strengthen the muscles in your legs, core and upper body.
  • Exercises to improve the mobility in your hips.
  • Different warm-up techniques to get your body and mind ready for running.
  • Nutrition advice and healthy snacks to give you plenty of energy (we’ll bring some snacks for you to try).
  • Using your arms and legs to increase the power in your body to run faster.
  • Recovery exercises and tools to use so you’re not achy and in pain after your runs.

Snacking

In our snacking workshop, we’ll look at which foods are better to snack on, whether you’re trying to lose weight or are looking for the best way to fuel your training. We’ll help you make sure you’re eating at regular times during the day to help keep your energy levels high and prevent you from getting to the point where you’re so hungry you’ll eat the first food you find.

During the workshop we’ll look at:

  • The best healthy snacks to have and why it’s not always best to have low-calorie foods.
  • Our secrets and health tips to help you get the body you want.
  • Easy and enjoyable recipes that include more than just fruit and vegetables, so you don’t feel like you’re always on a diet.
  • Foods that are high in protein to help you gain muscle when training.
  • Why you need the right fats in your diet to keep you healthy.
  • Tips on how to drink enough of water.
  • What healthy snacks you can take to work so you don’t come home starving and resort to unhealthy convenience food.

Meal Planning

Our meal planning workshop will teach you to create delicious and healthy meals every day of the week. It can be hard planning what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and keeping the meals exciting, but clean eating doesn’t have to be all chicken, fish, soup and salads. We’ll look at how to meal prep using real food and make sure you have a fridge stocked full of the best ingredients.

The workshop will include:

  • Tips on how to plan your meals and create a list of ingredients for when you go shopping.
  • How to make quick and easy meals on a budget for your family.
  • How to use leftovers so you avoid wasting any of your food and save money.
  • Foods that are quick and easy to prepare in minutes, so you’ll save time in the kitchen.
  • Recipe ideas that support healthy eating and weight loss. There will be recipes for a variety of dietary requirements, including low carb, gluten free and dairy free.
  • How to plan slow cooker meals that you can prep in the morning and eat when you get home from work.