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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.

If you know which workshops you’d like to come to, jump straight to the booking section here.

We have four workshop topics available for you to choose from. You can either book our workshops individually for £10 each or, if you want to get a head start on your fitness and knowledge, we have a great offer for you: if you buy all four together, you can save 10% on your booking and graduate from our Academy.

How To Have The Best Nutrition As A Runner

Mon Jul 22 18:30

Cost: £10

In our nutrition 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.

Whether you consider yourself a beginner or marathon runner, nutrition is key to fuelling your body to make sure you’re full of energy and aren’t fatiguing as you increase your distance.

Do you find you feel tired after you run, your muscles are achy or you really don’t like the energy gels and sports drinks you have to have to keep going, this workshop is for you.

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
  • The importance of fuelling your body as a runner
  • Meal planning so it’ll take the stress a way of thinking about what to eat
  • Snacks to have before, during and after your runs so you’ll be full of energy
  • Different types of drinks to have to keep yourself hydrated

How To Avoid Common Running Issues

Mon Aug 5 18:30

Cost: £10

As a runner, you can sometimes be overwhelmed by the advice and information in different online groups and wonder how it can all apply to you. In this workshop, we cover some of the common problems that runners face and answer any questions you may have surrounding your training.

During the session we’ll cover topics including:

  • Heel striking, midfoot and forefoot running as well as which form you should be using to improve your performance and reduce injury.
  • Barefoot running and whether it makes you a better runner.
  • Stride length, cadence and gait, to help you understand how to improve your stride and have proper running form.
  • Gait analysis, so that you can learn how your gait can affect your running.
  • Tips to help improve your posture and in turn help you run better.
  • The ideal mileage you should be covering in your training to reach your goals, whether that’s completing the Couch to 5k, a 10k, marathon or mud run.
  • The type of trainers you’ll need for different events and when you should be changing them.
  • The ideal pace you need to be running at and how to improve your pace and speed.
  • The biomechanics of running and what your body needs to be doing as you run. This will cover your posture, tips on keeping your shoulders, arms and hands relaxed, and making sure your knees and feet point forwards.
  • Basic exercises to improve your running so you’ll increase your average running speed and help with injury prevention.

How to be more confident and improve your mindset

Mon Sep 2 18:30 & Mon Oct 7 18:30

Cost: £20

Do you struggle with direction and want to know how to meet the goals you set for yourself?

Our body and mind can put small blocks in the way which stop us feel like we’re achieving what we set out to do.

Mentally preparing your body for the challenges ahead is just as important as all the physical training you need to do. This is why sports psychology plays such an important role with athletes when it comes to their events. And it’s not just elite athletes who need help, if you have a big event coming up anxiety levels an increase, you need to learn how to harness all that emotion and channel it into positive energy. If you train hard it will make your race seem easy.

At the start line of a race you can be very excited but also be nervous and panic about what you’re about to do, this is completely normal and most likely everybody around you feels the same. The advantage you’ll have is that you know you can be confident with what you’re going to achieve with the simple tools we’ll help you with.

This two part workshop will be run alongside Tracey Coull a Mindset and Confidence Coach.

In this workshop:

  • You’ll learn some simple tools and techniques that you can use to help you feel confident
  • We’ll look at common triggers and how to manage them
  • We’ll set some simple challenges to help keep you accountable for your training

Exercises to do at home to improve your fitness

Mon Nov 4 18:30

Cost: £10

Exercising at home is quick, convenient and you can do it in your own time once the kids are in bed and all the jobs at home have been done. Training equipment is so easy to get hold of now and always seems like a great idea at the time when you buy it. The struggle comes when you get it home and knowing what to do with it.

I’m sure lots of you have some weights and kettlebells that you know some basic exercises to do with them but struggle to put a plan together that flows. Being able to plan short and simple training programmes that work for you and mean you don’t pick up injuries is key to improving your fitness. You want to make sure the training time you have set a side for your running is used to the most efficient effect to develop your strength and conditioning, whether that’s doing a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session, a core sessions or a strength session.

In this workshop we’ll cover:

  • Exercises that you can do at home with basic or no equipment.
  • How to plan a short training programme
  • Learning about different types of exercises you should be doing
  • Master the technique of a set of exercises that can form the basis of any programme

How To Master The Perfect Pull Up

Mon Dec 2 18:30

Cost: £10

Do you find being able to do a pull up tough or even impossible?

You might want to improve on your existing technique.

Pull ups are a great building block to work from and are a core movement when it comes to obstacle course racing. Pull ups link into being able to do monkey bars, swinging on ropes, rings and all the rig variations there are now.

If you struggle with your upper body strength, being able to master a pull up is amazing. They are a great back and shoulder exercise and can really test your grip and forearm strength and endurance too.

I have ropes, rings, resistance bands and bars to use to help develop your pull ups and work on your grip strength. We’ll go over the difference between a pull up, a chin up and a muscle up and why they are all have a different technique. By the end of the workshop I guarantee you’ll be able to do at least one pull up.

In the workshop we’ll cover:

  • The muscles involved in the pull up and how to warm them up
  • Look at different variations for the pull up and which one is best
  • Different exercises you can do to improve you pull up
  • How to master the perfect pull up

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Jul 22 How To Have The Best Nutrition As A Runner - 5 Spaces Left
Aug 5 How To Avoid Common Running Issues - 7 Spaces Left
Sep 2 /Oct 7 How to be more confident and improve your mindset - 8 Spaces Left
Nov 4 Exercises to do at home to improve your fitness - 8 Spaces Left
Dec 2 How To Master The Perfect Pull Up - 8 Spaces Left
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