The Benefits of Being Barefoot

Barefoot, or minimalistic shoes, is a trend growing in popularity as people embrace the health and wellbeing benefits of feeling the ground beneath their feet. The long term effect of barefoot living is still being researched but the short term benefits are compelling many people to give it ago. The History of the Running Shoe So if minimalistic shoes are the way forward why are … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Barefoot

Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team

Today is Pam’s last day with us after 14 years working on reception at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex.  Pam, along with her work ethic and dedication to customer service will be greatly missed, as well as those 6am brews! We had a collection round the team and we were able to buy Pam some lovely gifts for her garden including a citrus tree and ornamental … Continue reading Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team

Open water swimming, what’s the deal?

The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?

Post-Workout Nutrition: how to get the most from your post-workout meal.

Why does it matter? Working out what to eat post workout is just as important as what you eat before your session. When you exercise the glycogen stores in your muscles are used and some of your muscles are also broken down or damaged. After exercising your body tries to replenish these stores and repair your muscles. It is recommended to eat plenty of carbs … Continue reading Post-Workout Nutrition: how to get the most from your post-workout meal.

Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days

Long standing friends of OHLC Tom & Alex are completing 7 Olympic distance triathlon’s in 7 days with Team Wilson-Willis whilst fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association. What Team Wilson-Willis have to say… So, why are we attempting 7 Olympic distance triathlons in just 7 days? There’s no doubt the way in which Rob Burrow has faced up to this most harsh of diseases is … Continue reading Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days

My 2 Year Veggieversary

This month marks two years since I became vegetarian, and it’s been quite a journey! It all started on a sunny day with a cow, a border collie and some friends. Whilst enjoying a walk we came across a group of young cows in a neighbouring field. The cows were inquisitive, playful and enjoyed a good head scratch. My friend remarked “they’re just like puppies” … Continue reading My 2 Year Veggieversary

Winter Running Tips

Many people have dug out their running gear again with lockdown 3.0 in full swing. Things are now different though. It is not T-shirt and shorts weather anymore. But with a huge number of beginner runners this year, you will have to go about your running tactics differently. Below are the sections we all need to consider when running in winter weather conditions.  Dress for the weather  In … Continue reading Winter Running Tips

Low fat roasties

Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes, all the comfort without compromising your diet. They contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g! Also suitable for vegetarians & vegans, just ensure your stock is vegan friendly. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 800g roasting potatoes, quartered 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 200ml vegetable stock Method: Heat oven to 200C / … Continue reading Low fat roasties

Short on time full body workout

With the world slowly returning to normal, many of us are finding we do not have as much free time as we would like. Below is simple but effective workout that can be completed within 30 minutes. You do not need to be grinding through a workout for 60-90 mins each time for it to be effective. Complete each exercise for 20 seconds with high … Continue reading Short on time full body workout

Easing your body back into weight training

We are back! We have been working hard behind the scenes for many months to ensure the gym is as safe as possible ready for your return. With many of us not performing much weight training since March, it is safe to say we are eager to get back into the swing of things. Below you will find my go to plan for when I … Continue reading Easing your body back into weight training