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

Isolation Motivation

During these unprecedented times it can be hard to complete the physical exercise we enjoy as we are adapting to life under lockdown. Due to the closures of gyms and social areas across the country by the government it has become a greater challenge for everyone to maintain their physical activity needs. I will be going through ideas in which will help to improve motivation … Continue reading Isolation Motivation

Core exercises to try at home

Whatever activity you are completing, be it tying your shoelaces or reaching up to a shelf. Your core is being used in some way to help you with your movement. Each muscle provides a different function to help work together to provide a seamless motion through out our day to day tasks. There is more to your core than just your abdominal muscles. your core … Continue reading Core exercises to try at home

The Isolation Running Bug

Thousands of leisure centres and gyms across the country have been forced to close due to the government lockdown. This has affected and disrupted almost every gym goer’s routine in some way or another. On the bright side we have seen a huge increase in people trying out the age-old form of exercise which is running.  I will share with you some of the things … Continue reading The Isolation Running Bug

Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim

Aspire Channel Swim – 9 September to 2 December 2019 Discover your inner champion and swim the distance of the English channel this autumn. 22 miles, 12 weeks, 1416 lengths. Fundraising helps Aspire change the lives of people who have been affected by Spinal Cord Injury. If you want to join in: SIGN UP here! Join Team OHLC: Once you’ve signed up, make sure you join Team … Continue reading Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim

My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

The last few weeks has been  mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

Gym Improvments… What a Difference!

Over the last couple of years we’ve been working hard to develop the fitness suite at OHLC to keep up to date with the latest workout techniques and trends. We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made and how the gym is looking now. The feedback we’ve been getting from new and existing members is great. I’ve included below some before and after pictures to … Continue reading Gym Improvments… What a Difference!