Category: General Health & Fitness

Health and Fitness Magazine Feature. This month, expert trainer Jean-Claude Vacassin, owner of W10 Performance Gyms, helps you get a well- conditioned core to boost performance and prevent injury. 1. STIR THE POT BENEFITS: Those who already have some good foundational strength and want to kick things up a notch should try this as it’s […]

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Do the twists – boost your core strength

Boost your core strength with this explosive rotating move – our latest feature in Health and Fitness Magazine. LATERAL BALL TOSS Lateral ball toss is one of the most effective core exercises around, and it’ll raise your pulse, too. This move is particularly good because it works your core as you rotate – something that’s […]

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Working your hamstrings and boosting your leg power

This month, we were featured in Health and Fitness Magazine showing you how to work your hamstrings and boost your leg power. 1. ROMANIAN DEADLIFT Benefits: The Romanian deadlift is a great exercise to strengthen not only your hamstrings, but all the muscles in your posterior chain (your glutes and lower back, too). – Grab […]

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Cardio vs weights: the big debate

FEATURE IN SPORT MAGAZINE.   Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin on an age-old debate in fitness. Plus, part three of his four-week back to fitness guide.   I f there’s one discussion in fitness that’s guaranteed to get people hot under the collar, it’s the cardio-versus-weights training debate.   Some […]

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Sport Magazine feature: Resolution Rules

Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin talks New Year resolutions, and launches his four-week guide to getting back on the fitness wagon. “I’ve been around for enough ‘New Year, New You’ cycles to have a fair idea of what’s working and what isn’t. Overall, I’m pro-January and the new start it offers […]

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Harper’s Bazaar Feature

OUR LATEST FEATURE… REPLACE THE DAMAGING SHOCK TACTICS OF GYM WORK-OUTS WITH A GENTLER APPROACH TO EVERYDAY LIFE, TO KEEP YOURSELF TRIM AND ACTIVE. The problem with many extreme modern work-out regimes is that, rather than nourishing your body, they actually deplete energy and can cause adrenalin to surge, so that immunity, sleep, stress levels […]

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Our feature in Health and Fitness Magazine – Simple but very effective tips.   LUNGE   Lunges strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves, as well as conditioning the major muscles of your legs for other sports and activities.   Do them daily and lunges will shape and firm up your backside too. You don’t need […]

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SHOULDER WORKOUTS: ONE MOVE FOUR WAYS

Our feature in Health and Fitness magazine by Jean-Claude Vacassin.   1. STANDING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS   BENEFITS:   The overhead press is the best shoulder exercise you can do. It works several muscles of the upper body and offers a host of benefits that improve daily functioning. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, take […]

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Strong Squats – 4 ways

Jean Claude’s feature in Health and Fitness Magazine…   1. BACK SQUAT BENEFITS: Done correctly, this move will build sheer strength in your glutes, hamstrings and core. Start with a barbell supported on the fleshy part of your upper back across your shoulders (the trapezius muscles). Hold the barbell in both hands, keeping your torso […]

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Health and Fitness Magazine Feature: What Are Isometrics?

Isometric exercises are strength- building moves where you create tension, or contract your muscles, without the angle of the joints changing (for example when you do a plank). Famed strongman Alexander Zass credited much of his great strength to his isometric training as a prisoner during World War I. He would push on the bars and […]

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Women’s Health and Fitness Feature: Act Your Age – Stay Fit In Your 50’s

Staying in shape becomes all-important in your fifties. For those who have been reluctant exercisers previously, the goal is to be in better shape than you were in your thirties and forties. For those of you who reach your fifties with a good foundation of fitness, the goal should be to maintain what you’ve developed. You’re […]

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KISS

One of the things that always hits home when I hang around with coaches who know their shit is how simple they keep things. There is nothing included in their programmes or presentations that does not need to be there.  And their delivery is simplistic, to the point that it sometimes makes you wonder if […]

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Is porridge good for you?

Breakfast is a pain in the arse. I’m not sure why.  Presumably it’s because people got to bed to late.  Fuck knows.  But whatever it is, it’s making choosing a decent breakfast taxing. That, and people are spouting total shite about what’s good and bad for you. And porridge is getting a hard time of […]

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Semi-private: Are you doing it wrong?

Semi-private training is growing in popularity in the fitness industry, with more personal trainers moving towards this model.  And it’s easy to see why, as there a several pros to the model, a few headline ones being… >> Better results for the client. With 1-2-1 coaching, the relationship eventually crushes the training.  1-2-1 can be invaluable […]

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Telegraph feature: How to supercharge your workout

Feature in last weeks Telegraph online – How to Supercharge your workouts. “Two of the most commonly asked questions in fitness are “what exercise is best for….” and “how many reps should I do”, both of which are valid, although perhaps not as important as people may have us believe, when it comes to general […]

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