Category: press

Health And Fitness Mag Feature: The best moves to create a good posture

This month, expert trainer Jean-Claude Vacassin, owner of W10 Gym, talks us through the best moves to create a good posture. 1. BAT WINGS BENEFITS: As the largest muscles in your arms, the triceps are responsible for the most upper-body definition. With this targeted routine, you’ll not only feel the burn in your arms, you’ll […]

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The Guardian Feature: ‘It’s intoxicating – I became obsessed’: has fitness gone too far?

Lisa Andrews was looking for a quick fitness fix. The 34-year-old had “a bit of weight to lose” a year after having her first baby and, being both time-poor and on a budget, she decided to do it with the help of an online 12-week training programme she’d seen advertised on Facebook. “There were hundreds […]

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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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  “Resistance training is a hot topic at the moment, particularly for women. Whilst most of us will probably agree that some form of resistance training is beneficial, perhaps even essential in older females, there is still a hugely divided opinion about what type, how often and at what intensity is best. Some people will […]

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“When it comes to exercise and nutrition, there are plenty of methods, systems and expert opinions about what, how much and when we should be working out. Some will assert that four times per week for fifteen minutes will do the trick, others will have us believe that what it actually takes is 90 minutes, […]

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With promises of 15-minute fat loss workouts, two-minute routines and adverts for the latest workout trend or craze guaranteed to get you in shape in double-quick time, the world of women’s fitness is a minefield. But how much of this stuff will actually hold up and how do we separate the good from the bad […]

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Should you drink protein shakes? “If you exercise, chances are you’re aware of protein shakes and their role in aiding recovery and boosting results. In fact, even those with an aversion to exercise are likely to have come across protein shakes, not only in terms of what they can do for your performance, but also […]

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How often you should exercise is a question everyone faces when it comes to training, and it’s an important one. The answer, as it often is, is ‘it depends’. We are all completely different and we need to find out what works best for us given where we’re at and what our goals require of […]

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The issue of cardio has become a hotly debated area in recent times.  It’s becoming increasingly confusing.  Should we, shouldn’t we, how much should or shouldn’t we?  Traditional steady state cardio has had some bad press in recent times with everyone turning to interval training, but is this an entirely warranted shift? People generally do […]

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