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We have a wide range of articles about fitness, health and events at Active.

Read one of our many articles below by clicking on the title and after you have finished, let us know what you think by submitting a comment. What fitness techniques have you tried that have worked or failed? Is there a new kind of fitness class that we don't currently provide? What more could we do to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle?

We will be uploading more articles regularly so please keep an eye on this page, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Kick start your routine and burn more calories throughout the day with one of our 7am morning classes!

Struggling to shift that last bit of weight, trying to get to your optimal fitness level or just fancy shaking things up a bit?

Studies have shown that people who work out first thing in the morning continue to burn calories for up to 14 hours after their workout.  To really optimise this effect you want to be working out at about 70-85% of your maximum heart rate. Think about it on a scale of 1 -10, with 1 being no effort and 10 being too hard and you are aiming for about a level  7 or 8 to achieve this. This level of effort is different for everyone but it's a great way to make sure you are giving as much as you can and getting the most out of your time! This effect is called the EPOC (excess post exercise oxygen consumption) effect or after burn effect.

Spinning

 Our 7am Spinning classes or gym cardio workouts (we are open from 6.30am) will give a great early morning cardio only workout BUT WHY NOT DOUBLE THE EFFECT and add resistance to a high energy training class, such as Circuits and Les Mills BODYPUMP, where you will push your body harder - a level 8 or 9, for short bursts and get even more benefits such as increased bone density, muscle shape and tone and potentially an even longer after burn effect

So why not try it out for yourself, not only can you trigger a greater calorie after burn, you'll feel energised and more awake plus you know that your workouts done for the day and you can just forget about it!

For more information please speak to any of the gym Active team.

Written by Active Gym Team at 00:00

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