Bannatyne Health Club Blog
A WORLD OF WELLNESS FROM THE EXPERTS
The Bannatyne Health Club blog is here to offer you the latest in all aspects of fitness, nutrition, health and inspirational staff and member stories.
Bannatyne Success Stories
Our members are amazing.
Check out some of their fitness success stories here!
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We support Mary's Meals Double The Love Campaign!
Here at The Bannatyne Group, we are backing Mary's Meals Double The Love campaign! Here is a message from Duncan Bannatyne explaining why it is such an important charity to support. This campaign will help change the lives of hungry children in Zambia by providing them with a nutritious daily school meal.
From registered disabled to fully mobile in six months
A Thanet lady has transformed her life following a full hip replacement and being legally registered as disabled.
66-year-old Alice Thompson’s life changed dramatically on 12th September 2015 when her mobility was taken away from her, resulting in the operation. Six weeks later, with her doctor’s blessing, Alice joined the Bannatyne Health Club in Broadstairs.
Bannatyne Ayr member confronts world’s highest zipwire for charity
A member of the Bannatyne health club in Ayr will be tackling the world’s highest zipwire to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland.
Wendy Williams will be undertaking the challenge in France, on February 10th to raise money for the charity, which is close to her heart following her mum’s diagnosis with the condition.
OUTDOOR FITNESS FOR BANNATYNE BURY ST EDMUNDS MEMBERS
The Bannatyne health club in Bury St Edmunds is expanding its fitness classes to react to the current pandemic restrictions with the introduction of outdoor bootcamp classes.
DAD WITH MS TURNS TO BANNATYNE HEALTH CLUB TO REGAIN HIS MOBILITY
A father-of-two, whose regular sessions at a Bannatyne Health Club help him cope with Multiple Sclerosis, was so devastated about gyms being closed during the Covid pandemic he contacted his MP demanding they be allowed to reopen.
DARLINGTON HOTEL LAUNCHES ‘WORK FROM HERE’ PACKAGE
The Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington has launched a service to offer an alternative to the challenges of working from home.
It has been estimated that half the UK’s workforce is likely to work primarily from home over the coming months. Many employees however would prefer to be back in the workplace but are unable to do so for a variety of reasons, particularly social distancing restrictions.
A beginners introduction to fitness classes
The apprehension… The other people looking… The uncertainty... It’s completely natural to feel this wide range of emotions on your first ever trip to a fitness class. Anything that is foreign or alien is always going to be a challenge...
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Everything you need to know about MYZONE
The introduction of MYZONE belts into Bannatyne clubs has allowed both customers and fitness advisors to enter into a whole new level of accountability within their training...
4 reasons why fat won’t make you fat
“Fat will make you fat!” This is something we have had drilled into our heads from a young age, from ‘‘low fat alternatives’ for every food under the sun, to the media demonizing fat as something to be feared....
It’s no wonder we’re confused!
On one hand, we have more information than ever before on nutrition and exercise but on the other hand, we have more misinformation than ever before.
With this easy access to a wealth of information, both good and bad, we actually end up worse off than we ever were before. Who do we trust, is there a quick fix, why does one article tell me to do the exact opposite of the other?!
A beginners guide to an effective warm up
How many of us see members or clients say 'I'll just warm up quickly'?
This normally consists of a few quick minutes on the treadmill/ X-trainer to get the heart rate up. While this is not inherently a bad thing, we are missing vital components of the warm up that will not only improve performance but decrease the risk of injury.
Training: Expectations Vs Reality
Everyone has seen the latest fitness magazines with a different workout every other month, promising abs of steel in 4 weeks or the worlds hardest punch in just 15 minutes a day…
No Equipment? No Excuse!
Bodyweight exercises require no equipment or financial backing but are so easy to carry out and can provide you with the same results. These types of workouts can be completed almost anywhere with a bit space and they don’t require any supervision....
From Zumba to 10k… The diary of a non-running Dance Fitness Instructor
Having worked for Bannatyne for 20 years this year, I decided I needed a new challenge. My 73 year old father and my 16 year old son, both Bannatyne members and keen runners, thought it would be a great idea to sign me up for a local 10k run in September...
7 injury prevention tips you’ll want to know
Having suffered injuries myself over my six year career in the fitness industry I can’t express how important it is to look after your body. In this blog I’ve listed several ways you can prevent injuries if you work out in a gym environment...
Revolution-ise Your Fitness - The benefits of group cycling
Over recent year's group exercise has become increasingly popular, with many fitness fanatics taking to classes to achieve their goals. At the forefront of this exercise revolution is Indoor Cycling, the high intensity cycling class that incorporates both cardio and resistance training....
The importance of a Strong Core
The core muscles are one of the most important (yet most neglected) muscle groups we have in our bodies. As a regular gym user I’m often asked “how much do you bench?” However I have never been asked “how long do you hold a plank for?”
Read all about our latest investment and see what exciting things are coming next in the brand new Bannatyne News!
£5000 holiday winner - Kay's Story
Kay, from Burton-on-Trent, is one of the lucky winners of our £5000 holiday vouchers!
Kay won the voucher through our ‘Join a friend’ competition, where members can win prizes if someone that they refer, signs up as a full-time member....
Bannatyne Group acquires Cookridge Hall, Leeds
The Bannatyne Group has completed the acquisition of the prestigious Cookridge Hall, outside Leeds, for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
Cookridge Hall, which includes a health club and stunning wedding and events venue, is the 72nd club in the growing Bannatyne portfolio
TEESSIDE HEALTH CLUB WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER
The Bannatyne Health Club Ingleby Barwick has appointed a new general manager to oversee operations at the club.
Matthew Lovell, 35, joined the club as it prepared for reopening on 25 July for the first time since the UK went into lockdown.
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Our Health Clubs and Spas in England have now reopened.
Health Clubs and Spas in Scotland will reopen on 26th April 2021.
Further details on Welsh and Northern Irish locations will be provided once their respective devolved Governments provide an update.
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