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Social Events and Fat Loss


You are on a fat loss mission and you’ve started well. You’re 3 weeks in and you’ve started to see some changes in body shape and some movement on the scales. But, you have a big social event coming up in two weeks, all of your friends are going to be there who, you haven’t seen for ages. You know it is going to be an indulgent night, you want to enjoy yourself [...]

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Posture


3 simple steps to improve your posture We all know that sitting down for long periods of the day is not good for posture. Standing desks are a small improvement, but even when standing for long periods we tend to shift and slump. Enter a global pandemic forcing millions of people to work from home in poorly set up work stations and less overall physical movement and it’s no wonder that shoulder and [...]

Ten strategies to help you get better sleep


10 strategies to help you get better sleep. You need approximately 8hrs of uninterrupted sleep everyday. Fact. If you are getting less than 8hrs and waking up more than once per night then this is an area of your lifestyle that needs improving. Lack of sleep can: Drive up inflammation within your body. Inflammation is something you do not want more of as it can aggravate other conditions and diseases. It can also [...]

Improve your digestion with these easy tips


Part 2 – Digestion The digestive system is complex. We could write pages and pages of detailed information, which would quite frankly bore you to tears. Instead, do a simple assessment of your digestive health and then follow our basic tips to improve your digestion, day in, day out for a number of weeks and see if this makes a difference. For the majority of our clients it works. Assessing your digestive health [...]

Are you breathing correctly? Try these breathing techniques to alleviate stress


In this 3 part series of Get Healthy, we talk about the foundations to good health: breathing techniques, digestion & sleep. Before you read on, understand that all 3 areas are closely linked and can easily affect one another. Part 1 – Breathing I know what you are thinking. I breathe, If I didn’t I would die. So why do I need to read on? Well, It is how you breathe that we [...]

The Top 6 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

2022-07-04T13:00:32+01:00News, Training|

What are the Benefits of Strength Training for Women? A regrettable fact: women are more likely to underestimate what they can achieve physically than men. And societal expectations, although slowly changing, remain unbalanced. A man capable of lifting heavy weight demonstrates physical prowess. A woman doing the same is  often seen as misplaced. Why does this prejudice exist? Should women lift weights as men do?  What about turning into a She-Hulk? Let’s find out... [...]



IN-PERSON, ONLINE & ONDEMAND We are super excited about reopening our doors on the 27th July and can’t wait to welcome you all back into the gym. It’s time to turn 2020 around, focus on you, your health and finish the year fitter, leaner and stronger. Our number one priority is to #protect all members and staff. We have gone above and beyond the guidelines set out by Government and UK Active [...]

The best kit for home workouts


Get equipped with the best kit for home workouts. See our space saving recommendations and options to suit all budgets below: Dumbbells A pair of adjustable dumbbells will give you the biggest bang for you buck. This versatile bit of kit is our number one recommendation for home gym equipment. Depending on your budget we would recommend the following... On a budget? Go for a pair of adjustable dumbbells with a screw pin collar [...]

Helping you choose the best gym near St Paul’s for you. Our members have their say…


Weighing up which is the best gym near St Paul's for you and your training needs? Here are some of our members explaining the benefits of being part of PROATHLON. We are really proud of our members and the feedback we receive from them as we continue to push the limits with fitness, strength and nutrition. GET FIT. GET LEAN. GET STRONG.



For those of you that have been asked to work from home it is likely that your step count and daily movement will be severely reduced. This is going to leave you stiff and immobile. To combat this we have put together some simple hop mobility exercises incorporating 4 hip stretches and 1 movement flow for you to run through each day. Stretching is also great for activating your parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous [...]

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