We are a busy wee group this year with so many great things on we thought we should share! Check out which of your favorite massage therapists is training to become a pilates teacher? And who will be appearing at the Commonwealth Games?
Slow down, inhale and relax. Yin yoga has arrived at Bodyneed – this slower paced style of yoga is perfect for athletes in training and provides a great compliment to our more active pilates and HIIT classes…
Do you remember sitting playing computer games as a child? Lounging on the sofa watching TV as a teenager after hours spent sat slaving over schoolwork? Does sitting on your commute to work followed by sitting whilst at work sound familiar? You may even be sitting reading this article right now.
Sedentary behaviours like these have been proven to increase your risk of chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even mortality.(1) Now is the time to take a stand, quite literally...
We are sooooo excited at Bodyneed as one of our all time favourite movement mentors Katy Bowman is coming to see us!!! Katy Bowman is a world renowned movement teacher and biomechanist from the US – and for many of us at Bodyneed our true guru!
HIIT Classes are here! You asked for classes that would help with weight loss and fitness and we listened! High Intensity Interval Training Classes …. Bodyneed Style!!
How to create a dynamic movement focused workstation
We all know that we should be moving more and sitting less but wow how hard is it to remember to move when you are knee deep in your busy workday?
You love your running, that feeling of freedom, your body in the flow; fitter, faster and stronger than your lazy buddies slouching on their couches… You do it because you love it and you know it is making you healthier right?
Current western thinking agrees with you – most of your couchy friends think you are a god/dess of well-being… but think on this… Is it possible that the running you do has all the health benefits of scoffing a mars bar?
"I cycled London to Paris in a weekend - never has the taste of freshly baked warm pan-au-chocolate ever tasted so good than at 6am in a random french village bakery. I was so exhausted when I reached Paris I fell off my bike twice trying to unclip my cleats, not good when your entering the Arc de Triomphe!"
Meet Natalie Gallant, bodyneed's own sports physio and running coach. Hear about the minefields on Falkland Islands, London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games and more!
"I'm going back again in 2018 to compete and the most important thing that I will do differently is to relax in the environment. In the cold everything is difficult. Moisture freezes instantly, gear failures are just a part of the race due to the extreme temperatures and on top of that you need to be aware of the clock and to keep moving towards your goal for the day."
Richard Charles is talking ultra running with us - hard events, hard training, mistakes made and some tips if you are thinking about running your first ultra!
"I see a great variety of clients at bodyneed. From young to old, from weekend warrior to elite athletes – to nuns. Usually their goal is the same – to continue doing what they love."
Read on to hear the story of Sophie McKay, how she became our own massage super star and about the trails that got her hooked!
My brains reaction to running I liken to music of a symphony orchestra. Simultaneously opening with brass, percussion, strings and woodwind I create a gigantic instrumental noise. Multiple bum notes develop into a harmonious melody and the final phase of my masterpiece ends with a magnificent clash of cymbals...
Read on for our first exploration into a runner's mind!
"The best way to land is to NOT put your hand out to take the impact as that’s how many collarbones have been broken. I can say it’s important to avoid landing on your head etc., but sometimes crashes happen so fast you don’t have much control! But putting the hand out is a big rookie no-no!"
Ruby Livingstone, pro cyclist and bodyneed sponsored athlete, shares hot tips on cycling (and crashing!), recovery and more.
"Being a physiotherapist at a World Cup can be very exciting but also very challenging. The last World Cup was in Papua New Guinea and came with its own set of challenges. Not being able to leave the hotel without a police entourage, personal security and a male chaperone!!" Catherine's story is an awesome insight into the busy and challenging world of elite sports physiotherapy...
It’s the silly season and rightly or wrongly you may be finding it hard to fit everything in – if you are finding your running or training sessions getting pushed to the back of the priority list don’t despair – here are some EASY ways to keep mobile without adding MORE to your busy schedule!