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Craig Hicks Gym Manager
Posted on: 4th May, 2017
I’ve been working in the industry since 2014, as both an employed and self-employed Personal Trainer, before taking the step into management. My passion for fitness began as a 19 year old, joining my local sports centre with absolutely no idea what I was doing, and spending several years copying and taking advice from friends; turns out they had no idea either. My desire to want to educate myself on what I needed to do for my goal, carried over into wanting to help anyone I could with what they needed to do for theirs.
When I’m not at work, chances are I’m at the gym or preparing my meals for the next few days; I take my own training and nutrition very seriously, you’ve got to be willing to put in the work to see the results. I do still find time to spend with friends and family, finding a balance is very important. Because I work hard, I have to play hard too. I like to travel, I have a huge bucket list I’m slowly working through, and I love a challenge. In the last few years I have completed obstacle races like Tough Mudder and Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, and I’ve even managed to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
I look forward to meeting all of you, so if you ever see me around come and say hi, I’m sure I can lend some advice to any fitness struggles you may have.
Easter Bank Holiday Hours 2017
Posted on: 11th April, 2017
Good Friday 14th April 8am -1pm
Saturday 15th April 8am - 4pm
Easter Sunday – Closed
Easter Monday 17th April – 8am -1pm
Happy Easter from the Energique Team
STRONG by Zumba
Posted on: 11th January, 2017
NEW TO ALTON @ Energique Health Club !!!
STRONG by Zumba™ WITH MANDY WILSON
When ? Tuesdays @ 9.15am (starting Tuesday 17th January 2017)
Where ? Energique Health Club and Spa
What is it ? STRONG by Zumba™ combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation.
BOOKING IN ADVANCE ESSENTIAL
Posted on: 5th January, 2017
Right its 2017 and the festivities are now over!
There is no time like the present to get started on your new year's resolutions.
Want to kick start January with a detox?
Zoe Boden is offering her experience as a Personal Trainer and Nutritional coach to guide and encourage Energique members through January to cleanse your bodies of the Christmas excess.
She will provide a guide to a healthy diet, recipes, watch what you are eating via an app for your phone and hold collective chats both in person and via an online forum.
For more information Give Zoe a call on 07834 536498
For more information on our membership options please call us on 01420 86022 or email us at email@example.com.
Posted on: 25th July, 2016
Before a long run, a race, or a training workout, drink plenty of fluids. The day before an event, drink extra water, 100 percent juice and/or other nutrient-rich fluids. Monitor the colour of your urine. The goal is pale yellow, not clear.
During Workout Hydration
Every athlete has unique hydration needs. By weighing yourself before and after exercise, you can estimate the volume of fluid your body requires to remain hydrated during exercise.
For each pound lost during activity, drink an additional 16 oz. of fluid. For example, if you drank 8 oz. while exercising for 60 minutes and lost one pound, your goal is to drink an additional 16 oz. during your next workout.
So, you would need to drink a total of 24 oz. to ensure proper hydration. This would equate to 6 oz. of fluid every 15 minutes.
To help you determine the amount of fluid you lose during exercise, you can weigh yourself before and after exercise. For each pound lost during activity, drink 24 oz. of fluid. If your body weight increased, you have overhydrated and you should drink less fluid in future exercise sessions.
After a practice or competition, drink to quench your thirst and then drink some more. Because the thirst mechanism is an inaccurate indicator of dehydration, you'll have to monitor your urine to determine whether or not you've had enough.