Blog @ Energique

Peggy Wright Gym Consultant

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017


I started my fitness journey over 15 years ago. After years of battling with my weight, I reluctantly joined a gym. I was barely able to run 8oo meters! Since then I have run several marathons, on and off road, competed in triathlon’s, numerous obstacle races such as Tough Mudder and the Brutal series. As well as endurance events, I developed a love of body building and competed at Miami Pro last October. Fitness is a passion of mine and I have been lucky enough to have been trained by one of the best functional trainers in Europe and qualified as a Kettle bell specialist three years ago. Kettle bells are one of my favourite methods of training. I’ve been using them for over 7 years. I completed the Gurkha challenge 100km walk in under 30hrs (3 marathons back to back). I have participated in numerous OCR races across the country. In my spare time, I enjoy trail running and skiing.

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.

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.

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BOOKING IN ADVANCE ESSENTIAL

January Detox

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 info@energiquefitness.co.uk.

Hydration

Posted on: 25th July, 2016


Pre-Workout Hydration

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.

Post-Workout Hydration

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.