Benefits of high intensity exercise

After you work out, do you have the feeling that you can do anything? That’s “runner’s high” which is triggered by any form of exercise due to the increased endorphin levels. These helpful bio chemicals lift your mood and stimulate the release of another important hormone that affects your metabolism: human growth hormone (sometimes called HGH). This hormone is something we all want, and lots of it. It builds muscle, burns fat, helps you resist heart disease, protects your bones, and increases your overall health. To be clear, I’m talking about the natural kind that your body produces with exercise.

The key to turning your body into a growth hormone factory is to exercise at a high intensity level. During intense exercise, growth hormone spurs the body to use fat as fuel instead of glucose. So you burn more fat as you exercise, and you’re keeping your blood glucose levels stable, which gives you more energy to keep going. On the other hand, lack of exercise makes your muscles insulin-resistant and suppresses growth hormone. So make sure you are getting that high-quality, intense exercise to work up those growth hormone levels — it’s the healthiest way to reverse aging and make yourself stronger.

New timetable

Check out our new timetable!

Taking effect 3rd March…..Exiting new classes such as kettlebell bootcamp, stringers stretch and boxfit and the addition of some old favourites at different times of the day.

Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Change your body in 2014

2014 is here and I’m sure you’re thinking about some new year’s resolutions.  People who succeed in their quest to change their bodies, plan!

Here are a few questions to improve your PLANS this week: 

1. Have you printed out your workouts yet?  

2. Have you printed out your meal plan? 

3. Is your fridge stocked with all the food you’ll need this week? 

4. Have you set aside your “Chef days” where you’ll prepare your meals in advance? 

5. Have you scheduled your workouts into your day planner? 

Results come down to relentless planning. 

Day in and day out. 

Week in and week out. 

Month in and month out. 

Year in and year out. 

Fail to plan and plan to fail. 

Customer Service Award

Gym celebrates after winning top industry award

Stringer’s Gym has been rewarded for the level of customer service it provides for its members at a prestigious awards ceremony in Manchester.

The club picked up the Customer Service Award at the National Fitness Awards, which took place at the Palace Hotel, hosted by presenter and former TV Gladiator Caroline Pearce.

The awards – organised by fitness industry magazine Workout and supported by headline sponsor Servicesport – are now in their fourth year and recognise excellence and achievement throughout the fitness industry.

To win the award, Stringer’s Gym beat off competition from hundreds of entries from clubs around the country who were whittled down to a shortlist of six in each category.

Each shortlisted club – from The Shetland Islands down to Cornwall – was then visited by a member of the Workout team, who chatted to staff and members and took a look around the facilities, before compiling a comprehensive report to be passed on to an expert

judging panel.

This year’s judges included The Biggest Loser personal trainer Charlotte Ord and top fitness expert Dean Hodgkin.

Our judges said: “Members have the option of paying by cash, cheque or debit card.  Owner Ian states that this enables all of our members to have regular contact with our staff, ensuring a flexible approach to memberships. 

“Stringer’s offers a relaxed, helpful environment. This fitness centre is carving out a niche that sets it apart from the rest.”

Over 700 people, including Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, attended the glittering ceremony, where awards were handed out in over 20 categories.