Insights

Is this the death of HIIT?

In this blog I will hopefully explain how marketers try to scare and confuse the public into buying their product or they use these tactics to gain a following and increased exposure. I like to spilt all exercise into 4 different types, it fits my fairly black and...

Rep Range – The surprising truth to getting results

In this short blog post I want to explain Rep range and what the differences are and how some common myths have come to be repeated and thought to be gospel. What is a rep range? rep being short for repetition, the number of times a specific action is carried out,...

Ladies that Lift – Why Should I join?

Ladies that Lift is our bespoke programme for woman of all ages who are want to look good and feel confident in their body but also want to feel strong. This short blog post will tell you everything you need to know about the programme and what to expect. You have...

Barbear’s IO Reflection

Where I was… Way back in the good old days, I ran for Kilbarchan AAC, loved running, racing and feeling ‘fit’. I had my daughter at 33 and from then on my fitness regime was sporadic. It was always a challenge trying to fit in ‘me’ time, working full time and being a...

Perfect your deadlift technique

Catherine, one of our resident IO members demonstrates three deadlift techniques. Standard Deadlift Catherine is lifting from the rack here but is usually done from the floor. Drop the ego and start very light and focus on having your knees behind the bar, armpits...

The Lowdown on Pilates

IO member Jen has recently started our Pilates class, here’s what she’s got to say about how it’s helped her build her strength and perfect her form! Why do you like pilates? I like Pilates because it’s challenging for my body as well as my...

Do we use too much too much?

The dangers of too much protein, particularly the intake from supplements has been in the news this week, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-40263925/warning-over-protein-supplements-use. It comes up almost yearly as the fitness industry is generally driven by fear...