We have a new Personal Trainer!...

Introducing Michael Pugh to Dynamic Fitness....


Michael is an experienced Personal Trainer, who has just moved to our beautiful City. All the Dynamic Trainers got together this week and gave him a warm welcome to the Dynamic Fitness Team :)

We are doing a special offer with Michael for a limited time only

25% off a block of 10 Personal Training sessions.

Book in here: http://www.getdynamic.co.uk/personal-training/

Physio with Hanna

Dabbourphysio at Dynamic Fitness - Strength & Conditioning Physiotherapy

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Contact website ww.dabbourphysio.com dabbourphysio@gmail.com

Most activities cause strain on your body – particularly if done excessively, in an incorrect manner or if there already are pre-existing weaknesses or injuries. Assessing this beforehand could be helpful to prevent injuries, improve performance and ensure you can continue in the long-term. This is appropriate for men and women of all ages wishing to pre-empt future problems.

Strength and conditioning physiotherapy includes an assessment of your current strengths and weaknesses, injuries and future goals in order to create a personalised training plan. This training plan can take a number of forms; all from strength work in a gym to Yoga/Pilates based exercise or functional plyometric programmes designed for you. All created to support your aims and your sports/activities.

Using physiotherapy expertise combined with strength and conditioning training,  can help you in a number of specific situations:

If you have recurring injuries that prevent you from training or participating in activities.
If you wish to prevent common injuries within your sport or activity.
If you believe you have particular weaknesses such as:

Core Strength
Individual muscles
Previous injuries

Injuries from sports or accidents
Lower back pain and disc injuries
Shoulder dysfunctions
Hip and knee dysfunctions
Post-ortopaedic surgery rehabilitation
Arthritic pain
Postural problems

You wish to start a new sport or you got an upcoming event and would like a programme to build up towards it.
You wish to continue with your sport or activity for a very long time, even for the rest of your life, strength and conditioning coaching from a physiotherapist can help you achieve this.

Further, strength and conditioning are key aspects to keep fit and healthy more generally and can help you with:

Living a long and healthy life.
Improving well-being, both physically and mentally.
Improving performance in sports, activities and daily life.
Ensuring you can continue to undertake your sports and activities for as long as possible.

Price cost is £58 1 hour or 5 sessions for 250 ( 50 per session)

1000 mile Challenge (February)

Help us complete 1000 miles of Cardio in the Dynamic Studio in February....

In support of our incredible client, Becky Cooper, we are helping Becky raise awareness of her 1000 mile challenge, in aid of the Big C and the Lullaby trust.

The challenge in the Dynamic Studio is to complete 1000 miles with either:

- Rowing (instead of swimming)
- Cycling
- Walking or Running

We will be logging all of our Personal Training clients each session and also giving a prize for the fastest 1 mile in each discipline and for the client with the most miles over the month. The Personal Trainers are keen to get involved and it should be good cardio for us all! 

You can find details of Becky's challenge on the following link and see the map of her challenge below: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Trigirls&isTeam=true


Changing my Running Style by Ross Lenton (Part 2)

I have now been back 5 weeks from my amazing Wedding and Honeymoon, and I've been back on the mission to change my Running Style. 


One thing is clear: 4 weeks of paradise definitely makes you slower... For the first time I was running Parkrun in over 20 mins (20:20) and it's taken me a few weeks to get it back under (last week was 19:40). 

Using my new Newton running shoes I decided to structure in some forefoot running. I started running my 5k's with running the last 1k on my forefoot. It felt faster and easier! 

I'm lucky enough to train lots of amazing clients everyday so I started running on the forefoot with them too. One thing was clear, I had to be careful not to do too much like that, as my calves and achilles were getting tender. It's all about changing gradually. 

Last week I did the last 2k of the parkrun on my forefoot. For the first time my last 2kms were as fast as my first 2kms! 

So it looks good but the proof if this works better for me will be whether I can get to my parkrun PB - 19:05. I'll keep you all updated :) 

Interview with Runner Daniel Middleton

Today Ross caught up with Parkrun winner Daniel Middleton (35 yrs old) and asked him a few questions at the end, to find out the secret to his super speedy running...


Did you win the race today and what was your time?

  • Yes, in 17 mins exactly

How many runs do you do a week? 

  • 5, consistently 

I always advise people training for a race that they do at least 3 varied runs per week, including a long one if they are training for distance, would you agree?

  • Yes, I always do 2 easier runs for recovery and 3 harder runs which include various harder efforts

What is your favourite set?

  • 2-4-2 (2 miles easy, 4 miles hard, 2 miles easy)

At Dynamic Fitness we do a lot of strength work with our clients, do you do strength exercises to improve for your running?

  • Yes, every week. A mixture of Squats, Lunges, Clams - all bodyweight exercises to increase my leg strength and help prevent injuries

What is your 5k Parkrun PB?

  • 16:24

Do you have a goal to still improve this?

  • I would love to get under 16 mins but I know that would take a 5 month block of training to do so and at the moment I am training for distance

What is your next race then?

  • The Peterborough Half next weekend; my aim is to get under 1:15:00 to get my qualifying time for the London Marathon next year

Finally, what about nutrition?

  • It’s the same before every race - a glass of water, a banana and some cereal. I just vary the amount depending on the distance. If I am doing a marathon I even treat myself to a Mars Bar at the start line - it seems to work for me!

If you are looking at improving your running speed then come along to Ross' Running Club on Tuesday nights - meeting at 6pm at Dynamic Fitness

Click here to book: http://www.getdynamic.co.uk/classes/

Injuries - turning negative into positive

At Dynamic Fitness we deal with lots of injuries in the Studio. One thing we always say is 'there are always some other muscle groups you can work'.  Our trainers  find them, and make sure our clients always have a safe and effective session. 

A couple of weeks ago Ross sprained his ankle at a Korfball Tournament. Nothing serious but it has meant no running for a couple of weeks, together with some icing and elevating to speed up the recovery. 

So how do you turn this into a positive?? 

Quite simply, find something else you enjoy and use the opportunity to train different muscles....

Last week, Ross swam the most he has ever swam in a week and is now seeing improvements in the water. Some gentle kicking has even helped the ankle!

So if you have a niggle, remember there is always something you can do, and If you need any advice just contact us at Dynamic Fitness and we'll make sure we keep you on track :) 

LENT Challenge 2017

Wednesday 1st March - Thursday 13th April

Are you looking for a kick start with your fitness or your fat loss goals??

If so, why not Join Team Dynamic Fitness for our Lent Challenge this year....

The Challenge

Decide on something to give up, or do something positive, for 40 days (yes it's a big commitment!).

If you would like to give something up, the most common things we have had over the years is 'no chocolate' or 'no bread'. People that have completed these challenges have seen some great Fatloss results.

If you would like to do something positive, then you can choose something to do everyday. Good examples may be 10 press ups or sit ups a day. Ross is doing 20 pull ups everyday. 

We are also raising money for the Big C and have an honesty box in the Dynamic studio for any missed days...

If you would like to join in please e-mail: ross@getdynamic.co.uk