At the Athletic Development Club, we ask our personal trainers to help teach you, we ask them to take their knowledge and give you hints, tips and information about fitness that will help you hit your own fitness targets and goals.


When dieting it is important that we understand the difference between Losing weight and losing body fat. As we can see it is far more

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How to build muscle while in lockdown

Is it really possible to build muscle in lockdown? In short, Yes! Even with limited equipment, it is possible to stimulate muscle growth. Limited equipment

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6 Week Online Lockdown Challenge

6 Week Online Lockdown Challenge 💯🏆 The goal is to get you the best results possible in 6 weeks whilst we’re in lockdown. This will

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Supporting Your Immune System

There may be some things we cannot control when it comes to the coronavirus, but one thing for sure we can take control of is

What are carbs and what are they used for

What are carbs and what are they used for

What are carbs and what are they used for? 💭 Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that provides energy especially during high-intensity exercise such as resistance training.


Does Nutrient Timing Matter?

Nutrient timing involves eating foods at strategic times in order to achieve certain outcomes. One classic example is having a protein shake right after your


Habit of the Month March

HABIT OF THE MONTH – To have a palm-sized portion of protein with each meal 🍗🍣🍳 Protein has many vital functions in our bodies. Protein

Habit of the month - February

Habit of the Month February

Beginner-Go for at least a 10-minute walk a day Intermediate-Go for at least a 30-minute walk (this can be divided into two 15-minute walks) Advanced-Go

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Is Meat really bad for you?

There has been much debate over the past year or so in particular over whether meat or generally animal products are bad for you. In

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5 Tips to make the most out of your meal prep

As the saying goes FAIL TO PREPARE…PREPARE TO FAIL…BUT, meal prepping doesn’t have to mean spending your whole weekend in the supermarket or the kitchen. Here are our 5 top tips that will help you think outside of the (Tupperware) box and keep you on track to achieve your goals

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Strength & Conditioning Internships

Athletic Development Club, based at the Re-ex centre in Trent Park Country Club, is offering an internship role to 1-2 applicants. ADC are prior UKSCA

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Should I train when I am ill ?

Usually, around this time of year as the temperature drops, many of us struggle to get to the gym due to being under the weather.

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Are You Ready To Live The Lean Lifestyle?

Many say life begins at 40. Life may not be as it used to be in the past. But it is not the end of the world. If you are over 40 and wish to live the lean lifestyle or if you want to get lean and stay lean, nutrition is king and training needs to be strategic.

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Discover The 10 Foods To Boost Your Brainpower

It’s Brain Awareness Week this week (12th-18th March) so we wanted to focus this week on brainpower, and the significant part nutrition plays to keep your brain health. Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. But which foods are particularly important to boost your brainpower and keep your grey matter happy and healthy?

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Training Or Nutrition: Can You Guess Which Is More Important?

The age-old question – training or nutrition. What do you think what I believe the answer to be? I was asked this very question just the other day, and it reminded me of a quote from the greatest bodybuilding trainer of all time, Vince Gironda.

Believe and anything is possible

Believe and ANYTHING Is Possible

Wow! Can you believe it! Super Bowl LII was all it could have been and more! Spoiler Alert: The Philadelphia Eagles upset the form book and the odds to defeat the overwhelming favourites New England Patriots 41-33


Are You Moving Through Life With The Handbrake On?…

Even though we don’t mean to sabotage our health and fitness efforts, there are times we find that when the chips are down it becomes apparent that you are your only limit. This is sad but true because, in my experience, we do limit ourselves on a daily basis and ultimately it feels like we are moving through life with the handbrake on!