This short 7km walk is very flat and mostly paved with a small section of hard gravel across the low green. Starting and finishing at Balgarth Pines pub it makes for an excellent pub walk. The walk also includes the Lang Scots Mile along Ayr seafront.
This is a short walk, around 90 minutes that takes in some great points of interest including The Robert Burns Museum (National Trust for Scotland), The old Turnberry Railway Line and Greenan Castle and the start and finish is only a short distance from the Brig ‘o’ Doon Hotel and the Brig ‘o’ Doon bridge…
Brown Carrick Hill is the hill clearly visible from Ayr, forming part of the Carrick Hills and is easily identified by the 3 masts before the summit which form the Police Wireless Station. This is a hill I can see from my house and has been on my todo list for a while. I’d probably…
I have recently moved to Scotland, and I was excited that Glasgow would co-host the European Champions with Berlin, its times like these, just like during the Olympics that we are transfixed with the multi-array of sports on offer through our televisions. This type of coverage is a massive pick me up for sport and…
Hod and Hambledon Hills are ancient iron age forts, two of the best in the country located a stones throw away from each other in the rural Dorset countryside. Surrounded by beautiful villages, excellent local pubs and views from the top across the Blackmore Vale these two forts make for an excellent excuse to get out walking.
We’ve curated 8 walks for you to take your pick at depending on the length of the walk and whether or not you want to walk over both Hod and Hambledon or just either one of them.
This route is simple, no map reading needed, just park up and head out along the trailway. Whether you choose to walk or run it it will be a nice little route to keep handy for training in North Dorset. The route is near enough 10km making it an excellent training route for any 10km plus runs you’ve got planned.
Easy – Flat walking on trailway path
Trailway Carpark nr Shillingstone Grid Ref: ST 82250 11956
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about 2 Hours (without a stop)
Fitness balls are very popular, from specific stability ball classes to casual gym use and personal training sessions, they provide an excellent platform to work out our core muscles. To get the most out of fitness ball exercises, you should make sure you have the correct size. The correct sized fitness ball is vital for good technique and posture during your workout. T his guide will show how to select the correct size fitness ball.
Ok, so you are in the gym looking at the fitness ball rack and there are small, medium and large sized fitness balls. So which do you need, in this article you will find out how to select the correct sized fitness ball for you.
Single handed mode is used for advanced TRX exercises and for rotational movements, it’s important to set it up correctly as incorrect set up can lead to accident and injury, once you learn this simple method you’ll be able to get your TRX into single handed mode in seconds.
- Grab both handles and hold them one on to top of the other
- Take the handle on the bottom and pass though the top handles webbing (upper part of handle)
- Now the handle that was on bottom is on top.
- Repeat this process so that the bottom handle again goes through the top.
- Pull the top handle to tighten up, if this has been correctly it will be safe to work in single handed mode.
For many, the TRX Suspension Trainer might be new to you and this might be the first time you have herd of it, well lets introduce this invaluable piece of kit, it was born in the US military driven through the need for marines to be able to continue to train while in war zones or held up in safe houses.
The piece of kit that the founder of this product ‘Randy Hetrick’ and his team had produced enabled them to train anywhere, therefore enabling to stay in shape and fit for their roles as US Navy Seals. The product has been much refined since it’s early days when it was just some lengths of parachute webbing stitched together. Today TRX Suspension Trainer’s are at the forefront of fitness innovation providing a cost effective tool that can be used in so many locations and using only body weight for an all over body workout. It;s no wonder it has been so popular with personal trainers across the globe.
Before you start a class or group exercise session for the first time, you will need to complete a short health & medical questionnaire to ensure you are ready for exercise and are aware of the affects of strenuous activity. This provides us with an opportunity to gain further knowledge about your health history…