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Olympic hero Max Whitlock MBE to open Harpenden’s new multi-million pound leisure centre

Posted by James Cole on 10-Sep-2021 17:12:57

Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Max Whitlock MBE (pictured) is to officially open Harpenden’s new multi-million pound leisure centre.

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There’s never been a better time to join a gym….

Posted by James Cole on 09-Sep-2021 13:14:00

The children are back at school and the first signs of autumn are beginning to creep in. Summer’s a busy time, juggling holidays and entertaining children, there’s no wonder that fitness often gets put on the back-burner. Let’s not forget all the yummy food that comes with the hot weather too, like all those extra ice creams and BBQs - it’s easy to lose your mojo when it comes to your health and fitness.

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Covid restrictions update

Posted by Paul Rayner on 15-Jul-2021 15:21:43

As ‘Freedom Day’ is fast approaching we’re looking forward to starting the final phase of reopening across all 1Life centres from Monday 19th July. We appreciate for some this return to normal life is welcome news, while others may feel a bit more apprehensive about the planned relaxation of restrictions.

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Topics: Covid19, 1Life, freedom day

World Wellbeing Week

Posted by Paul Rayner on 25-Jun-2021 14:48:35

This week is World Wellbeing Week (21 – 30 June). The awareness week provides an opportunity to shine a light on all aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental aspects, all of which contribute to our overall sense of wellbeing.

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Topics: world wellbeing week

Men’s Health Week

Posted by Paul Rayner on 15-Jun-2021 09:39:56

This week is Men’s Health Week (14 – 20 June). The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about the importance of male health and encourage men to seek support and regular medical check-ups.

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Topics: Mens Health Week

Group exercise is back at 1Life – here are your must-try classes

Posted by Paul Rayner on 25-May-2021 12:32:11

Last week, the latest round of relaxation of Covid restrictions have seen the return of group exercise classes. We’re delighted to welcome back our 1Life members as for many, group exercise forms a vital part of their fitness routines.

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Topics: group exercise

Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted by Paul Rayner on 13-May-2021 14:55:59

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from the 10th to 16th May. People everywhere are being reminded to take time out to care for their mental wellbeing. After the challenges that everyone has faced during the pandemic, it has never been more important to take care of your mental health and one of the best ways to do this is through getting active.

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Topics: mental wellbeing, mental health

Why getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our health

Posted by Paul Rayner on 10-May-2021 13:54:02

We all know how important it is to take part in regular exercise and ensure we’re eating well, but did you know that quality sleep, rest and recovery also have a big part to play when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle?

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Topics: 1Life, sleep

How to boost your health and immunity

Posted by Paul Rayner on 26-Mar-2021 08:34:23

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed health and wellbeing to the forefront of everyone’s mind, whether that involves overcoming obstacles like the closure of gyms, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, or having the extra time to form some new, healthier habits.

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Topics: keep active, wellbeing, health, fitness

The importance of keeping our children active

Posted by Paul Rayner on 15-Mar-2021 19:43:15

Children’s activity levels are dropping, according to research, which is believed to be as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: online fitness, 1Life, children's fitness