Why Macros Matter

You might think you have to be a super buff gym-goer to know what macros are, or to learn how to harness them to make a difference to your health and fitness. Wrong. Macros are a dead easy way to understand what you’re putting into your…

Reformer Pilates at Ten Health and Fitness

I’ve done mat Pilates for a few years now, so when I had an afternoon in London to kill, I decided to do something a bit different. The Reformer is a piece of equipment designed in it’s first form by the Father of Pilates, Joseph Pilates…

We're on the move...

It’s been almost 4 years since our clinic opened on Boldmere Road. It’s been a wonderful home to our growing team during this time, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the support of our patients and our local community. However, we’re…

What to do when you hit a plateau

If you’re on a health and fitness journey, sooner or later you’ll find you hit a plateau. If your goal is weight loss, you might find the scales are stagnant. If you want to get fitter or stronger, smashing your personal best may become…

Different Types of Muscle Contraction

There are 3 ways your brain can instruct your muscles to work;   Concentric – contracting and getting shorter   Eccentric - contracting and getting longer   Isometric – contracting and staying the same length   Learning…

#thisgirlcan - Back to Watersports

After having a canoeing injury and starting university both at similar times, I moved away from sport and threw myself into my studies. After finishing University last summer, I decided it was time and the perfect opportunity to get back…

The Hart Spa

Nestled in the back of the Coppice Garden Centre in Middleton, the Hart Spa is possibly one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been. Neutral, Scandinavian decoration, calming music and the gorgeous smell of Monique Hart’s unique aromatherapy…

What is a LISS workout?

After the explosion of HIIT (high intensity interval training) in the last few years, the new trend looking to come around the corner is the complementary LISS workout.   Designed to mix in with HIIT for a complete fitness programme,…

Why does my ITB get tight?

  The running season has arrived and nobody wants to be held back through injury. One of the most common and reoccurring injuries is pain around the outside of the knee. If that’s the case, you could be suffering from iliotibial band…