Fitness in London Fields

fitness-gym London Fields

With the recent flood of budget gyms all across the United Kingdom it becomes increasingly more difficult to find a quality gym where you can still get good service or know that they actually care for their customers.

I don’t know about you, but when I see some of those “cheap” gyms here in East London it becomes often evident to me that those chains don’t care about quality, whether it’s their outdated equipment or their poor service.

For those budget gyms it seems to me it’s all about offering a gym membership at the lowest possible price, no matter at what cost.

In the past you might possibly have paid a little more for you fitness gym, but then you always knew what you got for your money. I remember a time were pretty much any gym had a swimming pool that you could use when you wanted or they had great big screen TVs so you could watch your favourite shows while doing your routines.

Today you will be lucky if your gym has even halfway up-to-date equipment that you can use. Things that where totally normal not long ago like pools or watching TV are now considered a luxury.

If you ask me, those types of gyms are really not a lot of fun and more. This is why I am always looking for some of the “old-fashioned” studios where I can get all that I expect from a good gym such as friendly service and modern equipment.

London Fields is currently my favourite fitness gym in East London. With them I also like that they have a really great selection on training classes for example Pilates in Hackney. Their trainers are also super-friendly and first-class, unlike some of those students you see in some of the other gym chains around here.

First Aid & Sports

First Aid Courses CornwallAnyone who is active in sports knows that with the joy and the thrills comes also a heightened risk for injuries.

The vast majority of sports injuries are fortunately minor.

Almost any sports enthusiast might at some time have experienced a strained muscle or ligament, but those are injuries that with he right treatment won’t lead to long-lasting health problems.

But then there are also those cases where sports injuries can be more serious. And when those types of injuries or accidents happen, knowing about the proper first aid can be immensely helpful.

The reason why knowing about first aid is so important is that in almost all cases of an unforeseen sports injury or accident it may take a while until a medical professional will be around. Even if a doctor is nearby it can still take several minutes until they arrive at the injured for medical help.

With first aid you can greatly help reduce any further injuries until medical help arrives. This knowledge will be valuable during sports but of course knowing about first aid can be extremely helpful in numerous other situations. Accidents can happen all-the time, not only in sport but also at work, in your own home and while on the road driving.

In some cases, the proper first aid can actually save lives. Think about being able to assist someone who is about to choke or knowing what to do when someone has an heart attack. But of course there are countless more situations where lives can be saved with the proper knowledge.

How can you train yourself, your family or your employees in first aid?

There are several ways to go about this. Often, community colleges may offer first aid training courses that you can attend. This can be a good option if you are a private person and of course if you have the time to visit such courses.

Another option to get first aid training would be to consult with a provider that offers those courses. This is a good option for companies since those first aid training course providers can actually come to your premises and teach you.

New Effective Fire Detection Systems for Stadiums

spotfire-cameraIt can be very difficult and impractical to install fire detection systems in large stadiums and similar venues.

The size of those venues often means that conventional fire detection systems can be rather ineffective.

The other issue here are can be the costs  of traditional detection systems.

Venues such as stadiums or outdoor areas would need numerous detectors installed in multiple places and even then it can be difficult to entirely cover the area for effective fire detection.

Now, there is a new way to detect fires in such locations fast and effectively, this is by using fire detection cameras such as the Spotfire camera.

The Spotfire camera is ideal for all those places where conventional fire detection measures are rather ineffective. It has several advantageswhich I want to go over here in this article.

A fire detection camera works by analysing images to detect flames. A camera can cover a wide field of view which makes it ideal for fast, open areas such as stadiums or large atriums.

The other big advantage of a fire detect camera such as the Spotfire camera is that it can detect fires a lot faster compared to conventional fire detection systems. The reason is that with those systems, smoke or heat first needs to reach a sensor first to trigger a alarm. This is not the case with a fire detection camera. Those cameras are using advanced image analysis to detect flames which means they can even be placed in a distance so don’t need to be close by the source of a fire.

Modern fire detection cameras can detect a fire within seconds. The camera can be connected to existing CCTV systems. They can automatically trigger an alarm upon detection of fire and can also place an automatic call to the local fire brigade.

The Spotfire F-Cam fire detection camera is today’s fastest and most effective way to detect fires for most types of large sports venues.

Drink Water Instead Of Soft Drinks

The Soccer World Cup is going on in full force and what we see is one ad after the other for soft drinks suggesting that those sugary drinks are “healthy” or in some way especially suitable for sports.

Nothing can be further from the truth. Rest assured, you will hardly ever see a professional athlete or soccer player sipping on a Coke, Pepsi or any of the other so often advertized soft drinks. (Don’t let their tricots with ads on them fool you either.)

Studies have shown that many of those drinks can have up to 47 grams of sugar. Rather than a can of Sprite or a cola, you should avoid sugary soft drinks especially during sporty activities. Nothing can beat a bottle of water. Good old plain water is the best for your health and this is true for athletes and us normal folks as well.


When It Comes To Your Children’s Education, Think About Sports Too!

sports-in-schoolSports should play a big role when it comes to your children’s education for a variety of reasons.

It is widely acknowledged today that sports and being more active physically does have a number of health benefits for children when they grow up.

But in addition to the benefits for your children’s health from sports, sports can also help to promote areas qualities in your children that they cannot normally get from conventional classes. Think about qualities such as teamwork where sports is just ideal.

Because of those above outlined reasons sports should be important to you and your children. Unfortunately, not all schools in the United Kingdom are necessarily ideal when it comes to sports.

If sports plays a big role in your family (and it really should!) here is what you can do before you choose on a school for your children:

Always call up the school before you enroll your children and ask them about their sports-related classes and facilities. Ask them whether they have soccer teams, swim teams, hockey teams and so forth. Does the school have their own sports facilities such as a gym, running track and a pool?

Those can all be indications about what priorities sports will have in a school that you have in mind.

However, even after you called up the school, visit them in person. You obviously want to bring your children with you for that initial visit. Take your time to not only talk with their staff but also their pupils. If the school has sports facilities you should inspect them. Sometimes, a school may well tell you that they offer this or that but won’t exactly let you know if their facilities are outdated or in disrepair. So make sure you take a look yourself and don’t just take their word for it.

There are many great private schools in the United Kingdom but they can obviously differ in terms of what they offer. Sports is certainly among those things that’s not equal in all our schools. For my own children I chose one of the better schools here in the area, the Kingshottschool. It is a reputable private school Hertfordshire that also has an excellent selection when it comes to sports. My children couldn’t be happier.

Today’s Best Locations for Golf Holidays

When people think about golf holidays and all the places they can go today, most of the time they will think about the popular places and golf venues in Italy, Spain and France. Other countries may also be good destination for golf enthusiasts but they are usually less popular compared to those three countries.

Perfect Golf Holidays

Perfect Golf Holidays

France is in particular popular amongst golfers since it has a number of cities that have recently become true hotspots for golfers.

One example for such a popular destination would be Biarritz in South-Western France.

This popular town alone features eight fantastically designed golf courses.

But there are other interesting locations in France for golf lovers such as the more posh areas around Cannes or Nice or those golfing venues in the French Provence.

The northern part of France is in particular interesting for those who like the very mild climate and for those people who prefer shorter travel times for their golf holidays.

Another great country that offers great opportunities for golf enthusiasts is Italy. The lake area in northern Italy with the lakes Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore is in particular popular amongst golf enthusiasts and other vacationers.

Similarly to the north of France, Italy’s North has a moderate and mild climate that is just perfect for the game of golf. Here you can find a number of great venues and courses in midst a spectacular landscape with the Alps mountains to the north and the Adriatic Sea just a short drive away. The Italian lakes are also a great vacation spot for those golfers who like to take trips to the nearby cities of Milan, Verona or Venice.

Whether you plan to go to France or think that Italy should be your next golf break destination, both countries can offer you everything you could wish-for. Be assured that a truly fantastic golf holiday will await you!

Tiger Woods Injury Might Cost Golf $15bn

Competitive golf today is an estimated $68.8 billion industry. Tiger Wood’s injury is estimated to cost the sport a good chunk of that money.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the golf icon’s injury may cost golf as much as $15 billion. Some go even so far as to see the end of golf on the horizon in a time were golf venues and clubs have troubles getting new members interested in the sport.

Now it is time that the sport needs to look at the bigger picture. According to the above article (and the writer is certainly not alone with that opinion), golf used Woods “as its big excuse for Apathy. Woods brought the uninitiated to the game. They turned on for Tiger, when they never dreamt of doing so before. His genius, his back story, yes, his skin colour, brought a whole new audience and, for a while, golf boomed. “.

What is your opinion? How will Tiger Wood’s injury affect the future of golf? Are we seeing the end of golf as we know it and will his absence once again turn golf into the sport of a handful of elites only?

Some Horse Racing Tips That Work

It is not exactly difficult to find a plethora of allegedly working horse racing systems and tips today, in particular if you do some research on this on the Internet. The problem here is just that most of them will simply not work. Oftentimes you may have to spend a good deal of money to get some obscure horse racing tips and they won’t really be of any use.

What Horse Racing Tips Do Really Work?

What Horse Racing Tips Do Really Work?

It’s not surprising that some may start to wonder whether working horse racing tips  actually exist. The good news is that some of the systems out there can and do work. It is these tips that don’t involve any magic or “secret” system but simply applied knowledge and sometimes a little maths.

The best horse racing tips are those where you are able to turn luck in your favour by knowing your odds and winning chances in advance. And the method to get there is by doing research and by gaining a certain amount of knowledge in regards to the races.

Some betting professionals keep meticulous journals where they record and note down the history of wins and losses for each horse. They observe the races for several months to get an idea about what horses may have the best chances under what circumstances such as the track in question, the jockey and sometimes even the weather conditions.

In addition to them going to the races frequently, they also get as much information as they can from the major horse racing websites and magazines. The key here is to get a feel for the chances of winning before betting. Over time, those professionals can actually win a good amount of money at the races simply because they gained a lot more knowledge about the horses they bet on as compared to the average person who often doesn’t have that kind of information.

If you take the time to do this type of research you too can become a successful better at the races.

The Best Paid Sports Teams

A recent article in the Daily Mail reveals which sports teams are getting paid the most. According to the article, the US teams of the Major League along with the NBA take the top places when it comes to the world’s top 20 best-paid teams.

Top Earners: Manchester City

Top Earners: The Team of Manchester City

However, Manchester City keeps being the #1 spot on the list as the best paid sports team of all times. Each player of Manchester get $8.1M per season on average.

The team of Manchester City is closely followed by the New York Yankees where a player gets about $8M per season and the LA Dodgers that on average make $7.8m each.

At you can read more about the 20 top paid sports team.