We are pleased to advise that we have recetly had a photographer at the club taking some new shots of our new and improved fitness club in Stevenage.
We are delighted with the results, let us know what you think.
Our gallery can be found here: http://stevenage.active4less.com/gallery/
Keep fit, see you at the club soon. Active4less Stevenage.
During a training session, whether it may be resistance or cardiovascular your muscles fibers tear and break down. The repairing and rebuilding process is done with amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids encourage a healthy recovery and muscular growth, leading to increased strength, endurance and therefore fitness levels. Protein is an essential nutrient responsible for body functions such as building of muscle tissues and cells.
The recovery process of your workout is just as, if not MORE important than the workout itself.
Protein shakes are a great way to refuel after a workout. All good protein drinks including the ones given out free on our Premier Membership give a lot of nutrition for the rebuilding process with a small amount of calories (134 to be exact). As stated above after exercise, your body needs protein nutrients (amino acids) to recover and rebuild. One thing to note is that if you are taking a protein shake just to assist with the recovery process you should always check the calories in the shake you are taking doesn’t overtake the amount of calories burnt to cause an ineffective workout this does not apply if you are ‘bulking’ (a form of training/supplementation to put on weight).
A rough ideal amount of protein to have per day would be 2x your body weight in KG in grams of protein. Meaning that on training days if you weigh 80kg you should be having a minimum of 160grams of protein just for the recovery process. If you are ‘bulking’ you probably want to consider having something in the region of 3x your body weight in grams of protein.
Many gym users have their own opinion but if I had to suggest one protein shake to Active4less members it would be a 100% whey protein shake with low sugar content. A whey protein contains high levels of the essential amino acids: arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryphtophan, valine. The 100% whey protein would have ideally 25grams of protein per serving and a decent amount of complexed carbohydrates.
If you would like any more info on the above or information on which protein shake is best suited to you feel free to reply.
Over the easter break we will be open:
Friday 18th – 08:00 – 16:00
Saturday 19th – 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday 20th – Closed
Monday 21st – 08:00 – 16:00
Please note: No classes will be running on the above dates.
Have a nice easter. Stay healthy.
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How much water are you drinking?
What is Energeau?
The eco-friendly alternative to bottled water and high-calorie energy sports drinks. Available in six mouth watering natural flavours as well as still and sparkling water. This light mineral drink has added vitamins and is dispensed through the high-tech energeau IQ self-service station.
A 750ml serving of energeau contains only 8 calories, less than 1g of sugar and is packed full of vitamins and minerals to help you replace what you lose through sweat.
More information can be found here: Energeau