Active4Less News & Blog

New photo gallery added to the website.

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by Active4Less | Category: Club News > Stevenage | Permalink

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.

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Easter Holiday Access Times

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by Active4Less | Category: Club News > Stevenage | Permalink

*MEMBER NOTICE*

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.

Active4less.

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New Energeau Drinks Dispenser Available at Active4less Stevenage

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Active4Less | Category: Club News > Stevenage | Permalink

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

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Making sense of body composition, weight loss and fat loss

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by Active4Less | Category: Club News > Stevenage | Permalink

We tend to use weight loss as a generic term for trying to shed unwanted fat and improve the tone of the body, but in reality this can be a very misleading term. It suggests that much of your focus on will be on the bathroom scales and results will only be acceptable if the weight drops. In practice, your weight will drop, but this is a very imprecise measure of the many changes that will occur in the body, as your dietary intact improves.

In truth we are really trying to reduce the levels of unwanted fat in the body and improve the tone or shape of the body. The tone or shape improves due to increases in the density, shape and size of the muscles.

These changes in the body can be encompassed by what we can describe as body composition.

Results are extremely motivating and help you to stick to new dietary habits. So it makes sense that before you commence any nutrition programme, you measure your baseline starting position and are measuring the right results.

It would definitely be wise to have your body composition measured and if you really want to understand the many beneficial changes that will occur in your body, you could get your blood work done.

It is simple, painless and cheap to get your body composition measured. This is best achieved via the bio-impedance method. This uses a simple device that passes a small, safe electrical signal through electrodes attached to the hands and feet. The principle being that fat cells contain less water and are less conductive to electrical signals, whereas muscle, skin tissues, organs and bones contain greater amount of water and hence conduct better.

The results of a body composition test will provide several key results that you should monitor and are more indicative of the changes that occur in your body. The key results are as follows:

- body fat measures body fat as a percentage of total body mass

- % muscle mass measures muscle mass as a percentage of total body mass

- Basal metabolism measures the total calories (energy) the body would consume while at total rest and at an ambient temperature over a 24 hour period.

The aim is to lower body fat, increase muscle mass and increase basal metabolism

We have a great tool for measuring body composition at active4less Stevenage. The GE InBody230 provides precise body composition, segmental lean analysis and body fat analysis in less than 30 seconds.

More information on this tool can be found here: http://premier.active4less.com/body-composition-analyzer/

The tool is FREE on our Premier Membership or just 5 pounds for standard and non-members.

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Hour of Power – Masterclass

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by Active4Less | Category: Club News > Stevenage | Permalink

Hour of Power with Reiko (Founder of Hour of Power) FREE for active4less members + 1 FREE guest.

We are delighted to have Reiko with us for an HOP Masterclass on September 10th (18:30-19:30).

We have limited spaces available.

Please book at reception asap to avoid disappointment.

The Hour of Power will allow you to achieve a high level of total-body fitness in a very short space of time, typically just 1-3 hours per week. It is one of the few fitness classes that is equally attended by men and women alike. It is also suited to all levels of fitness because the difficulty and intensity of the class is entirely controlled by the participant.

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