Wimbledon season is upon us and you might be feeling inspired to dust off your racket. The tennis serve is a great subject for discussing biomechanics and muscle work but these theories can be applied to many other sports as well. A well-executed tennis serve is a thing of beauty. Power rippling through the legs […]
All our classes start new terms next week and there is availability at present. Have a look at our Classes page to see which class suits you best then give us a ring – click this link http://courtyardclinic.com/classes/ We look forward to welcoming you.
Which element are you? It’s metal season Metal season corresponds with the Autumn. This time of year can be associated with dying back, falling away and sinking back into the earth. It may be viewed as a preparation for the coming winter, but also for new life in the spring. It is an active period. […]
Bone density – Bone loses calcium and other minerals with ageing. This is increased for women post menopause. This causes the bone to become thinner and weaker leading to a greater incidence of fractures. This doesn’t affect just women, approximately 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 develop an osteoporosis related fracture Spinal […]
The power of self-talk An interesting challenge which some of our volunteers have faced this week is the danger of self-talk. The way we rationalise our behaviours and then apply judgement. Our internal dialogue is powerful, but most of us aren’t even aware that its going on. Take a moment and have a think […]
Inspired to Run – Phillipa Sawtell Last year, September 27th to be precise, I began to run. This was the start of my new adventure. There was an amazing atmosphere. So many runners; young and old, scrambling past my flat in Cheltenham. It was the morning of the Cheltenham half marathon. Some were running solo, […]
Food: friend or foe? When we come to making decisions about our health in terms of what we eat, we all have pre-conceived ideas, often developing habits, both good and bad that become our everyday norm. Trying to change such habits and take a different path can be quite a challenge. Ian Thomas, our in-house […]
TRX is a full body strength, balance, flexibility and core stability workout using the effective and functional TRX Suspension Training System. We have had a range of people attending our taster sessions from complete beginners to professional sports men and women. Their feedback was that this is a fun, uplifting unique way of exercising that […]