Rest Vs Active Rest

Rest Vs Active Rest

A common mistake of people new to exercising - and really even among experienced exercisers - is to workout too hard, too often. This might not seem like a big problem initially, but over training can effect your health and is something that needs to be taken seriously.

Should We Run with Music? The Pros and Cons

Should We Run with Music? The Pros and Cons

In any race or on any running path, you often see more runners wearing headphones than not. Unplugged purists think being aware of your surroundings is an elemental part of the sport, but a growing subculture of runners wouldn't dream of taking a single step without their motivating playlists, but the clash between headphone lovers and haters continues.

PARAGON ARE BACK!

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Paragon are back! Refreshed and raring to go!

If you’ve fallen out of your fitness routine this holiday season, you’re not alone.

The holidays are often a time of indulgence, summer parties, holidays, food and alcohol, we slip in to relax mode and skip our fitness routine. Before we know it, a couple of weeks or more have passed and no exercise! Ahhhh! It can be a challenge to stay on track with diet and exercise over the summer, after all we did work hard to get our bodies bikini ready. But now with the kids back to school and Christmas is on the horizon we have another focus and goal to work towards.

Tonight we return to Chase Meadows Community Centre, Warwick.

Circuits 6-7pm PAYG £5

Zumba 7-8pm PAYG £5

All fitness levels welcome! If you are new to our classes, feel nervous but want to give it a go, don’t worry, we give alternative option to exercises and lower intensity aerobic options in all our classes.

Why not bring along a friend and start your fitness regime with Paragon, together.

We look forward to catching up with you all and welcoming newbies!

Flexitarian Eating or Just A Balanced Diet

Flexitarian Eating or Just A Balanced Diet

Nourishment and adds healthy flexibility to your diet.

Have you been tempted to become a vegetarian, but the thought of giving up barbecues or your mom’s meatloaf seems too daunting? Thankfully, you can obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing meat completely. You just have to become a “flexitarian.”

Zumbathon 2017 Fundraising For Myton Hospice

Zumbathon 2017 Fundraising For Myton Hospice

On Sunday 4th June, 50 enthusiastic Zumba goers arrived at Chase Meadows Community Centre, Warwick to participate in our 2 hour Zumbathon to support Martin Saul raise funds for Myton Hopsice. Raffles prizes donated by local business and friends were won, along with homemade cakes and refreshments kept the motivation going to the end!

The grand total today raised £982.87

Great spirit. Amazing effort. Awesome fun. Just excellent. It was a huge success!!

Health and Fitness Problems Many Women Face

Health and Fitness Problems Many Women Face

Feeling overworked and underappreciated? Having trouble staying consistent with your nutrition or exercise plan because you’re over stressed and overeating? Putting others’ needs before your own? Just part of the job for lots of women. Whether you’re a high-powered professional, a mother, a caregiver, a partner, a worker, a daughter, a friend, or all the above and more….if you’re a woman, you’re asked to do a lot.

Many of us spend our days putting out fires, handling to-do lists, wiping little noses, meeting deadlines, and making sure other people are fed, safe, and happy.

Make yourself the priority for a change.

The Importance of Active Recovery Rest Days To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

The Importance of Active Recovery Rest Days To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

Getting fitter isn't just about working harder in the gym—it's also about doing the right things the rest of the time.

As hard as you might crush a workout, the real labour happens on the days you don't sweat. When you exercise, your muscles undergo microtrauma. Afterward, what are known as satellite cells fuse to the damaged areas to repair the muscle fibres. But this process can happen only when you're at rest. If you keep exercising, your muscles never get a chance to repair themselves, and your progress will plateau and eventually decline. So taking time off is essential. But if your usual rest day is a date with your couch, cancel those plans pronto, and use these expert tactics to strengthen your recovery.

Signs That You Are Exhausted, Not Just Tired

Signs That You Are Exhausted, Not Just Tired

If you stifle yawns in 2 p.m. meetings and find yourself passed out cold during the previews on movie nights, you probably already know you’re run down. But there’s a big difference between being pooped out and being exhausted — and the signs aren’t as obvious as just feeling tired. It’s important to know the difference, because exhaustion can be downright dangerous.

What you Can Do To Help Prevent Shin Splints

What you Can Do To Help Prevent Shin Splints

Shin splints or compartment syndrome, to give it its technical name, is one of the most common running injuries, it manifests itself as a pain that occurs in the front of the lower leg. The pain you'll feel with shin splints is usually on the outer front portion of the lower leg (deep anterior compartment syndrome) or on the back inside of the lower leg (posterior medial compartment syndrome).

Plantar Fasciitis - A Right Pain In The Foot

Plantar Fasciitis - A Right Pain In The Foot

The alarm goes off. You reach over to turn it off. You linger in bed a few moments longer, filled with dread for what awaits you this morning. No. Not that pointless meeting at work, or even the traffic you’re going to battle to get there on time. Those are nothing compared to the stabbing pain on the bottom of your feet that greets you every morning when you take those first few steps to get the day started.

If this sounds painfully familiar, you may have plantar fasciitis.

In fact, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes for heel and foot pain among active individuals.

Why You Feel Nauseated During A Workout

Why You Feel Nauseated During A Workout

Unfortunately, exercise-induced nausea is a real thing—here's why (and how to deal). In this age of tough bootcamp workouts and high-intensity interval training, feeling like you want to vomit has become an increasingly common aspect of a serious sweat session. If you ever (or often) find yourself dealing with queasiness as the result of a challenging workout, know this: You're not alone; exercise-induced nausea is a real thing—and it can really get in the way of the post-sweat pride you should be feeling.

Why Crawling Is Important At Any Age

Why Crawling Is Important At Any Age

You’ve probably noticed that crawling has recently been coming up a lot more in fitness websites and magazines. Perhaps you’ve seen someone crawling around at the gym, and you’ve wondered, “What in the world is that person doing?” If you’re lucky, you work with us at Paragon where we already include crawling in your warm-ups or training sessions.