Free Aches & Pains Clinic at Leyton Sports Massage

Free Aches & Pains Clinic at Leyton Sports Massage

Do you have an ache or a pain? Could it be muscle-related? Why be uncomfortable longer than you have to? Stop by our FREE aches & pains clinic now available at Angel and Leyton. You’ll get: A postural and movement assessment A stretch or an exercise to help it (if it’s muscle-related) A better understanding of your body How it works: You can either show up during one of our aches & pains clinic OR

New! Early Bird Time Slots

New! Early Bird Time Slots

Remember when we had early bird sessions at Leyton a couple years ago? Well, I’m pleased to announce… They’re back! But now at Angel, from Monday through Thursday. We’re initially bringing it back for the next few months to see how it goes, and if it’s as well-received as last time we’ll keep them. You might love an early morning run, or an early morning cycle, or swim, or you may just want to start

4 Excuses to Get in Bed (for your muscles)

4 Excuses to Get in Bed (for your muscles)

We all know there’s a ton of stuff we’re supposed to be doing during the day to take care of our body – stretch, sit up straight, activate our abdominals, blah, blah blah blah. It’s true – all this blah blah blah IS very important, but it’s not as easy as just lying in bed. If you know me, I’m all about super easy home care. And… what’s easier than just lying in bed? Today

Waltham Forest Feet on the Street – Helping the Homeless

We all know that homelessness is a problem in the UK – as budgets are shrunken and services cut because of austerity, more and more people are left without options. Too many people can’t make it to a shelter or get food on a regular basis. So who helps them?  Waltham Forest Feet on the Street Waltham Forest Feet on the Street is a local community-led outreach programme for homeless people in our borough. Twice a

Black Friday Sale – New Offer Kickoff!

Black Friday Sale – New Offer Kickoff!

We’re doing it again. Our second Black Friday Weekend sale This year, we’re supporting Waltham Forest Feet on the Street, a community organisation who does outreach to the homeless in Waltham Forest. A portion of all sales will go to Feet on the Street, plus we’re collecting donations for them. For more details, click here to read about the group and what types of thing/how you can donate. Now… on to the offers! Get Extra

Workshops at LSM! (Foam Rolling & Glute Activation)

Workshops at LSM! (Foam Rolling & Glute Activation)

If you want the effects of your massage to last, you’ve got to do self-care/exercises in between sessions. But… how do you know if you’re doing it right? You can do squats without using your glutes (which leads to serious hamstring, quad, and lower back pain). You can find 1000 videos on YouTube about foam rolling – 99% of which make it look like you should be torturing your muscles (seriously? can that be right?)

Mid & Lower Traps Activation: Make Desk Posture Easier

Mid & Lower Traps Activation: Make Desk Posture Easier

In this, the 4th in this series, we discuss what happens when you have poor mid & lower traps activation and how to fix it. The first was an overview of what activation is and why it’s important, generally, in the second we discussed glute activation and a simple exercise to start waking them up, and the third and most recent one was about waking up the lower abdominal muscles, which can help with, among other things,

Why & How to Activate Your Lower Abdominals (activation post #3)

Why & How to Activate Your Lower Abdominals (activation post #3)

Welcome back! This is the third in our activation series. Click here to read number 1 (a general discussion about what muscle activation is and why it’s important, with an overview of the most common underrecruited muscles). Number 2, which you can read by clicking here, focused on glutes. Glutes are one of the most common under active muscles and one of the muscles that has the most effect as far as in the rest

Activation Series 2: Glute Activation

Activation Series 2: Glute Activation

Welcome to the 2nd piece in our activation series – glute activation. In the first of this series, we talked about what muscle activation is and what having under activated or underrecruited muscles means. (if you haven’t read the first one, I recommend you click here to go back and come back once you’ve read it – there is some information I’m assuming you know in this post) In this second piece, we’re talking about

Lunchtime Refresh Post

Lunchtime Refresh Post

New at Fitness First Angel Lunchtime Refresh New at Angel, on Wednesdays between 11:00 am and 14:00. The Lunchtime Refresh is a 30-minute express session to help refresh your muscles during your lunch break. Choose from: ‘Desk Worker Neck & Shoulder Refresh’ (focusing on the neck & shoulders) ‘Desk Worker Lower Back Refresh’ (focusing on the lower back & areas that aggravate it) ‘Runners/Cyclist Refresh’ (focusing on the legs) Price: As a new service, we’re

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