Destination workout

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This is your ultimate guide for your next destination workout! We have everything you need for creating an unforgettable experience at the location of your choosing. From Personal trainers to post-workout snacks.

1. Killer playlist for every workout

This time is your time. A killer playlist is the best way to keep your head in the game, removing any distractions that could pull you away from your intentions. 

2. Activewear that makes you feel amazing

Choose your activewear based on how it makes you feel. For high-intensity workouts we recommend fully-functional leggings that move with you for a workout without limits. Nike is out go-to for this:

https://www.nike.com/gb/w/training-gym-clothing

For low intensity workouts something that keeps you warm in Shavasana and cool in Warrior.  Something like the ventlight collection:

https://www.lululemon.co.uk/en-gb/search?q=ventlight

3. Set your intentions 

This will help you determine that destination that will work best for you. For high intensity workouts aim to avoid points of the day where the sun is at its highest, and make sure there are plenty of shaded areas for you to take cover for some much needed hydration. Somewhere like Battersea park or London fields.

For a more zen like practice, maybe somewhere with a view or a pool of water Hamstead Heath or Primrose hill.

4. Personal trainer or wellness specialist

Make every second count with a personalised programme designed specifically to your goals. Incorporating a range of factors that account for both physical and mental wellbeing. Get creative with your destination workout by selecting one of our more niche disciplines such as Kickboxing or Ballet fit! Click here to see all of our amazing trainers available for in-person and virtual training sessions across ten disciplines.

4. Post-workout pick-me-up

Take a post-workout treat for a job well done. Following a workout your body will be in need of some nourishment. Here are some of our favourite accounts with some great pack up recipes: 

TheFoodMedic

https://www.instagram.com/thefoodmedic/

Or why not swing by a near by smoothie booth for your vitamin/protein boost:

Joe And The Juice

 https://www.joejuice.com/stores

Cruush

https://crussh.com/store-locator/

Be sure to tag @trubeapp and let us know where you chose for your destination workout! Or why not join us for one of our pop-up classes this Summer only.

Book your slot here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/45-minute-workout

Service update- Indoor training

We are very excited to announce that indoor training sessions are officially back! This includes all of our specialist disciplines and amazing TruBe trainers.

Your TruBe trainer will continue to uphold a high standard of hygiene whilst adhering to government and NHS guidelines so you can train with confidence. 

So, if you are looking to tone up with Pilates, zone out with Meditation or get fighting fit with Boxing, we have a trainer for you!

As part of the TruBe experience your favourite TruBe trainer will come to you, whether that be in the comfort of your home, or in the office, you decide.

Virtual sessions remain the same and will continue to be available to you for the foreseeable. 

Click here to see all of our TruBe trainers!

Meditation Guide inspired by Earth Day.

Meet TruBe trainer, Yogi and Meditation specialist, Katya. Kayta is was born and raised in Russia where Earth Day is celebrated a little differently.

On this day when Katya and her family arrived home, back from work, school or whereever, they would turn off all of the lights, the television, all the gadgets, phones and instead they would light some candles.

Together, they would sit down and practice one hour of silence. Removing all external distractions and negative thoughts that may have occurred throughout the day.

The intention of this practice was to disconnect and inorder to reconnect. Kayta always found this experience highly rewarding and very grounding.

It is important to nourish your soul, this can be as simple as taking a step back. Taking the time to reflect and to be still is a really beautiful thing that you can do for yourself although often under-valued.

Katya still continues with the practice even to this day, if this is something that you would like to try, what better day than today, you can practice alone or together.

If you are less familiar with mediation practices or don’t feel comfortable sitting in silence, Katya recommends turning your attention to something that comforts you such as taking out a sketchbook to tap into your creative outlet or by expressing yourself through music. The intention of the practice is to connect you with your true self.

If we care for ourselves, we can care for others, only then we can care for our earth.

If you would like to learn more from TruBe trainer Katya you can book a one-to-one training session with Katya or any of our Yoga and Meditation specialists via www.trubeapp.com

Core workout with TruBe Trainer, Antoinette

Core workout with TruBe Trainer, Antoinette. Antoinette is a great advocate for fitness and has made it her personal mission to prove to you that fitness can come in many forms and that training doesn’t need to be restricted to the gym. Build strength, improve posture and increase mobility and flexibility all whilst having fun. This core workout with Antoinette made up of three of Antoinette’s go-to core exercises.

Core workout 1: 12 secs

Start on all fours, hands under shoulders with fingers spread wide and knees under hips, toes tucked under, spine neutral. 

Push the floor away with your hands.

Inhale prepare, exhale engage pelvic floor, squeeze abs and glutes, exhale lift knees just off the floor keeping the rest of the body as still as possible. Return knees to floor and repeat.

Aim for 8 reps, resting when you need to. 

Core workout 2: 18 seconds

Start on all fours, hands under shoulders with fingers spread wide and knees under hips, toes relaxed, spine neutral. 

Inhale prepare, exhale engage the pelvic floor, squeeze abs and glutes, exhale extend right leg behind, toe pointed. Squeeze right glute and right hamstring to lift right leg just off the floor, keep abs engaged for stability keeping the rest of the body as still as possible.  Don’t be tempted to arch the back to lift the leg higher.  Lift and lower for 4 – 8 reps.

Keep right leg extended behind and draw to the side and back for 4 – 8 reps, again keeping the rest of the body as still as possible.

Core workout 3: 14 seconds 

Start on all fours, hands under shoulders with fingers spread wide and knees under hips, toes tucked under, spine neutral. 

Push the floor away with your hands.

Inhale prepare, exhale engage pelvic floor, squeeze abs and glutes, exhale lift knees just off the floor keeping the rest of the body as still as possible. 

Step right foot back to the plank, step left foot back.  Step right foot in returning your knee under your hip keeping it off the floor.  Repeat with the left leg.  

Aim for 8 reps, resting when you need to.  Try placing a light block on your lower back for feedback, the block should stay stable and in place the whole time.

You can book with TruBe trainer Antoinette or any of our amazing TruBe trainers via www.trubeapp.com. TruBe sessions are delivered on a one-to-one basis in-person and virtually and range from Personal training and Boxing to Pilates and Yoga.

Stretching- Passive vs Active range

What is passive stretching and what is active stretching? The best way to explain this is to demonstrate it…

Start by holding out your right hand, keeping your fingers together, then without using your left hand stretch your right thumb as far back as you can. Now, using your left hand, gently pull your right thumb back.  Did you notice that with the assistance of your left hand your right thumb went back further than when you were just stretching it back?

The part where you can move your right thumb without assistance is called active
range. The additional range is called passive range, and you have it at every joint.
You cannot control the passive range of motion through your nervous system. It is the point where active and passive range cross over is where many injuries occur.

Dancers are a great example of those who can be at high risk of passive range injuries. Many dancers have a high proportion of hyper-mobile joints. A quick example of this is a backbend. Most people have a backbend range of no more than 25 degrees, whereas those with hypermobility in their lower backs will have a far greater range than this. As they are able to access these ranges without assistance, meaning they are in active range.

Problems begin to occur if they are then required to match other hyper-mobile dancers or the expectations of the performance they are doing exceeds their natural abilities. To overcome this they can use momentum to push their body into passive range, they will then need to rely on that momentum to carry them back out of it. 

This can result in a far bigger injury than your average person would typically incur. But it isn’t just one area of the body that dancers are likely to have hyper-mobility, they may have it throughout their body, and they will therefore be more likely to end up in their passive range of motion, and more likely to get injured if they are not mindful.

So why does this make a difference to you?

Loading passive range is incredibly dangerous because you have no control of it,
and without control, you can’t ensure that that load goes through the muscles intended, which is ultimately why it causes injury.

This is why some trainers advocate partial range exercises. That being said it can be possible to train and increase your active range. If you find the crossover point between passive and active range, by doing safe movements, you can work on maintaining active control of the range. This will increase your active range and by extension allow you to work the joint to a fuller range, as well as decrease your chances of an injury at that joint.

It is recommended that you only work on this with the support of a personal trainer who specialises in active and passive range. You can see all of our personal trainers by clicking here. This blog piece was provided by active and passive range specialise Richard Kelly.

Richard’s bio:
Functional training advocate Richard has dedicated years of active learning towards the accumulation of new skills for the purpose of supporting his private clients Richard’s ability to offer nutritional support only enhances the final result.
Disciplines: Personal training, Pilates, Running and Stretching.