• Is stretching really that effective?

    Is stretching really that effective after a workout?

     

    Or does stretching actually slow down the recovery process? We stretch for lots of reasons: Because it feels good, because it’s part of our pre-workout routine, because a muscle is stiff and we think stretching will fix it. But most of what we know about stretching—and thus the ways we use it—are based on wishful

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  • 5 essential fitness rules

    Fitness Truths: 5 essential fitness rules

     

    There are more systems, methods and approaches when it comes to exercise than ever before, all promoting different slants on the best and most efficient way to get in shape. Especially with summer on our doorstep, it's hard not to get distracted by the latest fitness "trends" in the media. But how different are all

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  • Holiday workout ideas

    Simple and effective holiday workout ideas

     

    Summer Holiday Workouts One of the questions we've always been asked over the years is “I’m going on holiday, there isn’t a gym, what should I do?” The good news is that nature has blessed us all with an amazing tool called “our body” and it can be used to great effect with simple movements...

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  • train around Lower back pain

    How To Train Around Lower Back Pain

     

    “In the United Kingdom, low back pain was identified as the most common cause of disability in young adults: with more than 100 million work days lost per year.” – World Health Organisation The first thing we want to point out here is that we are absolutely not trying to advise people on how to

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  • Health and fitness magazine feature strong in 6 moves

    Strong in 6 moves | Health And Fitness Magazine Feature

     

    In the first of a new series of workouts from top PT's, trainer Amy Darch offers a time-saving, total-body workout Do you seem to spend hours in the gym and still not see the benefits? You need to take your workout back to basics with a more targeted approach. Enter Amy Darch, trainer at London’s

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  • Getting your first dead hang chin up

    Why you should aim to get your first strict chin up

     

      There are many benefits of chin ups (done properly). We could go on about the importance of this exercise all day, but we’re going to give you the top 5 benefits and also a few tips on how to progress up to them. Working towards getting your first strict, dead hang chin up is

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  • Moves to create a good posture - health and fitness magazine

    Moves to create a good posture: Health And Fitness Magazine Feature

     

    Our October feature in Health And Fitness Magazine This month, expert trainer Jean-Claude Vacassin, owner of W10 Gym, talks us through the best moves to create a good posture. 1. BAT WINGS BENEFITS: As the largest muscles in your arms, the triceps are responsible for the most upper-body definition. With this targeted routine, you’ll not

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    Do The Twists - Boost Your Core Strength

     

    Our latest feature in Health and Fitness Magazine. Boost your core strength with this explosive rotating move. LATERAL BALL TOSS Lateral ball toss is one of the most effective core exercises around, and it’ll raise your pulse, too. This move is particularly good because it works your core as you rotate – something that’s often

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  • How to do your first full body chin up

     

    Looking to get your first chin up? This is a great goal to have but to many women, it seems like the impossible. But it's very possible... To master a real chinup, you need to ditch the assisted pull-up machine and adjust to the challenging movement pattern. Coaches Daisy and Amy have put together some

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  • Done for you training and nutrition - W10 and Fresh Fitness Food

     

    We are extremely proud to partner with Fresh Fitness Food to offer a 2 pronged approach to what we do at W10. Although we offer nutritional guidance alongside our personal training, the issue for most people isn't knowing what to do (i.e. chocolate and ice cream probably isn't the best for fat loss) but it's

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Set up in 2009 by founder Jean-Claude Vacassin (a regular health and fitness contributor to the Daily Telegraph) the W10 Performance gym is located in West London at 202-208 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN. W10’s Gym memberships offer personal training, nutrition advice, yoga, boxing, HITT and other functional fitness classes. They also have physio and sports massage practitioners onsite. They are proud to offer a high level of fitness to residents and local workers in Kensal Rise, Kensal Green, Queens Park, Willesden, Kilburn, Harlesden, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, Kensington and Westbourne Park areas.

 

Find us The Basement, 202-208 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN

Call us on 020 3489 5428