WE ARE TEAM VFC
HAVE YOU CHECKED S OUT YET? ;)
To get access, go to the website (link included below for your ease), select Members area on the drop down menu and then select ‘Lost your password’. Using your email address THAT IS IN WODIFY you can reset a password and gain instant access!
The members area is full of information on:
* Nutrition – from the very basics to the in-depth science, as well as how to practically apply good nutrition protocols.
* How to stay active when you can’t get to the gym (including a library of over 80 HomeWOD videos)
* How to look after yourself – training is a big part of self care but it doesn’t stop there!
* Getting started, so if you are new to us check out all the useful information that will help you feel right at home.
* Friends of Valesco! So any of you lovely lot can advertise your business to members, let them know what you do and we can all support local, small business in the way you have all supported us!
The members area is for you so if there is ANYTHING you want to see in there please let us know. The members area is a library for anything and everything that is beneficial to you so help us keep adding to it by asking us for any information not currently available. Please let us know what you think and what you want to see more of!
HAVE A LISTEN!
This time we are joined by another (and slightly newer) member of our Coaching unit – the official, Ella Rothwell!
Ella is gearing up for an incredible sporting effort and for an incredible cause. This, coupled with the recent announcement of her being the latest edition to our coaching, made for the perfect excuse to get her on and have a chat!
As always, we have the answers to all the important questions; The best post-run refuel? How do I train for six marathons? How many bum-bags is too many? What is like going from member to coach? and many more!
This was loads of fun and we hope you enjoy it too!
CALISTHENICS WORKSHOP & OTHER GYM NOTICES
Get this date in your diary!! Saturday 17th July Sami is back with his amazing calisthenics workshop.
Calisthenics sounds HARD and it can be, but at its core is building strength and learning how to control your body. There is significant crossover with what we do here and mastering the basics of movement is always going to be a good thing…and learning a few new things is a lot of fun!
Whether you are a born acrobat or you have never done a handstand in your life, this workshop is for you. Catering for all abilities, if you want better gymnastics COME TO THE WORKSHOP!
There are 20 spaces available! £25 for members. 13.30-16.30pm it will be first come first served. Sign up at the Den the next time you are in. 4 SPACES REMAINING
AND IT IS STUNNING! We can’t decide what we want! Probably all of it…
The first orders have arrived and have been issued this week and are super chuffed with the new range
Order forms are on The Den, along with the range on offer, for you to look at and place your orders whenever you are next in.
We will be taking payment upon arrival of the garments from the supplier this time, in a bid to make ordering and receiving quicker, easier and slicker! Items are ordered to the size and requirements you state so if you do order it you will have to pay for it.
Orders are placed fortnightly with the supplier and take about 3 weeks to come in.
SCALE IT UP IS BACK!
YEP! Our competition, for those new to competing, is BACK! JULY 25th 2021!
DON’T THINK YOU AREN’T FIT ENOUGH BECAUSE OF LOCKDOWN! Everyone has been in the same situation for the past year+ so everyone is feeling the same about their levels of fitness. So, why not use this comp as a chance to do something with friends, set some manageable short term goals and have some fun!
This is a competition for teams made up 3 same-sex team members.! It is an entry-level competition for beginners looking to get competition experience, have fun and maybe win some prizes along the way. If you’re new to functional fitness or competing then this is the comp for you!
The comp comprises 4 WOD’s with all teams doing all 4, and all team members participating in each of the workouts. And there is something for everyone – workouts are designed to let beginners shine in their areas of strength and push their boundaries in others. As a beginners comp, you can rest assured there won’t be any technical gymnastics and weighted elements can be scaled. There really is no reason why anyone wanting to compete can’t get involved!
Keen? Round up and team and get involved! Or message us at email@example.com and we will work to find you a team.
MEMBERS FACEBOOK GROUP:
ARE YOU ON OUR MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP? Its an awesome little place to ask questions, find out information or just share funny memes or moments from the gym. If you aren’t a member but would like to be please follow this link and request access.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE YEAR! Get it in your diary!
Saturday September 18th we celebrate our 6th Birthday and since we couldn’t really celebrate our 5th we want to do something extra special to celebrate this year! Think ‘mini festival’ with music, food, a bar and the option to camp (in relative luxury) should you want to come and party and not worry about the drive home! WAY more details to follow but SAVE THE DATE! ‘We are going to party like it’s 1999’ (and we’re all 21 again)!
BRING A FRIEND
This year, the summer solstice aka the longest day of the year falls at 4:31am on June 21. In a nutshell, the science behind this is that when the Earth orbits the sun over the course of each year, its axis always points in the same direction in space. Summer solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted nearest to the sun (about 23.4 degrees). The Sun travels the longest path through the sky and the day therefore has the most daylight.
Many festivals and traditions have been built around the longest day as it provides a great opportunity to pause and reflect. The term solstice is derived from the Latin term ‘solstitium’: ‘sol’ = sun ‘sistere’, to stand still. Other traditions mark it as a time for new beginnings and growth.
In some spiritual circles, it is considered that fasting or cleansing during the Equinox and solstice is more effective than at other times in the planetary calendar. Unlike January, when the body really just wants to hibernate, be cosy and fill up on comforting food, the solstice is a great time to schedule a cleanse as the days are
warmer, we spend more time outdoors, we tend towards lighter foods anyway; and our bodies’ are going through a natural shift as the cosmos revolves around us. Managed well, a cleanse at this time of year will enable you to enjoy the benefits of greater energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, weight loss and improved mood as we move back towards shorter daylight hours.
Our body is exposed to an increasingly large number of foreign chemicals on a daily basis. The majority are synthetic chemicals that find their way into our food, air and water. Some are consumed through pharmaceutical drugs, applied in our toiletries, found in common household items, cleaning products, airborne pollutants and even our sunscreen!
Overexposure to toxic substances and an inability to properly metabolise them can negatively impact an individual’s health. This puts additional load on the kidneys, liver, lymphatic system and bowels producing a wide variety of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, allergies, flu-like symptoms, poor skin, hair, nails, bad breath, muscle and joint pain.
How to do a gentle Cleanse?
Cleansing doesn’t have to mean eating only carrot sticks for a week, eating nothing but cabbage soup or fasting day in day out (and I certainly wouldn’t recommend any of these unless for incredibly specific reasons under professional supervision).
Methods of elimination could include drinking more filtered water, eating unprocessed whole foods with less protein and animal derived foods or eating during a set window to give your body a longer time overnight to rest and digest. Reducing the work the liver and kidneys have to do through taking a break from alcohol, caffeine and even supplements could also be incredibly beneficial.
You can support the body’s natural ability to detoxify through eating supportive foods. These include artichoke, broccoli and other cruciferous veg, beetroot and carrots, leafy greens, avocado, turmeric and green tea. Naturopathic techniques such as body brushing, Epsom salt baths and simply resting more will help too (a great excuse to sit down and watch a box set). Don’t forget that even exercise works wonders as it promotes sweat. Make sure to keep it at a level where you can have a good chat so as to reduce the stress on your body.
What to expect
You may notice some transient side-effects (which will quickly disappear) however it is worth timing a cleanse around a low stress week. Side effects could include: headaches, increased perspiration, breath odour, skin outbreak, increased urination or bowel movements and mild fatigue.
When Not to Cleanse
Avoid cleansing during illness unless supervised by a qualified practitioner and always check with your GP if you are taking any medication (or recreational drugs for that matter), pregnant or breastfeeding
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch (www.vikinunnnutrition.com).