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Schools in the UK & Sports

November 5th, 2015

If your children love sports (and what kid doesn’t like soccer, swimming or any other such activity?) then you might want to look twice on what school you choose for them.

private-schools-sportsMost of the time, what public schools have to show when it comes to sports is rather underwhelming, to say it mildly.

In our family, sports always had a high priority.

We want our children to attend schools where they have plenty of choices for their favourite team sports including soccer and hockey.

We not only think that sports is beneficial for our children’s health, we also think that engaging in sports can help teach our children a lot of qualities that can be advantageous later on in their lives.

However, a lot of the public schools we were looking at seem to treat sports as if it be some “not so important” thing you do on the side. Some schools didn’t have any sport facilities while other school’s sports facilities had been very poorly maintained and we found them in rather bad shape.

When we looked at private schools, we got an entirely different picture. Almost any private school be looked at was keen and proud to show us their sports teams along with their various achievements and trophies.

I talked to several teachers about what I think about the importance of sports in our schools and was very glad to hear that pretty much anyone agreed with my stance there.

Make no mistake, I’m not saying that my children shouldn’t learn maths or science. Those things are of course very important. But every kid needs a balance in their life and sports is one of those things that can give it to them.

At private school Hertfordshire you can learn more about what private schools can offer to your children.



How Do You Know That You Found A Good Gym?

February 11th, 2015

fitness-studioThe gym and fitness studio market in the United Kingdom is becoming increasingly more competitive.

Just recently, several new bargain gym chains emerged which are seeking for new members across the nation.

With more gyms to choose from and prices for a gym membership dropping considerably comes also confusion amongst those who are looking for a good, quality gym.

How do you know that the fitness gym where you just signed up for a mere five bucks a month can really offer you everything you need for your health and fitness? Is the costs of a gym membership really the only thing you should look at?

What most people do not realise is that many of those above mentioned bargain gyms are often not even worth those few pounds their membership costs.

Without qualified trainers that could give you advise on exercise routines you will quickly find yourself overwhelmed if you don’t know what to do if you want to some weight or build up some muscles.

While the better gyms in the United Kingdom may possibly cost you more in the beginning, those studios are usually a much better investment for your business since they will normally include competent help and advice whenever you need it, something that especially important for beginners.

So before you sign up for a gym membership, make sure you know about their offers. Do they have qualified training staff on site? Will it cost you something we need their advise? Does the gym also offer courses and training classes?

Those are just a few of the things you should think about sign up with a gym.

The above tips for your health and fitness are brought to you by London Fields Fitness, the Hackney Gym you can trust!