Blogs

Places Pointer: Self Care

Take time for you

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Reasons why exercise is better with a buddy

Fitness can be more fun with a friend!

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Places Pointer: Setting Goals

...and how to keep them going!

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Must-haves for your workout bag

Stuck on what to bring for your first visit?

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Places Pointer: Staying active in winter

Don’t leave your health in the cold

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12 Days of Workouts

Need some fitness inspiration this December? We’ve got you!

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Benefits of swimming

Reasons to dive in this Men’s Health Awareness Month and beyond!

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Places Pointer: Post-Natal Exercise

How to exercise safely after pregnancy

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Diabetes and Exercise

Get active, your way!

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Supplements: what do they offer?

...and what to do before you reach for them.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Tracy's Story

One of our fitness instructors shares her experience

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Sea dipping

What to know before taking the plunge!

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Cardio vs. strength training

Which is better?

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Places Pointer: Reasons to do a digital detox

Set limits on your screen time

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Why squash is one of our favourite sports!

Serve, hit, swing!

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Exercise and Inclusivity

National Inclusion Week 2023

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Places Pointer: DOMS

A guide to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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The Mental Benefits of Staying Active

Taking care of your body and mind

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Nutrition and recovery: what to consider

Some important advice in time for National Fitness Day

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Reasons to start exercising now

...and how to get going!

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Places Pointer: Exercising in the Heat

The dos and don’ts of exercising in hot weather

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Personal Training Should Be Personal!

Whatever your goals, achieve them one-on-one.

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Zoggs’ Learn to Swim kit bag essentials

Top swimming aids to develop water confidence this summer!

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Places Pointer: The Benefits of Team Sports

The more the merrier!

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Essential Tips and Techniques for the Gym

We share advice on how to get the most out of your workout

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Celebrating Swimathon 2023

Meet Johnny, one of our Swimathon superstars

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Drowning Prevention Week

17th-24th June

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Places Pointer: Relaxation

Relax, refresh and refocus!

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Benefits of swimming

Reasons to get into the water

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What is Zumba?

You’ll soon party your way into shape!

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Ultimate 5-day workout plan

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7-day easy meal plan

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Inspiring stories

Hear from our customers

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Fitness: fact or fiction

Dispelling the myths of exercise

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Swimming for Mental Wellbeing

Let your worries wash away

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Staying Active with Age

It just gets better!

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Places Pointer: Recovery

Rest, recuperate, recover

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Female Fitness

Embrace your energy

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Pointer: Hydration

Hydration = elevation!

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Rookie Lifeguard

Our most crucial swimming course

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What is Physical Literacy?

A crucial contributor to human development

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Places Pointer: Habits

Make and break them

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Swimming for Fitness

The power of the pool

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How to: Stay on Track

Avoid the February drop-off club

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Try Trampolining

Defy gravity!

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Let's Do This Together

A survival guide to the New Year

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Get your Goggles

Our top picks...

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Places Pointer: Stretching

Discover the far-reaching benefits...

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Adult Swimming Lessons

It's never too late to learn

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Lifesaving Swimming Lessons

A mother recalls her son's close call in the water

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Personal Training 101

Smash your goals with a personal trainer

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Places Pointer: Winter Blues

Top tips for taking some you time

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Training Like A Pro

Work hard, play hard!

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Places Pointer: Gut Health

Getting to grips with the gut

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Swimming for Physical Health

The physical benefits of swimming

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Pre-school Activities

What we have to offer

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Places Pointer: Improving your NEAT

Small changes, big results

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Places Pointer: Sleep Hygiene

The importance of sleep hygiene and how to improve it!

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Meet Tara

One of our resident swimming gurus!

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Cool off together with a Family Swim!

Fun for all the family

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Places Pointer: Journaling

Why journaling is more powerful than you might think

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Meet the Lido Ladies

Two ladies embracing outdoor swimming

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Places Pointer: Breathing Exercises

Take a deep breath

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Try Tennis

Embrace the benefits

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Women in Sport

Inspiring the next generation

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Lane Swimming

What is it? Who can do it? And, why you should give it a go!

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Places Pointer: Reducing Friction

What's slowing you down?

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Just Swim with Places Leisure

Swim with us!

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Managing Stress

We've got you!

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The Importance of Standing

Why is standing so crucial?

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Clip n' Climb at Places Leisure

Combine fitness with fun!

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Training for a Marathon

Our top tips on creating your marathon training plan

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Obesity and Exercise

We mark National Obesity Awareness Week in our latest blog

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Setting SMART New Year's resolutions

Kick off 2024 in the best way by thinking about your goals

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The More, the Merrier!

Read about the benefits of working out with friends

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Family Fitness

Four free juniors on Premium adult memberships

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Nurturing your Mental Health

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Hit Reset!

Try something new.

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Drowning Prevention Swimming Lessons

It's Drowning Prevention Week from 19th – 26th June 2021. Hear from our students and teachers on the value of swimming lessons

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Staycation Destination!

Have a brilliant summer with Places Leisure! Learn about what's going on at our centres and make the most of your staycation

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Swimming pool water inactivates COVID-19 in 30 seconds

Places Leisure takes part in major study

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Synergy Dance

Inclusive workouts for all ages and abilities

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More than Gymnastics

Gymnastics has a whole host of benefits, both physical and emotional

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Fitness fun with FunkFit!

Find out more about our new partnership with the funk-focused workout class

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Build the fitness habit!

6 ways to make your fitness habits stick

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Thinking about swimming lessons?

Everything you need to know

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Exercise is the best medicine

Get active to protect your mental and physical health

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Top tips to boost your immune system

Stay well!

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How to get better at running

5 top tips for more enjoyable runs

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Who's for unlimited exercise?

Find out what the new Government guidelines mean for you

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Stay active and mobile at home

Activities for those 70+ or with health conditions

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Immune system boosting foods

Superfoods = super you!

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Why the scales can lie

Get out of the numbers game!

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Health and Fitness apps

Our top picks for 2020!

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Swim Myths

Have you been misinformed all these years?

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Indoor group cycling classes

10 reasons why you should try!

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Never learnt to swim?

Top tips from Zoggs!

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Stuck in a swim stage?

Swim practice with Zoggs!

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Working out on the go

Get fit in no time!

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Everyone should learn to swim!

Why you say?

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Benefits to learning a new sport

Challenge yourself!

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Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

What is actually good for you!?

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Is 30 minutes enough?

Find time for the perfect workout!

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Modern Day Exercise

How much should you do weekly?

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Cardio v Weights

The benefits and the drawbacks

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Get pumped!

Why weights work wonders for women

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Exercise during Ramadan

Supporting your fitness journey

Exercise during Ramadan