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Aches, Pains & Progress

Aches, Pains & Progress

How Sports Massage Supports Your Wellbeing   Sports massage effectively alleviates stress and tension in the body's soft tissues ... read more

Training For An Endurance Event

Training For An Endurance Event

The Missing Links       With worldwide fitness competitions such as Hyrox becoming increasingly popular and the demand for triathlons ... read more

Supplementing Success

Supplementing Success

How To Elevate Your Performance   In the pursuit of peak performance, athletes, professionals, and enthusiasts alike often seek ... read more

The Power Of Active Recovery

The Power Of Active Recovery

Maximising Gains     Active recovery is a means of speeding up the recovery process so that you can train with intensity ... read more

Metabolism in Motion

Metabolism in Motion

How Exercise Enhances Your Body's Performance     Strength training and increasing levels of lean muscle mass in the body can read more

Unleash Your Inner Athlete

Unleash Your Inner Athlete

The Ultimate Guide to Gus Martin's Total Conditioning Class     Are you ready to take your fitness journey to new heights? ... read more

Maximising Gains: The Role of Post Workout Nutrition

Maximising Gains: The Role of Post Workout Nutrition

Your workout doesn't end when you leave the gym. In fact, what you do after your workout is just as important as the exercises you ... read more

Building a Rock-Solid Back

Building a Rock-Solid Back

A strong and healthy back forms the foundation of a fit and active lifestyle. Whether you're an athlete striving for peak performance, ... read more

Unlocking the Healing Capabilities of the Body Using Cranial Osteopathy

Unlocking the Healing Capabilities of the Body Using Cranial Osteopathy

What is Cranial Osteopathy?    Cranial osteopathy is a form of osteopathic treatment. The technique involves gently applying ... read more

5 Benefits of Cold-Water Therapy

5 Benefits of Cold-Water Therapy

Cold water therapy, also known as cold hydrotherapy, involves immersing the body in cold water for its various health benefits. From ... read more

Why ALL Runners Can Benefit From Strength Training

Why ALL Runners Can Benefit From Strength Training

Strength training is a form of exercise completed against resistance, and is the key to building muscle mass, and improving overall ... read more

How to Decrease Body Fat & Increase Muscle Mass

How to Decrease Body Fat & Increase Muscle Mass

Everybody that comes into the club has a different set of goals and targets that they are trying to reach. For some it's to be ... read more

5 Squat Variations to Spice up Your Programme

5 Squat Variations to Spice up Your Programme

The squat is a fundamental movement that involves nearly every muscle in the body. In addition to targeting the muscles in your lower ... read more

Kicking Stress to the Curb

Kicking Stress to the Curb

The Transformative Power of Exercise   Stress is an inevitable part of life, and it can be difficult to manage. With the ... read more

Fuelling Your Success

Fuelling Your Success

6 Healthy Eating Tips for Busy Professionals   Eating healthy is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. Despite ... read more

An Osteopaths Guide to Relieving Back Pain

An Osteopaths Guide to Relieving Back Pain

Back pain and poor posture are common problems that can significantly affect your quality of life. Here are 5 tips from Posture ... read more

Strength Training Can Improve Your Life

Strength Training Can Improve Your Life

Due to the growing body of evidence supporting its many benefits, strength training has become a fundamental part of most exercise ... read more

Introducing Daryl Richards

Introducing Daryl Richards

We sat down with Daryl Richards, the newest member of our Coaching team, to get to know a little more about what makes him tick and how read more

How to Boost your Performance Through Recovery

How to Boost your Performance Through Recovery

Whether you are a professional sportsman, or a complete beginner to exercise, optimising your recovery is the key to improving health, ... read more

What is Dynamic Pilates

What is Dynamic Pilates

Dynamic Pilates is designed to address the body’s natural balance through a series of controlled movements to improve strength, ... read more

Take control of your knee pain

Take control of your knee pain

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body and so the scope for injury is considerable and varied in nature. ... read more

How to Overcome Gym Anxiety (Gymtimidation)

How to Overcome Gym Anxiety (Gymtimidation)

Gymtimidation - it's a feeling that we've all likely experienced at one point or another and it can be a major barrier for people when ... read more

New Year, New Strategy

New Year, New Strategy

As we are well into January now, many of us are keen to maintain our resolutions, especially those focused on improving our health and ... read more

How to Make Meditation Work for You

How to Make Meditation Work for You

Finding a routine, for a mindful life   Finding rituals is a vital part of leading a more mindful life. Meditation in itself is a ... read more

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: How to Avoid Overindulging this Christmas

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: How to Avoid Overindulging this Christmas

We are all looking forward to the festive season. It’s time to let our hair down (metaphorically in my case) and indulge in some ... read more

A Doctor’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

A Doctor’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

It’s that time of the year when we make the promise to ourselves that we won’t overeat, binge drink or stress about preparation, but in read more

Meet Nicole Chretien Our Newest Team Member

Meet Nicole Chretien Our Newest Team Member

The newest addition to the COACH LONDON team, Nicole, has been working in the UK and abroad with people of all ages and fitness levels ... read more

Women & Training Series – Part 3: Programme

Women & Training Series – Part 3: Programme

When programming effective weight training sessions for women I find that prescribing less rest, fewer sets, and more variety in the ... read more

Planning a Ski trip?

Planning a Ski trip?

5 Tips to Keep you Injury Free on the Slopes This Season    It’s never too early to start planning your next ski trip, even if it ... read more

Are Your Gains Slowing Down?

Are Your Gains Slowing Down?

  3 Ways To Get Your Progress Back On Track    When you first got into the habit of exercising regularly (2-3 times per week) you ... read more

Bulletproof Your Back

Bulletproof Your Back

According to the London Royal College of General Practitioners, around one-third of the UK adult population experience lower back pain ... read more

Nutrition Throughout The Cycle

Nutrition Throughout The Cycle

When we think about the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘period’, we commonly think about the cravings that are normally associated with periods, read more

Women & Training Series – Part 2: Training Myths

Women & Training Series – Part 2: Training Myths

In the second installment of our Women & Training Series, Mark Roper sets the record straight on some of the most common myths and ... read more

London 42.195km

London 42.195km

With London’s headline race nearly upon us I hope, for those participating, that your preparation is going as planned. The marathon is ... read more

Fitness, Fatigue and Form

Fitness, Fatigue and Form

Let's play a spot-the-difference game! Take an imaginary video of yourself starting off at Mile 1 of the London Marathon and then again read more

Women & Training Series – Part 1: Motivation

Women & Training Series – Part 1: Motivation

A recent article in The Times concluded that over half of the UK female population do not undertake any form of daily exercise. The ... read more

Meet Gus Martin, newest member of the COACH LONDON team

Meet Gus Martin, newest member of the COACH LONDON team

My journey into the health and fitness industry came after spending 9 years in the Royal Marines as a Physical Training Instructor. The read more

Change Through Movement

Change Through Movement

ELena Bovay COACH LONDON Pilates instructor tells us how Pilates changed her life.   Had it not been for Pilates, my life as a former ... read more

Five Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Five Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Poor quality and insufficient sleep can have a detrimental effect on your overall health and well-being. Improving your sleep patterns ... read more

What To Eat To Complement Your Training

What To Eat To Complement Your Training

What you eat, and when, has a big impact on your energy levels and how well you recover from a workout. We explore the various ways ... read more

How To Enlarge Your Health Bank Account

How To Enlarge Your Health Bank Account

In my last article, I described the ways in which exercise can have a hugely positive effect on both your physical and mental ... read more

The Benefits To Using An Infrared Sauna Post Workout

The Benefits To Using An Infrared Sauna Post Workout

What is an infrared sauna and how is it different from a regular sauna?   As its name implies, an infrared sauna uses infrared ... read more

Mark Roper’s 12-Week Lower Body Programme

Mark Roper’s 12-Week Lower Body Programme

This is a 12 week squat focused leg routine with monthly progression incorporating the split squats, step-ups, and barbell back squats, read more

Training and Mental Wellbeing

Training and Mental Wellbeing

  Over the past few years in the UK we have seen a sharp rise in all negative symptoms linked to mental health. Cases of anxiety, ... read more

Stress and the Power of Breath

Stress and the Power of Breath

Many of us often feel time poor, with schedules full to the brim, we’re left with little time to recover and decompress. It’s does not ... read more

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring

With Winter almost behind us, there’s a distinct change in the air, as people start to think about getting back in shape and enjoying ... read more

Massaging the Muscles Before and After Long-Distance Running

Massaging the Muscles Before and After Long-Distance Running

Natalie Green, Massage Therapist at COACH MEDICAL, shows us how massaging your legs prior to running a long distance race, such as a ... read more

Warming Up For A Half Marathon

Warming Up For A Half Marathon

What you do before your run is as key to your success as the run itself. You may be a “non warm up” kind of runner but statistics show ... read more

Hydration For Endurance Performance

Hydration For Endurance Performance

Mark Roper, Principal Trainer at COACH LONDON explains the importance of fluids and electrolytes, and how to stay hydrated before, ... read more

Exercise and Recovery

Exercise and Recovery

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found ... read more

Get The Most Out of Your Sleep

Get The Most Out of Your Sleep

Sleep impacts your energy levels, but can your energy levels impact your sleep?   We often think we have to be exhausted to get a ... read more

Why Everyone Should Lift Weights

Why Everyone Should Lift Weights

Should weightlifting and strength training only be left to athletes at the top 1% of their game?   The short answer - absolutely not.   read more

Is it safe to cycle whilst pregnant?

Is it safe to cycle whilst pregnant?

  Exercising whist pregnant can-do wonders for your growing body and mind. Regularly performing low impact physical activity like ... read more

A Member’s Journey 

A Member’s Journey 

  For most of us the holidays are a time to indulge and enjoy the company of friends and family.  In January, however, the guilt ... read more

Results Not Resolutions

Results Not Resolutions

It's the start of a New Year and after weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, during which many of us overindulged more ... read more

Mark’s Festive Training Programme

Mark’s Festive Training Programme

  Mark Roper, Principal Coach at COACH London, takes us through a few simple exercises to help give you a starting point as you ... read more

5 Tips For A Healthier Christmas

5 Tips For A Healthier Christmas

Christmas is a time to celebrate with the ones we love. A time to eat, drink, stay up late and be merry. However, this doesn’t mean ... read more

Your Guide To Building New Routines

Your Guide To Building New Routines

Are you back in the office?   Is it a shock to the system?   Are you feeling utterly exhausted after a week in the office, compared to ... read more

In the studio with Lyndsey

In the studio with Lyndsey

We sat down with COACH London's resident yoga instructor to find out a little more about her teaching style, the benefits of following ... read more

Maximise The Effectiveness Of On Boarding Nutrients Using The Anabolic Window

Maximise The Effectiveness Of On Boarding Nutrients Using The Anabolic Window

Have you ever thought about the timing of on-boarding nutrients around an exercise period as well as the composition of those ... read more

Want To Experience A Real Ride Feel Indoors?

Want To Experience A Real Ride Feel Indoors?

If you want to experience a real ride feel indoors, our Wattbike classes are just for you. At Coach our goal is simple: improve the ... read more

Is Exercise The Answer To Youthful Skin?

Is Exercise The Answer To Youthful Skin?

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing. Many people have turned to injectables in an attempt to preserve a youthful appearance, but ... read more

3 Exercise Myths Debunked 

3 Exercise Myths Debunked 

Three of the fitness industry's biggest myths debunked by our Head of Performance Gareth Cole.    Myth 1: No Pain, No Gain   ... read more

How to Boost Your Immune System: Summer Nutrition Edition

How to Boost Your Immune System: Summer Nutrition Edition

When we're stressed, the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is reduced. Other habits that will contribute to a weaker immune read more

Return To Play

Return To Play

If you are recovering from a sports injury, have had a recent hospital stay or have a long-term health condition, the road to full ... read more

Yoga for Your Gut

Yoga for Your Gut

How can yoga support gut health? Gut health has gathered a great amount of attention in recent years as increasing scientific evidence ... read more

Flexibility vs Mobility

Flexibility vs Mobility

The terms flexibility and mobility are often used interchangeably but look a little closer and you’ll discover they’re very different indeed. read more

How regular exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health

How regular exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health

Regular exercise has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety as well as increase our self-esteem, having a direct and positive impact ... read more

How eating the right foods can improve the health of your skin

How eating the right foods can improve the health of your skin

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eating the right foods has been proven to have a visible impact in clearing and ... read more

Are you following someone else’s exercise programme?

Are you following someone else’s exercise programme?

Does one individual exercise programme work for each and every one of us? read more

Start Your Day At Your Best

Start Your Day At Your Best

In need of an energy boost to help fuel our team for a busy week of preparations in advance of our re-opening on April 12th, we asked ... read more

How can business owners support the mental health of their team?

How can business owners support the mental health of their team?

Analysis by Deloitte estimates that poor mental health costs UK employers £42 - £45 billion a year – a 16% increase since 2016... read more

Inform to Perform

Inform to Perform

Gareth Cole, Head of Performance at Coach London, has been changing and influencing the lives of his clients for over 25 years... read more

Why Fermented Foods Are A Must Eat

Why Fermented Foods Are A Must Eat

The beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, found in fermented foods have been associated with a myriad of health benefits, including ... read more

Improve Your Squats

Improve Your Squats

The squat is a great lower body conditioning movement targeting the hips, knees, and ankles. There are many variations of this exercise read more

Life After Lockdown <span>: Getting into new habits for optimum health</span>

Life After Lockdown : Getting into new habits for optimum health

Here are a few ways that we can make some healthy lifestyle changes as we exit lockdown ... read more

Podcast – Coach London and Runner’s World UK

Podcast – Coach London and Runner’s World UK

An interesting podcast focused on optimising how you move, walking and running through a detailed gait analysis read more

Take Our Virtual Tour

Take Our Virtual Tour

We are really proud of what we have created at Coach London and what we stand for. read more

Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

At Coach London we take a 360 approach to promoting overall health and wellbeing. What you eat and drink plays a fundamental part in this. read more

Developing and Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Developing and Maintaining a Positive Mindset

At COACH London we understand the importance of a positive mindset.In 2011, psychologist, Martin Seligman, identified five key elements read more

Looking after yourself in Lockdown – 5 simple steps from COACH London

Looking after yourself in Lockdown – 5 simple steps from COACH London

At COACH London we recognise and understand the importance of physical and mental wellbeing. This is ever more important as we live ... read more

A True Inspiration

A True Inspiration

At COACH London, overall wellbeing is at the forefront of our thoughts and all of our actions.As individuals we are unique with ... read more

Optimising your performance <span>whilst avoiding unnecessary injury</span>

Optimising your performance whilst avoiding unnecessary injury

For anyone preparing for a marathon, long distance or endurance training there is always the thought in the back of your mind that... read more

Warm up for a safer run

Warm up for a safer run

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve seen interest in all aspects of running rise by an impressive... read more

Top tips for a better night’s sleep

Top tips for a better night’s sleep

Well-being is the perfect alignment of body, mindset and lifestyle. Every physical and mental aspect of your day... read more

What does organic mean anyway?

What does organic mean anyway?

It’s likely that the pandemic crisis is making people take a look at their lifestyles to see if there are any healthy switches they can... read more

You are incredible!

You are incredible!

We live in a perfectly imperfect world. When we forget our umbrella it pours with rain; when we’re in a mad... read more

The benefits of infrared saunas

The benefits of infrared saunas

We live by the Coach ethos of aligning your mindset, body and lifestyle to reach that perfect wellness sweet... read more

8 benefits of juicing

8 benefits of juicing

It seems as though you can’t open a magazine lately without hearing about someone doing a juice cleanse. People... read more

Will it make the boat go faster?

Will it make the boat go faster?

A few years ago, a friend recommended a book that was doing the rounds : “Will it make the boat go faster?” by Ben Hunt Davis... read more

The Role of Vitamin D <span>in the defence of respiratory infections and COVID-19</span>

The Role of Vitamin D in the defence of respiratory infections and COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, there has been much research undertaken about vitamin D and its important role in priming... read more