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The ‘core’ of cycling



15 October 2014

With the number of cyclists in London growing exponentially and daily commuters now tallying around 30,000 (yes, really), the focus of most pedal-pushers – aside from spending exorbitant amounts of money on Lycra and equipment – is two-fold:

1.     how do I get faster on two wheels, and;
2.     how do I get stronger?

We’ll be honest: the first won’t happen without the second, and that’s where MOOSE and his hardy team come in.

Core stability is what it’s all about.

A strong core is a fundamental part of bike riding: it keeps the body stable on the saddle. With all the pressure on abdominals, obliques and latissimus dorsi (the large muscle across your shoulder blades) during a cycle ride, it is imperative that you strengthen your core to minimise discomfort and injury in the back.

A stable platform will ensure that your hips, thighs and knees work efficiently in delivering power through to the pedals, and that, ultimately, will be what makes you faster in the long run.

So who better to help out than team MOOSE? We cannot guarantee a Tour de France win or a gold medal in the Time Trial World Championships, but we can ensure your core strength improves and delivers other – two-wheeling – results!


 



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10:39

Mums to run



3 October 2014


Any mother knows that there are never enough hours in a day.

Between waking up (after an interrupted night’s sleep), getting ready, sorting children out with a myriad of paraphernalia – uniform, bags, PE kit, permission slips, homework, creative art projects – and ensuring they have washed faces/brushed teeth and hair/put shoes on correct feet, before even heading out the door, is it any wonder that we are already exhausted before our first cup of coffee? And it is only 9am!

If there is one exercise guaranteed to lift your spirits and your mood, energise your body and mind, and get you some valuable ‘me’ time away from your beloved offspring, it is running. And running outside, in fresh air, whatever the weather is by far the best way to keep healthy and get into great shape.

But what if you want a running companion, something more than a set of headphones or a one-size-fits-all training program in your ear?

Fear not, the MOOSE is here!

Not only do our intrepid trainers join you for the duration of your trek along the towpath, they tailor each session to your needs and will pepper the run with interval training, core exercises and great chatter to keep you motivated. A workout ‘on the go’ that will deliver results faster than you can say Usain Bolt.

Or almost.

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned marathon runner, we can put you through your paces – the huge benefit of having a personal trainer come to you and dole out encouragement and energy, whatever the weather!

No excuses when the MOOSE shows up on your doorstep!




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