Articles for the Month of September 2013

Feeling Sluggish?

Everyone experiences that feeling of being bloated; it’s uncomfortable and can put a downer on your day. People can feel a little self-conscience, especially women; but we’ve found a few handy tips from ‘Women’s Fitness’ that can help you prevent this bloated feeling.

Firstly, instead of having big heavy meals, swap them for smaller but more frequent ones. Big meals can sit on your stomach and can often take longer to digest, but by eating smaller meals and often, it won’t overtake your digestive system. Here’s a fact for you; did you know that baked beans are lower in raffinose, which are the sugars that help to combat that bloated feeling? “Beans beans, good for your heart…”

It’s always good to have a balance of good and bad bacteria, and probiotic drinks or yoghurts can help. Probiotic drinks don’t always taste great, but they’ll be gone in less than 10 seconds and we’re sure you can cope! Carbs are the biggest culprits for feeling like you’re about to pop, so just cut back on the amount that you eat, as too much can cause you to feel unsettled and they take longer to digest. By reducing the portion size of the carbs you eat, or swapping them for lower GI ones such as, whole wheat pasta/ rice, grainy breads, porridge etc… they will all help to prevent feeling bloated and sluggish.

Potassium rich foods are also great in helping with your digestive system. This includes bananas, beetroot and orange juice. They can counteract water of excess sodium. Reducing the salt intake can also help.

It isn’t just watching what you eat that can prevent feeling bloated, exercise is also a great way to keep your digestive system flowing. Don’t forget that the Ladies Workout Express gym has a team of professional trainers who will be able to advice you on the food groups and how to help combat this bloated feeling that gets us all down. We’re one of the leading ladies gyms in Manchester, so if you’re not already a member, come down to our club in Swinton and we’ll be more than happy to show you the ropes.



Eat like a Greek!

Ladies Gym

We all know that Greek food and well, most Mediterranean diets can all help you to lead a healthy lifestyle. But not only this, recent research shows that it can also work wonders for the brain.

Eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, and using olive oil, can help to lower the risk of dementia and other age related diseases. As well as this, the healthy Mediterranean diet can also help to prevent strokes. The research was taken by the National Institute for Health Research and Care in South Peninsula. Their findings showed that out of the 12 studies, 9 of them indicated that an adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a better cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s.

So there you have it ladies! Not only is the Mediterranean diet good for your physical health, but your mental health too. Here at the Ladies Workout Express, we love this particular cuisine. You can’t beat a good Greek salad or Spanish stew.

The Ladies Workout Express gym in Swinton is a women’s fitness club that has a range of specially designed circuit equipment. Our machines provide strength training and aerobic exercises because of their dual-resistance hydraulic system with no pins.

Our Women’s Fit Club will be starting very soon and if you want to challenge your fitness levels and achieve those goals, then call us today on 0161 794 6932.


Women’s Fit Camp


Bootcamp’s are all in season and have become the newest craze to keeping fit and achieving those goals. Your heart will be racing and you’ll sweat like you’ve never sweated before, but it’s all worth it ladies! We’ve designed our very own women’s only bootcamp that you’ll not only see results quickly, but you’ll also enjoy it, which we think is key to any fitness regime.

Our Women’s Fit Camp is the new way to work out; stay fit and to improve your overall fitness levels. Our classes have been carefully designed by experienced personal trainers, which means that you’ll be able to see results more quickly and more effectively.

The Fit Camp will consist of high intensity exercises that in turn will burn fat quickly and increase your metabolism so you’ll continue to burn fat up to 48 hours after the session. The sessions will consist of whole body exercises, which will work all of your muscle groups, increase your heart rate, whilst improving your balance and flexibility.

With your own determination and motivation, and the combination of the fitness sessions with our healthy eating weight loss plan, you’ll see improvements in your fitness and a drop in dress size within four weeks. The Ladies Workout Express gym in Swinton has come up with five reasons why you should book yourself onto our Women’s Fit Camp class.

  1. Accountability – you’ll received personalised attention, so the trainers can keep track of your progress.
  2. Muscle Confusion – your body will change more quickly from the various exercises that each session will consist of, so results will be more visible.
  3. Building Friendships – making new friends throughout the course.
  4. Knowledge – understand your body more, enabling you to push yourself during each session and learn how to do the exercises on your own.
  5. Nutrition – combining our healthy eating plan with exercise to achieve fantastic results.

Women’s Fit Club is just £59 per month, which includes a 30 minute personal goal setting session, a healthy fat loss nutrition programme that consists of eating plans and recipes, monthly nutrition and goal review workshop, and three 45 minute small group sessions per week. The sessions will be held Monday to Thursdays at 18:00-18:45 and Saturdays at 11:15-12:00.

For more information about Women’s Fit Club or about our women’s only fitness club in Swinton, call 0161 794 6932 and give your health and fitness the kick start that it needs!