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What is the best way to lose fat in 2021?

Fat seems to be the most contentious part of people fitness journey, or should I say how to get rid of it! Well, let me tell you, there are no magic pills, there are no special exercises, and there is not one rule that works for all unfortunately!

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Fitness Republic: Our Philosophy

You don't have to be an elite sports athlete - I'm not! You don't have to attain to have the physique of a Greek god - I don't! You don’t have to live up to anybody's standards except your own. That's one of the philosophies of Fitness Republic. We want you to be the best you can be in your own skin.

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Fit in 30 Minutes...really?

Not having enough time is the reason most people say they can't achieve their fitness goals. But what if I told you that 30 minutes is all you need, only 30 minutes a day, and at Fitness Republic we open at 5.30am-9pm.

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Easing the pain of working in lockdown

Working from home on the laptop, sitting in the same place day after day, can cause stiffness and pain in the low back, upper back, shoulders, elbows, neck and hips...the list goes on! Changing your body's movement patterns regularly throughout the day helps avoid the inevitable fatigue and pain that appears from these prolonged, static positions.

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Behind the scenes at Fitness Republic

Like most businesses, there’s always a lot more going on behind the scenes that meets the eye. In this post Simon talks about the day to day tasks that go on behind the scenes at Fitness Repiblic

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7 Common Diet Myths

Simon dispels seven common diet and exercise myths we hear so much of. Number six may surprise you.

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Eight Tips to Transform Your Body

If you’re looking to transform the way you look it’s going to take hard work and dedication! Here are Simon’s 8 top tips for helping you get the body of your dreams!

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Don’t just join a gym this January

Join this January and save, get January free, new year new you, no joining fee this month only, and the list goes on and on. And there’s nothing wrong with a little sales encouragement! Let me say first and foremost that everybody says that it’s a cliché, but January really is an absolutely fantastic time to make the decision to change your life and get in shape! Set new goals and new targets, in life as well as in your health.

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Vanity, health and weight training in 2021

Whatever your reasons for going to the gym they are the right ones. That means if you've made a decision start training for a particular reason then it's your personal reason and it can't be wrong in any way. In this article I reflect on my own motivations for training and how vanity has played a key role in my own fitness journey.

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All About Blanka

Let's meet Blanka Harvey! The newest member of the team here at Fitness Republic. Like most of the team - Blanka started as a regular gym member, so it’s sometimes good to hear things from a different point of view!

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Let’s talk about fad diets

Fad diets are everywhere but do they work and are they good for you, we discuss fad diets and what you should do instead. An active lifestyle combined with a varied nutrition program is a far more healthy way to loose weight and you are more likely to keep it off for good.

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Blanka's tips to stay safe when running in winter

Running is a brilliant exercise, natural & far more effective than other types of cardio, but if your running in winter when it is dark you need to follow these safety tips from Fitness Republic Ashby de la Zouch to stay safe.

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How to workout over 40

Its important to keep fit and healthy at any age, but even more so as we get older. if your over 40 you may feel like your facing an up hill battle when it comes to fitness but if you train smarter, there is no reason why you cant reach your fitness goals.

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Member spotlight - Neil Clarke Ultra Runner

Neil Clarke ultra runner has been training at Fitness Republic Gym in Ashby de la Zouch, ready to take on the greatest of all time ultra marathon. Strength and endurance is needed to complete one of the hardest races on earth.

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