Our Outdoor Fitness Blog

Miles of Fitness for the NHS Anniversary

Miles of Fitness for the NHS 70th Anniversary | #NHS1000Miles

“What better present than making a commitment to do our bit to keeping ourselves active in 2018?” – #NHS1000miles At the end of 2017, a handful of NHS professionals came to this conclusion when they started to discuss ways to ‘give back’ for the 70th year of the National Health Service. Thus came about the […]

Fitness in Schools – National School Sport Week

Fitness in Schools - Encouraging Exercise Through Play and Education

National School Sport Week was introduced in 2008 by the Youth Sports Trust. Since then, the initiative has gained many supporters and increased the level of pupil fitness in schools. This year, the campaign’s focus is “celebrating the role of play and sport in education”. That’s why we at Sunshine Gym are looking at ways […]

Fitness Equipment Safety Procedures

Safety Procedures | Sunshine Gym

At Sunshine Gym, we provide a service which offers a multitude of health benefits. But what’s the point in fitness if you put people at risk? That’s where Sunshine Gym Safety comes in. We’re constantly reviewing our fitness equipment safety practices, though it’s not something we normally shout about. However, we’re noticing more of a […]

Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week Ideas and Advice - Sunshine Gym

The British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week aims to get more people eating a healthier and more well-balanced diet. And by well balanced, we mean exactly this. Many people’s perception of healthy eating means that they neglect both fats and carbohydrates. However, research shows that by completely cutting out any of the five major food […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Fitness

Green Fitness to Beat the Blues | The Benefits of Outdoor Fitness Equipment | Sunshine Gym

A study suggests a link between mental health benefits and exercising outdoors. Medical research has proven the strong mental health benefits of exercise again and again. But what if we told you outdoor fitness could enhance these benefits even further? At Sunshine Gym we have long believed that the location of outdoor gym equipment really enriches […]

Strength Training and Cardio – Taking Steps towards Overall Fitness

Strength Training and Cardio | Sunshine Gym

For #WalkThisMay we are encouraging everyone to build heart-healthy cardio into their daily lives. However, in the same way that muscle building alone is not enough to keep you healthy, brisk walking will only get you so far on the road to fitness. Sunshine Gym is here to give you expert advice on combining strength […]

Ageing and Exercise – Support from Sunshine Gym

Ageing should not, in itself, be a reason for you to stop exercising However, some conditions which make it difficult to exercise are far more common amongst older adults. These conditions are as follows: Slow metabolism “Metabolism” refers to all of the chemical functions which go on inside your body to keep you alive and […]

Walking to Work – Overcoming Barriers with Sunshine Gym

Walk to Work Day Walking with Sunshine Gym

At Sunshine Gym we are big fans of anything which gets people moving. Sustainable travel is a big part of this as cycling, walking or even the short stroll to a bus stop or train station is generally better for your body and wellbeing than driving yourself or getting a taxi. Walk to Work Day was […]

Sports Relief : Increasing the Nations Fitness, One Step at a Time.

Sports Relief | Sunshine Gym

Sports Relief is a bi-annual campaign which takes place in mid March. The campaign aims to raise both money and awareness of people who are living with disease in both the UK and across the globe. This great appeal runs for just five days, and ends with a celebrity filled show on the final weekday […]

Public Health England Campaign

Health Walker

Public Health England are running a brand new campaign this spring, which aims to tackle health concerns surrounding weight in the UK. It will focus mainly on the calorie intake of adults and follows in the success of the brand new Change4Life campaign which was released in January. The Change4Life campaign focused solely on the […]