RECOVERY – SLEEP

So, you want to train harder, lift heavier, move better and generally be a fitter you. You’ve got your training dialled in and your nutrition on point. It’s all systems go. But how much thought have you given to your …

THE FUTURE OF FITNESS

This weeks blog post should be on sleeping patterns and the effect they have on your training. But I had an interesting conversation the other day that I wanted to share and get you guys talking about. The subject was …

RECOVERY – DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

‘Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in the bed’ is a saying I’ve heard chucked about for years and it’s not a bad way to sum up the best way to make progress. Whilst …

BE AN INSTRUMENT, NOT AN ORNAMENT.

My social media feed is relatively quiet, I purposefully follow very few people. I think it’s too easy to follow hundreds or thousands of people and essentially miss everything being posted whilst you scroll through an endlessly updating feed of …

MEMBER OF THE MONTH: CAROLINE BAINES

As always it was super difficult to pick a member of the month for August because so many of you have been crushing it – awesome work Saxons! However the coaching team all mentioned one name when we discussed who …

MOVING THE GOAL POSTS

Last week I had a really cool chat with a member of our community regarding injuries and motivation and I wanted to share the theme we ended up at with you all. Although our and your intention should always be …

MORE THAN YOU THINK

In today’s society mental health is becoming a less taboo topic and our understanding of what really constitutes good mental health is progressing rapidly. It is pretty well known that exercising is good for the mind but did you know …

MEMBER OF THE MONTH: LUKE PICKFORD

Each and every month it gets harder and harder to pick a Member of the Month. The box is genuinely full of excellent contenders every month with people working hard, PB’ing, achieving great things and being epic members of the …

HOLIDAY FITNESS – REVISITED

A couple of years ago I wrote a three part blog series on Holiday Fitness. With the majority of schools now broken up and a lot of the Saxon membership setting off on their holidays I thought it a good …

COMPETITION NERVES – DEALING WITH THE JITTERS

Competing, in any sport, is both exciting and scary. Feeling nervous is a big part of being human and is just a sign that we care about what’s to come. Whether it’s a CrossFit Competition, a race, an interview, a …