When you arrive at Bristol Co-operative Gym (BCG), you enter a Grade II listed building and stand in front of a stage. A vast plyboard floor and a series of old sofas and chairs lies between you and it. For the last 5 years we’ve been training here at All Hallows Hall, but what the… Continue reading Ode To The Strength Circuit
In which our four intrepid attendees have a go at orienteering…
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, we convened at the top of Eastville Park. After having a go on Nic’s recumbent, everyone started trying out the shepherd’s slings while Leila and I marked out the last of the Ringtennis courts between a father and son practicing football and a group playing frisbee. As the tennis and… Continue reading 2nd World Sports Club Report: Tiro Con Honda & Ringtennis
A report from the rain-soaked inaugural World Sports Club on 4th October.
Last year we hosted a Pelvic Floor Health Café with Helen Hodder, a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor function. Our coach Guy has written up his notes from the workshop, with an introduction to the pelvic floor, how to develop control of these muscles, and how to apply this knowledge in your strength training.
Our coach Guy was invited to speak at the Bristol Radical Herbal Gathering on the theme of collective approaches to wellbeing, alongside other excellent Bristol projects. It was a good chance to lay out the reasons for setting up the gym and why we feel there is a need for a co-operative model within the fitness industry.
Our member Steph shares some thoughts about going to a normal gym after attending our Strength Circuit sessions.
Anyone who trains with us is welcome to become a member of our co-operative and help us make our dream gym. If you’re not sure if membership is for you, Rachel Hahn has written an article describing her experience of joining.
Flotation sessions have been getting quite a bit of attention in the press recently, but they still seem pretty mysterious and strange. Our coach Guy wrote this article about his experience that describes in detail what a session is like and which of the hyped benefits are supported by evidence.
Some of the most-asked questions we get at the gym are around protein – how much do we need? Where should we get it from? This great article by Alex Holding explores all this and more: