By Louise Damen, cross country champion Are you preparing for an epic running challenge and need a little guidance to make sure you’re all geared up and ready for the big day? Top runner Louise Damen, gives some tips on how to face a running challenge in top form. Don’t try anything new on race… Read More


Our new chorizo, kale & goat’s cheese frittata is the perfect breakfast snack this spring. To create your own, follow our recipe below.     Method: Pan fry chorizo and add roasted red peppers and kale Add egg, making an omelette Dot with goat’s cheese and oven bake until fully cooked Garnish with kale, avocado,… Read More

Cycling at David Lloyd Leisure

If you’re enjoying the current heat wave and thinking about how to make the most of the good weather this summer, taking up cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get fit. But if you’re not ready to make the commitment quite yet and invest in all the kit, take a look… Read More


NUTS! This may be what many of your friends call you for taking on the great 26.2 miles but this can also help keep the essentials to mind, to be both mentally and physically ready for race day. Nutrition, Upbeat, Taper, Sleep Nutrition right before a marathon is as vital as ever, as you taper… Read More


New to running? This guide, written by experienced runner Stacey Johnson, will help get you from beginner to confident 5km runner in just six weeks. On your marks, set, go!   Races are usually held on a Saturday or Sunday, so it’s good to train on at least one of these days, at the same… Read More


Using fresh, high quality ingredients, we’ve created a menu for the whole family that’s full of flavour. Welcome to our DLicious approach to a tasty, healthy and balanced diet. For a tasty midweek meal, try our Carbless Chicken Burger.    … Read More


Overdosed on chocolate and sweet treats over the Easter period? Fear not – the following 45-minute gym routine will whip you back into shape, and is a great base on which to build a focused and efficient exercise plan.   Warm up Use a foam roll or small gym ball to loosen your quads, calves, hamstrings,… Read More