Fitness Tips & Advice From our Mayfair Gym

Altitude Training

Altitude Training by Pete Fraser Fitness, Mayfair, London

Altitude Training by Pete Fraser Fitness, Mayfair, London

 

Millions of people travel to high altitude environments every year for pleasure, endeavour or in the case of athletes, physiological adaptation to improve their race times.

All very well for the professional athlete with time and probably funding, however, now the average serious enthusiast can get in on the action.

Accessibility to mountainous enviroments and training camps is widely available and the proliferation of hypoxia chambers in gyms is widespread.

But are hypoxia chambers creating similar environments to those in the mountains? Read on to discover….

  • What is altitude training?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How to do it?
  • Are altitude training and hypoxic chambers comparable?

 

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Ultra-Distance Sport - 5 Mental Preparation Methods

Ultra-Distance Sport – 5 Mental Preparation Methods

Ultra-Distance Sport – 5 Mental Preparation Methods

 

Pete shares his methods for mental preparation during ultra-distance events.

When marathon distance running or Olympic distance triathlon no longer satisfy the hunger, ultra-distance may beckon. The first steps are physical preparation and event planning but the athlete who overlooks the mental rigors of ultra-distance will fail. It is irrelevant how physiologically prepared one is, if the mind is unprepared the body will fail.

Read on for my top 5 tips for mental preparation to help you complete your ultra-event…..

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Recovery in Sport & Exercise - improve your performance

Recovery in Sport & Exercise – improve your performance

Recovery in Sport & Exercise – improve your performance

The principle of rest and recovery being central to healing is nothing new – the ancient Greeks practiced it centuries ago.

In modern sports science correct recovery benefits on improved sports performance is of great interest to athletes and recreational gym goers alike. But what actually works?

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How to use foam rollers at Pete Fraser Fitness

Rollers – an athlete`s secret weapon

Rollers for runners

Rollers – any benefit to a runner?   Yes, we think so!

Foam rollers are useful to improve muscle flexibility and promote muscle “maintenance”. At Pete Fraser Fitness we use them regularly for client prehabilitation (preventative exercise) to help reduce the possibility of injury from tight muscles. Read more to find out how…..

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Personal Training UK – An Introspective

Personal Training UK – An Introspective

“What’s your U.S.P.” a new client asked me the other day. I took a few moments to consider the question. “Our package is unique: we are boutique, exclusive, superior in our qualifications and experience – oh, and we change lives every day”.

“But no one knows about you” came the response. “You need to tell everyone about how good you are” he said – “loudly, like everyone else!”

“But that’s not the Pete Fraser Fitness way” I said, “we don’t shout about how good we are, we just get on and do it!”

This conversation threw up some interesting questions for me about the current state of the multi-million pound personal training industry – is it all about the client or the trainer?

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inov-8 mudclaw 300

inov-8 mudclaw 300

Pete Fraser Fitness reviews – if it gets our thumbs up – it’s good!

inov-8 mudclaw 300

 

It’s sometimes difficult to get round to trying all the new products and clothing on the market. To help you, Pete Fraser Fitness have selected their choice favourites to save you the trouble.

Sit back and relax in the comfort we’ve put these garments and accessories through their paces, in the gym and on the mountains!


 

At Pete Fraser Fitness we love running! We stretch our legs on roads, trail and especially fell – you’ll find us running in Mayfair and the mountains! If you fancy a change from roads or trail you’re going to need to swap those road shoes for some full on fell shoes if you want to stay on your feet! Here’s our top pick of performance all terrain shoes.

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S'well bottle review

S’well bottle

Pete Fraser Fitness reviews – if it gets our thumbs up – it’s good!

S’well bottle

 

It’s sometimes difficult to get round to trying all the new products and clothing on the market. To help you, Pete Fraser Fitness have selected their choice favourites to save you the trouble.

Sit back and relax in the comfort we’ve put these garments and accessories through their paces, in the gym and mountains!


 

At Pete Fraser Fitness, we’re big fans of the S’well bottle because a practical AND stylish piece of kit gets our vote every time!

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