Why we are Shit Hot at What we do?

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What makes Vertical a haven for polers, aerialists, boxers, fitness nuts and ordinary people with a nice dash of individuality? Well that’s a long question and we know different people have different needs. But we know there are a few things we do pretty damn well! Client Centred Our approach from day one was all […]

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Are You Vitamin D Deficient? Tired, Drained, Flat?

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As a fitness instructor I encounter a whole host of issues that prevent people from exercising at worst and make exercise hard for them at best. We call these barriers to exercise but in truth they are blockers to our enjoyment of life in general – they are not necessarily exercise specific. Now I am […]

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Cherry Willingham GCSE students De-stress With Boxing

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Students from Cherry Willingham Community School, situated just outside of Lincoln, are seeking stress relief at Vertical. Led by Miss Neal, the Assistant Headteacher at Cherry Willingham Community School, they have opted into sessions of boxing and stretch to help relieve exam tensions. Charli Neal decided that the endorphins of exercise combined with some bonding […]

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Is Sugar Stopping You From Losing Weight?

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So many of us state almost every single day of our lives that we need a sugar fix. It is something we joke about and use as a necessary crutch to get us through our stressful working day. But is sugar potentially more dangerous than say alcohol, more addictive than drugs, and quite possible mankind’s greatest […]

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Self Defence Infographic | Stats & Tips

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Following on from our recent self defence article we have put together a comprehensive infographic rammed with statistical facts, our top 10 pieces of advice and a diagram highlighting those vulnerable points to attack. We want to urge women to go out there prepared for anything because that could mean the difference between a horrifying […]

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Are you after a Beachbody? What does that take?

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At this time of year there is always so much emphasis on beach bodies that we wanted to make a few things clear for you. A beach body is not acquired 12 weeks prior to your holiday unless you suddenly throw everything you have plus the kitchen sink at it! You do not need a […]

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Self Defence – Be Prepared & Fight Back

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The statistics for rape alone in England and Wales are really shocking with approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men raped every year. That equates to 11 rapes every hour. The Ministry of Justice combined with the Office for National statistics and the Home Office, released those figures as part of An Overview of Sexual Offending […]

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Why do we Exercise at all? Does it Work?

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Why Exercise at all? I have been a martial artist for thirteen years and a fitness instructor for five years. There is tons of information for people to digest these days – a little too much. This book delivers simple truths by dispelling some of the industry’s myths that refuse to go away. There have […]

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Exercise and Fitness Myths Busted Part 2

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The second part of the exercise and fitness myths blog brings you another 20 old wives tales to help you reassess your approach to fitness and nutrition in 2016. See if these will make an impact on your training moving forward and good luck clinging hold to those new year resolutions – if you can […]

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