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Mon, Jul 3, 2017 News

Stark Words // Daily Mobility is the Key

Starks Fitness coach, David Lees discusses six reasons why you should be training with Kettlebells on a weekly basis.

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Mon, Jul 3, 2017 News

Stark Words // 6 Reasons You Should Train With Kettlebells

Starks Fitness coach, David Lees discusses six reasons why you should be training with Kettlebells on a weekly basis.

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Fri, Oct 28, 2016 News

Stark Words // Train right for your body type

Join trainer Tommy as he discusses how your body type will dictate what your body composition goals should be, and also how you can train most effectively to get there.

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Wed, Oct 12, 2016 News

Stark Words // Why our Body Composition Weekend works

November 19/20th sees our next Body Composition Weekend taking place. We're proud to have developed this highly effective programme and want to tell you more about it!

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016 News

See you at Business Showcase South West

We'll be at the Business Showcase South West on Wednesday 5th October. Here's what you can expect if you swing by and pay us a visit.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 News

Stark Words // Introducing Andrew Elcock

Andrew recently joined our fantastic team of Personal Trainers here at Starks Fitness. This week, he introduces himself, his specialist knowledge, and how everything he learned during his previous career as a professional footballer, influences the way he trains clients...

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Wed, Jul 27, 2016 News

Stark Words // The Wonders of Water

We all know how important water is; we’ve all heard the headline “the human body is made up of 50-65% water”. But very few of us know how this statistic translates in to practice and we’re all guilty of taking little to no action to improve our consumption of water. In this week's blog, Nichol has pulled together three top tips that can help you increase your daily water consumption most easily and in the most beneficial formats...

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Wed, Jul 20, 2016 News

Stark Words // Why is Protein Important?

Protein is the most important part of your diet when it comes to losing fat and gaining muscle. Here Jack discusses why protein is so important, strategies you can use to increase your intake and how much protein you need to eat...

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Wed, Jul 13, 2016 News

Stark Words // Improving Your Flexibility

In a busy and stressful world where time is at a premium, maintaining and improving your flexibility is often the first aspect of your programme to be sacrificed. In this week’s blog, Lydia writes about the benefits of working on your flexibility and how it can improve your quality of life outside of the gym…

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Wed, Jul 6, 2016 News

Stark Words // Tip Top Conditioning

Tom B likes to mix up his training in order to keep things interesting, but one aspect of exercise that he's always enjoyed is conditioning work. In this week's blog Tom shares two different conditioning workouts to fuel your summer training programme...

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Tue, Dec 6, 2016 News

Stark Words // Introducing David Lees

The latest therapist to join the Starks team is David Lees. Learn a bit more about his experience and why he loves what he does!

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Wed, Jun 29, 2016 News

Stark Words // Healthy Technology

So, you’re likely reading this blog from the comfort of your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Whilst we recognise the many drawbacks of technology and the prominence of free unregulated information, we also recognise the value it can deliver when used correctly. In our latest blog, we explore some of the best apps on the market and how you can exploit them to your advantage...

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Wed, Jun 22, 2016 News

Stark Words // Three Boxing Drills to Improve your Technique

Forget punching, for now. Focus on movement. Other than the punch itself, your movement is the most important component when boxing. In this week's blog, expert coach, Bernie, explains three drills that will improve your movement and, ultimately, your punch...

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Wed, Jun 15, 2016 News

Stark Words // Eat to Beat Stress

Are you under stress and struggling to get through the day? Be honest, how many of you use sweet things and/or caffeine to keep you going? How often to you use alcohol and/or smoking to help you ‘relax’ or skip meals because you are too busy or too tired to cook? In our latest blog post, nutritionist Rosie Letts writes about how to manage our daily stress more naturally...

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Wed, Jun 8, 2016 News

Stark Words // Top 5 Training Leggings for Women

As a personal trainers we seem to spend 90% of our lives in gym clothes. As a result, our girl Nichol knows a thing or two about training wear! Here she provides a fool-proof review of the top 5 training leggings on offer to women today...

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Tue, May 31, 2016 News

Stark Words // 2 Big Mistakes Made by Office Workers

You attend the gym on a regular basis but the weighing scales aren’t budging and you don’t feel like you are making progress when you look in the mirror. Sound familiar? Read on to find out how to buck this trend.

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Thu, May 26, 2016 News

Stark Words // Press Up Variations

Press ups are the building blocks of a strong upper body and, when performed correctly, can also help to transform the aesthetic of your upper body physique.

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Thu, Mar 3, 2016 News

Introducing Tommy Owen

Tommy is a Body composition coach whose main focus with clients is on fat loss and building muscle.

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Fri, Mar 18, 2016 News

Introducing Nichol Smith

Nichol may be new to the fitness industry but she has an enthusiastic attitude towards personal training.

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Wed, Jan 13, 2016 News

Resolution or Irresolution

January 1st brings about an almost united sense of focus and drive among the masses, whether thats wanting to save money for a holiday, join a dance class, stop smoking or begin a lifestyle and body changing journey...

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Wed, Jan 13, 2016 News

Introducing Lydia Batt

Lydia grew up training as a gymnast, she later took up sport aerobics and cheerleading throughout her teens.

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Thu, Jan 7, 2016 News

Introducing Ben Vaughan

Ben is a experienced personal trainer and PICP strength and conditioning coach with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry.

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Wed, Dec 16, 2015 News

Introducing Tom Bellak

Tom played professional Rugby Union - and training was part of his daily routine, so working in a gym environment feels very natural to him.

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Fri, Dec 4, 2015 News

Introducing Tom Morgan

Tom is an ex semi-professional rugby league player who's sporting experience has lead him to focus on strength and body conditioning both in and out of the gym environment.

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Fri, Nov 27, 2015 News

Introducing James Stark

James has years of experience working as a personal trainer, and during this time has worked with the likes of Big Brother winner, Josie Gibson - helping her achieve dramatic weight loss results and creating the 30 Second Slim DVD with her.

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Wed, Oct 21, 2015 News Events

We are now open!

After many months of planning and hard work we are very pleased to announce the opening of our gym in Bristol's prestigious harbour side location.

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