Here are some articles you might like to read about training - for instance why it's worth making the effort.

If it's easy, it's probably not Pilates

Pilates - once viewed as the domain of 'yummy mummies' and celebrity lifestyle glitterati, this hundred year old discipline is gaining momentum as being a hugely beneficial form of exercise - no matter your age or fitness level. With followers from tennis star Andy Murray, to silver grey writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, Pilates is the buzzword on everyone's lips....but it has been around for years.

Originally known as 'Controlology', the system of body weight resistance exercise training was developed by Joseph H Pilates, and refined during his years as a prisoner of war.

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Wayne Léal - Global Health Coach


Who are you, how old are you, what do you do?

My name is Wayne Lèal. I’m 58 years young and a global Health Coach with many years’ experience, a recent grandfather, an author and a former small business of the year award winner. I have trained boxing champions, Premier League footballers and captains of industry. I am also the UK ambassador for Americas No.1 selling fitness trampoline, JumpSport and a featured guest presenter at Champneys: the UK’s No. 1 health spa.

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Can I Start Training?

Almost all the people on the pages of SGSC, with a few exceptions, are able to do what they do as a result of having spent a lot of time in physical training and conditioning. Whatever the level of performance they are looking for, it takes time and most of our Silver Grey athletes have put in that time, and as a result they have an enviable fitness level.

But what about people who don't already have that level of fitness but who would like to achieve  it, particularly people of an age for whom achieving fitness might not seem to be a realistic goal? How to start out? What to attempt, and how often? Will the results be worth the effort?

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Not too Much, Not Too Little

We cover extreme sports at SGSC, extreme and adventure sports. You might think that in order to do those sports you wouldn't want to think moderately. But here's the irony. It seems that the best way of achieving extreme-ness is … moderation! Not too little, not too much! And here's why.

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Chris May - working out to the max


Chris May kept himself in shape all through his working life. Now retired he is still doing so and working in a gym to help others do the same.


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Dispel Those Sports Med Myths


leg-injury-1Every single person engaged in sport and exercise, especially the kind of sports covered by SGSC, will have an injury at some point. If you do then you will almost certainly use the services of a physio, and one of the best sports physios we've come across is John Green.


John spent 15 years as Head Physiotherapist at West Ham United FC. Since leaving he has concentrated on developing his own practice, set up during his time at West Ham, and now works with footballers from many different clubs as well as people outside professional sport.


He is keen to dispel some of the myths surrounding the treatment of sports injuries.


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