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What are the best exercises to help me develop a six-pack? My diet isn’t perfect but I am a gym regular. Still, I can’t seem to change my mid-section.

For some the six pack seems to be the holy grail of fitness aims. I blame David Beckham! There is no magic formula for developing your abdominal muscles. They respond to the same stimuli as other muscle groups. So you need to do fat-burning exercise,  targeted exercises using weights and, most importantly you need to adopt a healthy diet with enough protein to help you build muscle. Muscles won’t show if they are covered with a layer of fat, so good diet is essential.

While many people are used to using weights to build arms, shoulders and legs, they tend to ditch them in favour of crunches and sit-ups when it comes to the abdomen. This is a mistake. Using weights will help you with your midriff – try kettlebell windmills, weighted twists and press sit-ups – holding a weight across your chest while performing a slow sit-up.

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301112 122We are pleased to be working with the Big Heart of Swansea and Swansea Bid in their FREE fitness event across the city.

This Saturday (16th January) the LC team will be in the Quadrant shopping Centre from 10:30am-3pm. Come and see us and bring your kit for a range of FREE spin classes in this unique setting.

Whether you like 90's classes or rock there is a class to suit everyone - check out the full list of class times here.

See you all there...

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Picture3Tenovus Cancer Care has joined forces with The LC to help promote healthy lifestyle and body choices in 2016 - New year! New You! One of our key objectives is to spread positive messages and educate our supporters and clients on lifestyle factors that can have an impact on your risk of developing cancer. Did you know that by making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk?  Eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise and avoiding smoking will all help to lower your risk.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in our ‘Lifestyle and Body MOT’ event on Friday 22nd January. This would involve the Tenovus Cancer Care health and wellbeing team working with you to go through the use of online questionnaires that ask questions about various issues that affect health, starting with the more obvious questions relating to diet and exercise, through to whether you have noticed any recent changes in any moles you may have or if you seem to paying more frequent visits to the toilet during the night. Every question answered is scored on a traffic light system and at the end of the questionnaire your staff would have the option for a confidential 10 minute consultation with a Tenovus Cancer Care trained advisor to discuss any concerns that might arise.

You will also be given the opportunity to have a consultation with the LC team to look at programmes that suit you and your needs. They will also be on hand to measure height, weight, blood pressure and body mass which will help to tailor your fitness objectives for the year ahead.

To book your space call us on 01792 466500 and ask for Jennie or email here.

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Michaela James is a fully qualified personal trainer at the LC with a degree in Sport and Social Science. She joined the LC team in 2015 and specialises in weight training – in particular she encourages women to use weights as part of their fitness regime.

Michaela runs our women's weights workshop on a Thursday morning and is just about to start a second class on a Saturday morning. Her enthusiasm is infectious making her an integral part of our health and fitness team - oh and she loves dinosaurs!









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