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What is Blue Monday and why is it the worst day of the year?

‘Blue Monday’ is on the 21st January, and it is referred to as the most depressing day of the year! In a battle against mental health, Mind are proposing everyone wears bright colours to get rid of this stigma!

1 in 4 people experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. Leeds Mind promotes mental health and well being, by providing those who need is valuable support. Mind aim to support individuals into using their own resources to aid their own recovery of poor mental health in ways which inspire and allow them to pass on the mental health promotion and give support to other in need. Read More

5 Fitness gifts to check out in the January sales

Let’s look at the top 5 fitness gifts you can treat yourself with in the January sales to get yourself back into shape!

  1. Fitbit

The absolute necessity for any fitness fanatic. The Fitbit has redesigned how we exercise, offering us information on our calories burnt, steps done, flights of stairs climbed and even providing an option to keep a food diary. Coming in a whole variety of shapes and sizes, it is a must have gadget. The best places to look out for deals for Fitbits will be: Read More

5 Fitness gifts to look out for on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a day when retailers offer discounts on products which is on Friday 24th November.

Here we look at 5 fitness gifts you could save money on this year and help with your Christmas shopping:


For a fitness enthusiast this would be a great Christmas gift and there will be plenty of deals about on the run up to black Friday plus further discounts on the day.

The best places to look out for a deal on a new Fitbit would be Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk Currys PC World https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/black-friday-785-commercial.html , Argos http://www.argos.co.uk/events/black-friday.html  and Fitbits online shop https://www.fitbit.com/uk/home Read More

NEW RESEARCH – How long should I rest between sets?

How long should I rest between sets?

ACSM Guidelines state:

Muscular Endurance – 30 – 60 seconds

Hypertrophy – 1 – 2 minutes

Strength 3 – 5 minutes

However we now have scientific research to show evidence of a new theory with concrete evidence showing that another rest time could be optimal for hypertrophy gains. Read More

10 Fitness Christmas gift ideas

With christmas fast approaching we have put together a list of gifts for the gym goer in your life. Here are our top 10 gifts that we came up with around Velocity HQ!

1 – Weightlifting necklace (dumbbell, kettlebell and plate) perfect for your lifting partner.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/236342960/weightlifting-necklace-dumbbell-charm?ref=pla_similar_listings Read More

Velocity PT Academy’s Book of the Month

We have teamed up with a very well known world renowned book distribution company called HKE (Human Kinetic Education) to offer you discount on educational books and journals published by leading sports science publishers. Read More