Sharon’s Story


I began attending Totton Health & Leisure Centre back in January 2015. Initially I wasn’t sure what to do or what to expect – like many, I thought I was never going to be able to juggle the challenge of shredding weight along with a hefty work schedule and looking after my children.

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Your guide to running your first Marathon

Running fast, marathon

Have you been inspired by the London Marathon?

Well good news, almost anyone can complete a marathon with the right preparation, so here’s some advice aimed at those looking to get round and hopefully enjoy the experience.

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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k

Have you thought about completing the Race for Life or jog for fitness?

Here’s some hints and tips to help you take the first step out of the door and keep you on track when it gets hard and your motivation dips.

  • Forget distance and run for time. Start with 15-20 minutes and build up to 30-40 minutes over months, not weeks.
  • At first, don’t try and run continuously. Run-walk-run-walk- run- walk-  admire the bluebells-run-walk-listen to the birds-run-walk etc. Also, don’t run on consecutive days, running three times a week is ideal!

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