Man of the Week: Tim Smyczek is a winner

This week our Man of the Week is Tim Smyczek. Don’t recognise his name? Unless you follow the early rounds of the Australian Open this year I don’t blame you.

Smyczek was facing Rafael Nadal (a more familiar name to a lot of you) in the second round at the Australian Open. Continue reading

Gym Etiquette: How to act when attending the gym

Going to the gym can be a daunting exercise for many people with a lot of people not knowing what to do or how to act when they attend a gym. Ian Allen is a personal trainer and he gives some helpful tips as to what to do when attending a gym.

When first joining a gym it can be an awkward situation, especially if all you want to do is shed a few pounds off that beer belly but you find yourself surrounded by people lifting more than you weigh. This can be off putting. Continue reading

Anabolic Steroids, “Nobody likes a cheater.”

Steroid abuse - Testosterone injection

Steroid abuse – Testosterone injection

   The use of anabolic steroids is increasingly becoming a big issue with young males. Although we don’t like to admit it men are very conscious of their bodies and their body image.

   We see A-list celebrities and sports stars with A-list bodies and we strive to look the same.

   We always look for the short-cuts and the easy options in life and our health and fitness is no different. Why put in the hard work, deal with injury and end up with lesser results when there is a quick fix?

   Anabolic steroids are an illegal drug the same as Cocaine or Heroine. Sports Scientist and Fitness Instructor Danny Wilson spoke about his opinion on the drug. “Generally, people who take steroids often hold a lack of knowledge of what they are consuming, therefore steroid abuse is common.” Not only is the use of steroids a problem but not using the drug correctly can lead to serious health side affects.

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Sheffield Ski Village fire left me unemployed

Joe Preston shares the devastating news that rocked Sheffield and the snow sports community.

On the 29th April, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Sheffield Ski Village at 01:00am, after reports of a blaze at the centre.

At one point around 3’000 litres of water were being used per minute. Apart from the actual slopes, the whole of the bar area, bowling alley and shops have been destroyed.

Joe, 25, has worked at the Ski Village for three and a half years, and says the situation has been life-altering.

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Bullying: ‘When it starts to get personal, it upsets me’

Bullying is a social problem that is impossible to get rid of. Seth Bennett was bullied through the Internet for a number of years whilst working as a journalist.

For Seth it all started around 5 years ago when he found people felt like they could say whatever they wanted using different internet platforms such as facebook, twitter and forums.

‘I accept fully that I’m in a public environment, but there is a part of me which questions whether my wife or little boy should have to read some of the things written about me’ Continue reading