Want the results of being trained by an expert but without the hefty price tag? Or are you a, “I don’t have time to hit the gym” culprit? Why not exercise like the supermodels, ‘A’ list celebs and elite athletes of this world do and get guaranteed results, by combining the services of a specialist coach with the latest in innovative fitness equipment. If the coming party season fills you with dread:- countless canapés, crates of champagne and a sabotaged fitness regime, then training with an expert on a Power Plate Pro 6 machine is a guaranteed method to navigate a “hot bod” through to the New Year!
Claudia Schieffer says: ‘I love using Power Plate as part of my fitness regime as I can do a really intensive work out in such a short space of time. As a working mother with a hectic work schedule, using the Power Plate machine helps me stay in shape without having to spend hours in the gym.’
UK Premiership Footballer, David James said: ‘Playing regularly in the English Premiership is very demanding, and as a goalkeeper I need to be at the peak of my physical fitness. The Power Plate® machine adds a new dimension to my training.”
The state of the art Power Plate also plays a strong role in rehabilitation. Chemmy Alcott, Great Britain’s leading ski racer, said: ‘“The Power Plate machine has been very helpful in recovery and rehabilitation, and we use it a great amount for recovery sessions and massage.”
One 25 minute acceleration training workout coached on the plate by an expert provides the same response as double the time spent in your gym and costs from just £7.60* per session at Glasgow’s Gallery in the City. The official Power Plate® accredited studio was the first in Scotland to exclusively offer acceleration or whole body vibration training on the Pro6 model.
The studio is owned by former TV Gladiator Ali Paton who is one of only six master trainers in the UK, Ali has extensive personal experience of training on the plate as well as training fitness professionals.
She said: ‘After one session I was addicted. I needed a quick and effective training method to get back in Gladiator shape for the Legend’s Shows and the Power Plate became my intelligent fitness solution! I was so impressed by the results I achieved on the machine I am now a Master Trainer.’
‘Power Plate is not just for celebrities or elite athletes, it’s a very effective tool to aid weight loss, raise metabolism and build lean muscle. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about that LBD and Christmas party season!’
The festive period can be difficult to navigate with the annual invasion from the ‘planet of the canapés!’ Ali’s advice is not to arrive at a drinks party already hungry as ‘you’ll simply overindulge on the deadly, fat laden canapés, our bodies are wired to do so. Have a healthy, high protein snack before leaving for the party or a large glass of water to help you feel full. If you must try the finger food, then go for the high protein options.’
For further information or to book a free trial, visit www.powergallery.co.uk
If in any doubt about undertaking whole body vibration training, please seek advice from your GP.
Scotland’s GPs called today, Thursday 11 November 2010, for better coordination of out of hours services for patients.
In light of the Scottish Parliament’s debate on rural out of hours services, Scotland’s GP leaders have called on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to do more to establish better quality standards and coordination of services to deliver real improvements for patients. They also underlined that none of this requires a renegotiation of the GP contract.
Dr Andrew Buist, Deputy Chairman of the BMA’s Scottish GP Committee said: “There is a perception amongst politicians and the public that the problems with out of hours care stem from the introduction of the GP contract in 2004. This is not the case. In many areas, such as Greater Glasgow, the service that operated prior to 2004 is the same service that continues to operate, albeit the service is now directly managed by the NHS Board.
“The BMA recognises that there is a need to improve some elements of out of hours care. This is a priority for GPs as well as politicians. Involving GPs and other service providers in the planning and co-ordination of services can deliver real improvements for patients. None of this requires a renegotiation of the GP contract.” The new contract, which allowed GPs to transfer responsibility for providing out of hours care to the local NHS Board, was designed to combat a crisis in general practice and ensure the sustainability of out-of-hours care for patients. Before the new contract was introduced, morale was at an all time low, GPs were planning to retire early and recruitment was becoming impossible.
Dr Buist added: “Doctors were working excessively long hours, and rural communities in particular were at risk of losing daytime GP service at the expense of out-of-hours availability. There is no going back to the old ‘Dr Finlay’ model of general practice. In today’s modern service much more complex care is provided to patients in hours and there needs to be a comprehensive out of hours service that does not rely on over-tired GPs bearing the brunt of the work.
“NHS 24 has improved over the last few years, but more needs to be done to educate patients as to who to contact out of hours. Patients continue to receive high quality health care round the clock. However, it is by no means perfect. Improving out of hours care is a priority for GPs as well as politicians.
“Out of hours care encompasses all aspects of the health service: general practice, secondary care and community care, all of which can be accessed by first contacting NHS 24. More should be done to promote NHS 24 to the public as the first point of contact for non emergency calls out of hours.”
Sometimes we see the most unlikely things on YouTube. The Reporter spends a good proportion of the day online and is something of an internet addict, but today we have been surprised! Here is a YouTube video from the British Medical Association’s Scotland branch to explain to us what Glasgow GP, Dr John Tobias, does each day…..
On a slightly more serious note there is a debate on out of hours medical provision on 11 November at Holyrood. Read more here
n October 2010 the Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition in London for over 40 years to celebrate the achievement of the Glasgow Boys, the loosely knit group of young painters who created a stir at home and abroad in the final decades of the nineteenth century. The exhibition at The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, features over 80 oil paintings, watercolours and pastels from public and private collections by such artists as Guthrie, Lavery, Melville, Crawhall, Walton, Henry and Hornel. Together they presented a new art, which had a major impact at home and abroad in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. The resultant works were, from c. 1880 to 1900, among the most experimental and ambitious to be produced in the UK.
Taking inspiration from such French Naturalist painters as Bastien-Lepage and also from Whistler, the Glasgow Boys produced some of the most revolutionary painting in Britain, drawing praise in London, Munich, Vienna and further afield. Their symbolist pictures were admired and emulated in secessionist circles in Germany and Austria.
The exhibition maps the Glasgow Boys’ responses in both subject matter and technique to developments in art which were taking place in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s. These artists sought to liberate their art from the staid, dark toned narrative paintings being produced in Glasgow and Edinburgh in order to explore the effects of realist subject matter and the particular effects of light captured through working out of doors, directly in front of the motif.
More information from The Royal Academy website