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Change the exercise record

We hear the same story every year. People say they ‘want to be fit’ but fail as #DryJanuary comes to an end. So, this year, make that change!

You’ve tried getting fit before but from one excuse to the next you have failed to achieve your goals. This is where we step in. No sugar coating, it will be hard! In exchange for your promised commitment Dynamo Boxing will give you a programme to succeed.

We’re talking goal specific activity. As one of the most highly respected personal trainers in Croydon, we’ll motivate you, offer nutritional advice and you’ll have our support to achieve the goals we set for you.

Our business is all about results and to get those results we will push you to step up your training gear with our intense, motivational plan.

Sessions are varied and include army style drills and reaction tests, through to flipping mammoth tractor wheels. You’ve seen these things on TV, you’ve always imagined doing it, so make 2018 the year you do!

If you’re serious about fitness, contact us today.

Dynamo Training opens Fit Shop

In addition to the fitness facilities of “Dynamo Training” Croydon and HARD Fitness East Grinstead, last Dec we opened the “Fit Shop”. This is a separate physical space on the business centre that houses “Dynamo Training”. It is full of Exercise Support Solutions for today’s busy human.



What is “Exercise support solution”?

A bit like exercise itself, its support solution can be very varied. People have different goals and different bodies. Some may just want to add some movement into their lifestyle, some may wish to shed weight and some may want to enter a body building competition or take part in an iron man!




However if you take exercise in its most basic form of Push-Pull-Run-Jump at a level that raises heart rate. creates muscle fatigue and necessary breath control, then the support solution can be taken in its most basic form also. Energy. Hydration. Recovery. Equipment.

Energy = Minimum requirement effective nutrition to fuel your day and your exercise routine.

Hydration = Body balance for effective digestion. Mental focus. Physical activity.

Recovery = Muscle fuel.

Equipment = Comfort and injury prevention for identified movement.

If you want to achieve peak performance then you need to know what is energy.

How hydration works, why it is critical and how best to achieve it.

How to recover after exercise and the benefits of it.

Why having basic fit for purpose equipment is crucial.

We don’t want to be just another online shop selling quick fixes. If you need assistance on what you need for your own personal goals then get in touch. Pop in the shop or drop us a message via Facebook. We will happily advise on what exercise support solutions may be best for you.


Fit Shop Facebook

Fit Shop Website


When I was 5

When I was 5 there were TWO things that I ‘really’ thought were a complete and utter waste of my time.

The first was SLEEPING, I never wanted to go to bed. I could sleep standing up for 2 seconds and that would do me for the rest of the week.

The second was EATING. Oh how I hated having to sit down and eat. Don’t get me wrong I could eat. I was a dustbin. I would eat anything in front of me. I just didn’t want to have to sit down to eat it. The whole process of eating when you are 5 is just so BORING. I can remember being ‘made’ to eat sssslowly. All I wanted to do was get it done and get on with being FIVE.

kids running


Being 5 involved a s*** load of running about. Eating and sleeping got right in the way of my running about.

As we get older we do lots more eating and sleeping and a lot LESS running about. As a result of this increased inactivity our waistline increases directly in line with our blood pressure and our reason to take MORE sleep.

There are studies on sleep. lots of ‘boffins’ have spent many hours researching sleep. These so called boffins came up with the EIGHT hour sleep is ‘best’ study. You may have seen a new study which suggests that FIVE hours sleep is better than 8 hours??

There are many studies on eating. Lots of ‘boffins’ have spent many more hours than the sleep boffins boffing about-about eating. There is SOOO much boffed up boffinisms on eating that I cannot even put just TWO examples for you to cogitate.


As for ‘movement’, there maybe even MORE studies on movement than there are on sleeping and eating put together. BOFFINS everywhere regarding movement. EVERYONE is a boffin on MOVEMENT!!

Ok so here is my ‘UNWRITTEN’ study (of which I have MANY)

If you are tired you will sleep well. If you sleep when you are tired you will sleep better than if you are ‘over tired’. Quality of sleep is worth much more than QUANTITY of sleep. To attain QUALITY sleep you need 2 things. First you need to be TIRED and then secondly (difficult to coordinate) having  the ability to sleep when you are tired will deliver the BEST quality sleep. Falling asleep at the wheel or directly after having sex are generally accepted as dangerous so best avoided.

Creating an exhausted state through movement will create a ‘quality’ sleep ‘state’. You can just CRASH out. Power nap springs to mind. like when I was 5. Run run play play run ‘crash’ repeat…….. Your body will recuperate in a fraction of the time. Unbelievable QUALITY sleep.

Point to note. If you eat copious amounts of food you will feel tired. This is not fatigue from movement, this is ‘digestion’ fatigue. It is neither quality NOR generally quantity sleep, although some people eat s*** loads and then sleep long.

Eating ‘well’ seems so BONE obvious to me but in today’s confused society full of ‘boffins’ expunging mainly ‘sponge’ on how and what to eat I understand it to be a difficult subject to ‘digest’. Let us not go into a tutorial BUT apply some common sense…. Eating loads of Pizza, drinking a litre of cola with spotted dick in this instance is NOT considered ‘eating well’. If you need more direction than that I am not the man to assist you.

spotted dick

In summary. 5 year olds know s***.

Sleep LESS.


Move MORE.

Have the energy of a 5 year old.