Commonly known as your glutes, the gluteus maximus is the outermost buttock muscle. It is regarded as one of the strongest muscles in the human body. It is connected to the coccyx, or tailbone, as well as other surrounding bones and is responsible for movement of the hip and thigh. It works alongside the other key muscles in this area, the gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Continue reading →
So how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Chances are, if you’re like most people, you’ve already fallen off the wagon. Whether it’s cutting out alcohol, dieting or taking up a new fitness regime, by the second week of January it all seems like too much effort. It’s a miserable month at the best of times, so why deny yourself some of life’s simple pleasures?
Taking more exercise is one of the most beneficial resolutions you can make, so why do we find it so hard? The answer could be that we simply won’t stick at something we don’t enjoy, so the secret is to find something you like doing.
Pounding the pavements or lifting weights isn’t for everyone but exercising in a group or to music may just be the motivation you need. Let us guide you through our selection of some of the latest fun but effective fitness class ideas for 2016. Continue reading →
So you’ve made the commitment to join a gym – great news! However the best way to maximise the benefits is to also take a close look at your eating habits. It is a cliche, but you really are what you eat and you’re never going to lose those post Christmas pounds if you’re still taking in lots of sugar, alcohol and other nasties – no matter how many miles you put in on the treadmill. Read on to discover the Aztec Club’s top nutrition tips for a healthy body.