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Making exercise part of your home routine

June 23 2020

Like it or not our lives have changed forever and many of us will inevitably be at home more and/or working from home. This can mean extra free time and family time with no commute but there are pitfalls to the ‘new normal’, too. Research has shown that excessive sitting is bad for our health,...

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Your first 10K in three steps

August 23 2019

Couch to 5K – tick. Parkrun – tick. What comes next? Your first 10K. It’s the UK’s most popular race distance for both recreational and seasoned runners alike but if you are new to it, how do you get there? Here is our three-step guide. 1 Build up slowly. If you can run a 5K...

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The best sports podcasts

November 29 2018

Sports podcasts are becoming increasingly popular so Melton Sports has ridden the airwaves and asked its customers for their favourites. There are plenty of enlightening and entertaining shows available via iTunes, Acast, BBC Sounds or your podcast provider and they are great to listen to pre or post game, in the car, at the gym...

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Run for your life – it’s running month at Melton Sports

September 19 2018

October is Running Month at Melton Sports with our #RunEveryDay challenge, Beat the Clocks promotion and a free sports massage clinic. Running is one of the most effective ways to get fit, lose weight and improve both your heart health and mental well-being so we think it deserves its own month in the sporting calendar....

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Summer camps to keep youngsters active and entertained

June 14 2018

We love our football at Melton Sports and will be glued to the World Cup but summer is a time to have a break from the ‘beautiful game’ and try other sports. And with the holidays upon us we thought parents might like a taste of what is on offer to keep youngsters active and...

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Join us at our Sport Relief fundraiser

February 21 2018

Melton Sports will be pulling out all the stops for Sport Relief with a special fundraising event on Saturday, March 17. Our special guest at the shop in King Street will be sports massage therapist Vicki Stones Hurrell. She will be offering advice, taping and strapping and short treatments between 11am and 2pm in return...

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Race for Life to beat cancer

January 25 2018

Women and girls looking for a little extra motivation to achieve their 2018 fitness goals should check out Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life calendar. Most of us will know someone whose life has been touched by cancer and there are a number of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events on our doorstep. It’s a...

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Closing the gender gap in sport

December 14 2017

There is a gender gap in sport – girls not engaging enough with school sports, women less physically active than men – but efforts are being made in Melton to change this. New research from Women in Sport show girls turn away from school sports in high numbers. It surveyed 25,000 girls and boys from...

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Meet our next ‘shop stars’ in sports massage and sports nutrition

November 4 2017

Experts in sports massage / biomechanics and sports nutrition will be the next special guests at Melton Sports on Saturday, November 18. Will Goodbourn will be on hand with free advice and short treatments while Arbonne independent consultant Sarah Helstrip will be offering customers the chance to sample its natural Phytosport nutrition range. Will graduated...

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Cool runnings – top tips for safe winter running

October 19 2017

The cold weather and dark evenings can be a challenge for any runner but for many winter is their favourite time of year to get out. Here are Melton Sports’ top tips for safe winter running. Feet first – If you’re going to be pounding the pavements more then make sure your running shoes are...

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