Ashford Talented Athlete excels at Horsham Invitational

Local gymnast Amanda Cook, one of Ashford Leisure Trust’s talented athletes, competed at the Sussex invitational gymnastics tournament at Horsham on Sunday 2nd June in a 4 piece competition.

Fitness & Healthy Living Apps

We thought we'd take a look at some of the leading fitness apps available in the market and give you a heads up on those that caught our eye. We'll be updating this page regularly, and for a starter for 10 here's some of our favourite sites.

Triathlon - Even the best get it wrong sometimes!!

Adrian Heathfield one of the athletes selected for our 2013 Talented Athletes" programme competed in an International Triathlon Union (ITU)'s race in France this week. Sees even the best get it wrong sometimes.. Read his race report below...

Team take on the Beast in the East

Michelle Prior and and her team of intrepid extreme athletes took on the "Beast in the East" over in Swanley, North West Kent last weekend.

ALT Talented Athlete competes for Team GB in Switzerland

Euan Cox one of the athletes supported by Ashford Leisure Trust's Talented Athlete programme competed in Swtizerland recently - his first international tournament.

Vitamin D linked to muscle efficiency

New research reveals a link between vitamin D levels and muscle efficiency, which may explain why patients with a deficiency of the vitamin commonly experience physical fatigue

Running may be better for weight loss than walking

Running may produce more dramatic weight loss results than walking, according to research

Exercising into old age can save lives

When it comes to exercise for older adults, the evidence is clear about two things.

Stay Active…Stay Happy !!

You're probably familiar with the post-workout feeling that, for the next little while, all is well with the world. That exercise-induced glow can wear off pretty quickly, of course, but does that mean that any happiness imparted by being inactive is temporary and fleeting? No, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, which found that regular activity is linked with greater happiness over periods of years.