Posts Tagged ‘Gym’

Health Club Staff Antics

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Dragon Health Club staff have been busy bouncing around the place and we’ve managed to get them still just long enough to tell you what they’ve been up to. Tara has most recently been spotted running around the place with love hearts coming out of her eyes as she’s recently bought a brand new pair of uber bright pink, blue and orange. She even took a photo of her feet after a brutal run up constitution hill.

rob 2012Rob is still in the thick of his iron man training. It’s been an emotional week for Rob as he most recently got kicked in the face and elbowed in the head by two ladies in the swim leg of a triathlon. However, he survived to tell the tale, and still hasn’t lost his good looks.

Andrew has taken on the challenge of jumping off his bike and has entered the Cardiff Half Marathon. Although he is super fit on the bike, after his first run he has been suffering with achy muscles but is ready to take on the Andrew 2012mission in hand but aiming to beat Rob!

James is getting ready to get his head back in the books and will be doing his First Aid course, so we’ll all be in safe hands once he’s passed the course. Sandra has come back to work fully relaxed and refreshed from a 10 day break, however we wonder how long she will feel stress free as Bryony has now gone on holidays and Sandra is running a one woman show in beauty! Nothing like being thrown in the deep end after holidays!!

Tara Rumbas For Strictly

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

We had some exciting news this week that the Dragon Hotel is proud to be sponsoring Tara Hammett, our Health Club Manager in the Evening Post Strictly Swansea event being held in October.

Strictly Swansea promises to be the biggest night on the Glitz and Glamour calendar! Tara will be performing with her professional dance partner Blair Crewther and will be competing against 7 other celebrities & personalities and their partners on Sunday 7th October. Tara & Blair

Tara is so excited to be taking part. As well as learning a brand new skill, Tara has chosen to raise money for a cause that is very important to her. Tara regularly visits care homes and hold exercise sessions with the residents and is delighted to be raising money for the Tan Yr Allt Service Users fund.

“At the moment I have two left feet, I am totally unbalanced in my 3 inch heels and I need to become a little more elegant.

All my training has been very powerful and explosive, so to try and loosen out and be a little more dainty is a bit tough at the moment, but I’m sure with more practice and a lot of patience from Blair I’ll get it mastered by the night”

We’ll be keeping you up to date over the forthcoming weeks with Tara’s progress and how she’s tackling one of her biggest challenges to date!

I’m sure you’ll join us is wishing Tara Good Luck in the meantime!

Tara Hammett’s Healthy Handbook

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

My book is aimed at anybody that is interested in improving their lifestyles but need a bit of a point in the right direction. There are a few myths out there that people still believe so I’m aiming to educate people on a few rights and wrongs with nutrition whilst giving some handy, easy ideas along the way. Many of the people I meet struggle to think of new ideas to keep variety in their meals which will help keep them on track, so fingers crossed there may be a few yummy ideas of mine that people fancy trying.

Tara's Book

Everything I’ve covered in the book is all tips and information that I’ve been following myself and passing onto many of my clients over the years helping them to lose tremendous amounts of weight, boost their fitness levels, increase their confidence and achieve their own goals.

In the book I scratch the surface on a bit of nutrition info that I think people will be interested in and there’s loads of other info on how to increase your metabolism, how to stay motivated, things you already knew and things you may not. There’s also a few home exercise ideas in there plus a handy little note section that people can record their weigh and inches and track their success.

There are lots of quick and easy meal ideas and little twists on a few classics that everybody loves. My ‘Spin Bol’ (Spag Bol, without the Spaghetti but with Spinach instead) is becoming a little bit famous now and loads of people I have suggested it to totally love it.

As you’ll see, all my photos are my actual meals from my iphone (none of them airbrushed by the way . They’re all incredibly easy to make (If I can do it, I guarantee you can!), convenient and YUMMY!

I hope people will enjoy this book, carry it around with them, share it with their friends and family and I hope it encourages them to release the healthy person wanting to get out!!

For a limited time you can purchase my new book, for only £5.00 with a FREE VIP DAY Pass  to The Dragon Health Club Facilites

To buy your copy of my book, either call into The Dragon Health Club or it can be puchased online at my website.

Happpy Reading !

New Beautician on the Block!!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The late great Audrey Hepburn once wrote….

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness…
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone…
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Now, that’s all well and good and may indeed make you more beautiful on the inside but sometimes we need a little more help with the outside…and that’s something we can happily take care of here at The Dragon Hotel Healthclub and Spa.

Introducing our fabulous new full time Beauty Therapist Sandra Halfpenny, who is ready and waiting with fantastic facials, marvellous manicures or a mind chilling massage.

Sandra hasn’t been with us for very long but I have to say that her eyebrow shape and tint powers are amazing and age defying facial treatments, wonderfully relaxing.  Her favourite colour is black although she is an extremely colourful and bubbly character, and she would most love to snog George Clooney (wouldn’t we all ladies?).

I’m sure you will all join me in welcoming Sandra to our team at The Dragon Hotel.

Summer Weight Loss support is coming your way!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

weight loss posterThis month we’re excited to launch the Dragon Health Club Weight Loss club with Tara! (more…)

A big heart on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Evening Post CuttingAs detailed in The South Wales Evening Post on Wednesday, 16th February 2011(right), February 14th saw The Dragon Health & Fitness Club staff and members take part in an organised event celebrating 50 years of the British Heart Foundation. Along with other gyms and health clubs in the Swansea area, The Dragon had to promote an event with the 50 theme in mind. Some discarded ideas included 50km on the treadmill, bike and rower but we finally set the challenge of swimming a combined effort of 50km in one day, it took a lot of hard effort and some long hours in the pool, in fact 2,777 lengths in total, but we managed to hit the target at 9.30pm! We would like to thank everyone who took part and sponsored the team for this great cause, the final sum of money raised is still unknown but appears to be over £350.

Completing this challenge now frees up the team to put their heart and soul into celebrating 50 years of The Dragon Hotel – I somehow don’t think that 50km on the treadmill is going to be included in those celebrations either!

Winter Beauty, it’s ‘Snow’ joke!!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Well this week it’s all snow, snow and more snow!! But that hasn’t bothered any of our beauty clients. Whether it’s party glamour or beauty maintenance, it is not something that the snow can get in the way of, OH NO!! It is essential and whether our clients have had to walk, hike, ski or slide their way to us, they’ve made it!!

We also know there will be some very special gifts underneath the Christmas tree. Husbands and boyfriends have done well this year buying gift vouchers for their loved ones. A real luxurious treat and perfect Christmas surprise.

Michelle’s top tip for your beauty regime in this harsh cold weather is:

Make sure you moisturise daily, use a heavier moisturiser at night and use a gentle exfoliator once a week. Also, when inside with the heating on, keep skin well hydrated by drinking plenty of hot or cold drinks!

For more information on your skin care or for FREE Dermalogica face mapping call us now to book your appointment!

Merry Christmas and a Happy & Beautiful New Year

Michelle & Harley
xx

Tara in 50 Questions

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

This is your opportunity to learn random things about The Dragon Health & Fitness Club Manager Tara Hammett – FAB! (As Tara would say…)

1.Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi (Diet!!)

2.Desk: messy or organized?

Messy

3.Are you always early or terminally late?
Early

4.Who would you want to play you in the movie about your life?
Meryl Streep

5.What is your favourite word?

Fab! (or amazing..say that a lot too)
6.What is your least favourite word?

Tasty!

7.What sound or noise do you love?
My Voice
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Interior Designer
9.What profession would you not like to do?

Babysitter
10.If Heaven exists, what would God say to you when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
You haven’t shut up all your life, now get in and be quiet or you’re going back!!

11.On a scale of 1-5 how organized are you?

5
12. Do you exercise regularly?

Yes

13. Have any nick names?
TTP, Princess

14.Do you have tattoos?
Yes, one.

 15. What is/was your worst subject in school?

Worst at History and Geography

16.Do you like to dance?

Yes

17. Name your favourite colour

Pink 

18. Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age?

Act younger

19. Ever had an imaginary friend as a child?
Still got one.

20.Do you drink?
I do drink but can’t handle it at all.

21. What annoys you?

Robert Crabtree – Mega mind!

22.Do you wear pajamas to places other than at your house?

I have standards thank you!

23. Have you ever stolen anything from a store or from someone?

I once stole a melon
24. Ever cheated on a test?
Never – I’m a complete nerd and I love studying!

25. Name 5 of the most important things in your life?

Husband, Family & Friends, Love my job, Food (lots of it), Socialising

26. How many languages can you speak and what are they?

Just English but I speak so fast you could count it as my own language
27. Are you a touchy feely person?
Yep!

28. Do you have any phobias?

The Dark!

 

29. Are you a heavy or light sleeper?

Um, don’t really know?!? But I’m good at it!
30.Are you a morning person?
I don’t look great but I like to think I am a morning person

31. Ever broken any bones?
Yep, both wrists and my nose.

32. Do you play any instruments?
Triangle
33. Have you been told you can sing well more than once?
No, I haven’t got a good talking voice, so you can imagine what my singing voice is like!

34. Name your least favourite feature?
My bum
35. Name the clothing store you shop at the most?

Asos

36. Pecs or Abs?

Abs

37. Name someone you can tell just about anything to?

My imaginary friend
38. Where were you born?
Neath General Hospital
39. Do you live in a street or in the middle of nowhere?

A street with a fab view.

 

40. If money were not an object, what would you do with your life?

Train people

41. What would be your last meal on earth?

Sushi followed by seriously chocolate fudge cake!!!

 

42. What is your favourite film?

Oceans Eleven and  ATime to Kill

 

43. What possession do you love the most?

My slanket!!

 44. Apart from your husband, who is your number one man?

Jason Statham

 

45. What is your favourite TV show?

Don’t watch TV much, bit I do like Hustle.

 

46. Who is your biggest inspiration?

Daniel Bevan

 

47. If you could have dinner with 3 people in the world, who would they be?

Rob Crabtree, Daniel Bevan and Andrew Morrissey

 

48. If you were an animal what would you be and why?

A cheetah, because I use to think I was Cheetara from Thundercats when I was young

 

49. If you were prime minister, what would you change, or impose?

Make a law that everyone had to do some form of exercise everyday

 

50. If you were deserted on a desert island what one item would you want with you?

Mascara

Rob Crabtree is Team Member of the Month!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
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Rob Crabtree Team Member for September

Huge congratulations to Robert Crabtree for being nominated as The Dragon Hotel Team Member of the Month – September.  An award given to those who have given that extra bit of themselves in order to ensure that visitors to the hotel go away feeling that they have received only the best in customer service.

Rob has worked at the Dragon Hotel Health Club for four years and during that time has proven to be a valuable asset to the team and is well liked by both visitors and team mates.

His colleagues speak very highly of his thirst for success and his never ending enthusiasm.  As you would expect from working in a Health Club, Rob is very fitness focused and is a dedicated participant in Triathalon events for which he trains on a regular basis.  He is a compassionate soul in both his professional and personal life. 

Some interesting facts that you may like to know about Rob:

He has a long term girlfriend called Tanya (Sorry ladies but he’s taken!)

His favourite food is whatever anyone else is eating!

He once had to bandage a man’s ‘special place’ following an injury.

His favourite colour is blue.

Once again congratulations Rob for all your hard work and continuing commitment to your role within the team.

Andrew Conquers the Tour De France

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Andrew CyclePlease join us in giving Andrew Morrisey, Senior Lifestyle Consultant at The Dragon Health and Fitness Club a big round of applause as he returns from his endeavours at this year’s Tour De France.  In his own words, this is how he fared:

 My cycling adventure consisted of cycling 7 stages of the 2010 Tour de France, the biggest cycling event in the world. In total I cycled 1092km over 7 days. The stages that I completed involved the Prynennes Mountains. These are home to some of the most gruelling mountain climbs including the Col Du Tourmalet which I climbed twice. Each day I was cycling for a minimum of 7 hours and covering distances over 180km with hills that would take from 1 hour to 3 hours. I also took part in the etape the biggest amateur event, this year 10,000 people took part with only 6,000 finishing, I managed to complete this day after already doing 3 days cycling. I enjoyed doing this and now I am aiming to complete the whole tour de france next year!