My wife loves her Yoga and Pilates classes. As for myself, I also started to get interested in going to the gym, mainly for reasons to lose the one or the other pound or simply to get in shape before summer.
The problem is just that it has become quite difficult to find a good gym in London.
Today it’s all about quantity over quality when you look at the many new gyms.
A good example here is if you go over the ads of fitness studios or read any of their flyers.
They advertise big about their low membership prices as if this would be the most important thing.
I ask, what’s better? A gym that will cost you five bucks per month but doesn’t offer anything special or a gym that might cost a little more but then has a much better variety on classes available and most importantly friendly staff.
Not that long ago you were able to get a lot when you had a gym membership. You could visit the gym and use their equipment, obviously, but also often had access to a swimming pool, bar or sauna. Some of those good gyms even had free juices for everyone who visited. It was totally normal that you could watch TV while you did your exercises.
This has all changed today. You pay a little less but then you sacrifice a lot of those cool things we had in the past. In other words, ultimately you get much less for your money than you did just a few years ago.
The above, along with other things is that we started to really take our time finding and selecting a good gym. We don’t like any of those large gym chains. The smaller ones are simply better, if you ask me. I like Pilates Hackney in East London, this is a good example of a gym where we feel that we’re getting our money’s worth.
Sure, it’s still some time to go until next Christmas, but the wait sure will be worth it: A stage musical based on the cult Christmas film Elf with Will Ferrell is coming to London this Christmas. The musical will have a 10-week run at London’s Dominion Theatre.
A stage musical based on the cult Christmas film starring Will Ferrell is coming to the West End this Christmas with a 10-week run at London’s Dominion Theatre.
The popular musical is written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. The story is about a fellow named Buddy who was mistakenly taken to the North Pole in Santa’s sack. However, he slowly realizes he is not an elf but human after all.
According to London24 Magazine, ticket sales for the musical will start in October. The show will be on until January 2, 2016.
Horse racing in the United Kingdom can actually be a nice way to have a second income. That is, if one doesn’t make grave mistakes while betting such as betting money they can’t really afford to lose.
While horse racing is overall still a gamble where normally the odds of winning and losing are equal, some things can be done to increase the odds of winning as opposed to just relying on pure luck.
The key here is to approach horse racing with a good betting strategy and expert racing tips.
The good thing about horse racing is that this is one form of gamble which unlike a lottery or similar form of gamble does actually allow people to get informed which in-turn can allow them to increase their chances at winning.
(Obviously this doesn’t work with a lottery where the numbers drawn are always purely random and don’t follow any observable pattern.)
Horse races instead make it possible that we take a closer look at why and how a certain horse or jockey is winning.
Horse racing results are not random. A horse and its jockey wins because it’s the best in a particular race, simply spoken. They key now is to know which horse and jockey per each particular race has the highest chances of winning and to know where not to spend your money.
And this is exactly what horse racing and betting professionals do. Some of them may have studied the races and all the teams for many years. They know which combination does well on what sort of track, under what circumstances.
Now, for a normal person, acquiring all this insider racing-information would require a long time. But you don’t have to spend this time when you want to predict racing results. Today, you can get proven betting advice from dedicated websites where horse racing professionals share their tips with others. What this means is that horse racing today can be something where everyone, not only betting professionals can actually win. The key is simply to separate the unreliable betting advice from those that work.
“British business is flush with cash and set for a welcome spending spree” according to a new article over at The Telegraph. The article goes on to state that we can expect a steady increase in investment in factories, offices and IT along with more mergers and acquisitions.
The UK’s Citigroup conducted an analysis that found that the Plcs in the nation are drowning in cash and are now starting to spend it.
According to the study, cash in corporate bank accounts increased by 8.8pc in June, compared with the previous year. This is the fastest growth rate since the bubble back in May 2007. The cash buffers held by British firms are now at a healthy 77.1pc of the value of their bank debts, the highest level on record. Just twelve months ago, this rate sat at a 69.3pc and was at its lowest in 2008 with 45.2pc.
Most of the time, the reason why fires still break out and cause staggering damages is because of neglect and greed.
A typical example would be those irresponsible ‘landlords’ in the major cities in the UK, London being the prime example.
Those ‘landlords’ rent out poor accommodations, mostly to immigrants from other countries. More often than not, those rentals lack anything in terms of safety and fire prevention measures.
Those irresponsible landlords don’t see it necessary to spend a few bucks on a smoke-alarm or fire extinguishers, let alone the would spend the money to have gas lines or electricity maintained or repaired. This is a big problem in London.
Once a fire breaks out, the lives of many are at stake.
Fire safety is also always a “hot topic” when it comes to commercial structures and fire safety in public buildings. Here at least the UK’s strict fire regulations help because certain fire prevention systems are mandatory by law.
* Dry Riser Systems
Dry riser systems are required once a commercial building exceeds a certain height. With those systems, a fire brigade can connect to the dry riser inlets in the event of a fire to distribute water all throughout the structure. The fire brigade can then access the water at the numerous dry riser outlets within the building. What’s important to know here is that having a dry riser system installed is not enough. How would you know it actually works properly in case there is a fire?
Those systems require regular maintenance and dry riser testing. Those dry riser tests are performed by qualified firms. A look into the yellow pages may often be sufficient if you’re looking for a contractor that can do those tests.
I found it worthy to mention here since operating a successful business means also to be aware of current safety standards and regulations. Your business profit should NOT be your first priority. Safety should always come first!