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Shake That Weight, IsoShaker, Wiggle and Sports Direct – this week’s fitness news – Friday 3rd August

We've compiled the week's hottest fitness news, events and discounts

Half-MarathonEntries are now open for the Sage Reading Half Marathon

There’s been lots going on in the world of fitness this week, and we’ve compiled some of the best news for you to have a read over…

General fitness announcements

An infographic created by Shake That Weight has found how many calories you can burn doing various tasks, such as housework, cutting the grass and more. This is all based on someone weighing 155lbs (11 stone). They’ve also pulled out key exercising stats – in one hour you can burn:

  • 940 calories running at 7.5 miles per hour
  • 1,220 calories cycling at over 20 miles per hour
  • 520 calories swimming
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Shake That Weight – How Many Calories Do You Burn In A Day?

Most fitness shakers come with one or two compartments for you to store your protein powder and supplements. There’s a Kickstarter underway currently for the launch of IsoShaker – a fitness shaker with four compartments. Perfect for storing protein powders and supplements, as well as healthy snacks, the compartments are great for portion control and an active lifestyle.

Save space. Save time. Save the Earth.

The Kickstarter aims to raise £11,447 and has already smashed that target. Want one? Donate towards the campaign to ensure you get one before anyone else. Yes, they’ve hit their target, but it doesn’t stop there. The more money they raise, the more they can do.

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Isoshaker have already smashed their £11,441 target

Decathlon has just launched a new range of Kalenji trail running clothing and equipment. The new range is perfect for those who want to make the most of the summer and get outdoors, exploring new trails. Items include t-shirts, shorts and skorts, trainers, running glasses, water bottles and more.

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Decathlon have launched their new Kalenji range
Sponsorships within the fitness world

In 2014, Olympic gold medalist team GB hockey player, Shona McCallin MBE, was advised by her nutritionist to give up all cow’s milk products as they caused her discomfort and disrupted her training. She has since been sponsored by St Helen’s Farm on  her journey to Tokyo 2020. St Helen’s Farm produces fresh and nutritious goat’s milk products, perfect for Shona’s needs and training.

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Shona McCallin uses St Helen’s Farm products to fuel her fitness regime

Early bird entries for the Sage Reading Half Marathon are now open, with prices starting at £34.

Goldline Events Limited has recently acquired the Sage Reading Half Marathon and Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events, expanding their events portfolio. The marathon will be taking place on Sunday 17th March 2019, with early bird rates available until August 20th.

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Entries now open for the Reading Half Marathon 2019
This week’s top fitness offers and discounts

Wiggle have a fantastic sale running right now where you can get up to 50% off running clothing. For those undertaking a triathlon, they also have up to 50% off cycle clothing and up to 55% dedicated triathlon gear. The fantastic fitness gear sale ends August 30th.

Sports Direct currently have up to 50% off Converse clothing & footwear. This offer is only around for a short while, ending at 23:59 on the 5th August, so you’ll have to be quick.

Sam Summers
the authorSam Summers
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Sam is a regular gym goer who loves a strong spin or step class. Her main fitness goal is to look super buff for her wedding and also to start lifting heavier weights.

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