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European Championships

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After the success of the Home Alone Open, where we had over 40 Sleveners sign-up, we've been keeping tabs on competitions and initiatives to keep your competitive juices flowing and we've found just the one for you!

The European Championships is offering a FREE online competition which we will be integrating into our Bodyweight and Bells programming for TWENTY FOUR SLEVEN on Wednesdays. WODs will be released on Mondays for a total of three weeks and three workouts. You don't need any kit if you want to participate in the Bodyweight workouts and all you need for Bells is a 22.5/15 kg dumbbell and a skipping rope!

To sign-up for the competition, all you have to do is click on the below button. Coach Emma will be running a Zoom class on Wednesdays at 18:30 for those wanting a bit of support getting into that "dark place". The session will include a warm-up, strategies and a demonstration of movement standards.

Sign-Up FREE for The European Championships
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Wednesday 6 May at 18:30 with Coach Emma

You can participate for FREE on Zoom

Meeting ID: 829 9135 3830
Password: 711711
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Week 5 of QUARANTEAM starts today and with the weather taking a sharp turn for the worse, the running task ended just in time! We have a new weekly task - we're giving something up!

Much has been written in the media about the numbers of people drinking more alcohol and overindulging on unhealthy snacks and fizzy drinks. Or perhaps you've found yourself drinking huge amounts of coffee! Let’s use the next week to take a break and to try and establish new habits for the remainder of the lockdown period. 

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Not only did Niall Sheehy and Andy Ward continue their QUARANTEAM kitchen war but they are now both sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard! This week, they had a crack at our black bean breakfast tortilla recipe. We're delighted with their involvement including their reposts on Instagram. Please make sure you tag us in anything QUARANTEAM related, it's a great way to keep everyone in touch and see what our Sleven family is up to! 

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Smoothie Saturday is quickly becoming part of many Sleveners' weekly routine! Not only do you get to try out a new recipe but chat with nutritionist Tom on the hot topics of the week. Come with questions or just have a listen and we bet you'll leave the chat feeling a bit more connected to your fellow Sleveners and hopefully having learned something too.

This week's recipe is Cherry Bakewell! Cherries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which may help relieve exercise-induced muscle pain, damage, and inflammation. Coupled with almonds, which contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E, this is not only a classic flavour combination but a nutritional powerhouse!

Smoothie Saturday with Tom
Saturday 2 May at 11:00

You can participate for FREE on Zoom

Meeting ID: 150 324 316
Password: 711711
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After the success of Captain Tom last week, we thought we'd treat you to a Hero WOD every Sunday! This week we're taking on "Loredo", 

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on June 24, 2010 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife, First Sergeant Jennifer Loredo; his daughter, Laura Isabelle; his stepdaughter, Alexis; and his son, Eduardo Enrique.

There are enough movements (and low enough volume per set) in “Loredo” to avoid any major muscle fatigue. Pick a strong pace from the beginning, and go faster as the rounds progress. Round 6 should be a sprint!

Coach Jamie will be hosting a Zoom session at 11:00 with an appropriate warm-up, scaling options and strategies.

Hero WOD Sunday with Coach Jamie
Sunday 3 May at 11:00

You can participate for FREE on Zoom

Meeting ID: 867 9097 9121
Password: 711711
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In this video, Tom discusses nutrition for running. With our running club in full swing, Tom covers pre-workout fuel, post workout fuel, hydration, intra-workout nutrition and when to run!
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