February 1, 2017 Will Whyler

Pairing the right music with the right workout has become a bit of an obsession of mine over the years, and I think I’ve got it down to an exact science. Music has been described as “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.” Ever since I read about how music can boost your performance in a workout, I’ve been refining endless playlists for every activity imaginable – from running, to yoga, even swimming (not that you can hear much underwater)! Of course, not everyone has the same tastes – so here’s some general rules for your playlist. I’ve even put together a…

January 11, 2017 Will Whyler

Magna is starting 2017 with a bang – a new name, new website, and new classes. Say hello to MagnaPass. We decided to tweak our name a little bit to make it extra clear that we really are your key to a world of independent fitness experiences. MagnaPass was one of the first ideas that popped up; despite literally weeks of deliberation and dozens of other ideas, MagnaPass is the one that really felt right to the entire team. In addition to our spiffy new name, you might have noticed we have a shiny new website. From booking classes, to…

December 25, 2016 Will Whyler

MagnaPass Partners 12 days of fitness, 12 days to feature our amazing partners! Discover the best studios, classes and instructors in Manchester. Whether it’s yoga, water sports, HIIT or rock climbing.. there’s guaranteed something for you to fall in love with in 2017. 1. Lean Fitness Studios Lean Fitness Studios is located just a few minutes away from the MagnaPass office, and we can’t imagine a better neighbour. They’re the total opposite of the standard gym experience – they offer tailored, focussed classes aimed at getting you the results that you want. Forget the days of not knowing what you’re…

December 8, 2016 Will Whyler

Over the years I’ve found the best way to find your bearings in Manchester (and fill your belly…) is to explore the city via restaurant hopping! Regardless of whether you’re vegan, gluten free, or on any other special diet – there’s some amazing healthy food here for you. Manchester is blessed with some great foodie spots, so go on a culinary adventure!  Discover your new favourite brunch/lunch/dinner destination below: 1) Kettlebell Kitchen – Ancoats A photo posted by Will (@willwhyler) on Aug 6, 2016 at 7:03am PDT Located just into Ancoats, an up and coming neighbourhood  in the north east…

December 4, 2016 Georgina Cassar

Rules, that we here at Magna think are worth living by if you want to keep fit and healthy all year round! Keep yourself hydrated. Simple really. Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body and without it, our performance levels are bound to decline. Water regulates your body temperature, reduces fatigue and recovery time and increases satisfaction levels. So it is important that we are getting AT LEAST 2 litres of it into our bodies a day. Furthermore, whether you’re a morning exercise enthusiast or not, fasting for 8-10 hours straight means replenishment…

December 2, 2016 Georgina Cassar

It’s that time of year again. Leaves are falling, coats are becoming a must, and the clocks have gone back an hour (a whole sweet extra hour of sleep, praise!). As always, I’m impatiently looking forward to cosy days on the sofa and the relentless playing of Christmas music in every public space and place, however, what I can’t help but remember is the cold, dark mornings and the crispy chill of winter air on my face during any excursion to the outside… And so it begins …… i woke up to 28 degrees and crisp ..so we brought in…

December 1, 2016 Will Whyler

Last Sunday Magna hosted our first ever blogger event at the always wonderful Kettlebell Kitchen, featuring a session led by one of our newest partners – Skot from Fera. This being our first event (it is #Newvember after all!), we invited some of our favourite health & fitness bloggers from across the north west to come workout with us, followed of course by some awesome healthy treats! From the moment Skot brought out the sticks at the beginning of the session, the bloggers knew they were in for something new – they had to pair up and evade each others advances…

November 7, 2016 Jessica Tsang

Calling all health and fitness lovers! It’s officially November! All those goals you set in January might be long gone out the window, but who said you can’t end the year on a high? It’s a new month so let’s all try something new; whether it’s that yoga class you’ve been intrigued about, or finally trying rock climbing for the first time. Here at Magna, we want to celebrate trying something new this month – hence.. NEWVEMBER. We are thrilled to be announcing our very first giveaway at Magna to celebrate this exciting month of November. Our very lucky winner will win over £300 worth of…

October 29, 2016 Jessica Tsang

It’s the weekend which means there’s no need to rush and grab something on-the-go to eat whilst running out that door. Let’s do brunch the proper way – put down your cereal bowl and head to the city for some good food with some good people. When it comes to catching up, nothing quite beats one over a good brunch – a blend of breakfast and lunch. Manchester is a vibrant city constantly rising with new places to eat, our options are endless. Here at Magna we are constantly looking for healthier options so we have decided to share our 7 best healthy brunch spots in Manchester….

October 28, 2016 Will Whyler

Since I started working with Magna, I’ve had the pleasure of trying lots of different fitness classes for the first time as well as meeting lots of customers doing the same. Fitness classes are one of the most accessible ways to get active – but as with everything there is a knack to getting the most out of them. Here are 5 mistakes to avoid, all based on real life experiences. 1. Wear Something Suited To What You’re Doing When I first joined Magna, we went to the lovely Soul Circus yoga festival. It was a day filled with lots of…