February 21, 2017 Will Whyler

We’re so pleased to announce that the competition to rename our blog has come to the end – and we’ve picked a winner! Thank you so much to everyone who entered, we loved seeing all of your ideas. It was a really tough decision – we received loads more entries that we’d expected. Some people with extra big imaginations even sent us 6 or 7 options! In the end, the winning entry was sent with just hours to go before the deadline. A post shared by MagnaPass (@magna_pass) on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:29am PST Congratulations to Eleni of Blonde…

February 20, 2017 Jessica Tsang

Discover five new active experiences in Manchester with MagnaPass.   We understand finding motivation to work out can be difficult at times and that’s why changing things up and trying something new is important; this way our bodies aren’t stuck in the same routine. At MagnaPass we’re always encouraging you to discover new fitness experiences around you, don’t just try a free spin class at your gym – we’re talking about a new location, a new studio with new people. Yes, a class may cost a little more but it’s much less than a meal out. We believe that fitness is not about sticking to…

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Ever wondered what it’s like to crawl like a tiger? Or swinging from the trees like a monkey? Well, I haven’t, but I imagine some of you definitely will at one point or another. I actually became really intrigued by this new form of workout, named Animal Movements, a unique style of movements to make you adapt to your inner beast, exclusively hosted by Fera. A post shared by MagnaPass (@magna_pass) on Nov 30, 2016 at 7:17am PST You may have seen Skot (the owner of Fera and a good friend of ours) effortlessly gliding around the city on his longboard, long…

February 14, 2017 Will Whyler

Last Saturday we hosted our members-only official launch event at Spin Factory – and it went brilliantly! It was so fantastic to bring together our favourite partners, members and press to celebrate our official launch onto the fitness scene. It’s been a long journey to get to this point, but we’re so proud of everything we’ve created and can share with you now. The event began with attendees being split into two smaller groups so that everyone could get a personal, hands on experience with our partners. The first set of workouts was a session led by Spin Factory themselves,…

February 3, 2017 Jessica Tsang

 Benefits of including Yoga in your fitness routine We believe yoga is a great choice for keeping fit, improving flexibility and boosting your mental fitness. Regular practice of yoga can help maintain a healthy body and healthy mind which adds to a positive wellbeing. The benefits of yoga are endless and we’re not just saying it… here at MagnaPass we have listed five benefits of why you should try yoga and consider incorporating it in your routine.  1. Lowers stress and improves mental fitness Yoga benefits your body and mind equally. Some methods of yoga include meditation techniques which allow your mind to…

February 2, 2017 Will Whyler

As part of our big MagnaPass rebrand, we’ve decided we aren’t such huge fans of the “Locker Room” name for our blog going forwards. To celebrate our relaunch, we wanted to do something different with our MagnaPass users. This is where you come in to make a special contribution. We want you to send us your suggestions for the new name of our blog. The winning entry will be receiving a very exclusive one off MagnaPass gift box. We’re still finalising the details, but it’s going to be the best present you ever received from sending a message on social…

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…