Destination Rio

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My six year old took up Judo last year. We were delighted as he’s never shown any interest in ‘outside of school’ activities before. He’s always been a shy boy, clever yet quietly confident. Destination Judo rocked up at his school and ran a taster class by Glynn. Adam loved it, he said he wanted to sign up and that was that.


Fast forward over a year and Adam still loves it! He actually picked up his red belt (3rd Mon) just last week. His confidence has grown, he even asked for a speaking part in his school play. I believe this is partly down to doing Judo. Destination Judo has a motto: “Making Judo fun and giving children confidence.” I believe this is true and one other thing I’ll add, is that it teaches children respect. One thing which is clearly absent in some kids these days. Glynn is a fantastic Judo instructor. I always arrive early to pick Adam up, hoping to catch a glimpse of Adam doing his thing. All the kids have smiles on their faces.


I’m really looking forward to watching Team GB compete in this years Olympics in Rio. Slendertone have partnered up with the GB Judo Association to increase their athletes strength. Danny Williams, Professional Olympian Judoka, says:

“Having a strong core is very important for Judo, as it is a resistant sport you need enough power from your core for to prefect your technique.”

It makes perfect sense for Team GB to partner with Slendertone. Their Connect Abs (RRP £179.99) is perfect to help you achieve your goals. Slendertone Connect Abs successfully activates 100% of the abdominal muscles deep into the core and 30 minutes is the equivalent of 202 muscle contractions.


I wasn’t aware of this but Slendertone also offer an arm accessory priced at £39.99. I don’t have one yet (hint, hint!). Users reported more defined arms using the arm accessory for the recommended usage of 15 minutes per session, from three times a week.


On that note, I have a great little arm workout which consists of pull-ups, press-ups and dips. Start with one exercise and do ten reps, let your partner do his ten after you and then you do nine and so on. You basically go from ten reps down to one. We usually add in some squats and sit-ups in-between just to give your arms a break. Oh and when doing the press-up routine, while your partner is doing theirs you hold the plank position. Sounds easy? Think again! Slendertone isn’t a quick fix so it’s important to use it regularly as part of a healthy, active lifestyle to make the most of its benefits.


Please join me in wishing our Team GB Judo competitors all the very best! Thanks also to Slendertone, Glynn and everyone else at Destination Judo.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


  1. Anything that helps to get our children doing some sort of activity these days is a great idea and sports such as Judo introduce focus and commitment to them. Well done Adam! Also fingers crossed for a good year in Rio for team GB!

  2. Great to see your son take an interest in sport Paul, hopefully this will just be the start of his fitness journey!

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