If You Want To Get In Shape, Here’s How To Spend Your Money Wisely!

Spring is here, and once again lots of people are heading out and want to do something for their fitness.

If you’re like most, you will possibly scour around the neighborhood tying to find a good gym. Check.

Now, the thing is, these days, there really isn’t much of a difference with gyms, at least not when it comes to their prices and the equipment they have. Maybe you can save a buck here and there depending on the gym, but ultimately they are really very much the same, at least here in East London.

What I personally found to be extremely helpful however is if a gym isn’t just offering a standard gym membership, but when they’re also offering fitness classes. Why is this such as huge deal? Easy: If you join a fitness class rather than just “going to the gym”, there will always be a trainer as well. They will teach you about the best routines for your fitness goals and you won’t ever have the problem not knowing how to use a machine effectively.

Even if classes may cost more than a simple membership, I think this money well spent! But of course you can take even this one notch up if you choose a personal trainer. A personal trainer is hands-down the best way so you can achieve a certain fitness goal, in the way that’s optimal for you! If you happen to live in East London and need a personal trainer in London Fields, shouts out to my friends over at the London Fields gym. I highly recommend these guys because they have everything I mentioned in this blog including fitness classes and trainers.

Cool New Tech for Increased Fire Safety

Promising Tech for Increased Fire Safety

As a former firefighter here in UK, I am always wanting to be up to date new technology in particular for fire safety. Recently, I come across something very interesting which is now slowly phasing out older and less reliable technology such as smoke detectors in many businesses but increasingly more also in private homes. I’m talking about video flame detection.

So what is video flame detection? Video flame detection is a way to detect fires with state-of-the-art video analysing technology. The systems are built in video cameras so that they can quite literally “see” fires and smoke. Compared to smoke detectors, video flame detection has a lot of advantages. For example, the systems can see fires or smoke even in a distance, which is not the case with smoke detectors which can only reliably work when the source of a fire is relatively close by.

Your average smoke detector is also not very advanced. Yes, they can detect smoke and fire somewhat reliably then sound an alarm, but this is about as advanced as smoke detectors are. Video flame detection systems on the other hand not only can detect fires very quickly, they can normally also automatically call the Fire Brigade once that happens. This can save valuable time that fires are often extinguished before it can cause any major damage. What’s more, video flame detectors work automatically and reliably 24/7 and can protect homes and businesses if no one is present, which is another big benefit.

 

A Deal For the UK and EU before Brexit?

The biggest goal of the Conservatives in the UK is to get Brexit done. And Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement will indeed mean the de facto end of the U.K.’s membership in the European Union.

But following that, a willow leaf still a lot of questions open, in particular the important question of the UK’s future trade relationship with EU.

As the UK about to fall off a cliff next year?

Mr Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement, the existing arrangements between the EU and UK would temporarily continue, with goods and services being allowed to flow freely across the various borders with the continent. This however will end at the end of 2020 .

He has promised that in case he should win a majority he wants to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU that would go into effect at the end of 2020.

Should this come to fruition, it would eliminate tariffs so that business and commerce in in with the UK can run more smoothly. The agreement would also reduce other regulations that would hinder trade