10 things everyone who played netball in school will relate to

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When your captain or teacher asked you to play Wing Defence

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When you first learn how to pivot and you do this for the first few games

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The first time you came up against an opponent who was super tall and skilled


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Playing in the middle of winter…


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The first time you played against a team from another school


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When you played against girls who didn’t trim their nails


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When your teacher/umpire blows the whistle because you’ve entered an area of the court you shouldn’t be in

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Eating lots of these after the second quarter


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When you score the winning goal


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When boys said netball must be slow as you can’t run with the ball

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Top 5 superfoods for super skin

We sat down with Go Mammoth’s fitness classes manager Rachel Clement to get the lowdown on the best superfoods for your skin. Combine these superfoods with taking our Pilates London classes and you’ll soon see the health benefits! Check out our list below:


A handful of these to your cereal or greek yoghurt in the mornings will increase your body’s resistance against premature aging, skin cell damage and acne. This is thanks to molecules in blueberries called antioxidants which help flush out prevent damaging chemical reactions within skin cells. A British Dietary Association study has also concluded that eating more than three portions of blueberries a week could fight off off heart disease.


Definitely a good one for the summer months as the vitamin E stored within almonds will help protect your skin from sun damage. Vitamin E will assist your skin in holding in its moisture, relieving dryness and keeping it looking younger. Make sure you eat unsalted almonds however, as too much sodium can actually draw the moisture from your body, leaving your skin feeling rubbish.


Abundant in vitamin C, spinach aids the body’s production of collagen – a protein within your body which helps with tightening and repairing damage to your skin.

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Not only does the kiwi taste great, but it’s yet another food brimming with Vitamin C, helping to keep your skin in tip-top condition.

Chia Seeds

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Many supermarkets around the country now stock chia seeds – they are a foodstuff jam-packed with nutritional value. The Omega 3 fatty acids in chia seeds can help reduce redness and inflammation in your skin and ward off eczema and psoriasis. As an ingredient, chia seeds are also incredibly versatile – try putting them in your porridge with a few berries, your smoothies or if you’re fan of baking, why not include them in your recipe for wholewheat muffins.

It goes without saying all of the above should be supplemented with water – drinking 1.5 litres of it a day will aid with food digestion, absorption and blood circulation, while ensuring your skin doesn’t become dry and flaky.


10 reasons why you’ll love our pilates classes

Well below are ten reasons why we believe you’ll love our London pilates classes. If you have any further questions, you can chat live to our fitness manager between 9am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday by using our Live Chat feature snuggled down in the bottom of the right of the page:

  1.  Improve, strength and flexibility

Practising pilates with Go Mammoth can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.

Pilates is also easy on the joints, can help with flexibility and therefore assist in preventing injuries from working out or playing sport.

  1.  All abilities welcome

All of our London pilates classes cater for all abilities and all fitness levels. Whether you love pilates, or have never tried it out before, there will be a Go Mammoth class for you.

  1.   Friendly, professional instructors

We only work with highly-trained, energetic, friendly and personal instructors to ensure everyone has the best experience in their pilates class.

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  1. Our instructors will modify pilates positions to meet your needs

If you have an existing injury or are recovering from a recent one, our instructors will tailor certain positions for you during classes, to ensure you can enjoy the class without risk of aggravating your physical condition.

  1.  Meet like-minded people

Because the classes are designed to be fun and social, practising pilates with Go Mammoth is the perfect way to meet new people. As you’ll be taking classes with them for an 8 week period, you’ll create great relationships over time.

  1. Convenient locations

Our London pilates venues are carefully selected to ensure they are as accessible as possible; they are all situated in close proximity to London Underground stations.

  1. Great value for money

We offer two different fitness memberships at Go Mammoth – both don’t require you to sign a contract, giving you the flexibility to cancel at any time. If you sign up to a multi-class membership plan at £39 you can attend as many different Go Mammoth fitness classes as you want in any given week. If you attend a minimum of 3 classes per week for a month, you’ll effectively be paying just £3 a class.

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  1. Attend other Go Mammoth fitness classes with a multi-class membership

With a Go Mammoth multi-class fitness membership you can attend our yoga, circuits and boxfit classes in London

  1. 5 day money back guarantee

Sign up for any fitness class on either the single class or multi-class membership, pay for the first month of membership and attend a class within your first 5 days. If you’re not happy with your experience for any reason, call us on 020 3696 2824 and we’ll cancel your membership and issue you with a full refund of your initial payment.

  1. Be part of the ‘Go Mammoth’ club

All of the equipment is provided for you, you’ll receive a free t-shirt and will also receive discount food/drink at your venue’s designated partner bar.

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What to expect at your first Go Mammoth pilates class


How Pilates Will Transform Your Health

After doing a few pilates London sessions, you’ll begin to notice changes to your body and mind. Here. If you want to discover 40 other ways that pilates will transform your health, have a chat with one of our brilliant instructors before one of our classes.

1)Your core will strengthen with pilates.

In fact, if you practice pilates regularly you’ll notice tighter stomach muscles, a straighter back and more defined muscle tone. As pilates positions put an emphasis on the core area, this is perhaps the health benefit you’ll notice first

2) Breathe, relax and reduce stress with pilates

When practicing pilates regularly you’ll notice your breathing start to synchronise with your muscles. Lie back, loosen up and enjoy.

3) Pilates will give you a stamina boost

When doing pilates regularly, you’ll notice that certain exercises and positions become less tiring – your endurance and stamina will also improve.

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4) Posture and mobility will improve over time with pilates

Over time your flexibility will improve too.

5) Pilates is low-impact meaning no pressure will be put on on your joints


6) Your sporting performance will improve

Over time, as your muscles develop with pilates, your shots will be stronger and your standing acceleration will increase. Top sports stars like Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale incorporate pilates into their rigorous exercise regime. If one of the best footballers in the world swears by it, it must be worth giving it a go!

7) Doing pilates regularly will help you sleep better at night

Joseph Pilates specifically suggests spinal rolling exercises for better and deeper sleep. The rolling and unrolling exercises, he says, massage the spine, relax the nerves, help cleanse the body, and restore natural flexibility of the spine.

8) You’ll concentrate more effectively on tasks during the day

While performing pilates, you will learn how to match breath with your movements and as a result you will concentrate on trying to achieve synchronicity between the both. Training your mind in this way will help you focus on completing singular tasks at home or at work.

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What to expect from your first Go Mammoth pilates class

What To Expect At Your First Pilates Class

1) What to bring to your first pilates class

In short…not much. Simply wear comfortable, loose clothes that you won’t mind getting sweaty in. Make sure your choice of clothes isn’t too baggy however as your instructor will want to see your posture and how your bones align during certain positions. Wearing baggy clothes during certain pilates poses could also be a little revealing.

2) We’ll provide the mat…

If you don’t own a pilates or yoga mat, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. However you may want to invest in a beginner’s mat for your course as it’s an essential accessory for anyone practicing pilates. If you’re unsure about which one to buy, check out our top 5 mats for beginners.


3) Trainers not required but bring a bottle of water

Our pilates classes are carried out barefoot so don’t worry if you haven’t got an amazing pair of trainers… you don’t need them! It’s important to keep hydrated however – especially if you’ve taken a break from any sustained exercise – so make sure you bring a bottle of water to class with you.

4) Your first class will be an introduction to the world of pilates

You’ll start your first class with some simple breathing exercises accompanied with some gentle stretching exercises to help loosen your muscles.

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5) Your instructor is there to answer any of your pilates questions

Your instructor is there to help and they want you to enjoy the class.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. It’s a good idea to arrive to your first class a little to meet your instructor – them the instructor about any recent or existing injuries you may have, as they will be able to advise as to whether you should modify or sit out certain positions.

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Which league level is right for me?

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If you haven’t played 5-a-side for a while, think you’re a tad unfit for the rigours of a full-on competitive game, or just want to have more of a light-hearted kickabout, then the recreational league is the best starting point for you. The recreational leagues are the best place to hone your level of fitness and your general footballing skill, while having a great time doing so.

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Are you aware of what you’re going to do with the ball before it arrives at your feet? Can you pick the perfect 20 yard pass to put your striker through on goal? Do you have the legs to make that last ditch tackle to deny your opponent slotting the ball past your keeper? You do? Cool – sign up to our competitive leagues, where players are still looking for fun, social games, but also want to win all of their fixtures! 

What you need to know ahead of your first Go Mammoth 5-a-side game
5-a-side football rules guide


What you need to know ahead of your first game

      1. Your fixture list

Every footballer loves to do a little research about their opposition before they step onto the pitch, so seven days before your first league match, our 5-a-side league management team will send you your receive your full fixture list for the season.

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     2.  Your team members

Signing up to one of our 5-a-side leagues on your own? Well along with the details of your fixture information, our league management team will also send you the contact details of your team at least a week. Why not set up a Whatsapp group and start the conversation going before you meet up for the first time? We’d also advise arriving for your first match a little early so you can meet up and warm up with them beforehand.

   3.  Brush up on the 5-a-side football rules

5-a-side football is a beautifully simple game – that’s why it’s so addictive – but there are a few key rules you should brush up on before your first match. Whether you’ve signed to play up on your own or your managing a team, it’s definitely worth taking a read of our Go Mammoth 5-a-side rules guide before your first fixture.

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   4.  How do the 5-a-side leagues work?

You’ll be playing all your league games at the venue and on the day you selected during the registration process, but your fixtures will vary week on week within the time window allotted for your league. But to ensure you can properly plan your fixtureyou’ll receive your full fixtures list along with exact kick-off times before the season begins so you can plan your matches into your personal schedule

    5.  Don’t forget to bring your astro turf trainers to the game…

…and if you haven’t played for a while, don’t forget to wear them in for a bit beforehand to make sure they still fit. Bring a bottle of water too – you’ll definitely need one for your first game. We’ll sort out the team bibs and ball. See you on the pitch.


10 reasons to Go Mammoth for 5-a-side

Here are ten reasons why you should Go Mammoth for your 5-a-side football fix:

Great locations, conveniently accessed

We run leagues football pitches in all four quarters of London; here’s sure to be a game happening near your home or office. Plus we’re opening new leagues at new venues all the time.

Quality playing surfaces

We only run leagues on state-of-the-art astroturf and 3G pitches in London.       

A league of your own

We run recreational football leagues for players with less experience, mixed teams and anyone who just wants a friendly kick-about. Our intermediate 5-a-side and 6-a-side football leagues are for players who want a more competitive (but still fun and friendly!) game. Read more about our levels of play.

Individuals welcome

You’re welcome to join any of our football leagues in London as either a team or individual. Other 5 a side league providers only welcome complete teams but we’re experts at matching up individual players with existing teams.

Manage your team online

We know you’re busy with your day job and managing a football team on the side can take quite a bit of organisation. That’s why we’ve invested in the best technology of any London 5-a-side facility to help you register your team and keep track of your leagues online.

Short on players one week? We’ve got you covered!

No team wants to miss a game due to a lack of players! Using Go Mammoth’s website, it’s a cinch to find ringers for your team if you’re caught short one week.

League champs win prizes

Go Mammoth leagues are about football and fun first and foremost but there’s also great prizes up for grabs for the talented teams who finish at the top of our leagues.

Fair play

All of our league matches are officiated by independent referees who keep the play running smoothly and safely – just come along, bib up and play!

 From the pitch to the pub

Most of the teams in our London football leagues head to the local Go Mammoth partner bars after their matches for a couple of hard-earned drinks.

Meet new people

Playing 5-a-side with Go Mammoth is the perfect way to make new friends in London in a relaxed, competitive atmosphere.


5-a-side Football Rules

Before you play in our 5 aside London leagues you need to have a brush up on the rules…


No more than five players on the pitch for each side (six players per team for 6-a-side).

A game can officially be played with 4 players on the pitch for one team.

In mixed leagues two girls must be on the pitch at all times. If fewer than two girls can play for a team then the game can be played as an official match, but only if the opposing team are happy to do so.

If a team arrive with fewer than 3 of their original players or the referee steps in, then the other team must decide BEFORE kick off if they wish for the result to count towards the standings or whether to play the game as a friendly. This decision must be clear to both teams involved BEFORE kicking off.


Teams have until ten minutes past the designated start time to field a legal team. The length of the game will be reduced to stick to time scales and it must be clear if the game is to be played as a friendly before kick off.

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Substitutions can be made at any point during the game and are “rolling”. The substitute(s) must be off the pitch before the new player(s) comes on and must enter the pitch at the same place the player left the pitch. Play will not stop for substitutions. This includes after a goal, during a free kick etc.

Play will continue regardless of substitutions. If a team wastes time during a switch then play will be handed over for a free kick / goal kick to the other team.

Play will continue if a goalkeeper is switching into goal, even if this involves putting goalkeeper gloves on.

There is no limit to the amount of substitutions a team can make.

There is no limit to the amount of substitutes a team can have on the sideline.


Only the designated goalkeeper is allowed inside the designated goal area. Two players can only be in the area during a switchover. If there are two players in the designated goal area during a shot from the opposition then a penalty will be given. Make goalkeeper switches as swift as possible.

If the goalkeeper leaves the area for any reason during play then a penalty will be given to the opposing team.

Any defending players that enter the goal area for any reason during play will result in a penalty to the opposing team. This includes running through/across the goal area. This does not include momentum which may take a player into the area. But If the ball is touched/cleared during this momentum a penalty may be given at the referee’s discretion).

If an attacking player goes into the goal area, a goal kick will be awarded. If the attacker’s foot is inside the area when they shoot, the goal will be disallowed. If momentum takes the attacker into the area but the shot left their foot before their foot entered into the area the goal will be given.

Goalkeepers can roll, throw or kick the ball out. They are not allowed to throw the ball above head height or throw it with an overarm motion. If the goalkeeper throws, kicks or rolls the ball out over head height an indirect free-kick will be awarded to the opposing team from the kick off spot.


All free kicks must be taken indirectly. The ball must be placed at the point of the foul and can be taken by any player. The opposing team must be one metre from the ball when a free kick is taken.

Goals will not be awarded if scored directly from a free kick.

A free kick can be given for one of the following: (1) the ball going over head height, whether that be a deflection or kicked directly from a player. It’s whoever it hits last. (2) charging (3) roughness (4) Handball (5) dangerous play (5) slide tackles (6) lack of control in a tackle (7) time wasting

The referee is able to include a sin bin for two minutes as well as a free kick if they feel it’s necessary.

Back passes to the goalkeeper ARE allowed. The goalkeeper is allowed to pick the ball up from a back pass.

Multiple back passes to a goalkeeper will be reviewed at the referee’s discretion and a free kick can be awarded if they feel it’s getting ridiculous.

A free kick will be awarded against the last player to touch the ball before it goes above head height.

Any rebounds off goalkeepers that go over head height will result in play carrying on.

In mixed football penalties can be taken by any player.

The penalty taker can only take one step before their penalty kick. The penalty taker is not permitted to run-up to the ball before taking the shot.

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Results within league games will be awarded as follows:  3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for a loss and  0 points for a forfeit.

Any drawn play-offs will be decided on penalties.


The referee’s decisions on the pitch are final.

These Go Mammoth league rules are not exhaustive and may be added to or amended at any time.

Go Mammoth reserve the right be to deduct 1 point from a team at our own discretion for a forfeit or any serious misconduct.

These 5 Dodgeball GIFs will compel you to play the game

There are a handful of sports whose first five seconds of play are incredibly exciting. Think Usain Bolt sprinting down the 100 metre track milliseconds after the starting gun has been fired or Lewis Hamilton zipping off the Formula 1 start grid to overtake a couple of cars on the first corner of the track. When the referee’s whistle is blown in dodgeball, the first five seconds are always an exciting blur!

At the start of a dodgeball game, your brain has to work with your body in tandem to achieve success. As you’re pelting towards the middle of court, you have to make a split decision on which ball to grab – one mistake could mean elimination.

It’s an epic game, but if you haven’t yet tried it, here are five (5 second) dodgeball GIFs that will compel you to play the game:

Amazing dodge!

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This is how to catch

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This is how not to catch!

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Incredible instinctive dodge from the guy in the middle!


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 This is how not to throw!


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