Plank Like A Pro

Scott Ashley | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Ashley

Planks are a great recovery exercise. It helps you building strength in your core, upper and lower body. It works almost every main muscle, making it good full body work out. There are many variations of the plank, focusing on working different parts of body, from hamstrings to forearms - depending on which one you try.

When You Just Can't Stomach IBS

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

It's hard to refute that the epitome of a fit man is someone who has a chiseled mid range you could grate cheese on. Then there are men like me. We are bombarded with the latest craze in Men's magazines and on the Internet, about men having six pack abs. This for me is a stomach churning thought especially as I suffer with IBS.

How To Find Time To Exercise When You're A Parent

By Mary Common | Dave Leonard | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

When you're a parent, exercise can slide down your list of priorities. But taking a little time to exercise - whether it's going back to a sport you l...

Busting Fitness Myths

Zanna Van Dijk | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zanna Van Dijk

As a follow on from my unexpectedly popular nutrition myths blog post, here are the top fitness myths which I think need to be busted...

You Can Now Do A Spin Class On The Bus To Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those who can't ever seem to find time to exercise, there are now no excuses. London-based fitness studio 1Rebel has merged its spinning studio wi...

PE Haters of the World Unite

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

I think I might enjoy these same lessons now, on my own terms. But for a very long time I had an aversion to the whole idea of 'dance' in particular because I associated it with feelings of self-consciousness and unwanted attention, the legacy of being humiliated in many a PE lesson.

How Going to Bootcamp Exercise Classes Helped Me Become a Morning Person

Sofie Sandell | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

For a big part of my life I was the most tired person in the world in the morning. I could hardly do anything before 9 am. There was a period when my lectures at university started at 8 am but I could not listen and take in what was being said before 9 am, even if I had slept well the night before.

Cat Jogs With Its Human, Gives Us Serious Gym Goals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to exercise, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get up and go. However one woman found support in the unlikeliest of places.....

10 Things To Do In London During This Weekend's Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This weekend, the weather is expected to be sizzling - we're talking hotter than Ibiza. This kind of forecast pretty much never happens, which is why...

Is Office Culture Preventing You From Exercising?

Karen Laing | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

It's a growing trend. Minutes in the office are carefully accounted for and it seems the risk of someone tripping over their mat and suing someone, outweighs the benefit of them staying pain free and happier because they are getting in some regular exercise.

Fitness Trainer Plagued By Chronic Illness Which Makes Stomach 'Look Nine Months Pregnant'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger has told of how she stabilised her chronic gastrointestinal issues, anxiety and depression by getting fit. Beth Trueman, 22, struggled with...


Ruebi Bailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruebi Bailey

I could hardly say no to this Zumba class given that my bestie (and fabulous Pole Dancing partner) S was teaching it ... If I had said no, chances are she would have dragged me there kicking and screaming regardless of whether or not I happened to be wearing kitty pyjamas at the time.

New Gym Hopes To Get More Muslim Women Active

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new gym is set to open in Wales specifically designed to encourage more Muslim women to be active. Haya Fitness will operate on a women-only basis a...

Revealed: The Exercise That Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget aerobics, pumping iron could help you live longer. For 15 years, researchers followed over 30,000 people aged 65 and over to see how their fitn...

Getting Back Into The Habit Of Exercise

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We know that exercising regularly makes us feel better in body and mind. But putting our good intentions into action is where so many of us fall down....

Six Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

James Haskell | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Nothing commands respect in the gym like a heavy deadlift with impeccable form. But even more importantly, the deadlift is one of the most powerful full body muscle builders on the planet. If you've got a strong deadlift in your locker, chances are you're already a pretty big dude.

This Gym-Cum-Human-Arcade-Game Makes Us Want To Work Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise is great for health, but it can still be a bit of a chore - which is where New York-based fitness studio Asphalt Green comes in. The gym is b...

Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

James Haskell | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

So if you're still carrying excess blubber and haven't started doing anything about it, you're already two steps behind where you need to be. But before you give up on revealing your best ever physique in time for holiday season, know that it's not too late

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

Something for Everyone

James Haskell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.

Power Endurance Workout

James Haskell | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's the same kind of full body workout you get, from ball carrying, tackling, getting to your feet and competing for the ball. So it's great rugby specific work - great research for my new rugby book due out next week!

Here's A Foolproof Way To Stop Blisters Every Time

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech

If your feet are prone to blisters, science has now found a cheap but effective answer. The key lies with applying surgical paper tape to areas prone ...

6 Exercises For Better Doggy-Style Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The key to a better sex life could lie in a few simple exercises. The above video from Cosmopolitan shows six moves which can help improve doggy-style...

18 Signs You Know You've Spent Too Much Time Training for a Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

At some point over the last four months, I did something the Jackie of two years ago would never have thought possible. I fell in love with a little thing called running (oh, and compression tights and moulded insoles and basically any form of tight-fitting clothing).