Fitness Tips

Why Can't We Just Do It?

Olivia Cox | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped out of a *big* running event. It's plagued me ever since. So just incase you're like me and manage to psyche yourself out of things for absolutely-not-legitimate reasons, here's my tips for getting out the door...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in April

Chris Hall | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

April has seen another deluge of brand new and excellent research into health and fitness. In a continuation of our series, here are five things we learned in April, which you can take away and start using immediately!

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.

Two Challenges I Didn't Expect in My Forties

Charlene Hutsebaut | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Hutsebaut

Shockingly as such a vibrant active person I was diagnosed with viral meningitis and found myself in a hospital bed for seven days! I was on a ward with people 30-40 years my senior.

Compound Exercises: Get Stronger and Leaner

Katie Booth | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

If you want to really change and reshape your body, strength training is the way to go. By building muscle and losing fat you can build and sculpt a healthy, lean and strong body - but with so many exercises and programmes out there, it can be confusing to know what exercises will give you the most bang for your buck.

Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in 2016

Sarah Maxwell | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Maxwell

You don't need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment - just taking ten minutes to fit some simple exercises into your daily routine can make all the difference. In fact, setting realistic goals that don't take up too much time or money is the best way to keep motivated and make sure you stay on track.

Christmas Trimmings

Dean Hodgkin | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Hodgkin

You know how it goes... it starts with a few chips and dips at the company Christmas party and ends up with you sprawled on the sofa polishing off a box of chocolates, watching a festive film on TV.

How to Maximise Your Rest and Recovery

James Haskell | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

No matter how hard or how smart you train, you'll never get the results you want if you're not paying proper attention to your rest and recovery. The science is simple; when you are in the gym or playing sports, you cause small tears to occur in your muscle fibres. Your body repairs these tears as you recover...

Fitness Trainer Reveals Secrets To Abs Just 8 Weeks After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just eight weeks after giving birth, a fitness trainer has set out on a mission to prove that women can achieve their original physique post-pregnancy...

How Do Dancers Stay Fit And Healthy Outside The Studio?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With all the hours they spend in rehearsals you’d think dancers would want to curl up under a duvet on their day off. But to be at the top of the...

5 Quick Arm Exercises For Blasting Those Bingo Wings

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Why are they even called bingo wings? They don't aid our ability to fly in any way. If, like us, you want to de-wing then we'd suggest watching th...

12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Fit

Susannah Taylor | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It's tough, sometimes gruelling, but I've discovered the harder you push yourself, the greater the high and sense of achievement afterwards. Oh, and the stomach definition post-two children is definitely worth all those body-shaking planks. When it's raining, cold, you're tired, I know all too well how hard it is to motivate yourself.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stacey Lucas

That time of year where runners are gearing up for the marathons for fantastic causes. When people watch a marathon they tend to think 'I wish I could do that' or 'next year I will do this'. Here are 7 top tips on how to prepare for a marathon for beginners...

How Twitter Makes You Fitter

Charlie Watson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

What about using your Twitter feed as fitness motivation and inspiration rather than just a stream of celebrity gossip, sports results and up-to the minute news updates. I follow plenty, perhaps too many runners, gym bunnies and weight lifting enthusiasts, but despite spending more time looking at my phone screen, I'm fitter than ever.

Five Really Weird Things I've Seen In the Gym - A Guide for Old Hands and Newcomers

Poorna Bell | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Whatever your reasons are - whether you genuinely want to make a go at it, or you're using the month of self-flagellation (aka January) to atone for all that drinking and feasting - there are some helpful tips I've picked up along the way from my years of going to the gym.

How To Keep Fit At Your Desk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Okay, get ready for this depressing fact: if you do a desk job, you spend around over a third of your day sitting down, and at a desk. Factor in aroun...

How to Get a Proper Rest After a Workout

Patricia Evans | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

So you've been busying yourself in the gym for countless hours trying to build those muscles up. Or perhaps you're just a fitness enthusiast. Either way, it's of utmost importance that you take as much proper rest as you do when working out.

How to Pick a Personal Trainer

Andy Brown | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Brown

I can't emphasise enough how important it is that you and your trainer get on. If you like your trainer then when you're trying to squeeze out those last few reps their words can be encouraging and motivational. If you don't like them it just makes you want to smack them in their stupid face.

Twenty Motivational Ideas to Keep on Exercising!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

Time to muster up fun, inspiring ideas for all levels of exercisers. There are still unconventional ways to expend calories without having to go to the gym! 'No pain, no gain? Not in my world. Just dedicate your work-out to someone you love and believe me, there will be no pain, only pleasure!

Weight Loss Walking Plan - An Effective Way Everybody Can Look After Their Health

Daniel Bartlett | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Bartlett

As the owner of Personal Training studio you may find it strange that I advocate walking as an effective activity to lose weight, but there is good re...

Tips to Fit Training In Around Family Life

Neil Sinclair | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

I recognised that I needed to get creative about how I could fit training in around my family commitments (which I have a lot of as a stay at home dad). It's wasn't always easy, but then nothing worth doing ever is. So dads, if you want to start, maintain or revisit a training routine, here are my tips...

The Smart Way To Get Fit - Olympic-Inspired Phone Apps Top Charts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The perfect physiques on display at the Olympic Games have inspired a fitness-themed app to storm to the top of the charts this week. The Adrian Ja...

Which Of These Brides Will Win Gold? (VIDEO/PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, it looks like these brides-to-be could be doing a runner from their marriages. But if you look closer, these 'runaway brides' are ...

Bizarre Olympic Sports (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

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Why Brits Are Lagging Behind In The Fitness Stakes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain has one of the most sedentary populations on earth, with almost twice the proportion of people defined as "inactive" as in neighbouring France...