Getting Fit

The Benefits Of Joining A Gym - My List

Tamara Spurway | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

After signing my life away to a 12 month contract - yes 12 months, I need to commit long term otherwise I just won't do it. I take a look at the timetable and work out the days I can go while the little man is at nursery. I need to be organised. There is no point trying to go in the evenings, I know I just won't do it once the TV is on and the boy is in bed.

It Is Time To Give Up On New Year Resolutions - And That's Doctor's Orders

Marco La Malfa | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marco La Malfa

It is a great time to start thinking about your health, but I am sceptical about the benefits of New Year's resolutions. It is cold, it can be miserable and then we give up everything and feel bad when we fail. Too often we find ourselves reaching for the cookie jar as we have fallen off the wagon and feel bad about ourselves.

Is Body Shame Keeping You Out of the Gym?

Helen Osborne | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

With no disrespect to Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Ennis, we need more 'normal' looking people in fitness to prove you really don't have to look like an Olympian to join the 'fit club'.

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: Boxing Bootcamp Got My Bum, Tum And Arms In Shape | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boxing bootcamp can be tough at best, but add a Nike master trainer into the mix and what you have is something so mind-boggling hard it can land you ...

How Running Meditation Can Up Your Game

Headspace/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the London Marathon just over a month away, both newbies and veterans are wondering how they can become better runners. The clever people beh...

WATCH: How To Get Toned Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We'd all love toned arms but imagine it to be an uphill battle. Yet getting rid of your 'wings and things', to quote celebrity trainer Jennifer Johnso...

Wii Fit U: The Gym Hater's Alternative Workout

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Firstly, you may not going to like this winter workout alternative if you struggle with technology. But - if it's a toss up between going to the g...

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.

Experts Say Housework Doesn't Count As Exercise (As Much As We'd Like It To)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People who count housework as exercise could be fooling themselves, research has suggested. Including gardening, DIY, vacuuming or cleaning in a ta...

Sarah Dean

Can A Bootcamp Ever Be Anything Other Than Hell? | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Think of an exercise bootcamp and the image of a soggy, muddy, hellish workout in a park usually comes to mind. There you are red-faced, huffing a...

Why Cycling to Work Should Be Your Number One New Year's Resolution

Harry Cockburn | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

While Britain is entering its traditional period of detox after the festive excesses, commuters ought to be re-assessing the all-round gains that can be made by taking to two wheels and celebrating rather than loathing their journey to work.

Walking Into The Lions Den

Sabi Phagura | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sabi Phagura

The weights room can be an intimidating place for anyone let alone a newcomer and especially if you are a woman... So yes, I've been training hard in the weights room at my gym for three weeks now and it's been an interesting journey.

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

How The World Keeps Fit | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

From pumping iron to achieve the perfect 'Coregasm' in the US, 'Dog Dancing' in the UK to climbing the walls in China - with January in full swing and...