Gym

Fitness Facts: How Many Reps Is Enough?

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Some will have us believe that we need nothing more than bodyweight exercises, others will insist that we should do higher reps with lighter weights while others are convinced that if the weight isn't super-heavy we are not providing the body with enough of a challenge. But who should we listen to and what is the best rep scheme to use if we want to get into shape?

Why Are More People Going To The Gym At Midnight?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

More and more gym-goers are choosing to burn their body fat while they burn the midnight oil. We don’t quite understand the motive - after all, ...

Objectification Does Not Promote Fitness

Lisa Clarke | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

With a health service that is more under threat than ever, physical fitness is a useful and helpful thing to promote. promote. The more we as individuals can do to look after our own health, the better it will be both for us and for society as a whole.

AM vs PM - When Should I Work Out?

David Kingsbury | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Warmly wrapped in a cocoon of bed sheets, the absolute last place most of us want to be is out in the gloomy morning drizzle, plodding along the pavement in Lycra shorts. Is a love of duvet cosiness likely to hamper your fitness levels, or are you justified in putting off your morning jog to a less painful time of day?

For Some Reason, I Just Don't Have the Time Anymore

Paul Marshall | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

You want to think the best of your fellow man. To believe that the good in them will always prevail. Their acts of decency and kindness making even the crappiest day seem somehow kind of wonderful .

How To Tone Your Whole Body In Just 10 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you've got a busy week at work, sometimes squeezing in a gym session just isn't practical. But thankfully all you need is a spare 10 minutes e...

How To Tone Your Arms, Legs And Abs Using Water Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when we talk about at-home fitness equipment we're referring to dumbbells, yoga mats and fitness balls, but did you know some everyday objects...

Ken's Got Issues Too: Let's Talk About Male Beauty Standards

George P. Simmonds | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

It seems this dismissal of male beauty issues has become so ingrained in society that we're no longer equipped to notice when a man might have a problem. Who, after all, is going to question a fervid gym junkie when there are women willingly starving themselves in their own homes?

How Your Cross-Trainer Can Make You 'Coregasm' (And Why It's Not That Great)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us leave the gym with aching thighs and a sweaty back but turns out some ladies get waaaay more from a workout. Research shows more and mor...

I Deserve to Have an Ice Cream

Joy Ogude | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Ogude

We had highs of 32degrees in London today! Whaaaaaa!!! I nearly died, although I don;t know if I would have made Heaven! I literally felt like life had been taken out of me! I was so lethargic. I literally couldn't function.

How To Get Fit Without Going To The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that regular exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle, but for some the idea of going to the gym couldn't be less appealing. While some f...

My First Time at the Gym: Survival Tips for the Absolute Novice

Rachel Moss | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Like many people in the UK I enjoy the adrenaline and feel-good effect of exercise, but I had always found the prospect of going to the gym for the first time a little intimidating absolutely, completely terrifying.

These 7 Minute Exercises Will Give You A Beyoncé Booty In No Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hoping for toned thighs and a pert derriere to rival Beyoncé's, this workout could be for you. In this video from Shape's fitness guru N...

'Pregnancy Isn't An Excuse To Get Lazy' Says Mum Who Weightlifted Two Days Before Birth

Barcroft Media | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At zero months pregnant, we're unable to lift 215lb, yet that's the amount Meghan Umphres Leatherman was able to lift despite being two days away from...

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'.

Gymtimidation: Tips On How To Work Out Confidently

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking to unplug and recharge after a long day at work, it turns out the gym may not be ideal sanctuary you were after. According to new...

Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

Three Injured After Gym Ceiling Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Three gym-goers were injured on Wednesday when part of a ceiling collapsed onto a section of rowing machines. Two woman and a man were treated at t...

Best Exercises For Men: How To Look And Feel Great

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When hitting the gym it's easy to get stuck in a routine rut - you'll have the exercises you know well and, more often than not, you'll stick to them....

WATCH: Why Men Should Try Ballet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The typical male gym-goer wouldn't be seen dead outside the weights room and sniffs at more 'feminine' classes such as yoga, Zumba and aerobics. Bu...

The Male Size Zero

John Mason | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Mason

To have and maintain a body like the ones men's magazines portray, I had to dedicate myself to it like it was a full time job. In fact, it WAS a full time job. Surely that 's (Like the Size Zero) unattainable to the majority of men? How can someone maintain that training regime with a family, career, dog etc?

Mind

Natasha Corrett | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

#DIETSDONTWORK. We have tried and tried them over and over, but every time we do it seems we end up with the same result. If you were to bang your head on the wall and the result was that it hurt, would you do it again? Most likely not. So why put yourself through the emotional pain of this which has the same outcome?

What Personal Trainers Really Think

Colin McQuistan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

I used to work in a gym for around 6 years and if you go to a gym you've probably wondered what's going on in our heads. Well let me share a few of those thoughts.

Eight Things They Should Tell You When You Join the Gym

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Buxton

So you've joined a gym. Good for you. But before you go in there and attempt to pump any iron there are some things you should know. There are rules they don't include on your membership form or on that bit of paper that asks if you've ever injured your back or had an allergic reaction to Lycra. I'm talking about social rules, gym etiquette...

The Seven Habits of Fast Fat Loss

Ian Mellis | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Mellis

Eat Smart. This is the first port of call when looking to reduce body fat. You have to create a caloric deficit while eating enough protein, carbohydrates and essential fats to support your current muscle mass while reducing body fat.