Gym

Ten Benefits To Strength Training

Andy Pilides | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

The history of strength training has been around for decades, however schools of thought still believe it may be harmful for you (although this is changing for the better as science gets more advanced.) Contrary to the belief that weight training is bad for you, there are many benefits in which you could reap from following a well-structured and applied resistance-training plan. Below are 10 reasons why weight training is amazing for you...

Firefighters Spend Three Hours Removing Weight From Gym Goer’s ‘Sensitive Part’

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man working out in a German gym got a “very sensitive part” of his body stuck inside a 5.5-pound weight plate on Friday, according to officials....

How To Make The Most Of Your Local Outdoor Gym

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What’s stopping you from exercising regularly? We’re guessing it’s not just one reason – there are loads. Not enough time, not enough cash, no...

Why Aren't You Getting Gains?....

Ali Stewart | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

What I mean by this is, if your training program is progressive, and hits most major body parts frequently enough, it will do the job. The real reason you're not seeing progress is that you just don't train hard enough. You are not stressing your muscles enough to 'need' to grow.

Gym And Me - Blood, Sweat And Real Tears

Mr Pickwick | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

I had never been hung up on my fitness.  I viewed the appearance of middle-aged boobs as a natural stage in life just as I did the arrival of bodily hair or taking responsibility for putting the dustbins out.

Want Bigger Arms?

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

Most people tend to cheat and swing through the back and shoulders in order to move too much weight, and by doing so, you fail to engage the arms fully. Take your time in each rep, use a full range of movement and finish each lift by contracting hard against the weight at the peak of your lift. Try to avoid your arms losing tension at either the top or bottom range.

I Can't Exercise Because My Back Hurts...

Ali Stewart | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

How can we stop this craziness and go back to squatting 200kg for reps I hear you ask... Simple sit less! ha ha, well not so stupid... but, there are also a few things that can help get you back to having a healthy spine.

How Much Protein?

Ali Stewart | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

In order to function as animals we must consume some protein. Proteins literally are the building blocks needed for all physical parts of our bodies. This ranges from skin, hair, nails, nerves, enzymes, antibodies, blood, muscle....everything.

The Real Truth Of How To Get Shredded Part Two

Ali Stewart | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

As you can see there is nothing glamorous about getting super lean, it isn't even that complicated and I promise this is what I actually do and what my clients will do. It is all about your start point, pure determination, and consistency.

On Spin Cycle

Debs Wild | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debs Wild

In preparation, I laid out what I thought to be appropriate gym gear the night before. I also read a few online articles about what to expect. The first piece led me to rethink every item of clothing as it was all wrong -- including the trainers.

Why You Should (Probably) Swear More In The Gym

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you eff and blind in the gym, you might actually be doing your body some favours. That’s according to new research, which suggests that muscle st...

The Importance Of Female Weightlifting

David Kingsbury | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

I incorporate female weightlifting into many fitness plans as the benefits are endless. Lifting weights helps to build and improve muscle tone and body composition. It's also good for preventing osteoporosis, as is strengthens bones and increases bone density.

However Wrong It Is, Buying Fitness Gear Motivates Me To Go To The Gym

Amy Packham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Last week on a day where I intended to go home and relax - shock horror - I ended up going to the gym instead. I was tired and I hadn't been slack at working out that week, but there was one thing drawing me there.

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

Katie Teehan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

'Oh god, have you been at the gym again?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air that somehow my attendance at a spinning class makes them feel bad, or a bit lazy.

Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

My New Year's Resolution: Do NOT Join The Gym

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

I'm not anti-healthy-lifestyle...I am, most definitely, anti-healthy-lifestyle-that-costs lives. And for that reason alone, I cannot align my health needs with those of society.

5 Ways To Fit Exercise In Your Morning Before Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it, waking up in time for work is hard enough, without having to set your alarm an hour earlier. But fitting your exercise in the morning not ...

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join A Gym In January

Karen Laing | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

I've been the fitness business for over 12 years. I know the industry trends and so do newspaper editors and marketing directors. In January everyone feels guilty. We've typically over spent, over eaten and turned into TV watching or relative visiting sloths. And guilt is so easy to sell to.

"New Year, New Me"

Olivia Tilley | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Tilley

It's the 6th of January, so by now people are six days in to not following through with their New Year's resolutions. That time between Christmas an...

15 Inspirational Fitness Quotes That Will Get You To The Gym In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Having to get out of bed on a cold, dark, morning to go and work out tests the willpower of even the most committed gym bunnies. But for those who ar...

Yes, There Is Such A Thing As A Bad Workout

Colin Gentry | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Less than an hour later I was back in bed, wishing I'd never left it. My workout had been lethargic, personal bests were untroubled, and last sets and then whole exercises fell under the wheels of this slow-motion car crash.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

Day 6: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

We are now half way through this series of 12 days of Christmas dieting. The way I see it there is a lot of spurious information out there that is usually confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. I've been educating clients for years on how to eat and train properly. Here is another dose of reliable information on how to avoid getting fat at Christmas time.