Gym

Creating The Perfect Gym In Your Garden

James Willmott | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Willmott

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout space at home.

Why Working Out In Winter Will Make You Faster, Slimmer And Happier

Colin Gentry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

When the clocks went back in October, regular gym-goers not only received an extra hour of sleep but some extra square footage in the gym too. Year af...

Why Your Desk Needs To Come With A 'Death Waiver' More Than Your Fitness Class!

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Hooton

If we can encourage less active people to become more active we could prevent one in ten cases of stroke and heart disease in the UK, and one in six deaths from any cause. Furthermore, regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age.

No More Excuses, Go To The Gym!

Chris Wharton | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

As the miserable weather draws in and Christmas is round the corner, you hear more and more people giving excuses on why they can't incorporate exercise into their lives. It's time to stop! You are better than that. Next time you excuse your lack of exercise, remember the following reasons to pick up your gym kit:

Is Fasted Cardio Feeding You An Empty Promise?

Colin Gentry | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Anyone who regularly follows fitness models on social media will no doubt find someone championing fasted cardio. "I've been on the treadmill for 2 hours since 6am and haven't eaten a thing! #skinny" Valencia isn't the only filter at use here though. It's time to slow down the pursuit of fat loss and get your fill of the facts.

Three Reasons Why You Should Skip Legs Day

Colin Gentry | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.

This Little Boy Is All Of Us Realising We Can't Do Gymnastics

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Parents

Olympic fever has swept the nation: leaving us all feeling like we are the next Simone Biles. But don’t be fooled people. Gymnastics isn’t as eas...

The Secret Behind Building Muscle And Avoiding Injury

Georgia James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve signed up to the gym and now all you can think about is the buff body that awaits. But while keeping your eye on the prize is a good way to s...

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...

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.

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!

Body-Shaming - Now With Equal Opportunities

Ant Meads | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

I wonder just how much pressure kids feel to conform with the body image stuff because it seems to span across all subcultures, Suddenly I'm seeing indie bands take their shirts off at gigs and be completely ripped and Goth kids moon bathing with shirts off and pecs that can dance to the Adams Family Theme.

Can I Still Work Out at the Gym During Pregnancy?

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Lots of women ask us if it's still ok to use the gym during pregnancy and some gyms are still very apprehensive about the sight of a pregnant woman on the treadmill and other gym users can be quite judgemental about seeing a woman exercising with a baby bump.

Watch 78-Year-Old Grandma Shirley Deadlift 225 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Webb is a 78-year-old grandmother with a penchant for lifting pretty hefty weights at the gym. Webb can deadlift 225lbs (that's more than 16 ...

My Guide to Getting Started Into Fitness Part Two

James Haskell | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You don't want someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. You want someone to push you. There's no point in spending money on health, fitness, equipment, food and diet, if you're not going to put the work in.

My Guide to Getting started Into Fitness - Part One

James Haskell | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

This is probably the question I got asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves more than walking the dog then there is stuff to know and learn IF you want to do things properly and get benefit.

Ten Things I Love About Losing Weight

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Griffiths

I've been a gym bunny for well over a year now and I am amazed at how much my body has transformed through exercise. Along with eating healthily the majority of the time (apart from booze-fuelled holidays in Portugal and when I'm feeling sorry for myself during the time of the month), my mind and body are healthier thanks to my fun exercise regime...

10 Things They Don't Tell You When You Lose Weight

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Griffiths

I never thought I had the will power to make a change to my lifestyle and eating habits but a bad breakup and lots of heartache was my turning point. I didn't want to just lose the weight that was holding me back but I wanted to work on my self-worth and learn to love myself before meeting anyone else.

Six Things That Change When You Start Lifting Weights

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

Many women are scared about weight lifting, I admit that when I first started I had fears my figure would become bulky and masculine. But so many of us are finally ignoring those stupid myths and lifting heavy weights, yay!

This Is Why You Should Never Show Off In The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Comedy

This fool-hardy gym-goer thinks he can squat 855lbs (387kg). He can't. As a result of this blatant overconfidence, things don't exactly go as pl...

The Gym Invasion

Anna Smith-James | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Smith-James

In the current obesity climate and with depressing health scares constantly making appearances in the news, the more people making an effort to get fit should be celebrated! And often than not, it will be the fit and healthy who bemoan and complain about the people clogging the NHS with their obesity-related issues.

Three Very Common Gym Mistakes

Adam Warren | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

I decided to write a post about three very common gym mistakes that you may find yourself making because nobody has yet pointed them out to you, but after reading this post it could completely reshape your entire outlook at the gym so that you're in a better position to get so much more from it.

Six Things to Love About the London Fitness Scene

Natasha Wynn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Wynn

Forget about New Year Resolutions that only last until Valentine's Day, London is currently in a fitness revolution that is everlasting. New studios, new styles and new inspirations are encouraging Londoners to ditch the sofa and choose squats instead. Here are just a few things that I love about London's love affair with fitness.

What Do You Really Want to Achieve By Dieting and Exercising?

Karen Morris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

This is a common occurrence with exercise and healthy eating regimes. Particularly so in the gym, as often people join because they feel it it's the 'right thing to do', along with wishing people they haven't spoken to for ages 'happy birthday' on Facebook and agreeing to work overtime on top of an already hectic schedule.

Compound Exercise 1: Deadlift

Katie Booth | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

This is my absolute favourite exercise, hands down. Don't get me wrong, I love a good squat too - but for me the barbell deadlift is the ultimate move...