Training

Adding a String to the Bow

Paul Clayton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

So perhaps a drama school that endeavours to train its students how to be an actor, should enlighten graduates as to just what is possible. Promotional work, corporate work, work that uses the skills they have learnt as actors to engage with the public. Somebody has to wear that Sponge Bob Square pants suit in the shopping mall on a Saturday afternoon. How much better for all concerned if it's somebody who can really make it look fun.

Training With Zátopek: Five Lessons From the Greatest Distance Runner of all Time

Sam Humphrey | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

Zátopek's commitment to self-torture encourages us to do anything but spare ourselves the ordeal of going out in the rain or wind. When you next approach a treadmill, think of Zátopek running through deep sand in heavy boots - and consider where it got him.

Back to school - It's Not About the Shoes

Melissa Hood | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

I was talking to one of the other facilitators at The Parent Practice, Juliet Richards, this week about going back to school.... As you do when the summer holidays haven't even begun! She said her teenagers will still need some help and 'encouragement' in September to get themselves organised, but it will be easier than it has been before. They're used to it, after all.

How to Run in the Rain

Olivia Cox | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

I gave the issue some thought once I'd got home. Rainy / muddy running was sort of my forte when I was in the army. I doubt we ever really went on a 'fair weather' jog, to be fair. And it was never really that bad. Or maybe I've just forgotten...

How to Pick a Running Buddy

Olivia Cox | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

There's more to a running buddy just than a matchable pace. Spending circa 50 minutes in step with someone really does require a certain degree of friendship. And they've gotta be able to nail your outfit shot at the finish. Obv.

Pure Intentions and Sheer Willpower Can Make Long-hour Fasting More Liberating

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Ramadan demands that Muslims be positively active and dynamic in their community and wider society. As a people of faith we have a unilateral obligation to work for the good of all. We have the obligations of good-neighbourliness, of being concerned for others, to share their joys and feel their pains and to provide support and help wherever we can.

Learning the Ropes of the Creative Industries

Marcus Davey | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Marcus Davey

In the 10 years since the Roundhouse reopened, youth unemployment has remained high and university fees have increased to an extraordinary level. However, we are also living in a time when the creative industries are flourishing.

How TRX Training Changed My Body In Just Four Weeks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Six months into taking up running, I was sat in my hospital’s physiotherapy department explaining, through frustration, how my knees felt so weak an...

The Home Straight to Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

I'll be doing quite a few hours to help me prepare mentally and get used to the track before my debut. Because Le Mans is a street circuit, I've only been able to drive the rack in a simulator before, because it would be impossible to drive around in a racing car outside of testing or the race itself.

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

Downtime in Cyprus

Jake Dennis | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

With the world of racing being so physically and mentally demanding, it's nice to get away from it all - especially before the buzz of Le Mans kicks in. But with just under four weeks until the race, it's still crucial that I keep in shape for when I get back.

Some Days, I Run in Pink

Amy Dear | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Dear

Don't get me wrong. I would absolutely love more choice of colours for women's fitness gear. But that doesn't make women who like Pink wrong, or foolish. Choice means that sometimes, Pink is OK.

Getting Back Into The Habit Of Exercise

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We know that exercising regularly makes us feel better in body and mind. But putting our good intentions into action is where so many of us fall down....

Unlocking Your Capacity for Brilliance

Lisa Regan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Oh hello, yes you- hard to believe it but you in fact are brilliant. Imagine if we spoke to each other and ourselves like this, what a different space in our heads and in the world we would live in.

Why Training People Leads to a More Innovative Business

Mark Farrar | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Mark Farrar

Training is often viewed as only applicable for learning new skills and so employers do not always deem it necessary for some roles. The reality is that training delivers so much more. Absolutely, it builds new skills and increases knowledge - however, it also helps to reinforce the confidence in individuals, helping them to recognise their own capabilities.

It's Okay If You Aren't a 'Proper Runner'

Amy Dear | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Dear

The appeal of a Running Club is clear. Safety in numbers can be literal (attacks on lone runners are a sad reality) but it can also be a kind of solidarity. You're not the only one wondering how much of your underwear is visible through Lycra - there's two dozen just like you coming down the path.

The Personal Trainer's Guide to Successful Fat Loss

David Kingsbury | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Getting superhero lean isn't easy. It isn't even moderately easy... but that's a good thing. If it was easy, everyone would have a next level six-pack and that would make you just another person in great shape. As the challenge is hard and the results take effort, few people will achieve their dream body.

The Best Three Supplements for Added Muscle Mass

David Kingsbury | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

To successfully build muscle in the specific areas that you want requires pre-planning. You need to create an environment within the body of a training stimulus and then ensure that your diet contains the correct nutrition, vitamins and supplements to make it a reality.

Are We Serious About Valuing Older Workers? Lessons From Robert de Niro

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

On a recent flight over to the US I watched the 2015 movie 'The Intern' - not Oscar winning stuff but a tongue in cheek reminder of what embracing mul...

The Apprentice A-List

Stuart Rock | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Stuart Rock

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, here's an A-List of people who have made the journey from being an apprentice to being the boss. Celebr...

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...

The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

James Caan CBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

A lot of people switch off when someone tells them they should 'love what they do' but I genuinely find it shocking that anyone would fulfil a role for 35 hours a week that does not leave them feeling satisfied, valued and content.

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.

But How? Finding Your Clarity of Purpose

Lisa Regan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do we ever truly know what we want? For some yes definitely, maybe not across every aspect of their lives but in business, fitness or with relationship standards and then goals, having a clear sense of purpose will be the deciding factor on whether you are successful or not!

Saving London's Black Cabs

Julian Vigo | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In an age where economies are shrinking, the differences between these two services from the perspective of the driver are severe. Essentially, it comes down to diametrically opposed scenarios: in one the driver needs to pass time-consuming, rigorous and expensive tests, in the other, you have a dude with a mobile phone.