Fitness

  • Why try Pilates?

    Why try Pilates?

    14 May 2020

    Pilates has stood the test of time and it’s easy to see why. It is great for improving your posture, strength and flexibility are well known. Here’s why you might want to give it a try. German-born Joseph Hubertus Pilates…

  • How to regain your running mojo

    How to regain your running mojo

    12 May 2020

    Bored with your running? Christina Neal has some suggestions for how to make your training sessions fun again. When you first started running, you might have found it a bit of a challenge. Then as the weeks and the months…

  • Your guide to eco-friendly fitness

    Your guide to eco-friendly fitness

    12 May 2020

    Malcolm Bradbrook looks at what we can do to minimise our impact on the environment while still keeping fit. The environmental challenge has many different strands, from the climate emergency caused by air pollution and global warming to the amount…

  • 11 of the best calorie-burning chores during lockdown

    11 of the best calorie-burning chores during lockdown

    12 May 2020

    Cleaning the house could help burn hundreds of calories and make up for lost time in the gym, it has been revealed. Experts from weight-loss aid Zotrim have researched how many calories can be burned by doing simple household chores. Keeping…

  • Keep your home workout kit clean

    Keep your home workout kit clean

    11 May 2020

    Recent research from Showerstoyou.co.uk discovered that 59 per cent of people don’t think they need to clean their workout equipment at home! With more and more people engaging in home workouts, it is more important than ever to provide education on how to…

  • 6 flat belly moves for beginners

    6 flat belly moves for beginners

    10 May 2020

    Slim your belly with these moves for beginners to help you sculpt and tone your midsection prepared by personal trainer Anne-Marie Lategan. Reps and sets Aim for two to three sets of each exercise, performing around 12 to 15 repetitions…

  • Home cardio workout

    Home cardio workout

    10 May 2020

    Burn fat and enjoy a great cardio workout at home with these effective moves by personal trainer Anne-Marie Lategan. Twist jumps Photos by Eddie Macdonald   Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at a right angle at…

  • Why do you want to get in shape?

    Why do you want to get in shape?

    10 May 2020

    If getting in peak condition was easy, everyone would do it. We would all be striding around with a flat belly and a toned, sculpted figure. It can be done but it’s hard work, so it’s really important to find…

  • 8 best stretches

    8 best stretches

    9 May 2020

    Stretching should be an essential part of every training plan. Stretch at the end of every workout to avoid tightness in the muscles and reduce injury risk. Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds and do them all at…

  • How to move towards your fitness goals

    How to move towards your fitness goals

    9 May 2020

    Thinking of quitting an unhealthy habit or losing weight isn’t a great way to frame your goals. Rapid Change expert Howard Cooper explains why it’s better to move towards a goal rather than move away from a current bad habit.…