Fitness

  • Your virtual training guide

    Your virtual training guide

    8 February 2021

    Don’t want to go back to the gym? If you prefer online training at home then we’ve rounded up 12 of the best-known virtual training services. Words: Sarah Sellens. While virtual gyms provided a necessary alternative to the real thing…

  • What’s your metabolic age?

    What’s your metabolic age?

    6 February 2021

    If you hope to lose weight and overhaul your health, a growing number of experts suggest you step away from the scales and look to your metabolic fitness for answers. Sarah Sellens investigates. This year more than ever, there’s a…

  • Good reasons to try open water swimming

    Good reasons to try open water swimming

    4 February 2021

    Want to discover the joys of open water swimming (yes, even in winter!)? A dip outdoors can boost everything from your circulation to your mental health. Claire Chamberlain suggests how to get started. Wild swimming (especially at this time of…

  • Yoga for runners

    Yoga for runners

    3 February 2021

    Running is a great way to burn calories and get fit but any tight or sore muscles can cause restrictions and discomfort when you do it. Yoga teacher Eve Boggenpoel recommends yoga for runners and looks at the most suitable…

  • How to turbo-charge your energy levels

    How to turbo-charge your energy levels

    28 January 2021

    Feeling a bit sluggish? These diet tips will help to fight fatigue and ensure you feel fantastic. By Louise Pyne. The pandemic has forced us all to re-evaluate our lives. You might be working from home and managing a relentless…

  • Five ways to boost your weight loss

    Five ways to boost your weight loss

    26 January 2021

    Slim down and get in the best shape of your life with these everyday strategies. Have you hit a weight loss plateau? From slimming apps to food delivery services, there are so many tools to help you to get the…

  • 15-minute workout

    15-minute workout

    24 January 2021

    Many of us give up on our fitness goals when life gets busy and we think we just don’t have the time to work out. Yet short workouts can be effective, as long as you work hard and do them…

  • Total body workout

    Total body workout

    22 January 2021

    This total body workout from personal trainer Anne-Marie Lategan will help you tone up, raise your heart rate and burn calories. Perform two to three sets of each exercise, aiming for 12-15 repetitions of each one. Photos: Eddie Macdonald. Lunge…

  • Boost your mental fitness

    Boost your mental fitness

    21 January 2021

    F45 Trainer, Holly Balan, explains why exercise not only keeps you physically fit but mentally fit too… Engaging in exercise to look after our bodies is amazing, but we should not neglect what is arguably the most important organ in…

  • Exercise and your periods

    Exercise and your periods

    19 January 2021

    Should you rest or have an easy workout when you have your period, or can you still achieve your exercise goals? We asked three fitness professionals to reveal how they train around their cycles. Words: Sarah Sellens. ‘I dread having…

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