Fitness

  • A chat with Cross-Fit superstar Sam Briggs

    A chat with Cross-Fit superstar Sam Briggs

    17 January 2021

    The former fire fighter-turned-CrossFit superstar talks about overcoming adversity to become a champion and her determination to stay at the top of her game. Interview: Jo Ebsworth. Photos: Mark McDermott. ‘Growing up, I played a lot of sports and was…

  • Why runners should cross train

    Why runners should cross train

    13 January 2021

    Cross-training is any sport or exercise that supplements your main sport – in this case, running. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced marathoner, you can benefit from cross-training. Running is a high impact activity, which means that at least…

  • ‘I turned my health around’

    ‘I turned my health around’

    12 January 2021

    Lauren Johnson Reynolds is a backing singer-turned-homeopath, nutritionist and life coach and talks about launching her business in lockdown and finally finding balance. Words: Jo Ebsworth. ‘Touring as a professional singer with the likes of Rod Stewart, Rita Ora, Take That…

  • 10 ways to avoid distance running injuries

    10 ways to avoid distance running injuries

    11 January 2021

    Not surprisingly, there’s been a rise in the number of virtual races over the past year, with many people distracting themselves from the pandemic by training for a marathon or half marathon. Make sure you don’t succumb to injury with…

  • Your running questions answered

    Your running questions answered

    7 January 2021

    Ultra-runner Carla Molinaro ran from Land’s End to John O’Groats last July, covering 70 miles per day, answers some commonly asked questions about running. How long will it take me to go from being able to run a 5K to…

  • Trick yourself into a workout

    Trick yourself into a workout

    6 January 2021

    Think you feel too tired to work out? Think again. Your fatigue may be mental rather than physical. Here’s how to tell and how to coerce yourself into a training session… Sometimes when we start a workout, we might not…

  • Advice for new runners

    Advice for new runners

    5 January 2021

    If you want to start running should you use time or distance to monitor your progress? And how can you get started without wearing yourself out? Christina Neal has some top tips. If you are new to running, it’s important…

  • Exercise to help your body recover

    Exercise to help your body recover

    30 December 2020

    Make sure your well-intentioned exercise goals are not likely to result in fatigue or injury, says Sarah Sellens. Find out more about the benefits of exercise for recovery. Had a break from exercise in December? Be careful when you start…

  • Five ways to boost your exercise motivation

    Five ways to boost your exercise motivation

    27 December 2020

    Everybody struggles with staying focussed, committed and enthusiastic sometimes – but taking the following steps will help to spur you on…  Find your why Ask yourself why exactly you want to stay fit/get strong/eat better/be healthier. Whatever the answer, ask why again. For example, someone…

  • ‘I always love a challenge’ – Nicki Petitt

    ‘I always love a challenge’ – Nicki Petitt

    26 December 2020

    Our regular cover and workout model and online fitness coach Nicki Petitt is a keen advocate of strength training for physical and mental benefits and also loves setting herself new fitness challenges to stay motivated. We asked her to share…

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