Fitness

  • How to build up to doing pull-ups

    How to build up to doing pull-ups

    18 September 2020

    19 September is World Pull Up Day. Pull-ups are great for improving upper body strength but a tough move to build up to. So how can you develop the upper body strength to do them? We asked David Wiener, Training…

  • Your guide to pre-workout supplements

    Your guide to pre-workout supplements

    17 September 2020

    Want to get the most from your exercise routine? Our quick guide to supplements that you may want to try before your workouts will help you find what’s right for you. By Christine Bailey. Pre-workout supplements are incredibly popular, but…

  • Avoid getting injured at work

    Avoid getting injured at work

    16 September 2020

    In 2018-19 the UK had 581,000 self-reported cases of workers being a victim of non-fatal work-related injuries. Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you had to stop exercising due to an injury sustained at work. With this in mind, the…

  • How to exercise safely in hot weather

    How to exercise safely in hot weather

    14 September 2020

    Steven Virtue, Fitness Content and Programming Manager at Total Fitness, the North’s leading mid-market health club, shares five tips for exercising safely in soaring temperatures. Whether taking advantage of the warmer weather to enjoy a run or cycle in your…

  • Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    Five healthy lockdown habits to keep

    13 September 2020

    Lockdown threw up many challenges, but it also forced us to slow down, examine the way we live our lives, and put greater importance on our health. How can we avoid falling back into our regular “hamster wheel” lives, and…

  • Seven good reasons to use the treadmill

    Seven good reasons to use the treadmill

    12 September 2020

    Runners often hear that the treadmill isn’t the same as running outside, as you don’t have to brave the elements. This may be true, but don’t be too quick to dismiss the many benefits of using one. Here are seven…

  • Step 2 It for Help for Heroes

    Step 2 It for Help for Heroes

    10 September 2020

    Help for Heroes research shows that 56 per cent of wounded, injured and sick veterans, service personnel and their families have been exercising less since the pandemic began, with the main reason why cited as a lack of motivation (39…

  • Tone up with indoor cycling

    Tone up with indoor cycling

    8 September 2020

    When we think about toning and sculpting our lower body, we usually go for squats, lunges, and maybe a Pilates class. But have you ever considered the benefits of indoor cycling for amazing results? Indoor cycling is perfect for you…

  • Improve your confidence on the road

    Improve your confidence on the road

    7 September 2020

    There has never been a better time to get on your bike and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of cycling. The government and cycling charities have reported a huge spike in the number of individuals and families hitting the…

  • Get the most from cycling

    Get the most from cycling

    5 September 2020

    There’s been a cycling boom since social distancing measures were introduced. A study by Transport for London during lockdown suggested that London would see a rise in daily bike trips from 700,000 to seven million afterwards. If you want to…