How do you enjoy your fitness journey?

When you make the decision to lose weight, improve your fitness and ultimately your health, How do you enjoy your fitness journey? It’s important to enjoy the journey and not just the destination. If you love the process of changing your health you are much more likely to reach your goal and continue beyond it. […]

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The pill that makes you fitter … guaranteed.

Imagine if there was a drug you could take every day for, let’s say 30 days and it actually made you fitter, stronger and healthier? All you have to do is fill in a form, pay a fee and remember to take the pill every day. Tell you what? Let’s make it even easier than that. […]

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How to get a toned body

Want a toned body? Are you doing the right kind of exercise to make that happen? Are you working to your strength or your weakness? Many men do it continuously; most women do anything to avoid it and every coach worth listening to will advocate it. I’m talking about strength training. Traditionally the Holy Grail for […]

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Avoiding the summer slump

It seems that so many people go through this period every summer. As soon as the sun comes out, suddenly exercise for many becomes less of a priority. It’s especially bad during the six week period when the kids are home from school. In fact a large percentage of gym members end up totally losing sight of […]

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Making mistakes with fitness

How many mistakes do you see in your gym? I have lost count of the amount of times I’ve watched people training in the gym and seen them do things that are at best pointless and at worst liable to result in a trip to casualty. It seems that many gym regulars are either getting […]

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The 6 biggest workout mistakes

Spending plenty of time in a gym, as I do, I see people doing some pretty horrific things. Most of them think they are working out correctly, some of them have just become lazy, some of them would rather look good lifting a heavy weight badly than feel good lifting a lighter weight correctly.   […]

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What’s wrong with chairs?

I’m not sure who invented chairs. Research points to the Egyptians but the Romans could equally be responsible. Whoever the culprit was he (or she) has brought about a large list of problems. These I find myself spending an increasing amount of my time trying to fix. Before the chair was thought of people sat very differently […]

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How to spot a fitness fad

It seems like some things are destined to be constants in our lives. To the list of births, deaths and taxes add a very modern phenomenon. Fad diets endorsed by celebrities. Everywhere you look there they are flogging some new diet or new way to get into shape. “Hi, I’m (insert name of celebrity). I […]

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How to make exercise easy

When I first realised how easy it was to fit exercise into my busy schedule I was pretty stunned. Year after year so many of us step back on that fitness treadmill, try to improve our health by making promises to ourselves, setting goals and starting new plans. But year after year we fail. So why do we continue […]

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What’s the best way to exercise?

The answer may surprise you and when I found out what it was I was surprised too but this totally makes sense. High intensity interval training mixes short bursts of intense exercise with short periods of recovery and this form of exercise had been proven to bring many benefits ranging from increased aerobic capacity and […]

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