• Core Competency 6 Sep 19

    Look at the cover of any health and fitness magazine and chances are you’ll see a model with a lean and toned torso on the front cover. A rippling set of abs (for men) or a flat stomach and tiny... Read More

  • Maximise Your Mojo 22 Mar 19

    Get a workout buddy: We all make assumptions about the type of exercise we like but if your best friend swears by a gentle yoga session, while you believe it’s not exercise unless your... Read More

  • Pumping an Iron 8 Mar 19

    1. Scrubbing the bath Removing soap scum from your tub with a bit of added elbow grease for 15 minutes can burn up to 50 calories, which is the same as 250 jumping jacks. This chore is great for... Read More

  • Body Positive 28 Dec 18

    I hardened my heart against the very idea of #AFitterMe… until I talked to Darren Glenister, whose brainchild (bodychild) it is. I’d heard plenty about this 12 week programme on the grapevine... Read More

  • Back on Target 31 Aug 18

    Never mind ‘Me Too’… when it comes to impressive campaigns This Girl Can has arguably had just as important an impact – and without the Hollywood backing. Featuring women of all shapes... Read More

  • Fun, Friendship and Fitness Goals 9 Mar 18

    1. Square up to squash… Once regarded as an ‘old-school’, squash is regaining prominence in a big way. Named as number one by Forbes Magazine in a list of the top 10 healthiest sports... Read More

  • Active Body: Active Mind 19 Dec 17

    On the days when I have already done some exercise, I’m always aware that I feel more attentive, more creative and definitely more productive when it comes to writing or even just admin work. The... Read More

  • Top Ten Tips Fitness Trends for 2017 5 May 17

    1. Tech that’s training you harder Fitness trackers and smartwatches mean we can now monitor almost any aspect of our workout, from calories burned, to metabolic rate, to distance travelled... Read More

  • Find Your Flow 30 Sep 16

    For someone whose idea of exercise is walking briskly to the car or flexing my arm muscles as I lift a glass of wine to my mouth, the idea of reviewing an exercise class made me feel at best amused... Read More

  • Best Foot Forward 16 Oct 15

    Over ten million people do this all year round. It burns 400 calories an hour and uses 95% of the body’s muscles (don’t know why the other 5% are excused?). No, it’s not housework, nor putting... Read More

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