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  1. Success Story – Ian Runs 153 miles in under 30 Hours in Epic Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon

    Success Story – Ian Runs 153 miles in under 30 Hours in Epic Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon
    In the latest of our success stories, we talk to Ian Hammett, Fire Service fitness advisor and passionate runner, who recently took on one of the most iconic and demanding races in the world, the Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon in September 2017. Ever heard of the Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon? This epic test of endurance is one of the most iconic ultra-marathon races in the
  2. Guest blog: Training for Strongman

    Guest blog: Training for Strongman
    When we found out our very own sales advisor, Andrew, had taken part in a gruelling Strongman competition, we jumped at the chance to find out all about it. Turns out, he’s now got the bug and is in training for more UK Strongman competitions. Here’s what he had to say when we pinned him down for a chat… When did
  3. Success Story: Emma Shifts 3 Stone & Discovers Pilates in Lifestyle Overhaul

    Success Story: Emma Shifts 3 Stone & Discovers Pilates in Lifestyle Overhaul
    It’s a journey that started back in February 2010 for Emma Murphy. At 25 and a soon-to-be bride, Emma did pretty much zero exercise and didn’t follow a healthy diet plan. At just 4ft 11 and a few stone overweight, Emma knew it was time for a change. It’s been a few years – and an up and down journey
  4. Success Story: Sian Swapped Partying for the Gym and Lost 6 Stone

    Success Story: Sian Swapped Partying for the Gym and Lost 6 Stone
    With her recent weight loss success sweeping the internet, local Northamptonshire girl, Sian Ryan, certainly has turned heads with her impressive transformation. We caught up with Sian to find out all about her journey so far, and what she has planned for the future… [caption id="attachment_1907" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Sian before her health & fitness journey began[/caption] What inspired you to make a
  5. Success Story: Couch Potato to 5K, And Then Some!

    Success Story: Couch Potato to 5K, And Then Some!
    Kayleigh Hawkins went from indulging in takeaways on the sofa and struggling to keep up with her children, to trialling a couple of training sessions and going on to taking part in various 5k sporting events! [caption id="attachment_1229" align="alignnone" width="600"] Kayleigh on her Wedding Day[/caption] What inspired you to make a change? I’ve always disliked the way I look in my wedding
  6. Guest Blog: The Fight for Opportunity

    Guest Blog: The Fight for Opportunity
    Setting out to achieve your dreams is tough at the best of times, but with life’s many hurdles, it can become increasingly harder in a split second. Mother of three, Powerlifter, Strongwoman, Personal Trainer, Powerlifting Coach and Northampton’s Most Inspirational Woman 2015, Faye Jordan, has shared her extremely inspirational battles and triumphs from recent years… I have come to realise that
  7. Success Story: How Barbara Swapped Takeaways for Triathlons and Lost 3 Stone

    Success Story: How Barbara Swapped Takeaways for Triathlons and Lost 3 Stone
    Determined to feel comfortable in her clothes, Barbara Wootton set out on a fitness mission. A healthier diet, intense training, one 5k, two 10ks, four half marathons, three triathlons and an incredible minus three stone and three dress sizes later – Barbara is feeling healthier, stronger and more motivated than ever… [caption id="attachment_1079" align="alignnone" width="600"] Barbara Wootton, Before and After![/caption] What inspired
  8. We're On the Hunt for Fitness Success Stories!

    We're On the Hunt for Fitness Success Stories!
    Here at Fitness Superstore, we’d love to hear about your health and fitness success stories! We hope that by sharing these, we’ll be able to pass on the health and fitness tips, tricks and advice that have led you to success, in order to help those in need of some inspiration and motivation. Whether you’ve reached your weight loss goal, completed
  9. Guest Blog: Tackling the BEAST - My Spartan Trifecta Journey Part 3

    Guest Blog: Tackling the BEAST - My Spartan Trifecta Journey Part 3
    Our very own Spartan, Justin - manager of our Leeds store – has been on quite the journey. Vowing to complete all three Spartan Races in 2015 to obtain his coveted Trifecta Medal, he’s had a busy year. So how did he get on with the final leg of his journey, the mega 20k Spartan BEAST? So I’ve already revealed all
  10. Guest Blog: My Spartan Trifecta Journey Part 2 – the Spartan Super 13K!

    Guest Blog: My Spartan Trifecta Journey Part 2 – the Spartan Super 13K!
    Our very own Spartan, Justin - manager of our Leeds store – tells us about phase 2 of his Spartan Trifecta Challenge – the Spartan Super 13K… [caption id="attachment_855" align="alignnone" width="580"] Me with my Spartan SUPER Finisher's Medal[/caption] Back in June, I revealed all about the first leg of my journey to obtain the coveted Spartan Trifecta Medal. The Spartan Sprint 5K

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