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  1. How to train for Tough Mudder

    How to train for Tough Mudder
    Comprising 25 obstacles spread over 10 miles, Tough Mudder – one of the world’s most popular obstacles courses – delivers a fun, rewarding experience that truly puts your mind, body and teamwork to the test. Tough Mudder is not easy, but welcomes first-timers with open arms. It’s not a race, so you can take on the course at your own
  2. How to beat the Couch to 5K programme on a treadmill

    How to beat the Couch to 5K programme on a treadmill
    The biggest challenge facing new runners, is knowing where to start. You’re ready to feel challenged, but set off too quickly and you’ll soon be back to square one. That’s where the Couch to 5K running programme shines. Designed to ease beginners into distance running, Couch to 5K will have you running solidly for 30 minutes after just 9 weeks,
  3. How to get the most out of your treadmill: 5 Top Tips from a PT

    How to get the most out of your treadmill: 5 Top Tips from a PT
    There’s no denying that a treadmill is a fantastic training platform, whatever your fitness level. When we think of a treadmill workout, it’s easy to picture someone chugging away at a constant, flat speed. Not only can this be somewhat unappealing, but it also doesn’t do the grand old treadmill justice! There’s a reason every gym contains treadmills as standard
  4. How to get the most out of your exercise bike: 4 Top Tips from a PT

    How to get the most out of your exercise bike: 4 Top Tips from a PT
    What can I say? The humble exercise bike is - undeniably – a great fitness tool. Providing no impact, it’s suitable for everyone, and offers enough scope for progression, whether you’re a beginner or avid cyclist. Here are my top tips for getting the most out of your exercise bike. 1. Mix it up Variety is the spice of life! And
  5. 5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups

    5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups
    There’s no denying the power of a pull-up. Great for building your back, shoulders and arms, they can be found in almost every top workout programme available. The only issue is, pull-ups can be quite intimidating, at least to the average exerciser! They can be difficult to master, but with some persistence – and the right equipment – the pull-up
  6. Get the Peloton experience on the Schwinn IC8

    Get the Peloton experience on the Schwinn IC8
    With unlimited access to thousands of on-demand fitness classes, the Peloton experience has undeniably caused a huge wave throughout the fitness world, particularly with the current emphasis on training at home. Taught and led by elite trainers from across the globe, the app’s workouts cater to users of all fitness levels, whether you’re on day 1 of your fitness journey,
  7. PT's top picks for a great home workout

    PT's top picks for a great home workout
    As a personal trainer who often trains people outdoors or in their own houses, for me, being able to work out at home is really important. As the weather changes and we move into colder months, the convenience of exercising at home is obviously attractive. And even if you are an avid gym goer, what about if you can’t get
  8. Why You Should Make Core Exercises a Priority

    Why You Should Make Core Exercises a Priority
    Core training. What do we even mean by this? Some of us think core training and instantly think of ab crunches and sit-ups. However, there is far more to it than that. A well-trained core does not necessarily correlate to a six pack, and is more than being just about the abdominals. The core includes the stabilising muscles of the body
  9. 5 Steps to Creating a Studio Weights Class at Home

    5 Steps to Creating a Studio Weights Class at Home
    Ever been to a studio weights workout class? Whether that’s yes or no, now’s the time to know all about emulating this stellar full body weight training workout at home. Using just a lightweight studio barbell with weight plates, you can train your whole body without needing tons of space to do so. Plus, the equipment won’t break the bank,
  10. How to take your workout on holiday

    How to take your workout on holiday
    Holidays offer a much-needed opportunity to relax, spend time with loved ones and simply get away from it all. It also offers the opportunity to over-indulge, which we all know is not a bad thing once in a while. But for the fitness conscious among us, we also want to ensure we don’t let our fitness completely deplete whilst we

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