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  1. A Guide to Kettlebell Training

    A Guide to Kettlebell Training
    Whether or not you’ve given kettlebell training a go, you’re probably aware of their growing influence in the fitness world. Lauded by celebrities and fitness gurus across the globe for their total body training benefits, there’s no denying that this pretty cool looking fitness tool is becoming an indispensable piece of strength training equipment. We’ve said they look pretty cool, but
  2. How to Stay Fit this Autumn and Winter

    How to Stay Fit this Autumn and Winter
    It seems like someone’s flicked a switch and that’s it - summer’s over. Now the nights are drawing in, and you’re no longer being woken by the sun at 6am, it’s pretty easy to start getting into hibernation mode. Unfortunately, while one part (possibly a very big part) of you fancies the idea of a Netflix binge and comfort food
  3. Getting Back on Track After a Holiday

    Getting Back on Track After a Holiday
    Coming back from a trip and getting yourself back into sync with your normal routine is tricky as it is, particularly if you’re suffering from jet lag, but what about getting back on track with your fitness and nutrition? Some of you may have never stepped off the health wagon despite being surrounded by holiday treats for the past week
  4. Are You Guilty of These Workout Fails?

    Are You Guilty of These Workout Fails?
    You might be new to exercise, or you could be an experienced fitness fanatic with your own home gym, two half-marathons and a Tough Mudder under your belt. Either way, we can all fall victim to some bad habits when it comes to our exercise programme. Whether you’ve been given some bad advice, or have become complacent, there are many
  5. Sweet tooth? Natural Sugar Alternatives You Need to Know About

    Sweet tooth? Natural Sugar Alternatives You Need to Know About
    You might be smashing your fitness programme, getting the required 8 hours of sleep a night, and following a generally healthy diet. These are all fantastic for our well-being. But for many of us, it’s those sugar cravings that are the hardest to crack down on. Here’s some good news for all you sweet tooths out there – you don’t
  6. Are You Exercising Mindfully?

    Are You Exercising Mindfully?
    Mindfulness is a real buzz word at the moment. But what exactly does it mean? The Oxford dictionary sums it up nicely – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.” OK, so think about your fitness routine. When you work out, are you totally present while you complete those sets, run that mile on the
  7. How to Incorporate Stretching Into Your Routine

    How to Incorporate Stretching Into Your Routine
    Stretching is something that often gets neglected because it’s not considered important, but ultimately this could be a decision that comes back to bite you. Follow the advice of the pros on this one. They don’t preach about the importance of stretching for no reason! Why do we need to stretch? It might seem like a laborious task, but stretching is absolutely
  8. The Ultimate Low Impact Equipment

    The Ultimate Low Impact Equipment
    Low impact training is an extremely underrated way of exercising. Not only is it ideal for reducing the risk of injury by lessening the impact on your joints, therefore being ideal for those who’re recovering from injury – but if you’re used to putting your joints through a pounding workout, then opting for low impact now and then also gives
  9. Tips for Building Your Home Gym

    Tips for Building Your Home Gym
    Perhaps you’ve had enough of the hectic gym atmosphere, you can’t stand wasting time waiting for equipment anymore, or you simply don’t want to leave the house at the crack of dawn to de-ice the car when the winter months return – whatever the reason – a home gym seems like the best option right now. But where to begin?
  10. Olympic Vs Standard Weights & Bars

    Olympic Vs Standard Weights & Bars
    This question crops up a lot in our stores and via Live Chat on our website… so just what is the difference between Olympic and standard weights? And why do you need to know? Well, whether you’re looking to buy some weights for the first time, or want to add to your existing collection, you want to buy what’s right

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