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  1. Fitness Superstore at Grand Designs Live Birmingham

    Fitness Superstore at Grand Designs Live Birmingham
    Grand Designs Live returns to the Birmingham NEC from the 19th October – 23rd October 2016. Packed with over 500 exhibitors, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before, and we're excited to announce that we will be exhibiting there at stand L42! Grand Designs
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  2. Let’s Talk About the Impact of Stress on Your Health

    Let’s Talk About the Impact of Stress on Your Health
    Stress is something which, unfortunately, cannot be avoided in life. Whether it is your work, your family or another pressing issue that you have to deal with, it is inevitable that at some point, your stress levels will rise to a point where you feel it is beyond your control. What impact does this have on your health?               Stress can contribute
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  3. Cardio: The Forgotten Benefits

    Cardio: The Forgotten Benefits
    Often in the fitness world, cardio can be seen as ‘a waste of time’ for those who want to do nothing more than build strong, lean muscle. Of course, lifting weights is the way to go if you wish to improve you strength and shape, but cardio is often pushed aside with the mentality that if you do cardio, you'll
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  4. Myth Buster Part 2: Spot Reducing & Diet

    Myth Buster Part 2: Spot Reducing & Diet
    Following on from our Myth Buster Part One post, PT Carly Yue continues on the topic of diet and exercise for women, this time focusing on spot reducing, calorie consumption and finding the right plan… YOU CAN'T SPOT REDUCE FAT Put simply, your body cannot reduce fat in specific locations. If for example you have what you'd describe as ‘bingo wings’
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  5. Why Autumn/Winter is the Best Time to Train

    Why Autumn/Winter is the Best Time to Train
    Darker evenings, dropping temperatures, and if like us you’re UK based, no doubt endless rain. It doesn’t bode well for that post-summer workout motivation, which is no doubt already wilting, does it? We get the struggle, honestly, but hear us out. The autumn/winter months are actually the best time to hit the gym with a bang and meal prep until
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  6. A Guide to Weighted Bags

    A Guide to Weighted Bags
    Weighted Bags, what are they? Launched in 2003, Weighted Bags are extremely versatile pieces of fitness equipment, giving so much more flexibility to your functional training workouts. Better yet, they’re suitable for every individual, thanks to the vast array of weight options on offer to us fitness enthusiasts. To put it into perspective for you, there are currently over 4,000 Weighted
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  7. Myth Buster Part 1: Strength Training for Women

    Myth Buster Part 1: Strength Training for Women
    PT Carly Tierney reveals four of her top myth busters when it comes to both cardio and strength training… YOU WILL NOT GET BULKY FROM PICKING UP HEAVY THINGS Almost all fitness marketing that is geared at women is nonsense. If marketers were telling the truth, they’d be saying things like: “Want to tone, tuck, and tighten those abs? Don’t waste your
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  8. Guest Blog: Heather Takes on the Windsor Half Marathon

    Guest Blog: Heather Takes on the Windsor Half Marathon
    In April 2014, Heather Grant from our very own Fitness Superstore HQ, was diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). Thankfully, after six cycles of chemotherapy, Heather went into remission and (touch wood!) is still clear. While Heather was ill, her sister ran a Marathon and raised over £2,000 for MacMillan. At this point she decided that when she was
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  9. An Insight Into the FS Team: Why Do We Workout?

    An Insight Into the FS Team: Why Do We Workout?
    At Fitness Superstore, working out to hit new targets and achieve new goals is something of which we all share a passion for. On observation, we noticed just how much workouts and training regimes vary from person to person, particularly with so many options out there to choose from. To get a better insight into this, we got chatting to
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  10. Should Men and Women Train Differently?

    Should Men and Women Train Differently?
    So, what’s the verdict, should men and women train differently? PT Carly Yue shares her views on the topic… My opinion is no, they shouldn’t, and I certainly don't treat men and women differently when training. In a general sense men and women should apply the same principles to training – heavy weights, cardio, a balanced diet and rest. The only difference,
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