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ARTICLES:

Insanity

Find out what all the fuss is about with our latest fitness review on the Insanity Workout.

Drumming for Exercise

A drumming session could be a great new way of exercising according to the Clem Burke Drumming Project.

Bike Rower Review:

WLR’s Sarah Massey takes a look at the York 2 in 1 Bike Rower, combining two of the most popular exercise machines in one neat package.

Exercise and Alcohol

Dietitian Juliette Kellow looks at a study which links exercise and alcohol to get the best health benefits...

Resistance Training

Here's personal trainer Nicola Glanville's introduction to resistance training exercise.

Heart Rate Monitor Review

How a heart rate monitor can help you to maintain your fitness motivation.

Exercise Q&A

Our consultant personal trainer answers some exercise questions.

Race for Life

Advice on how to run the Race for Life from Kerrie's bitter experience.

Walking to Lose Weight

Juliette Kellow reviews the latest book to help you lose weight by walking.

Nintendo Wii

With its more active control system can it really be an effective part of your fitness and exercise routine?

Boxing

No longer for rough, tough men, boxing is proving to be a sociable way to really work out, get fitter and burn calories.

Nordic Walking

We review the fitness walking craze that's really going places.

Boxing

No longer for rough, tough men, boxing is proving to be a sociable way to really work out, get fitter and burn calories.

Route Map Planner

Plan your walking, running & cycling challenges with our route planner.

Full of Beans?

A look into whether drinking coffee can improve your workout performance.

iTrain Workout

Bringing fitness programmes to your MP3 player.

Pole Dancing

 

A fun way to get fit, burn calories & increase flexibility. An introduction to the world of pole dancing.

Exercise for Bones

 

The importance of exercise not only to lose pounds but to help keep bones strong and healthy.

Fit Kids

 

Dietitian Juliette Kellow discusses the importance of exercise during childhood.

Healthy Exercise Advice

 

Advice from dietitian, Juliette Kellow on getting your 5 recommended portions of exercise.

Fitness Over 40 Health Benefits

 

Even if you don't start a fitness regime until you're over 40 the health benefits are impressive.

Steps Ahead? - Pedometer Accuracy

 

Findings by the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown cheaper pedometers to be less accurate.

A-Z of Summer Activities

 

An A-Z of summer activities to give you some ideas to get you, your friends and family out and active this summer...

Beginners Running Training Programme

 

Fitness Trainer Blieu Earp gives an eight week step by step guide to completing a three mile run.

Walking Routes

 

The groups and associations helping you find new walks, hikes and tours.

Running

 

The benefits of running and the best way to start.

Aerobic Fitness

 

John looks at aerobic exercise and how it can help you to lose weight, get fitter and become healthier.

Best Exercise Intensity for Weight Loss

 

New research suggests lower intensity exercise is best for weight loss.

The Benefits of Weight Training

 

When it comes to weight loss, health and quality of life a little weight training can go a long way.

Dance Mat Game

 

Let your fingers do the dancing with our taste of dance mat games.

10 Ways to Burn Calories

 

10 exercises, and how long you have to do them, to burn 200 calories.

Ladies Gym

 

The new chain of US gyms hits the UK, but this is strictly for ladies only.

Active Party Games

 

Three fun Christmas Party game ideas suitable for adults and children.

Marathons and Fun Runs

 

A round up of marathons, half-marathons, 5k, 10k and Fun Runs throughout the UK.

Too Fat for the Fit Club?

Think again! Our guide will help you choose a club that's right for you.

Living Well Health Club and Gym

Sarah tells the story of her visit to the Living Well Health Club and gym in Peterborough (UK). If you find the thought of joining a gym scary this should put your mind at rest

Joining a Health and Fitness Club

Health & Fitness Clubs can be intimidating places for people who are overweight. Our guide will help you choose a club that's right for you.

Diet and Exercise for Weight Loss

Read the stories of four people who joined a health and fitness club in order to lose weight...

Easy Exercise Ideas

Some simple, everyday ways you can get active and have some fun…

Flora London Marathon

 

Join us and run the marathon... yes really.

Commit To Get Fit

 

The national campaign to get you up and moving.

REVIEWS:

Reebok Deck Review

Julie was sceptical about how easy the Reebok Deck would be to use, here's her review.

Dyna-Bands Review

Proving the simpler things can be among the best: Dyna-Bands.

Spinning Class Review

Come for a ride with our review of spinning.

Dance Mat Review

The kids are addicted and now the adults are hooked too, so what’s so great about dance mats? Read our review to find out.

Rebounding Exercise Review

Some people (and NASA!) think rebounding is the best exercise yet. Here's a roundup of the benefits and some comments from rebounding devotees.

WORKOUTS:

Body Toning Exercise - Upper Body

Our eight minute workout concentrates on upper body toning with exercises for back, shoulder, chest and arm muscles.

TRY A SPORT:

Badminton

A great sport for all-round fitness. You can start to play badminton from a fairly low level of fitness and ability.

Cycling

Provides good total body aerobic exercise, excellent for the heart and lungs...

Dancing

Don't think you can't do it, anyone can. Think of it as a fun way to burn some calories and enjoy moving to the music.

Jogging

Free to do, and you don't have to book, so you can fit it around your lifestyle.

Rebounding

“The most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man”. NASA

Skipping

No longer confined to the school playground, skipping is used by boxers in training and incorporated into gym classes. An excellent way to keep fit, skipping can be done anywhere.

Swimming

Puts little stress on your body, works all the major muscles, and will tone you up and slim you down! 

Tai Chi

Improves your flexibility and can help alleviate chronic pain, lower blood pressure as well as increase your breathing capacity…

Tennis

Tennis can be a social occasion or it can be played against a brick wall. Just playing two hours a week can lead to you playing a decent level within three months…

Walking

Walking costs nothing and can reap you huge rewards. Instead of thinking of walking as a means of getting from A to B, focus on it as a regular form of exercise…

Yoga

From Sting, Madonna and Geri to international footballers and athletes, yoga is "IN". Suitable for all regardless of age or ability, yoga is a way for better health and fitness…

Zumba

Can a Zumba Dance Fitness Workout help you to lose weight? Take a look at the calories burned by Zumba and join in the fun!

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