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Body Ball ExerciseBody ball exercises are a brilliant way to condition your core, improve balance and co-ordination and give you a toned tummy! Body Ball ExerciseTennis and fitness – can a tennis workout help you burn more calories? Find out the benefits of playing tennis and get started with your own tennis workout.
Exercises With... Dumbbells Walks, Runs and Cycles
Dumbbelll Exercise Strengthen and tone your upper body with our three 30 minute dumbell exercise workouts, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Cycling EventsWalking, Running and Cycling Events organised throughout the year.



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.

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?


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.


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 PT and Accredited Life Coach, Christina Neal, on how to get started.

Fitness Over 40 Health Benefits

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

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.


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.

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.

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…

Commit To Get Fit

The national campaign to get you up and moving.


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.


Body Toning Exercise - Upper Body

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



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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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 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…


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…


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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