Training & Exercise

Learn new techniques and improve your training and exercise with our easy to follow fitness guides.

6 of the best fad exercises from the 80s and 90s and how to do them now

Spin classes, aerial yoga and battle ropes; you’d be forgiven for thinking that fad exercises are a modern thing. But that’s not the case!

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
3 min read

How to reduce your post-workout recovery time

You’ve hit the gym hard. You’ve pushed every squat rep to its maximum, you’ve nailed that HIIT session and powered through that cycle class. Your quads feel worked and your hamstrings burn but despite a tough workout, you haven’t built an ounce of muscle.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
4 min read

Treadmill workouts for when you’re bored of running

Working out on a treadmill is great for cardio exercise, especially when we’re restricted to indoor workouts due to the weather, travel or busy schedules. Running on a treadmill can keep fitness levels up but if you’re not careful, it can become boring very quickly.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
2 min read

7 amazing benefits of lifting weights

The general consensus among many people is that lifting weights is just for bodybuilders; those who want to become big and bulky. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
3 min read

How to train CrossFit without actually doing CrossFit

CrossFit is everywhere. If you’ve not tried it yourself, chances are you know someone who has. Perhaps it’s someone in the office, a family member or a friend, you will have heard plenty about it no doubt!

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
4 min read

Is foam rolling worth it?

Foam rollers have become a must-have gym accessory in recent years. Once used by professional athletes only, they are now being used by workout novices and experts alike.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
3 min read

Get beach body ready for summer

Summer is just around the corner and many of us are looking to improve our health and waistline when the warm weather rolls around. The key to getting in shape for summer is starting before it hits. You don’t want to wait until June before doing anything because by then it’ll be too late.

Diet & Nutrition
Steven Toplis
3 min read

Do you need rest days?

When you’re smashing your personal training goals, the last thing you think about doing is taking a rest day.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
4 min read

4 Tips to Build Your Best Back

Your back is often a neglected muscle group – for many people it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind.

Training & Exercise
Steven Toplis
3 min read