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Beat that holiday comedown and get back into fitness

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So you’ve just come back from a fabulous break away full of sun, sea and ice creams. And despite your best intentions to hit the gym and eat healthily while you’re away, you found yourself spending more time by the pool then in it. Fresh off the plane, you’ve gained some extra pounds and lost all your motivation, here’s some tips on how to get back into fitness after your holiday… Ditch the guilt Everyone needs a holiday and actually taking a break from training and giving your body a rest is a good thing. Forget the ice creams and...

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The greatest fitness fads of the 90s

The greatest fitness fads of the 90s

Time for us to take look back into the mists of time and find out how our fittie predecessors got their fitness freak on. This time we’re focusing on the 90s, the era where we spent most of our formative years, the era of the rave, shell suits and the supermodel, colours were bright, and having the right gadgets and looking good while working out was top priority. No wonder then, that the top 90s fitness fads involve gadgets, crazy science and lots of crazy moves! Step Aerobics Probably the first mass market fitness class to hit the world over,...

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Why you should hit the HIIT and forget your 45 min cardio

Why you should hit the HIIT and forget your 45 min cardio

Do you waste hours plodding away on the treadmill each week in hope that you will get that dream body? Well you ain’t alone. I’m going to share with you one of the best forms of exercise that you can ever do, High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT. This method of training can be done in 15 -20 minutes and it consists of short intervals at a high intensity followed by a recovery period. The benefits of HIIT are quite amazing, not only can you complete your workout in 20 minutes or less (instead of 45 minutes or...

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How to lift weights like a girl

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How to lift weights like a girl

If you’re looking for a lean toned body then weight training is your answer. Far too many women think that by lifting heavy weights they will pack on loads of muscle and look like a huge bodybuilding man. Women have 10 – 30 times less testosterone in their bodies compared to men. So fortunately for you, bulking up way beyond a beautifully toned physique isn’t going to happen. Lifting weights is one of the ultimate fat burners for women, so if you’re not already lifting weights it’s about time you got on it. Weight training will build lean muscle in...

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Crazy Workouts - High On Your Heels

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Crazy Workouts - High On Your Heels

Most of my heels are best described as ‘Car-Bar shoes’ that is, they’re designed to get me from the Car to the Bar and no further. So usually reserving my heels for nights out, the thought of working out in them feels me with fear. While dancers have been training in them for years recently I’ve heard of a number of celebs and normal gym-goers working out in them, as well as the rise of new heeled work out classes. Most heel classes offer to help you tone your legs and bum, while also teaching you how to confidently walk...

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