Monthly Archives: September 2012

Batman gives you brawn say the brains

Does the mere sight of a comic book hero leave most men feeling inadequate and far more in-touch with Peter Parker than Spider-Man? Does the image of Batman’s imposing physique that promises physical prowess and strength, make men feel like they are their superhero’s weedy sidekick? You might think that superheroes intimidate the average man […]

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Why the gym rocks every time!

New exercise trends come and go and there are a multitude of outdoor activities to pursue, but when all is said and done you really can’t beat the gym for the perfect fitness workout. With specialist exercise equipment and a get-fit environment the gym has always been a firm favourites for dedicated fitness fans and […]

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Activities for a Healthy Brain

If you are one of those people think who think of fitness for the older generation is perhaps a gentle stroll, or a spot of light gardening, then think again. It’s not just about keeping muscles supple and joints less stiff, or keeping the weight off. Recent studies suggest that vigorous exercise might reduce the […]

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How to pick your personal trainer

The benefits of having good quality, one-on-one exercise and training help when devising and sticking to a fitness plan cannot be underestimated. You can save time in setting your goals and ultimately reach them in the most efficient way possible. No longer the preserve of the rich and famous, having a personal trainer is seen […]

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Quotes to inspire your yoga practice

“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath,” So says the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, which offers guidance on yoga practice. Whatever type of yoga you are practicing, understanding […]

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Dance to your own fitness rhythm

Do you think you can dance? Even if you don’t and you have two left feet, dance fitness is one of the most exciting, exhilarating and fun ways to keep fit. If running on a treadmill doesn’t quite get your wheels spinning, or you find exercise equipment too taxing or monotonous, then it might be […]

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How to prepare for P90X workouts

Look lean and ripped with one of the most intense work routines out there. The P90X is a 90 day total body cardio and core strength fitness schedule that will have muscles pumping that you never even knew existed. With 13 weeks of exercises, lasting an hour or up to 90 minutes, six days a […]

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Eight Zumba styles for all

If you haven’t heard of Zumba then there really is only one thing to say – where have you been? Zumba is just about the biggest dance fitness craze ever seen and it’s sweeping across the world with its energetic mix of salsa, merengue and even hip hop music. With its aerobic dance and resistance […]

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Bring our your inner power yogi

Power yoga is a term that has been coined to describe a high-energy workout that uses yoga postures to give students a cardio workout that builds strength, improves flexibility, as well as promotes muscle stability and tones the body. Power yoga takes the essence of ashtanga postures and poses and brings them into the modern […]

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Total relaxation hatha yoga style

Breathing and meditation are all important in hatha yoga. Bringing awareness to the breath and allowing your mind to actively let go is a way of improving your practice. Postures help you unwind from day-to-day stresses and relax your mind and body. For some people true relaxation takes practice and there is a lot more […]

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