Monthly Archives: October 2012

What’s not to love? Pilates passion

From celebrities to sports stars and fitness fans, it seems that anyone who has experienced Pilates really loves it. The whole body conditioning benefits of Pilates have been being promoted for over 70 years, since this workout approach was first introduced as a rehabilitative exercise for injured Second World War soldiers. Since then men and […]

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Keep on moving

How many times have you made health and fitness style resolutions, only to break your own promises? How many times have you started a diet or an exercise plan, only to fall back into bad habits? How many times have you started on a healthy track only to get sidetracked before coming off the fitness […]

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Fight off Thanksgiving flab attacks

It’s often not just the goose that has gotten fat over Thanksgiving. All that turkey and trimmings might mean you need to trim down once the holiday season is over. However, to really fight off Thanksgiving flab you might want to protect against vacation overindulgence before it takes its toll on your body. For any […]

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10 reasons you need a personal trainer

More and more people are turning to a personal trainer to help them achieve their fitness goals, keep them motivated and on the right track. If you’re determined to go it alone you might find the going gets tough and start to consider the value a personal trainer offers when you weigh up what you […]

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Dance is the ultimate feel-good exercise

If you’ve ever pumped up the volume and danced around your house with total abandon then you don’t need convincing that music and dance makes you feel good. In fact, it makes you feel ‘alive’. Dance fitness has come a long way way since the years of ankle warmers and Fame, or cheesy aerobic classes […]

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Get modern and mobile with yoga apps

The principles and practice of yoga might be thousands of years old but the benefits of yoga resonate with today’s fitness fans and those interested in the mind-body connection inherent in the postures and exercises of the many varied styles of yoga. Not only has yoga become a popular modern-day workout but it has also […]

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The weighty issue of Generation F

Fat children seem to be a sign of the times and an unfortunate byproduct of modern day society in the West. It’s a weighty issue not just for youngsters themselves but society as a whole. Obesity in kids has tripled in the US in the last 30 years and around 20% of kids are obese […]

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Handy hints to help fitness plans

Often when people struggle to motivate themselves to exercise or to keep going with a fitness routine they really try and focus on the exercise itself and what their end goal is. Whether you go to the gym, enjoy group training or benefit from a personal trainer, or take part in dance fitness, there are […]

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BOSU Balance Moves

The BOSU ball might look like a simple bit of fitness kit however, its design, versatility and effectiveness make it anything but. This inflatable, half ball helps you improve balance, strength and core power by providing resistance and the possibility of hundreds of exercises both with the dome down and up. It might take a […]

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Beach body buff or beautiful

It’s like anything in life, by the time you think of doing something, like lose weight and get in shape, you realize that loads of other people have already done so months before. Summer holidays with sunbathing, surfing and generally frolicking on the beach might seem light years away but they come round fast and […]

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