The universal language of fitness

I am travelling alone across Malaysia and Singapore at the moment. I’ve kept up with my fitness just as much as I’ve kept up with the cocktails at the bar. In KL I used the hotel gym as it was decent, I’ve been on a rainforest trek, I’ve climbed 700m above sea level...

Priority Boarding

So I’m sat in the airport lounge watching people line up first as priority boarders to get onto the plane. I find myself thinking... Why would you part with hard earned money just to board the same plane as everyone else just 5-10 minutes earlier? Your seat number is...

Dieting kept simple

When is comes to starting a diet phase/cut/lean down or if you would prefer to call it a weight loss journey, so many people over complicate the obvious. To keep things straight forward, if you are eating in a calorie surplus you will gain weight (be it fat or muscle...

My favourite stretches to loosen tight hamstrings

If you’ve noticed regular lower back pain during or after leg day (or training in general) you may well find that your hamstrings are tight and limiting your athletic performance. In fact, limited movement anywhere in your posterior chain (back of your body), can...

Living With Fibromyalgia- guest blog by Lydia Phillips

For those of you not familiar with Fibromyalgia (FMS), it is a long term condition that can cause pain all over the body. As well as widespread pain, people with FMS may also have Increased sensitivity to pain Extreme tiredness Muscle stiffness Difficulty Sleeping...

Why women should lift weights

Ladies, lifting weights will not make you look bulky!  In fact, lifting weights in line with a balanced diet will help you achiever a leaner, stronger and more shapely physique than before you lifted your first dumbbell. Weight training can be used to help build shape...

South Purbecks Cliff Walk

One of my favourite, superbly stunning, yet suitably challenging walks across the Purbecks to date. We came across this 6(ish) mile walk when looking for National Trust walks across the Purbecks. We have been National Trust members for a few years now and vowed to...

How to choose the best gym for you

So you’ve finally mustered up the motivation to kick start your fitness regime. You’ve cleared the kitchen cupboards of all the naughties, you’ve got new trainers and a new sports bottle and you are all set for a brand new you. The only thing left to do now is to...