Category: Fitness

Go Sober for October vs. Stoptober: Which is worse?

I’m not sure exactly what it is about the month of October that inspires personal challenges, but here we are, our social media streams inundated with give-up-do-gooders. I’m not one to talk of course; I’ve recently abstained from caffeine and squash with visible health benefits (teeth and tum). But October …

Top 10 tastiest 5:2 treats

If, like me, you’ve succumbed to the 5:2 diet fad – actually now becoming less of a fad and more of a lifestyle choice – you’ll have a pretty good idea of how best to hit your daily allowance of 500 calories without feeling like keeling over or lashing out …

Hydrotherapy heaven at SenSpa

For purity, silence and uncensored relaxation, you need to get your stressed, aching bones to the hydrotherapy spa – SenSpa – at the very English Careys Manor, New Forest. Boasting oodles of awards and accolades, this Thai temple of watery wonders is like no spa you’ve ever experienced. To start …

NHS Couch to 5K: Does it work?

Designed to get self-proclaimed couch potatoes (or complete running novices like myself) up and moving, the free NHS podcast Couch to 5K is a damn good initiative. It’s free to download, and judging by the awful music that clearly didn’t require licensing, must’ve been dirt-cheap to produce. Oh, and in …

Sportswear gets (even more) street

When I go to the gym my aims are threefold: get in, get out, and try not to sweat over a stranger. I’ve perfected the gym wardrobe to white trainers with pink laces (because I think I’m 10), a black vest (slimming) and purple ‘yoga pants’ (which fold over and …

Meme for 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: years come in waves. Some high, some low, and some extremely rocky waters. This year has been a high, for so many reasons that I’ve unfathomably decided to do what I don’t usually: bear a little more soul for others to …

The Big Olympics Bid

It’s quite an odd feeling wishing you don’t get everything you’ve paid for (value for money and all that), but that’s exactly how I feel about my London 2012 Olympics tickets. Clearly, I want to attend everything I’ve bid on (and am rather damned excited about it), I just fear …

Gym Bunny

I’ve never been much of a scientist, in that I really don’t care why exercise makes me happy. It just does. What makes me even happier is when I get offered a free guest pass to the Virgin Active Health Club in the City. To give a little background, I …

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