A toned stomach and a strong core is something that many chase on their fitness journey. Sure, a ripped set of abs may look appealing, but focusing on strengthening your core can have infinite benefits to any fitness activity you take part in… and your everyday life! But if you’re not a fan of sit-ups or crunches, then you might be a bit perplexed on how to achieve this…
The world of exercise is a fickle one - there’s always a new craze and fitness fad that promises to make you the healthiest, fittest and most awesome version of yourself! But a question for many is ‘what’s the best workout for me?”
We constantly preach that exercise benefits you both inside and out. It’s been well-reported that working out can positively impact your mental health, and as this month is Mental Health Awareness month, we’re bringing you a little happiness experiment from Cat Taylor - both a MoveGB member and a happiness coach.
If you love to move your body in new and challenging ways, then you’ll be pretty familiar with DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. The ache and soreness of your muscles post-workout can be a literal pain in the behind, but we’ve got some quick hacks and ways to ease your DOMS if you’re feeling particularly uncomfortable.
Huzzah! We’ve got a lovely long weekend lying before us - oh the possibilities! Easter eggs, hot cross buns, pub o’clock, movies, Sunday lunch… uh oh. Before you know it, the four days are nearly done and you’ve hardly walked 5,000 steps (including that hectic Easter egg hunt) and feeling sluggish as hell. Let’s avoid that, yes?
So you’re thinking of booking your first spin session, but have no idea what you’re getting yourself into? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got some top tips from Clifton Revolution indoor cycling studio in Bristol, who can tell you all about what to expect at your first indoor cycling class!
You’re getting ready to hit the gym. You’ve got your bag packed with your workout outfit, your water bottle is full and your playlist is stuffed with inspiring beats. But do you ever stop and think about the gear that you’ve had for months? Perhaps years?
What does attending a new fitness class have in common with scaling Mount Everest? The thought of what lies ahead can be cripplingly terrifying, but the exhilaration gained from facing your fears, conquering the pre-nerve beast and realising that you CAN do it is what makes the whole thing worth it!
When we work out, we’re trying our hardest. We squat low, we power through reps, we meticulously follow instructors, and we aim high. We go until the sweat pours and our muscles tire…. But are we nailing techniques as well as we think we are?