HIIT Walking

10,000 steps a day can be unachievable We’ve all heard that our aim should be 10,000 steps a day, and lots of studies show that this is associated with lower blood pressure, increased fat burning, and improved glucose tolerance. But for many, the idea of walking...

Does Foam Rolling Actually work?

Many of us have a foam roller somewhere in the house, perhaps collecting dust. Every gym and health club has a collection ranging from the big soft blue ones to the painful spiked orange ones. But does foam rolling actually work? The origin of the foam roller Foam...

Muscle memory – you never have to start from scratch

  Muscle memory happens in both the brain and the muscles. Although we may struggle to remember appointments or where we left the car keys, muscle memory becomes inherent and although it dims slightly over long periods, it will never fully leave you. This is why...

How quickly do you lose strength?

Strength loss in two weeks of inactivity – around 25% How quickly will I lose my strength? Just two weeks is all it takes. Even this short period of being a couch potato will have a disastrous effect on your muscle tone and fitness says a study by the University...

The importance of balance and co-ordination

It’s Important to include motor skills in your exercise – and not just obsess about weight loss or general fitness. For many, the main goals of exercise and nutrition are weight loss and fitness. Others may include strength as well. But it’s rare...

Top 5 barbell exercises

The benefits of barbell training A barbell is one of the most popular tools for strength and fitness. Often overlooked or perceived as a “man only” tool it is especially good for women whose goals are toning and weight loss. It’s a simple piece of...