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Faster, stronger – how to improve your running, by not running

According to Sport England’s most recent Active People Survey, athletics – including running – has recorded the biggest rise in participation of any sport in England in recent years. Even without the survey results, the growing popularity of running is clear to see every day on our streets. More and more people are lacing up their trainers and getting out there.

Synchronised swimming – So much more than a nose clip and a smile!

As someone who has been a synchronised swimmer for many years and now a coach and a judge, when I’m asked why I am still involved, the main reason I would give is simply that it’s so much fun! ‘Synchro’ offers all the benefits of swimming but in my opinion it is much more diverse, in terms of content.  It incorporates gymnastic and dance skills, musicality and rhythm.

Run for it! Top tips for charity challenges

We’re now firmly into event season, with running and other charity challenges taking place left, right and centre.

Mass participation events are a great motivator to get you and your family into shape. They give you a goal to aim for and if you’re fundraising too that will give you even more incentive to keep going.

Benefits of including yoga in your fitness regime

Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.

The importance of swimming for health, fitness & of course safety!

Did you know that just 30 minutes of swimming 3 times a week will provide you with a full body workout, providing you with many benefits including increased cardiovascular fitness, increased calorie burning (and a higher metabolic rate), weight loss, muscle toning and what’s even better it will definitely lift your mood!  Swimming is also a great fun family activity and a very important life skill.

Ouch! I must have slept funny: Tips to keep neck pain at bay

So, let’s take a normal day at the office… You wake up, get ready, go to work and then you sit down to start your day. Out of nowhere you feel your neck stiffening up. And then…“Ouch! I must have slept funny…”. How many of us have experienced this? Some of us actually experience it regularly!

Why you need to give weight lifting a go

Why Weight Lifting?

Weight Lifting is a new, up and coming sport, that actually is many sports secret weapon! Before we go into that though, a bit of history first! Weight Lifting is one of the oldest competitive sports, dating back to as far as ancient Greece. There is evidence it even existed on Mt Olympus with engraving on a boulder stating someone had lifted it. Sounds crazy but it’s true. It’s also been part of the Modern Olympic Games since its inception in 1896 with the very first GB Olympic Champion, weight lifter Launceston Elliot.