Did your workout get derailed by COVID-19 (or something else)? Here’s how to safely get back into a fitness routine

Here’s a little secret of mine about being a personal trainer: Despite fitness being at the centre of my world, I’m a fairly unimpressive physical specimen. I’m not particularly strong, not exceptionally fast, not genetically gifted in any way. In fact, I’m not even that hard of a worker in the gym. One thing I … Read more

The workout that burns 500 calories in 20 minutes

Over the past two years, 2.36 million people have downloaded Public Health England’s much-lauded Couch to 5K app. Requiring nothing more than a set of headphones, a smartphone and willpower, the app provides step-by-step coaching to help new runners complete their first 5K. But for those who’ve completed that challenge and are looking for the next … Read more

Could this special workout cure my hangxiety?

It was a Friday morning and I’d managed to nab a window seat on the train. But I barely noticed my victory or indeed anything else during that 30-minute journey. I had a hangover and my thoughts were spiralling.  Had I spoken about myself too much at the pub last night, two pints in? I … Read more

Never mind HIIT – why completing a thoroughly average workout can bring huge benefits

Average. Mediocre. Steady. Moderate. In today’s trendy fitness culture of competitive gym classes, celebrity fads and viral workout challenges, such middling words might not grab the attention of Britain’s exercise community. Fast and frenzied high-intensity interval training (HIIT) hogs the headlines. And long endurance challenges like cycle sportives and marathons inspire kudos and respect.  But … Read more