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When to Take a Rest Day

10/06/2021

Oh, rest days. So coveted in the week when pushing through your 7am workout feels like climbing Everest, but then when they roll around… well, meh. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. Should you stretch away the stiffness of the week’s workouts (spoiler: yes) or go for a light walk (yes, again) or should you sink into a hot bath and watch Netflix on your precariously balanced phone (for the third and final time, yes). But why must you…

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making Trying to Tone Your Upper Arms

09/06/2021

Strong, sculpted arms are something many people aspire to have – whether that’s for extra strength or just for anyone who just wants limbs to rival Jennifer Aniston. But how do you actually tone them? In your crusade to sculpting your arms, you might be falling foul of some simple mistakes that may end up hindering your progress. Matt Harras, Head of Programming at Virgin Active, talks us through some of the most common arm toning errors he sees.   1. Doubling down on…

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How to Keep Your Hair Healthy During a Workout

04/06/2021

Working out is an important process of our life as it benefits us inside out, but during those work out sessions we sometimes forget to take care of other important things, like our hair. One might wonder why did we include the hair in such matter. The point is that from time to time our hair suffers from poor management that comes as a result of poor cleaning, hydration, nourishment and protection. That is why we all need to take…

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Why Your Workout Is Not Showing Its Results

01/06/2021

You have been working out for quite some time now, and yet there aren’t any positive results. This is a common issue. You start wondering what is wrong with your body, why all those workouts are not giving any results. Well, we know that this is kind of frustrating, but you should know that you are not doing your BEST.   Workout often The first issue is related to the fact that you are not using your time properly. You…

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4 Exercises to Get Your BODY READY FOR PREGNANCY

01/06/2021

Pre-conception care can have a dramatic impact on not only your pregnancy but also delivery and recovery. I gained over 70 pounds with my first pregnancy and over 60 with my second, and if I knew then what I do now, my journey could have been a whole lot easier. Whether you are planning on becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, want to do the postpartum care you never did, or just want to improve your health, these tips and tools…

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11 Tips to Run Safely Outside During a Heatwave

31/05/2021

Running in heat shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, lacing up in soaring temperatures can have painful consequences. But does that mean you shouldn’t be doing it? Not exactly. You just need to take steps to prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated, sustaining heatstroke (also known as sunstroke) or sunburn. Let’s run through the things you need to know to keep you running safely as summer goes on. This includes being realistic about what you can achieve in the heat and sometimes adjusting what you had…

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Your 10-Minute Summer Workout to TONE EVERYTHING

26/05/2021

Looking for a new go-to routine to kick off your summer workout goals? We’ve got you covered with the help of celebrity trainer, Amanda Lee, who shared six moves to strengthen your body in under 10 minutes. Each exercise tones your butt, core, and arms for a well-rounded and time-effective workout. Watch and learn the rotation below. The Routine: Incline Push-Ups Jumping Jacks Mountain Climbers Plank Hip Dips Side Lunge Single-Leg Step-Up Jump 30 seconds each Repeat three times The Move:…

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5 Barre and Pilates-inspired moves for a strong and healthy core

25/05/2021

There’s a wealth of core exercises out there – so many, in fact, that the choice can feel overwhelming. But achieving a strong core needn’t require a complicated routine or a mile-long list of different moves. Building up strength and stability can be simple and satisfying for both body and soul, as barre instructor and founder of London studios NRG Barrebody, Nathalie Errandonea-Mewes, knows well. Here, she guides us through her top five core exercises, breaking down exactly how to perform them…

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7 PILATES MOVES for a Rounder Butt

12/05/2021

As you know, Pilates has become one of Kourt’s favorite workouts over quarantine. She does a session every day outside at her home (some days she’ll even do two sessions). The exercise is great for toning, stretching, flexibility, and sculpting a nice and round rear. To get all the details on how to perform the routine in the comfort of your own home, we tapped one of Kourt’s trainers and the incredibly talented Pilates instructor, Jesse O’Hara. Ahead, she’s sharing seven at-home Pilates moves…

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Yoga Poses to Get YOUR BODY BIKINI READY

08/05/2021

Slow and steady stretches win the race today. To update your summer fitness prep plan, we’re sharing moves to elongate and tone your body. With the help of Shannon Nadj, founder of Hot Pilates in Los Angeles, each pose strengthens your muscles and engages your core for a full-body workout. It’s a great routine to mix into your rotation when you need a break from high-intensity exercises. Find a space inside or take your yoga mat outdoors and enjoy the 20-minute yoga-inspired session.…

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