With the Tour de France well underway and a summer here in the UK that is perfect for cycling, here is a guide to getting cycle-fit for any cycling challenge that may come your way. Frequent short, intense training sessions are more effective to increase your fitness levels than long, infrequent bicycle rides Continue reading
James is a true survivor. He has suffered two bouts of cancer in the past 10 years, including one particularly vicious strain that transformed him from a 14 stone, lithe, athletic man into a six stone, emaciated body who couldn’t lift his head from the hospital pillow. The reason for telling James’ story on this forum is because so much of what he says is relatable to us all. Sport and physical activity has not only helped James return to full health but it has boosted his self-confidence and helped him overcome deep depressive moments. Continue reading
The beauty of triathlon is that anyone, of any age, can compete. British Triathlon run events for all age groups and, if you find yourself excelling at the sport, there are age categories from 20-24 up to 80+, so you could find yourself in contention for a place on the Great Britain team in your age group. Continue reading
Creating a healthy workplace for staff is an investment that every business, large or small, should consider. The advantages for your business include: less hours lost through illness, good staff retention rates and a positive working environment.
There are still a few days left before you have to abandon your evening runs and bike rides, so let’s take a look at a few outdoor exercises that you can do while there is still enough light and warmish temperatures. Continue reading
For some athletes or people who run, jog, lift weights or do some other form of exercise, music is not just a motivation, it is essential.
Bumpin’ tunes, a heavy beat or inspirational lyrics are the key to many people finding their peak performance or to complete a great workout Continue reading
Interval training is one of the best ways to get results from our cardiovascular training. This means training at high and low levels of intensity, rather than training at one pace. Continue reading
Whether it is running a race, cycling for charity, joining a team and playing in a league, doing a muddy adventure challenge or participating in a workplace challenge such as reaching step targets, putting your fitness to the test in a competitive environment is good for a number of reasons. Continue reading
For some people, cycling is a necessity, a means to get to college or work; for others it is a passion that leads them to ride for hours at the weekends; for many it is an activity that makes up one part of their weekly fitness regime. Continue reading