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Fit For Anything has a broad client base - from those who are new to exercise to those with more advanced training needs. Clients visit Roel Jansen for many reasons: strength, fitness, endurance and body shaping. Client Caroline Isaacs fills us in on her experience with Fit For Anything.
It's been just over a week since I took on the test required in order to try to qualify for the 2018 World Championships O.C.R (Obstacle Course Race). In order to qualify I had to complete two laps of The Winter Nuts Challenge fast enough, and without faults. It was not the easiest of tasks.
Life could be described as being something of a rollercoaster. There are ups and there are downs. This is to be expected. The same is true of your fitness journey and so if you want to succeed long term you need to learn to overcome disappointment when it occurs and forge on. These top tips will help with that.
January sees an influx of people hitting the gym or pounding the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle and tone up. This article examines why maintaining those good intentions should last well beyond February, when most of those resolutions can fall by the wayside.
If you're looking for a fitness, health and wellbeing-related gift for someone, this could be a great place to find something that will be practical, appreciated and affordable.
Provided you make some sensible changes to the way your train, there’s absolutely no reason to give winter training the cold shoulder.
If you’re feeling stuck doing the same strength exercises day after day, week after week, it’s time to take your workouts, and your results, up a notch.
It’s only to be expected that when you run regularly, that you are going to end up with some strains, pulls or even more complex body injuries and conditions. The first step to avoid these, particularly the most commonly seen problems is to recognise them, know how to avoid them and recover should they occur.
We look at how body conditioning could very well be the secret ingredient for training when it comes to achieving a new personal best.
It is no wonder that people are looking to boost their endurance and stamina. With the barrage of obstacle course races, triathlons and extreme running events popping up across the country and around the world, encompassing short sprints and Herculean distances alike, these two traits are key.
A triathlon can be a fantastic event to train for and to take part in. Some of my favourites in the past have been the Race to the Stones/King/Tower events. With preparation and a willingness to really focus there’s no reason why someone who already has a reasonable level of fitness (and who can both swim and ride a bike proficiently) can’t do really well and most of all enjoy taking part in a triathlon.
When you are committed to becoming fitter and healthier you need to educate yourself on several things, for example, your diet, best ways to exercise, how to avoid injury and top tips for recovery. Not the first thing to come to mind, being aware of your blood oxygen levels during exercise is also extremely important.
Hill sprints are often underestimated in the cardio stakes. Love them or hate them you need to consider including them in your workout regime.
You might be surprised by the many reasons people come up with for not working out, not being able to exercise, to commit to a healthier lifestyle. This post is about helping people recognise barriers (physical and mental) and push past them. In short, there’s no reason why you cannot exercise.
There have been many studies over the years regarding exercise and specifically how being more active may have a positive effect on your mood and your mental health. This is a huge topic however; the general consensus is that exercise can help you achieve a more positive mindset.
When putting together a programme of training for an individual, rest days are often included. Have you ever wondered why they are important?
There are many different types of exercises, sports and workouts available for you to use in order to meet your health and fitness goals. Here we offer five (although there are more!) reasons why you should consider adding running into your workout plan.
When you see people working out in magazines or on Instagram you quite often see people training alone, earphones in, eyes ahead, their face full of determination. Working alone has many benefits (certainly more than no working out at all) however working with a fitness buddy or a group offers more.
High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT to its friends) can help you achieve a great number of goals and thanks to research we now know that for many, short bursts of training such as HIIT can be the very best thing for long-term and short-term goals.