Your teachers were right, practice does make perfect

When you’re learning a new skill, it pays to practice. A new study from Brown University has proven what...

Why a nap is a good idea

A 30 minute nap might save you from dangerous stress biomarkers associated with a poor night’s sleep. A study published...
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The evolution of Bodypump

With the launch of the 100th version of the popular Bodypump class this January, we look at the ways...

Your diet can age your DNA

The secret to ageing could be better maintenance of your DNA by simply eating the right foods. The DNA damage...

Training special: Lifting in the boy’s room

Weights are now considered essential to effective fat loss programs, but many women still find the weights areas intimidating....

The #inspiring case for fitness

A new generation of Instagram stars is redefining how fitness is portrayed on social media, making it part of...

What I wish I’d known…

Two Fitness First members look back to when they were beginners and list the things they know now that...

Unwritten rules for a gym first-timer

You’ve arrived for your first sessions at the gym. Now what? Senior personal trainer David Welch provides an insider’s...

Training special: your first steps fitness guide

So you’ve joined a gym and are taking your first tentative steps towards a mental and physical upgrade to transform...

Training special: 10 steps to hitting your goals

Know your goals, stay motivated. Fitness First trainer Vanessa Bennett explains how to set the right goals and stay motivated...