What’s the deal with 10,000 steps a day?

With pedometers and fitness trackers encouraging you to hit 10,000 steps a day, there’s been a lot of talk...

Feeling unmotivated? Find some competition

If you’re struggling to find the motivation to get to the gym, you might be lacking some friendly competition....

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...

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...

Fitness trends in 2017

These are the fitness developments that will dominate this year. 1. Fitness trackers The rise of fitness trackers continues for two reasons....