Why 30 is the new 45 (minutes, that is)

A 30 minute workout may be the sweet spot for getting fit in the shortest possible time. Tony Sarno reports. Functional group...
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A day in the life of a fitness watch

Personal trainer Sami Hardy, our fitness wearables expert, shows how she gets more out of her fitness watch on a...
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How fit are you? Take our New Year Fitness Test

How fit are you, really? These 12 seemingly simple challenges often used by Fitness First personal trainers to test their clients reveal your...

Evidence shows massages help your muscles grow

New research from two US universities has shown that a massage can assist in muscle growth and increase the...

Busting metabolism myths

We talked to metabolism experts to address several misunderstandings people have about metabolism and metabolic rate. What’s your metabolism? It’s the...

Lift weights to beat the blues

We may have underestimated just how good exercise is for the mind. In an analysis of 33 clinical trials,...

Cardio vs HIIT vs Weights: Which is best for fat burning?

What type of exercise works best for weight loss, and is it possible to out-train a bad diet? Fitness First’s...

The 3 biggest weight loss mistakes you’re making

Fat loss expert and Fitness First personal trainer Allison Zeuschner explains where women trying to lose weight go wrong. 1. Too...

Don’t break stride: runners, go with what feels natural

When it comes to running efficiency, there are hundreds of different opinions as to what is “best”. Full shoes...

Run before you rep: how recovery time changes with training modes

Did you hit the weight rack this morning? Or is the treadmill calling your name after work? Depending on...