Does the idea of crawling through mud, navigating obstacles or running through the wilderness sound like your idea of fun? Then adventure racing could be for you. Part The Amazing Race, part obstacle course, adventure racing has been gaining momentum in recent years. From the world renowned Tough Mudder to Spartan Race and lesser known routes, here’s […]

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It’s no secret that winter can put a freeze on exercise motivation. Warm beds call, cold air deters and stiff muscles increase injury risk. These five winter workout hacks will keep you moving injury free – and hopefully heat up your motivation, too.   WORK THE WARM UP   Familiar with the ‘tense’ feeling that […]

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Workouts are easier with music. Whether your library swings toward pop, rock, indie or rap, countless studies show that you really can’t beat a good quality playlist to motivate you and maximise your performance in the gym. In fact, a study by Olympic sports psychologist Professor, Peter Terry, found elite athletes who trained with music […]

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As children, we loved to run around, it’s one of the first things we learn to do. In today’s society, everything is rush-rush, work-work  and we forget how fun and amazing it can feel to just run. As a running coach, I see many first time runners wanting to set themselves a challenge with an […]

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As a running fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for the best wearable tech for running. I’ve road tested several different watches to track my runs and monitor my progress, such as Garmin 405 Forerunner and my new go-to Fitbit Surge that is easy to wear all day. There’s no doubt we’re spoilt for choice when […]

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You’ve probably seen and heard the term HIIT (pronounced ‘hit’) thrown around a lot lately. It’s touted as one of the most effective ways to get the results you’re after – and with good reason. Over time, High Intensity Interval Training challenges your body and improves your overall performance. But for many, the concept of […]

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Whether you’ve set yourself an ambitious running goal, or simply want to get better at running, interval training is one of the most effective ways to improve. WHAT IS INTERVAL TRAINING? Interval training involves short bursts of higher intensity exercise followed by lower intensity recovery periods. In its simplest form – you run for a […]

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