Going to the gym without a plan is a bit like trying to cook without a recipe, and the same can be said for any type of exercise or physical activity. Whether you are weight training, participating in a fitness class or getting outside for a run, we’ve found expert advice and tips to help you get the most out of your workouts.
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Whether you like pumping iron at the gym or doing bodyweight HIIT, apps will help push your limits. There’s hundreds to choose from, but here’s 3 of the best.
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Loving all these, good selection of apps, I tend to use the yoga one mostly.
Group workouts are great and definitely motivate me more than by myself. It's more fun , but lots of people already know each other so tend to stick to lots of mini little groups within the group. Still, you feel part of something.
Couch 2 5K is AMAZING and has changed people's lives that I know. It's the epitome of starting right from zero and working up slowly. If there were app awards I would say it should get one.
I feel like I can't keep up with workout changes. As soon as I get to grips with some new class it's apparently old-school. I started doing some yoga last year, now there's this new Jiriki yoga!!
a group workout is good if people keep turning up - but I find most dash off afterwards so as a social event it is a bit of a non-starter!
Nothing new for me. Personally I'm sticking to my usual boring workouts of weights, circuits and running. Why broke what ain't fixed?
SO much change in the fitness world. I can't imagine where we'll be in 2030/40/50...I reckon we'll all have immediate feedback on our body's chemicals and reactions to exercise so be able to tweak what we're doing to get the best results.
Perfect info for my upcoming work trip to Manchester!
I haven't thought about working out from home via apps as being environmentally friendly before, but of course it's less travelling so should be encouraged.
using the power from the exercise bikes to power things is so obvious when you think about it! What a great concept.
Love the 'decade to save the planet' movement. Every business has a responsibility to make themselves as eco friendly as possible so hopefully more gyms will follow the eco example.
very timely as I'm working in Manchester for a few weeks, so will check these out. Good to see places that aren't London being featured.
I probably do about 120 minutes of 'proper' exercise a week( 4 x 30 runs/weights) so this has me a little worried now as do I need to do more to start reaping benefits? Or does other activities like vacuuming, walking count too?
Just did some of these trying to get back into the swing of exercises. They're great to do whilst lying around watching tv but are tough enough to feel your abs ache a little the next day (well, that's if you're like me and you've not exercised properly for a fair while!)
450 minutes a week?? I only wish I had the time as I would love the benefits that go with it. Good to know it's still worth doing even an hour a week though as honestly that's all I sometimes manage.
I find that machines like this isolate the muscles too much and don't give an all-over workout. that could just be me though as I prefer more circuit-training type of exercise.
This is good to remind me that the minutes I do really do make a difference to avoiding disease. I probably do only 90 minutes a week though, so i might need to up it I think?
it's cold, and dark, and damp and I really don't want to leave the house - but this little kick has done it. I'll be attending my fitness class tonight.
I love Stair climbers. They are so easy to zone out on so you get a really good workout without hardly realising it.
just spotted this and am sending out a few referrals. Here's hoping!!
good idea - no extra spend, no clutter and a possible win. Works for me!
ok, I would love to do this but not many gyms offer it - so come on gyms, give us all a chance at ballet!
had to look up 'tabletop' but now it makes sense. And yes these are difficult!