How positive self-talk helps in sport and exercise

How positive self-talk helps in sport and exercise

We all do it. Talk ourselves out of the early morning workouts. Then after a tough day, dread the thought of an after-work gym session and end up talking ourselves out of that too. It’s hard to get motivated. And it all starts with our attitude. The thing that can...
How to go from running 5km to 10km

How to go from running 5km to 10km

Got the running bug? Done your first few runs? Past the couch stage and want to move from 5km to 10km? There’s a good reason why this distance is so popular. Ten kilometres (or 6.2 miles in old money) is far enough for a challenge but short enough to be achievable....
Improve your football performance from the gym

Improve your football performance from the gym

Whether it’s semi pro standard or weekend five a side, everyone’s keen to improve their performance on the pitch. Penalty practice and drills are of course important, but there’s a lot of work you can be doing in the gym to support your development as a well-rounded...
How to start lifting weights

How to start lifting weights

We don’t want to admit it but walking out onto the gym floor when you’re new to lifting can be very intimidating. Everyone seems to know what they’re doing. All the machines look complicated to operate. We don’t want to make a mistake and look like the novice we are,...
How to form fitness habits that last

How to form fitness habits that last

Most people would like to be fitter. If there was a button you could press and be immediately fitter, not many people would say, ‘no thanks I’m good’. The reality is, getting fit is hard. It takes time that not all of us have, motivation that lots of us lack and...