Fitness Features

Read the latest fitness columns and features from our award-winning team of writers. From diaries of fitness novices to exercise plans and training advice from the experts, everything you need for a better fitness regime is here


Foam rolling and how to keep your fascia fit

March 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

No it’s not a word we made up, and we all have one, but have you given your fascia a second thought? >>>


The top 5 super supplements for runners

March 5th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Smash your personal best with Co-Founder of Victoria Health Shabir Daya's top 5 super supplements for runners >>>

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18 health and beauty lessons we've learned from the supers

February 28th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

How do supermodels keep fit, healthy and looking better than ever? We looked back at their words of beauty wisdom throughout the years >>>


The best health, fitness and wellness festivals to go to this year

February 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Step aside Glasto - there’s a new line-up taking centre stage and they offer everything from sunrise yoga to meditation and gong baths >>>


Amanda Byram: "I was fit in an unhealthy way and would exercise just to burn calories"

February 20th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

TV presenter, PT, healthy-living devotee and fitness wear entrepreneur Amanda Byram talks about discovering 'healthy fitness' in her forties, Instagram anxiety and starting a business from scratch >>>


How to keep your heart healthy

February 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

In honour of National Heart Month, here are the health tips you need to read to ensure you’re better protected against the dangers of cardiovascular disease >>>


5 lessons for modern life from the Chinese art of self-care, Yang Sheng

February 16th 2018 / Katie Brindle

If you suffer from 'stress face', poor digestion and plain old overload these simple tweaks and one-minute rituals from Yang Sheng expert Katie Brindle will not only improve your day but support your health and wellbeing long-term >>>


Is meditation the science-backed way to slow down the ageing process?

February 12th 2018 / Jillian Lavender

Jillian Lavender, co-founder of London Meditation Centre, looks at the research that suggests taking time out to meditate could help you to stay young inside and out >>>


The best ways to recover after intense exercise

February 6th 2018 / Hanna Ibraheem

Six nutrition and fitness experts reveal their top tips on how to recover after a gruelling workout… >>>


A digital fitness app that comes impressively close to a real-life PT

January 31st 2018

The Freeletics app will push you, but the payoff will be great. Here’s the lowdown on possibly the most advanced digital fitness coaching out there… >>>


The best budget fitnesswear dupes under £30

January 25th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Looks luxe, costs less. If chic and cheap are on your shopping list, here’s some sportswear inspo, no matter what your style or size >>>


11 ways to be a better cyclist

January 22nd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

You may be a keen cyclist or just starting out, but are you maximising your ride? Susannah Taylor asked some experts how to get fitter, faster and stronger on yer bike >>>


How simple posture tweaks can help solve your gut issues

January 21st 2018 / Eve Kalinik

It’s not just what we eat but how we sit when we eat that can cause digestive issues. Nutritional Therapist and self-confessed gut nut, Eve Kalinik checks in for posture MOT >>>


Why exercise is so important for your mental health during menopause

January 18th 2018 / Jane Dowling

With the menopause affecting your mind as much as your body, moving is more vital than ever, says PT and menopause coach Jane Dowling >>>


5 easy ways to add more mindfulness into your life

January 15th 2018 / Chloe Brotheridge

Feeling anxious or stressed 24/7? Hypnotherapist and anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge explains how being more mindful with these quick tricks could be the answer >>>


Advanced recovery: new techniques and classes to get you fitter faster

January 15th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Fitness pros have declared athlete style ‘advanced recovery’ as a major workout trend to watch. Here’s the how, why and where of winding down properly after a gruelling gym session… >>>


Kayla Itsines: overcoming confidence issues about my female pattern baldness

January 14th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

For her latest book the PT and global fitness phenomenon asked 40,000 women about the body confidence issues standing in the way of their fitness goals. Here she tells Victoria Woodhall about hers >>>


Tired all the time? How to fix the common energy mistakes we all make

January 10th 2018 / Jackie Lynch

Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch sees ‘tired but wired’ people in her clinic every day, most with energy management issues that are easily fixable. Here she offers solutions to make you feel brighter and more productive >>>


Why every woman needs to be working out with weights

January 9th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From Emma Stone’s impressive deadlifts to Sheila Hancock taking up weights in her 80s, women are increasingly turning to strength based training for health gains, from faster metabolism to improved bone density and greater calorie burn. Here’s why lifting weights is the ultimate ‘age smarter’ strategy >>>


Why the obesity issue is about far more than looks

January 8th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Given that studies show obesity can cut life expectancy by up to 7 years, it's the state of our health, not the size of our jeans that should encourage us to reduce our weight. As National Obesity Awareness Week begins, we find out what's really at stake >>>


How to get fit without getting injured

January 8th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

10 expert fitness tips to keep your new workout plan as injury and pain-free as possible >>>


10 home exercise products worth owning

January 8th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Cheaper than a membership, bring the gym to you and boost your at-home workout with these top picks >>>

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Elle Macpherson: my rules for a balanced diet

January 7th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

This month, our columnist explains how she balances health with indulgence - plus the collagen boosting beauty mineral she takes every day >>>


How to be a true fitness pro

January 5th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

It seems like everyone wants to become a personal trainer these days - even Davina McCall has announced it's her goal for 2018. But how do you decipher between the fitness enthusiasts and the true professionals? Here, trusted fitness expert and Global Nike ambassador Joslyn Thompson-Rule tells us what it takes to become a  real expert in an increasingly busy arena >>>


James Duigan: why it's time to put mind over muscle

January 5th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

He's the creator of Bodyism, where some of the world's most famous names go to get in shape, and believes that kindness, compassion and respect - not beasting yourself in the gym - are the key to a healthier you >>>

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