Fitness Features

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Elle Macpherson: "My nickname at school was Legsy 11"

May 13th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

How does she keep those famous long legs in such great shape? In her GTG column this month Elle talks all things leg care - from whether to wax or shave, to keeping on top of cellulite and the best smoothing moisturiser. Plus, the gadget she can't do without >>>

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Fajah Lourens: “Cellulite is the thing that women ask me about most"

May 10th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Fitness phenomenon Fajah Lourens talks honestly about what can realistically be done about cellulite. From painful treatments to lifestyle changes, she’s tried them so you don’t have to… >>>

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The ‘leg day’ moves you need to work inner thighs, knees and calves

May 9th 2018 / Anna Hunter

The experts swear by these workouts for stronger, leaner legs >>>

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The 6 best leg lengthening leggings

May 9th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Seriously stretchy... >>>

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Is it really so bad that I can’t touch my toes?

May 8th 2018 / Anna Hunter

I’m 30, I’m fit but one of the apparently most essential exercises eludes me. Here’s why this one simple stretch benefits your health, and why sometimes, flexing is more important than fast and furious workouts >>>

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The boot camp where you can say goodbye to a stone in a week

May 7th 2018 / Marissa Montgomery

Fancy a pre-summer reboot? Marissa Montgomery braves a no-frills ‘next level’ boot camp in Ibiza and sees bodies transform before her eyes >>>

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The beauty products and fitnesswear you bought most of in April

May 1st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From a sleep-boosting eye mask to tummy-flattering gym leggings and swimwear, these are the products that proved a hit with GTG readers >>>

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Liz Earle: 10 healthy habits I’ve gained in the last 10 years

April 29th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

The last decade has seen huge changes not only for Liz as a mother and entrepreneur, but for the wellbeing industry as a whole. She shares the wellbeing practices that have helped her stay on top of her game >>>

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The beauty and wellness subscription services worth knowing about

April 27th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Forget Game of Thrones and Homeland, these are the box sets that deliver >>>

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The 8 best types of cardio to do if you hate running

April 25th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

These are the alternatives that go the extra mile... >>>

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Pick up the pace: 5 ways to increase your running speed

April 24th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Slow and steady not cutting it anymore? Pick up your pace with these top running tips from fitness extraordinaire Rich Sturla >>>

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8 easy moves to get rid of tension knots

April 23rd 2018 / Shona Vertue

All you need is a tennis ball. David Beckham’s yoga teacher Shona Vertue, shares her 8-step sequence with us >>>

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From party girl to triathlete: my first ever 10 mile run

April 22nd 2018 / Helen Croydon

Journalist Helen Croydon swapped cocktail bars for running shoes a few years ago and is now a triathlete. In an extract from her funny, honest memoir, she shares what her first ever 10 mile run was like >>>

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8 ways to get the most from your run

April 20th 2018 / Steve Mellor

Personal trainer and fitness fanatic Steve Mellor from Freedom to Train shares his top running tips >>>

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8 running tips to help you cross the finish line

April 19th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Ultra-marathon runner Ann Johansson provides her top tips on how best to prepare for a big race ahead in 8 simple steps >>>

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10 reasons you’re not losing belly fat

April 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Working hard but stomach still not resembling a washboard? It’s time to bring in the experts… >>>

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The 6 best tummy-flattering high waisted gym leggings

April 18th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Supportive, stretchy and super comfy, they provide a leg up on the competition >>>

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8 things that happen to your body when you run a marathon

April 18th 2018 / Peta Bee

From losing a toenail to increased hearing power, here's what you need to know before you run towards that finishing line >>>

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“Poor digestion is kind of taboo - no one wants to talk about poo”

April 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s twice as common in women than in men, and it’s thought that 20% of the population has it. Here’s how four women cope with IBS, its symptoms and their advice to fellow sufferers >>>

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5 belly fat-blitzing workouts from The Body Coach

April 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Swap the tube to the gym for YouTube with these waist-whittling workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home >>>

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Why stress might be giving you visceral fat

April 15th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Forever trying to get rid of that spare tyre around your middle? It could be an indicator that you’re in need of a health overhaul. Here’s how to spot a ‘worry waist’, how to prevent it and how to lose it >>>

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Elle Macpherson: “After 50, I couldn’t rely on my genes for wellbeing”

April 15th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Our columnist talks everything belly-related from bloating to gut feelings and why, at 54, a flat stomach involves work but not punishing yourself. Chocolate mousse for breakfast is involved... >>>

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Everything you need to know about your abs after birth

April 11th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From diastasis recti to resisting the pressure of “bouncing back” to your pre-baby body, here’s how pregnancy may affect your abs, how to strengthen yours safely and a pep talk from women who’ve seen their stomach change and are cool with that >>>

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What it’s like to run a half marathon with no proper training

April 11th 2018 / India Block

Is it possible to run a half marathon on minimal training? One writer learns how to put mind over matter for 21 kilometres... >>>

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The running playlists and podcasts that’ll help you go the distance

April 9th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Because the only thing that should be dropping is the beat >>>

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