Archive of articles from 2012
Try to working out with someone fitter than you - you’ll work up to 200% harder, say experts
Whether you’re a complete yoga novice or a well practiced yogi check out this year’s OM Yogathon to raise money for a very worthy cause.
Jessica Ennis pushes Kim Kardashian and Kelly Brook off the top of the leader board for most desirable celebrity body.
Burn calories and tone up fast with this intense 15 minute workout you can do in your sitting room!
There’s no denying it, buying swimwear is stressful. Thankfully, the new Speedo Sculpture range was created to put a stop to changing room tantrums.
Who doesn't want sexy, toned legs? Regardless of your height or your size, shapely toned legs can make every outfit look better and give you a spring in your step and a boost in your confidence.
Unless you've been on another planet you'll know there's a new exercise craze sweeping the world – zumba. Zumba is based on Latin dance routines and is a high calorie-burning fitness activity.
Experts have told us many times that the most effective way of losing weight and keeping it off is to combine a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise. However, while many people find it relatively easy to include healthy foods in their diet lots of people struggle to introduce exercise into their daily routine.
Forget cocktails at sunset and belly-busting buffets, the smart girl makes use of her summer holidays to boost her health - not ruin it. From detox retreats to adventure holidays, Health and Fitness Travel have some ideal breaks to book online.
Want to try something new? It's a good idea to mix up your fitness to keep your body guessing. Blending dance with posture-strengthening pilates and impact aerobics, BarrePlus is the latest craze to hit the fitness studio.
If there is one thing that 99% of women all over the world have in common it is cellulite. Yes, as much as we may try to eat healthy or work out it seems the dreaded crinkly skin just won't go away.
Ladies of all shapes and sizes can be bootcamp beauties and the new clothing range from FitFarms ensures you have everything you need to get exercising before, during and after camp. The clothing range will vary in size from small to XXL.
Pictures of muffin tops, bingo wings and double chins on social networks are making Brits more body conscious than ever before. This summer one in five Brits will want to get into shape after seeing themselves in an unflattering Facebook photo.
Bootcamp is about much more than fitting into those skinny jeans. Regular bootcampers feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle; they become stronger, fitter, slimmer and have more energy. Sessions are ideal stress-busters, too.
Thanks to the girls from TOWIE, bootcamp remains an enduring fitness trend. If you want to shape up for summer, but also get some sun, there are various fitness holidays abroad that combine training with sunshine and spa treatments.
Are you on a mission to flaunt a hot bikini body this summer? There are so many options now to help you tone up that there’s no excuse! Sexy in the City Bootcamps fit easily into busy schedules with sessions lasting only 30 minutes.
The Peak Health Club & Spa has selected exuberating and effective classes to add to their timetable in the year of their 25 anniversary, including aqua zumba and ballroom dancing. Day passes are available for non-members for £65.
There are all sorts of items inspired by the Jubilee - tea towels, paper masks, cupcake trays - even a special workout. Harpers Fitness have devised 'Queenacise' using moves the Queen might to try to help her keep trim and slim.
After giving birth to your little bundle of joy the last thing you probably want to do is exercise. Indeed, those first few weeks the only thing on your mind is likely to be sleep and when you’re going to be able to get some.
Your friendly family pooch may hold the answer to an easy weight loss and fitness plan. Lara Robbins from Cornwall has been overweight since her teens, but with the help of her six dogs she’s on track to drop six dress sizes by the summer.
Why waste money on the gym when there is a natural fitness centre outside your front door? Nearly half of women polled said they are exercising outside three times a week and many cite expensive fees as the reason they’re not going to the gym.
Celebrity fitness DVDs come and go but one of the most memorable transformation of recent years was TV weather presenter Clare Nasir. Her trainer Elia Siparas, from The Laboratory Spa & Health Club, then went on to work his magic on Hannah Waterman.
Don't ruin all your hard work in the gym with a fatty post-workout snack. Rather than reaching for a chocolate bar or high-sugar juice, experts now recommend having a small, balanced meal within one hour of your exercise to refuel.
Make-up brand Benefit has organised a charity run from Scotland to London to raise money for Refuge, the national domestic violence charity for women and children. Celebrities and cardioholics will join the route from Edinburgh to Spitalfields.
When it comes to wearing short-sleeved tops and strapless dresses there's one thing that can make an outfit and that is toned arms. Flabby bingo wings are decidedly unsexy and what most of us dream of are sexy, toned upper arms that we feel comfortable showing off.