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A quick scroll through any fitspo’s Instagram feed will probably bring up loads of yoga and Pilates pics that make you instantly wish you were more flexible/calm/in control of your life. It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking these classes basically just involve laying on a mat and breathing deeply for an hour or two, but they’re surprisingly hard work. What actually is the difference between Yoga and Pilates though? We checked in with some pros to find out.
Tempted to try yoga? Water yoga...
“You’d never know you have health conditions.”
Whenever I’ve chosen to open up about my health conditions, this is the reply I usually get. And if I’m honest, that’s how I like it.
Over the years, the definition of ‘beautiful’ has changed LOADS. It’s basically like we now have fashion trends for our bodies as well as our clothes! So it can seem almost impossible to learn to love your body when the goalposts are constantly moving.
If you’ve heard of pole fitness before but assumed it would just be a class full of people pouting in the mirror while gyrating against a pole, think again.
This workout trend has become pretty damn huge in the fitness world over the past few years, and once you’ve learned more about it, the reasons people love it so much become clear.
Meet incredible pole dancer Sam King!
1. It’s a full body workout
Pole fitness is an awesome form of exercise which works various muscle groups simultaneously....
Healthy meal prep can be tricky when you've got kids. The idea that you might all one day happily sit down for the same healthy meal - containing at least some vegetables - can seem like a distant dream. That's where getting your child involved and making food prep fun can have amazing results.
Firing up their food imagination and working as team can not only help you all eat healthily but it can also bring the family together for some quality time too.
But how do you get the kids on board? W...
The days are getting longer, weather is getting warmer and that's often when loads of us start thinking about making the change to a healthier lifestyle.
In this post, Natalie Roberts tells us how to Spring Lean your house and get set up for success.
If you want to learn to love your body then one of the worst things you can do is compare yourself to others, and try to fit in with body trends.
Body confidence doesn't come from trying to fit in - it comes from your own acceptance of who are you.
In an ideal world, kids would develop their own healthy habits from a young age. They'd happily eat every nutritious meal we make, and lead active lives without having to be bribed with the Xbox or a WiFi password. But it can be a battle to get children to feel excited about the healthy stuff and it's a challenge many parents face.
So you want to get fit, you’ve got your trainers on and you’ve signed up for a gym membership – only issue is, you’re too scared to use it. If the thing that’s putting you off is the fear of walking into a busy gym with no idea what you’re doing, we’ve got your back.
The thought of ending up on a YouTube fail vid after aimlessly wandering from machine to machine is enough to put anyone off. But if you’ve never trained in a gym before, don’t worry – it’s possible to get past those nerves with ...
There's no denying that social media can affect the way we look at ourselves and damage our body confidence. A lot of us have got so used to judging our bodies purely based on how they look that it’s easy to forget what other amazing stuff our bodies can do.
Learn to love your body for what it can do, rather than just how it looks.
In my recent blog post about tips for weight lifting beginners, I mentioned reps and sets and said I’d give you an explanation of what they are, so here you go…
If you’ve looked into weight lifting then it’s highly likely you’ve stumbled across books, websites or people in the gym saying you need to do a certain number of reps and sets. It crossed my mind recently that so many people will have absolutely no idea what this means…because I never used to know, so here’s a quick explanation.
Weight lifting is awesome and I often write about why I love it so much, but I recently realised that many of you may have never tried it. So I’ve decided to write a blog post with advice on how to get started so you’ll hopefully feel more confident going into a gym and picking up some weights, if you fancy trying it.
Oh, and ladies, if you’re reading this and worrying that you’ll get bulky from weight lifting, don’t worry. Check out my post all about that myth.
It’s really easy to focus on our flaws, we all do it. But I just want to take a minute to remind you how important it is to be kind to yourself.