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Avoid Overtraining in the New Year Fitness Rush

The New Year is upon us and inevitably, most of us will have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period. We are on a mission to lose that extra weight, get fit and feel great again! While it’s fantastic to see such high motivation levels in January, this […]

 Fartlek Training: Benefits & Examples

If you’re looking to add variety to your running, break a plateau or improve your overall pace and endurance, fartlek training may just be the answer. Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning “speed play” and it involves alternating periods of high intensity max efforts with lower intensity recovery periods. These […]

4 Reasons To Strive for a Good Night’s Sleep

Why do we need to sleep? Countless research has been done on sleep and its effects on the human body but scientists have still not come to a definitive conclusion as to why we need to sleep. We do know that sleep influences your mood, your performance, decision making, digestive […]

Does sweating make you burn fat?

There is a common misconception in the industry that the more you sweat, the better. Below, remote coach John Barry, discusses a myth that has been doing the rounds; does sweating burn fat? Sweating may be an indication of how intense you are training. Several factors can dictate how much […]

Warm weather training and the importance of staying hydrated

Training in hot conditions can have unfavourable effects on both health and performance. Physiological strain from excessive heat can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, dizziness, confusion, and fainting. However, we are well adapted to perform in the heat as we have many built in mechanisms which help with heat […]

Avoid Overtraining in the January Fitness Rush

January 2018 is nearly upon us and inevitably most of us will have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period. Plans to lose that extra weight, get fit and feel great again will be set into motion as soon as our New Year hangover wears off. While it […]

Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy During Christmas

Christmas is a fantastic time of the year to spend quality time with our family and friends and it should be celebrated accordingly but it’s also the time of year where motivation levels often drop to an all-time low. We have a few days off work and have a tendency […]