At the start of another new year, I want to bring some fresh elements into my own training. First of all, I (still) do not have an unlimited amount of time to train, therefore I am looking for the best return on the time I CAN invest into working out. Having learnt from my sports injuries to date, I would like to focus on quality and variety, rather than quantity of exercising. Most of my injuries were caused by overtraining and not preparing my body properly for the challenges ahead. HIIT seems to be the answer for some of the things I am looking to…

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In this day and age, you encounter something new almost every day; a better version of this, an upgrade to that; products that most often promise to guarantee you amazing results with minimal time investment and sweating involved. (Yes, we are living in the era of instant gratification, investing time and hard work into something feels like an old fashioned way of doing things nowadays). Some of  these new inventions are quite revolutionary and can truly help you achieve your goals faster; on the other hand however, they may be nothing more but a pricey piece of equipment failing to…

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Even though Power Plate machines have been around for a while, I have never really had the chance or the inclination to try them out until now. I joined a new gym in the summer and this is the first gym I found which can boast with Power Plate machines. I actually looked up the cost of these and found that a decent one (obviously depending on the brand itself) can make your purse lighter by no less than £7,000 – so quite understandably, gyms which are struggling to improve or maintain their membership numbers may not (quite rightfully) have…

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I came to face the biggest physical challenge of my life on the 7th October 2012. After many months of preparation, the Big Day of running the Budapest Marathon has finally come! I still could not quite comprehend what I had gotten myself into as I was nervously shifting my weight from one foot to other in the long queue at the start line on that chilly Sunday morning, together with 19,000 other runners from many different corners of the world. Then I reminded myself that I had not only got myself into this, but I had also recruited my friend Anita (who I have…

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As a keen fitness enthusiast and member of different gyms for several years, just as I thought that there was nothing new under the sun and resigned myself to the universal dominance of Les Mills classes everywhere (Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Attack, RPM etc.), I completely fell for a refreshingly new group exercise class called Kettlercise. In my previous article I talked about why I really like using kettlebells and I did not expect to discover that there IS actually a fitness programme built on using kettlebells! It was “love at first sight”. The guy who is behind this new exercise programme is called Guy…

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