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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They recorded the hottest temperatures in the UK this weekend. What is a better way to take advantage of the Great British Summer being in full swing than visiting a beautiful nature reserve? …I mean, run 13.1 miles around it? Burnham Beeches in Farnham Common is one of the most picturesque ancient woodlands of Britain and is only about 25 minutes drive from me. The Nature Reserve is famous for its beech and oak pollards, many of which are more than 400 years old. The woodland is rich in wildlife – more than sixty of the species of plants and animals here are…

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After completing a number of half marathons, a few months ago I decided that it was time to move onto the next level and take on a bigger challenge. My eyes are set on nothing less than the Marathon distance this time – and where could be a better place to start than my home country? The Budapest Marathon has a convenient flat surface with a route leading through the most spectacular parts of the city, and on top of this, it happens at the best time of the year, in early October when the heat of the summer is…

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With the Olympics and Paralympics on our doorstep, I decided to do a short interview with my friend Mike who has the honour to represent Great Britain as part of the Goalball team. He has kindly agreed to give my readers insight into how the preparations are going, offer some advice and motivation for those who are looking for some inspiration to carry on or to get started with a healthy lifestyle or workout routine. Mike used to be member of my church and home group before he got married and he offers a unique Christian perspective on playing a…

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This Sunday was simply the perfect day for the annual Wycombe Half Marathon & 10k race. As this is the most local race to me, participation was almost non-negotiable! After weeks of rain, flooding and grottiness, our town finally woke up to a gloriously bright, sunshiny day with crisp air and birdsong. Simon dropped me by the Rye, which is our local runners’ (as well as dog walkers’ and baby-boomers’) paradise and also the starting point for the race. As soon as I got out of the car to trot to the start line, I got swept up by a…

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