I have recently had the opportunity to review ‘The Ultimate HIIT Workout Book’, written by Steve Hoyles. Being a true HIIT-connoisseur, I was excited to try some of the workouts in this e-booklet. Who is Steve Hoyles? I know Steve from the UK Fitness Bloggers’ community on Facebook. Steve is not only an established fitness blogger himself, but also a personal trainer with over a decade’s worth of experience behind his back. (One thing we also share in common is that he is also a certified Kettlebell Trainer!) His philosophy is to use realistic, efficient approaches to fitness that help people achieve fantastic results without…

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Every now and then, I come across people on social media who vent their frustrations over not seeing the results they want from following a HIIT programme, whilst others are posting impressive ‘before and after’ photos to show how it has transformed their bodies. I for one can really relate to this, because based on the amount of training I put in week by week, I should have certainly transformed into a Victoria’s Secret model by now, which obviously, I am not (although I really can’t complain!) This made me think why some people aren’t seeing the gains they have…

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The countdown to Christmas is on. This usually means that our social calendars are getting crammed up very quickly, and between stuffing our faces with Lebkuchen and choosing our outfit for the next party, many of us find it very tricky not to fall off the healthy living wagon. An abundant supply of family visits, Black Friday shopping frenzy and work do’s often mean that hitting the gym or the trails outdoors may drop down to the bottom of your priority list. Not to mention that with the weather turning grotty and cold, getting out of the house sometimes becomes…

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If you are getting married, I suspect that October is no longer synonymous with ‘Oktoberfest’ in your dictionary, but it becomes the month to indulge yourself in ‘all things wedding’ – wedding fairs, bridal shows and exhibitions are taking over big cities such as Birmingham, London, Manchester, to provide you with inspiration (and plenty of temptation to splurge out) for planning your Big Day. Whilst you are on the hunt for the traditional must-haves, you may also be thinking about this being the right time to get into shape for your wedding photo-shoot. Naturally, you want to look your best, because at the end…

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Over the past couple of years, the fitness world witnessed the mushrooming of numerous boutique gym studios, aimed at those people who are looking for something different to the factory-style big chains and traditional gyms. Boom Cycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, Heartcore Fitness and 1Rebel are only a few ‘rising stars’ among those in the UK whose fresh and imaginative approach, focus on personalised customer care and premium service make them formidable contenders to mammuth chains such as Virgin Active, Fitness First and David Lloyd. This suggests that people are likely to go where they feel they belong to a special ‘tribe’ and where they can enjoy a truly specialised experience. (Even…

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