I came to the sport of running later in life, mostly because the stress of having two children in quick succession took a toll on my physical and emotional health. After joining a local couch to 5K program, I quickly made mum friends who shared my obsession with pounding the pavement in an effort to maintain my sanity.
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To get the most out of your personal training sessions and workout classes, it helps to be a good client who knows how things work. Plus, it's always nice to be nice and make things easier for your instructors. We asked several fitness professionals what they wish their clients knew going in and this is what they said.
When my treadmill broke down a few weeks ago, I wondered how I was going to get in some regular exercise at home during the winter. I texted a friend asking for advice and she sent me a slew of (old) Pilates workouts on YouTube with this note: “Sorry for the lack of modern suggestions. Apparently when I find something I like, I stick to the VHS tape.”
For those of us who didn't do so well in gym class or are self-conscious about our limited upper body strength, the prospect of rock climbing can be daunting, to put it mildly. But getting started climbing isn't so different from diving into any other type of new workout routine, once you know how to prepare (both mentally and otherwise).
If you’re anything like me, sometimes you get to the gym and the sheer act of getting there is triumph enough. The workout becomes almost irrelevant. By virtue of getting up off the couch and taking 'massive' action, you’re already in credit.
But other times, you’re in an altogether different headspace and you want to train. I mean, properly train. Here are five savage workouts that will push you to your limits and beyond - both physically and mentally.
Crossfit's intense workouts are a polarising subject of discussion. It seems the first rule of Crossfit club is that you must never shut up about Crossfit club, and on the flip side, the sport (routine? Discipline? Hobby?) has its share of haters. So let's take a minute to cut through that for anyone who's intrigued but isn't sure what they would be getting into and whether it's worthwhile.