The benefits of low impact exercises

Are you looking to mix up your strength training sessions but not sure what to go for? Here, we take a look at how you can benefit from low-impact exercises like Pilates, barre, Zumba, aqua aerobics and aqua fitness. Angelique Tagaroulias writes. GOOD FOR Low impact classes have gained popularity in recent years and for […]
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Creative exercises to do at your desk

Get moving with these creative desk moves by WH&F trainer Nichelle Laus before the sedentary fallouts kick in. BICEPS CURL – grab a paperweight, a small, filled water bottle, a stapler, or your handbag handle in your hand. While seated or standing, take the object in one hand with your palm facing upwards. Starting with […]
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Seated triceps dumbbell press

Target and strengthen your arms with the seated triceps dumbbell press. The Move: Seated Triceps Dumbbell Press Why: Doing seated dumbbell triceps presses allows you to concentrate specifically on strengthening. Isolated tricep exercises build muscle. How: Sit down on a bench and grasp a dumbbell with both hands and hold it overhead at arms length. […]
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Win 1 of 100 TIFFXO membership packs for the month of February

*** THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW EXPIRED *** Kick-start the new year with a chance to win a month’s membership with TIFFXO! To celebrate Tiffiny Hall’s cover, we’re giving you the chance to win 1 of 100 memberships to her workout program, TIFFXO. All you need to do is: 1. Grab your copy of Tiff’s cover […]
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Fasted cardio – is it right for you?

Running on empty usually makes working out harder, but studies have shown that low-intensity aerobic exercise in a fasted state – before breakfast, for example – can foster long-term improvements in performance and weight loss. Why you would: Normally, exercise uses a combination of glycogen (carbohydrates) and fat as fuel, but – according to a […]
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Dynamic movement training

Dynamic Movement Training (DMT) improves muscle activation and boosts fat loss. What’s not to love? We all know that any form of exercise makes our hearts thud faster than usual. During this phase, more oxygen needs to get to your muscles from the small blood vessels. The lungs breathe deeper to ensure that the delivery […]
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5 exercises to fire up your morning!

Boost your metabolism first thing in the morning with this full body workout from fitness trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore. 1. Skipping Skipping is the ideal way to warm up on the spot. In fact, if you’re keen, I’d suggest putting some 2–3-minute skip sessions in between each exercise to rev up the cardio element. 1. Start […]
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4 training tips from cover model Nichelle Laus

WH&F trainer and fitness model Nichelle Laus graced the cover of our June issue. Here, she shares her top tips for becoming one with your workout: Tip #1: Choose workouts that fit into your current lifestyle and fitness level. “Fitness shouldn’t feel forced, or you won’t enjoy it,” says Laus. “Everyone knows when you don’t […]
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Suspended plank with knee tuck

Target your abs and core with the suspended plank with knee tuck. How to a.    Extend the straps and place your feet in the foot loops. Walk your body out until it is completely extended in a plank position. b.    Keep your hips in line with your shoulders. c.    Go into a straight-arm plank and […]
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Training when sick

To train or not to train? That is the question for gym-goers struck down by seasonal germs. Get a pre-flu briefing with PT Jay Bonaretti Gyms are ideal breeding grounds for germs, so a word of warning: If you do rock up with a duffle full of used tissues, you will get the death stare. […]
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