Fitness

  • Q&A with Waterfall-Chasing Climber James Pearson

    Q&A with Waterfall-Chasing Climber James Pearson

    14th November 2019

    British climber James Pearson battled slippery rocks and thundering spray to conquer the highest waterfall in Japan. He talks to Mark Bailey about the unique sport of Sawanobori (‘stream climbing’) and reveals how to steel your body and mind for vertical adventures.…

  • Five Interval Sessions to do on a Wattbike

    Five Interval Sessions to do on a Wattbike

    6th November 2019

    When it’s too cold to train outdoors, maximise fitness and fat loss with a Wattbike and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). “HIIT involves repeated short and very hard efforts interspersed with periods of light pedalling or even complete rest,” says Wattbike…

  • When Not to Work Out: Four Times it Does More Harm than Good

    When Not to Work Out: Four Times it Does More Harm than Good

    4th November 2019

    Experts from Firstbeat, leaders in advanced performance analytics, explain why skipping a session sometimes isn’t such a bad thing after all. Sometimes a workout does more harm than good Hitting the gym or training hard is a great way to…

  • Q&A with Celebrity Bodyguard Simon Newton

    Q&A with Celebrity Bodyguard Simon Newton

    31st October 2019

    MF sits down with Simon Newton, bodyguard for the likes of Bella Hadid and Rita Ora, to discuss his unique line of work and seriously strict fitness regime. Credit: Matt Marsh Photography How did you get into the bodyguard business?…

  • Zwift Launches ‘Move for Movember’ Challenge

    Zwift Launches ‘Move for Movember’ Challenge

    31st October 2019

    Global online training platform Zwift is launching a ‘Move for Movember’ challenge to raise $25,000 for the Movember Foundation. Zwifters are encouraged to log 9.9 hours or cycling or running this November The target is for 10,000 Zwifters to log…

  • Ten Reasons to Use a Wattbike this Winter

    Ten Reasons to Use a Wattbike this Winter

    31st October 2019

    Why hopping on an indoor bike this winter can not only keep fitness on track, but elevate your endurance and raise your mental resilience The temperature’s dropping and days are getting excessively short, which can only mean one thing: winter’s…

  • How to Go From Half to Full Marathon

    How to Go From Half to Full Marathon

    30th October 2019

    Increase your distance and get marathon fit with personal trainer Jeff Archer’s top tips to tackling 26.2 miles Give yourself at least a couple of months to build up to around 20 miles in training How long will it take to…

  • Five Common Strength Training Mistakes

    Five Common Strength Training Mistakes

    4th October 2019

    Anyone can benefit from lifting heavy, but technique and timing are key as personal trainer Ian Gardner explains Heavy lifting isn’t just for burly blokes and powerlifters – anyone looking to injury-proof their bodies and improve their general wellbeing can…

  • Three Cardio Myths you Shouldn’t Take to Heart

    Three Cardio Myths you Shouldn’t Take to Heart

    4th October 2019

    Setting the record straight on some common misconceptions around cardiovascular exercise 1. Cardio kills muscle Jack Hanrahan, personal trainer to the stars, calls this one of many ‘bro myths’. Not only is it untrue, it’s the opposite of the truth:…

  • How to get Started with Mountain Biking

    How to get Started with Mountain Biking

    30th August 2019

    Fancy swapping your road wheels for a mountain bike? Triathlete, PT and wellness coach Jeff Archer reveals how to make the transition Mountain biking is a fantastic way to head off the beaten track, and there are plenty of opportunities…