Obstacle races are becoming more and more popular as people try to push their bodies to the max and find new ways to challenge themselves.
One of the most famous is the Reebok Spartan Race, with events taking place across the country from now to October.
It’s a gruelling race, split into a 5km ‘sprint’, 13km ‘super’ or 20km ‘beast’ course, made up of 20 to 30-plus obstacles featuring mud, barbed wire, walls, ropes and fire that are designed to test both your physical and mental strength. There’s even a junior event for four to 14 year olds ranging from 0.75kn to 2km in length, with up to 14 obstacles.
But how in the hell do you train for something like this? After all, it involves strength, cardio, agility, stamina…
Well, David Lloyd, who are partnering with Reebok Spartan Races for the second year running, have designed an exercise class, in partnership with the races, aimed at building all the skills needed to complete the demanding course, and I got to go along and try it out…
Summer’s on its way which, for me, means things start hotting up around the armpits!
Now, no one minds a sweat patch or two when you’re working hard in the gym, but when you’re commuting to work, out shopping or lunching with the girls, it’s not so pretty.
Which is why I’m so pleased I’ve discovered Soft&Gentle’s Cool Boost Antiperspirant.
This is quite a statement but, I think it might just be my fave sweat buster right now…
There is nothing nicer than sinking into a hot bath after a heavy session at the gym – the water soothing your aching muscles as the steam swirls around you.
Well, now it gets even better, thanks to Kneipp’s Arnica Joint and Muscle Mineral Bath Salt. (£8.95 for 500g)
The lights are low, the music is pumping, I’m on the dancefloor of a nightclub…and I’m in my gym gear!
Yep, because I’m not on a night out, I’m about to work out!
I’m having a go at Clubbercise, a fitness-dance class which fuses clubbing and exercise. For a music loving gym bunny, could there be anything better? Let’s find out…
Just popping up another article I’ve written for online health, fitness and wellbeing magazine Oh My Quad… this time it’s about the health benefits of having a gym buddy… Continue reading
Now, a glass full of green gunk might not sound or look appetising, but if you want a hit of winter-blues-eradicating, immune-boosting, digestion-loving vitamins, nutrients protein, fiber and propbiotics, well you can’t really go wrong with a green juice.
So, I got my hands on some Udo’s Choice Beyond Greens, as well as their Ultimate Oil Blend, which packs a punch of essential fatty acids, to try and give my body a helping hand over the harsh winter months.
Here’s what I thought of them…
Training five to six times a week is, no doubt, going to put a strain on your joints and flexibility. So how do you look after them?
Well, a simple spritz of MagnesiumOil Joint Spray* could be what you need to stay supple and ache-free.