10 reasons why runners should do yoga
Yoga can play a brilliant supporting role in your run training, helping you develop the strength, flexibility and mindset needed to achieve your running goals - whether that's a marathon or your local Parkrun.
When the sun’s out in all its glory and the temperature starts to rise, being confined to a sweaty indoor gym doesn’t really sound like the dream summer’s day. Which is why we’ve come up with the ultimate list of blood-pumping exercises that are perfect for an al fresco workout.
Yoga focuses on peace of mind, flexibility and broad muscle groups, whereas Pilates focuses on strength, muscle toning and control. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Here, we pit yoga and Pilates against one another in various categories. But which will come out on top?
This article is aimed at those tennis fans who are really looking to train and improve while they’re on holiday. Getting just a little fitter will help you get the most from your holiday, so we’ve come up with some easy tennis exercises that will get you mentally and physically prepped to enjoy the ultimate sporty break.
Pool exercises are not only a fantastic addition to your regular swimming routine, but they’re also a great alternative to swimming when recovering from an injury. If you are on your very own road to recovery, ease back into exercise by building up your strength in the pool.
While it might seem like Zumba is all about having a great time shaking your booty to some funky tunes, it’s actually a fantastic workout too. These upbeat and accessible classes target both your cardiovascular fitness and core strength, working every single muscle group as you dance.
If you’ve discovered the addictive world of high-intensity interval training (or HIIT for short), then you’ve might have heard of Tabata training. Fancy giving it a try? Check out our Tabata beginners’ guide for all you need to know – including where you can give it a go in our Neilson Beachclubs.
With so many different types of yoga classes out there, all with their own benefits, challenges, and enthusiastic devotees, how do you know where to start? The good news is there’s a yoga class for everyone, whether you’re looking for an energetic workout, a spiritual experience or some help recovering from an injury.
The stress-relieving power of meditation is surprisingly easy to get into: you don’t need special candles, incense or a stunning beachfront setting (although we’ve got a few of those to help) - all you need is you, and a couple of free minutes. So, take a deep breath, and let’s begin.