Increase your running speed with these 5 tips Whether you’re a runner, sports enthusiast or any other kind of athlete, at some point, you’re going to want to increase your running speed. If you normally run for distance, training to increase your overall speed is going to a welcome…

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15 ways to help your kids exercise Studies show that if one of the parents is obese, there is a 50% chance that the children will be obese too. Plus, today’s children are more likely to lead a more sedentary life due to the development of technology, smartphones, computers,…

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Improve your endurance race times with lifting There are a lot of varied opinions out there when it comes to heavy strength training for endurance athletes. Between all the training runs, pool sessions and long bike rides, it’s hard to make time for an extra workout in the gym….

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7 tips to help you recover from your first marathon Congratulations, you’ve just completed your first 26.2-mile race! Less than 5% of the population has run one of their own so you’re certainly part of an elite club. So congratulate yourself on what you’ve achieved and have some fun…

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Settle your pre-race nerves with these 9 tips Whether you’re about to run your first 5k or 10th marathon, pre-race nerves affect almost everyone preparing to step up to the start line. So most importantly, don’t feel alone, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. British Olympian Gordon Pirie tells…

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5 essential tapering tips for marathon runners With the London Marathon just under a month away, now is the perfect time to start your tapering period. For those that don’t know, tapering is the process of slowly reducing the frequency and distance of training runs in the build up…

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It’s time to get into spring training! I’m sure you have all noticed that the sun has started to poke through the clouds more often in the last few weeks. That can only mean one thing; it’s time for spring training! If you’re one of those people who has…

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Some seniors think that because they’re older now, they shouldn’t be doing as much physical activity. It’s actually the opposite, with physical activity being very beneficial to seniors, just as it is beneficial to those who are younger. The World Health Organization says that seniors should do 150 minutes of moderate…

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7 ways to stay on top of your challenge If you’re thinking of undertaking a big challenge, you’re going to need to be prepared. Whether taking on a marathon for the first time or trekking across a country, don’t underestimate the dedication it takes to see it through. Deciding…

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Whatever your chosen sport, if you’re an endurance athlete, you should invest at least a small portion of your time into strength training. I’m a big believer in balance. Nutrition, training and lifestyle, we need to mix it up to keep the body guessing. But when it comes to…

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