Fitness Boot Camp for People with Disabilities

Attending a fitness boot camp when you live with a disability that affects your mobility might seem like an oxymoron. The high-intensity physical activity that boot camp attendees engage in could not be further from the day to day struggles brought on by living with a disability, right? Not necessarily. If a disability prevents you… Read More

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How To Condition Your Body For Running

Introduction Most of the runners concentrate on covering more distance. The problem with this philosophy is that if you do so, you will struggle to go beyond a certain point. There will be the physical limitations of your body. You will not be able to cover more distance after a certain threshold. The best solution… Read More

5 Crossfit EMOM Workouts to Get Stronger

EMOM is an acronym meaning: Every Minute On the Minute It is an intense form of interval training that has a a number of benefits. How it works is that at the start of every minute you perform a specific exercise with the intention of completing it within that minute. So, for example, you might… Read More

The Active Lives Adult Survey Provides a Snapshot of England’s Activity Habits

The latest figures from the new format Active Lives Adult Survey, which replaced the Active People Survey (APS), show 27.7 million people (61.8%) of the 16+ population in England are active. In other words, they meet the Chief Medical Officer for England’s guidelines to do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week –… Read More

Interval Training Variations

Manipulation of the interval training principles provides the opportunity for a wide variety of interval training sessions. Outlined below are some of the more commonly used variations: Individual Interval Training Options: Repeats: The same distance, done a set number of times. Repeats of 400 metres, one lap of the track, are the most common, but… Read More

What is Interval-Circuit Training?

“Introduced in the Scandinavian countries in the 1960s and 1970s, interval-circuit training combines interval training and circuit training into one workout.” (Kenney, Wilmore & Costill, 2012, p.223). The circuit may be 3,000 to 10,000 metres in length, with stations every 400 to 1,600 metres (437-1,750 yards). The individual jogs, runs, or sprints the distance between… Read More

What is the Paarlauf Method?

The Paarlauf method, or Paarlauf training, is a competitive form of interval training and is not a very commonly used form of running. Paarluf means ‘pair run’, and it is a competitive relay for two or more people. The relay comprises at least two teams of two runners, with one team member running whilst the… Read More