How Can You Tell if You are Overdoing it in Your Boot Camp Classes?

Boot camp fitness classes are all about pushing yourself and striving to do your very best. That is what so many people love about them. But, at the same time, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you are pushing yourself too hard and overdoing it in your boot camp… Read More

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The First US University Obstacle Course Racing Scholarship!

Did you know that obstacle course racing (OCR) has become so popular in the United States of America (USA), that on 14 April 2017, Umpqua Community College’s (UCC) Department of Athletics signed William Turner and Andrew Paschall for the UCC’s Obstacle Course Racing programme, becoming the first two scholarship athletes of their kind in the… Read More

New to OCR? Here are some Clothing & Equipment Suggestions

So, you have just plucked up the courage to sign up for your first OCR (aka obstacle course race or ‘mud run’) but you’re not sure if your old gym kit will help or hinder. Wearing the correct, and comfortable, kit whilst training for or during an event can make a great difference to your… 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

What is the Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use & Physical Activity

Research Paper Title The Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use and Physical Activity. Outline This paper outlines the impact of outdoor gyms on park use and physical activity. Read the paper here: The Impact of Outdoor Gyms on Park Use & Physical Activity (Neville & Scott, 2013). Reference Neville, L. & Scott, A. (2013) The… Read More

Total Fitness for the 21st Century: What is it?

Research Paper Title Total Fitness for the 21st Century. Conference Report. Institute for Alternative Futures. Abstract Responding to the creation of a wide variety of programs to address the fitness of U.S. military personnel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ADM Mike Mullen tasked the Uniformed Services University (USU) Consortium for Health and Military… Read More

The Science Behind the Benefits of Fitness Boot Camps

Boot camps have taken the fitness world by storm, growing in popularity to an extent that there is a boot camp for just about everything – brides who want to trim down for their wedding, new recruits looking to get in shape for basic training, people seeking a prison-style workout taught by former convicts, the… Read More