At first glance, hiking might not strike you like the kind of endurance training that could take you to hero status. While it might not be on the same level as a boot camp, hiking manages to instil in you some excellent habits, and it can serve to prepare you for more intensive training. Here… Read More
Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical well-being through doing outdoor activities in nature. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits. Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or green therapy, is the applied practice of the… Read More
Analysis shows ‘fun’ ways for commuters to ‘climb mountains’ on their way to work, and compares the fitness travel plans of workers in major cities. hashtag #UrbanMountains (the brainchild of outdoor retailer Snow+Rock) has calculated how Londoners can scale the equivalent of the world’s highest mountains simply by avoiding the escalator and taking the stairs… Read More
Introduction People often talk about feeling a little lazy or unmotivated to head for the gym, but if you are one of the many people that has ‘gym anxiety’, then you know that your reasons for staying put run much deeper. For people who are nervous or anxious about their performance, the gym can feel… Read More
For some female clients, venturing into the traditionally male-dominated weights zone of a gym can be intimidating. Exercise professionals can empower women to feel comfortable in these areas, and these four tips can help: Ask clients what skills they want to learn: One of the main reasons female clients find the weights zone daunting is… Read More
Fittertainment can be described as: “The power of entertainment, celebrities and social media influencers to motivate and engage people in exercise is growing fast and reshaping the way we manage, invest in and market health clubs and gyms.” (Terry, 2018, p.3) Reference Terry, L. (2018) Fittertainment. Health Club Management. August 2018.
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