Workouts

Strength training tips, workout advice and expert commentary from our ambassadors.

  • Strength exercises for runners single leg
    Workouts

    5 single-leg moves every runner needs to do weekly

  • Three women on bikes during a spin class
    Workouts

    16 of the best fitness classes in London, from spin to barre

  • How to do a side plank rotation
    Strong Women

    Move of the week: side plank rotations – the move for stronger obliques

Latest Stories

Chloe and Meeka on a reformer pilates class, doing a straddle pose and holding weights in their arms
Workouts

“Is reformer pilates as scary as it looks? I went to find out”

Strong Women’s writer tried her first post-lockdown class, and her core has never worked harder.

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Chloe Gray
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Workouts

6 ways to be more disciplined with exercise to reach your fitness goals

These self-discipline tips will keep you motivated now – and in the long run.

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Kimberley Wilson
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Florie doing the single leg lift exercise on her floor for her neck pain
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“The 6 pilates stretches that eased my neck pain”

Working at a desk all day caused tension in one writer‘s neck and back. This is how she dealt with it...

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Florie Mwanza
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Two women doing a plank exercise outside in shorts.
Workouts

5 plank variations that will strengthen every core muscle

Get ready to feel your abs burn.

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Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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6 key signs you need to skip the gym in favour of a rest day

All the ways your body is trying to tell you it needs a rest.

Woman on a run
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Want to train for a 10K in four weeks? This plan will get you there

Taking it week by week will help you reach your goal.

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Chloe Gray
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Amy Beecham
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A woman skipping over her jump rope
Workouts

How to skip if you’re a total beginner (without tripping over the rope)

It’s all in the wrists.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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woman exhausted while working out
Workouts

13 signs you could be overtraining

Don't let 'overtraining syndrome' (yes, it's a thing) get the best of you this summer. Here's how...

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Kimberley Wilson
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A woman running down an urban street in gray activewear
Workouts

Did you know there are 3 different types of cardio? Here’s why each one is so important

There‘s more to it than running.

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Chloe Gray
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woman running outdoors
Workouts

Will running ruin my knees when I’m older?

Running makes us feel great now, but will we feel the same when we're older?

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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how to do renegade rows
Workouts

Move of the week: renegade row – the move for a stronger back

A strength circuit favourite, renegade rows test back strength and full-body stability

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Miranda Larbi
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Chloe Gray
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Wait, what actually are your ‘core’ muscles?

It’s so much more than just your abs.

What is a fitness hangover?
Workouts

Your post-workout headache could be the sign of a fitness hangover

There are enough things in the world that make us feel rubbish – don’t let your workout be another.

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Chloe Gray
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Black woman stretching looking at a laptop
Workouts

Everything you need to know about doing an online yoga teaching course

Online yoga teacher training has its benefits and pitfalls – here's what to look out for

Posted by
Lisa Bowman
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tired woman resting while running or exercising outside
Workouts

How to avoid the the trap of ‘all or nothing’ thinking around fitness and diet

Why a ‘go hard’ mindset can set you up for disappointment and failure.

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Kimberley Wilson
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woman cycling indoors
Workouts

“Can the stationary Carol bike really get me fit in just nine minutes?”

The AI stationary bike claims to provide the same cardio benefit of a 45-minute run – in just eight minutes and 40 seconds.

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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Woman running in countryside
Workouts

Is it okay to run every day?

Catch the running bug and you might start wanting to run every day – but just how good for your body is a daily jog?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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The 9 most effective strength training exercises, according to fitness trainers

Make your strength sessions count by mastering these moves.

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Alice Barraclough
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Jessica Harris
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3 easy stretches that will improve your flexibility

Don't finish your workout without doing these 3 important stretches – you'll prevent injury and avoid stiffening up.

Woman looking breathless in crop top
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“I re-learnt how to exercise safely after my adult asthma diagnosis“

Asthma won't stop you from exercising and training hard, if you know how to move safely.

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Orla McAndrew
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