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What the future of fitness should look like now gyms are open, according to 4 women

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Chloe Gray
  • Alice Liveing wearing camo print activewear while doing a park workout.
    Strong Women

    Will we ever get back to the gym? PT Alice Liveing predicts the future of fitness

  • Women stood outside a pub laughing and hugging.
    Wellbeing

    “No, you don‘t need to lose weight before you come out of lockdown”

  • Two women do box jumps in the gym.
    Strong Women

    “A love letter to the grotty gym I didn‘t expect to miss”

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Workouts

“I thought home workouts would be more inclusive than the gym, but the reality was very different”

Why is the fitness industry continuing to overlook plus-size bodies?

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Billie Bhatia
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Wellbeing

Fighting Fit: lockdown lessons while WOFH (working out from home)

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown, Strong Women reflects on how the pandemic has impacted our fitness.

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Meriam Ahari
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A woman rolls out her yoga mat for a home workout.
Workouts

6 fitness challenges to try from home, from running to handstands

Lockdown has taught us that we don‘t need a gym to train hard.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman sitting on her yoga mat stretching her wrists while looking at her computer for a virtual personal training session.
Workouts

Why we‘re all on the look out for personalised healthcare since lockdown

Generic plans? No thank you – more women than ever are now looking for a PT.

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Chloe Gray
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Faima Bakar
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Muslim women are reclaiming their fitness, but why did it take a pandemic for them to be able to?

The gym can already be an intimidating place, but even more so when your basic needs aren't being catered for.

Two women doing downward dog poses with one hand during home yoga workout.
Strong Women

Why have women’s fitness levels been hit the hardest by lockdown?

Coronavirus has widened the gender gym gap – here’s what should be done about it.

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Chloe Gray
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Felicity and Veowna doing a virtual training session.
Strong Women

“Why I went back to my personal trainer during lockdown”

We broke up last year but, like Take That, we're back for good.

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Felicity Thistlethwaite
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Workouts

7 women (including a personal trainer) on why they’re giving up the gym for good

From saving time and money, to avoiding sweaty overcrowded classes – the reasons are many.

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Natalie Gil
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Two women jog in the middle of the road in activewear.
Strong Women

How running has impacted women‘s mental health in lockdown

It could have bigger benefits than any other workout.

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Chloe Gray
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Strong Women

“Quitting the gym was the best thing to happen to my fitness”

How home workouts have made fitness less intimidating for women.

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Jasmin Nahar
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Chloe Gray working out from home during lockdown, including doing split squats, handstands and bicycle crunches.
Workouts

“I went to the gym despite a serious injury – lockdown has taught me the importance of rest”

Fitness writer Chloe Gray on how she learned to listen to her body after a year of home workouts.

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Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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6 ways to stay injury free during home workouts, according to PT Alice Liveing

We asked the expert trainer for advice.

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Wellbeing

“I started walking every day during lockdown after spending my career eating lunch at my desk”

Here's why writer Meriam Ahari is urging you to do the same.

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Meriam Ahari
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Shopping

The leggings that have kept women comfy through lockdown, both on and off the mat

Whether you want a sporty style for home workouts or soft fabric for WFH comfort, try one of these.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman in activewear leggings and tshirt does a renegade row in her house during a home workout.
Strong Women

Struggling with exercise motivation? These tips will help

When you can't face another gym session or home workout, try these.

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Chloe Gray
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Two women who are friends working out together online through zoom
Strong Women

“I always struggled with exercise but having an online workout buddy helped me find motivation”

Overnight, workouts went from seeming like a chore to something fun.

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Hanna Ibraheem
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