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    Workouts

    How long does it take to get stronger from strength training?

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    Wellbeing

    How to stay motivated after completing a fitness challenge or goal

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    Strength

    Gymshark’s latest collection, protein snacks and 10 other fitness things we love this month

Latest Stories

Sophie Butler and Shazia Hossen on collage
Strength

How the fitness industry is failing women – and how it needs to change

From inclusivity to motivation, here’s what the ‘new normal’ should be.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Pre-workout anxiety is real and here's what to do about it.
Wellbeing

“Am I the only one who feels nervous before a workout or run?”

Even when exercise is your self-care, the prospect of moving can be anxiety-inducing.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
A woman looking away from a mirror in a gym
Wellbeing

“At 39, I finally stopped exercising in front of mirrors – and it changed everything”

Every gym has them but ignoring mirrors may help to improve your relationship with movement.

Posted by
Jennifer Barton
Published
A woman clapping her hands together with chalk in front of a barbell
Workouts

“I’m over being sexualised for working out”

Testosterone isn’t an excuse for predatory behaviour.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published

Gym burnout: how to tell when you’re pushing your body too hard

Feeling lethargic? Experiencing muscle pain? Trouble sleeping? Mood swings? You could be suffering from workout burnout.

Strong Women's favourite workouts
Strength

5 of the Strong Women team’s favourite workouts

Want to get your fitness mojo back? Here are our tried and tested go-tos.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Tracking heart rate on watch
Workouts

How to monitor your heart rate to maximise your workouts

Gymming doesn't have to be as serious as many people think. Are heart monitors worth the hype or just another fitness fad?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
A woman smiling in the gym with a TRX
Workouts

How do women really feel about exercise now lockdown is over?

The reality of working out now that gyms have re-opened.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Gym hair: how to protect your hair when working out, including when to wash it
Wellbeing

Here’s why you should wash your hair before working out

We're shocked too....

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
How much should you spend on activewear?
Strength

How much should you really spend on activewear?

Good quality gym garms can be an expensive habit.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Is it OK to go commando under gymwear?
Wellbeing

Should you go commando under your gym leggings?

Women are divided over whether or not to wear underwear under tight activewear.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
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Amy Beecham
Published

“Do I need to wear a weightlifting belt?”

Can a belt help you lift heavier? We asked an expert.

Should you share your gym progress on social media?
Wellbeing

“Am I wrong to show off my strength gains online?”

To post or not to post?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
A woman on a leg press machine with a personal trainer
Workouts

How to make the most of your gym induction

They’re not just a tour of the gym, you know?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
How I got fitter without running
Wellbeing

7 ways to get fitter without stepping foot in a gym

You don’t need to spend hours in the weights room to feel fitter and healthier than ever.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Two pink dumbbells on a green background.
Strength

Muscle ‘toning’ is a problematic myth – here’s why

Please can we start using proper language when talking about women’s training?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Weightlifting shoes: do you really need to wear them, and how can they help you lift heavier?
Strength

“Do I need to wear weightlifting shoes?”

Can they really help you lift heavier?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
A woman looking at her screen.
Strength

6 back and neck stretches to do after sitting at a desk all day

Long day? Stretch it out.

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
Published
Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published

12 habits all gym-goers have (but might not admit to)

Do you even lift if you don’t do one of these?

Group of women celebrating at the gym
Strength

Fitness class sales have soared post-lockdown – here’s why people love them

Classes are about community as well as your training.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published