Back on track

The spine is the fitness industry’s latest obsession. If you want to train safely, start with your posture WHENEVER you go for a run, hit the gym for a hard session or play a game of squash, you probably feel pretty pleased with yourself, and think you have done your body a power of good. […]

Add weight to lose it: how the weighted vest is transforming exercise

Great for bone-strength, posture and, best of all, calorie-burning. No wonder athletes and A-listers love them Bunny hopping repeatedly over mini-hurdles is enough to send your thigh muscles into overburn. Do it with an extra stone strapped to your upper body and it begins to feels like workout suicide. And yet there is reason to […]

Weightlifting, sprints and high-fat diets. The rise of the superfit 60s

Forget gentle workouts, leading fitness trainer Joe Friel, aged 71, says we should train with more intensity as we get older. As America’s leading endurance sports coach, Joe Friel, 71, has many reasons to be interested in the toll that ageing takes on fitness. He is an elite triathlon and cycling instructor, has coached sportspeople […]

How I Made It: Richard Hilton, founder of Gymbox

RICHARD HILTON was a skinny 19-year – old when he arrived in New York. He had left suburban London eager to pursue a career in advertising — but first he wanted to build some muscle. “I joined a gym with wooden floors and white walls,” he said. “It was so sterile I quit after three […]

Treadmills: the danger lurking in the gym

Like a lot of middle-aged family men, Dave Goldberg liked to make use of the hotel gym when he was on holiday. Getting some time to yourself when you’re a Silicon Valley executive is hard enough, but having committed to a “shared earning/shared parenting marriage” with one of the world’s most influential businesswomen — Facebook […]