Tag : fitness

The importance of body positivity

8 months ago / 0 comments

The body is a constant and inevitable presence in our everyday lives. From how we decide to get dressed to what we like to eat, from the advertisements that torment us, to other people’s looks, we cannot avoid taking into consideration the body. Everything seems to affect our body and … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 10 of the best jazzy gym leggings

1 year ago / 0 comments

It goes without saying that when you look good, you feel good. Everyone wants to achieve that summer body and getting the motivation can be a challenge. As students we don’t always have the cash to splash out on sportswear so whether you are a once-a–week jogger or a seasoned … Read More

Five ways to get fit that will fit your budget

2 years ago / 0 comments

Not everybody wants to pay £173 (at the least!) to exercise. The Edge can be expensive, and in the age of Instagram, where all you see on your screen is beautiful people drinking kale smoothies and working out twice a day, with abs you could grind cheese on and bums … Read More

A Runner’s Guide for People Who Hate Running

2 years ago / 0 comments

Summer is fast approaching and the need for that perfect summer body is becoming more important to me each day. As I’ve said in previous articles, I’m a lover of the weights. If it’s heavy and metal, I’ll be the first one to get my hands dirty! However, something that … Read More

Food for Fuel

2 years ago / 0 comments

When it comes to exercising a fundamental aspect of your training will be your diet. If you’re over eating your workout will be in vain, and if you’re under eating you won’t have an effective training session. I have been to the gym on minimum food in the past, thinking … Read More

Woman Crush Wednesday: Qimmah Rosso

3 years ago / 0 comments

As a fitness fanatic, I admittedly have a slight obsession with the incredible Qimmah Russo, a self-made athlete. Built from pure muscle, Russo has worked ridiculously hard to reach her fitness goals, and now she works to inspire others to achieve theirs. Q-Flex Fitness is her very own personal training … Read More

Girls That Lift: Let’s break the stigma

3 years ago / 0 comments

I’d like to attempt to break the stigma that is too often associated with girls in the gym. I’ve been lifting weights in the ‘boy section’ for over three years now, and have experienced all the looks, the questions, and the awkwardness which helps create the division of the ‘boy … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: F is for Fitness

3 years ago / 0 comments

We all know that it’s important to keep a well-balanced and healthy life, you don’t need me to preach it to you. But did you know that during exercise your brain releases the ‘happy’ chemical, serotonin, which is the same chemical present in many anti-depressants such as Fluoxetine and Citalopram? … Read More

On the Edge

6 years ago / 0 comments

In anticipation of the January blues I comforted myself with a cloud of resolutions- new projects always get me excited. One of these was to go the gym. I decided to avoid The Edge which (I thought to myself) would have naturally been crawling with other, definitely fitter, students. I … Read More