Master the move: squat

We tend to think of a squat as a move that tones our legs and bums, but it does so much more! ‘Done with proper form, a squat works every muscle in your legs: quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves, but it also forces you to engage your core, abs and back muscles to stabilise,’ says […]

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6 ways to supercharge your immunity

1 Deal with stress The factors that affect our immune system can be surprising and not always obvious. For example, the impact of short-term stress on our immune system can often be beneficial. But frequent or long-term stress has been shown to directly suppress immune cell function. Immune cells have receptors for stress hormones, which […]

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The workout playlist backed by science

Something about pounding beats and swelling tempos gets us pumped, and with more than 25 million workout playlists created on music streaming service Spotify, there’s got to be some science behind it. ‘The power of music is real,’ says Dr Costas Karageorghis, expert in sports psychology at Brunel University, London. ‘It really does enhance our […]

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Master the move: plank

‘The plank is a simple but incredibly effective core strengthening exercise which, when performed right, will not only strengthen and activate your core, but also your arms, bum, back and legs,’ says personal trainer Adam Stansbury. ‘It’s a static move that requires no equipment and can be performed anywhere. It engages multiple muscles at once […]

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5 reasons women should lift weights

One of the most common misconceptions in the exercise world, particularly for women, is that incorporating weight training will give you a bulky and muscular body. While this may be the ideal physique for some, many of us want to be strong, but also lean. Luckily, weight training can actually help. It’s one of the […]

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The fitness trends to watch in 2019

There are countless physical benefits to a regular yoga practice and these benefits are particularly enhanced by the addition of immersive visuals. Yoga helps reduce the risk of heart related diseases, increases blood flow, improves posture and also boosts immunity. There are also many mental health benefits including the reduction of depression, stress and anxiety. […]

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5 reasons you need to slow down in the gym

If you’re striving for super-quick results, you can easily be pressured into painful (and pointless) workouts. So the personal trainers at Third Space have revealed the ways we could benefit from slowing down in the gym, and explain why low intensity steady state (LISS) training is your much-needed antidote for true progress: 1 You’ll actually lose more […]

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How to be a winter cycling warrior

Winter isn’t all rain, sleet, and biting wind. Last year was, in fact, the second sunniest winter for the UK since records began in 1929, according to the Met Office. With just a little forward planning and the right kit, you can be a winter cycling warrior and use your bike all year-round. 1 See […]

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6 exercise tips to heal your mind

Exercise on prescription? Yes, it’s happening! After having been hailed as the cleanest wonderdrug known to man (second perhaps only to sleep), exercise is now being recommended as a surefire means of improving wellbeing, as well as treatment for a range of medical conditions, including depression. Even 25 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous […]

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