By: Emma Hogan


Crunch Vs. Plank: Which One Wins?

They are the two most popular core training moves, but do they produce the same results? We put the crunch and...



GET YOUR JUMP ON Discover the plyometric moves that will see your athleticism fly. Discover why getting air beneath your feet...


Research Roundup: Fresh Findings From the World of Fitness

Discover the surprising way exercise affects fat, how different workout routines influence eating habits and more evidence that physical activity lowers...


Hands Up if You Want To Get More From Your High Knee Running

We all know that pumping your legs as you power through sets of high knee runs is a great way to...

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How to Train Hard and Stay Injury-Free

So you’re riding high with your training regimen—lapping up the fitness gains and relishing the endorphin highs that go with regular...

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Three Lateral Moves to Master for Improved Agility

Agility training is one of the best ways to advance your athletic performance. It will help you move faster and with...


Feel the Afterburn: How to Maximize the EPOC Effect

Understanding how high-intensity training affects your body’s metabolism will help you maximize the effects during AND after your workout. Feeling hot...


Five Steps to Getting the Most Mental Benefit From Your Workouts

Building strong, lean muscles and a healthy heart is just the beginning—regular movement offers a wealth of “above-the-neck” benefits, too. It’s...


Can Being Fit Protect You From Air Pollution?

You might worry that walking, running or cycling on polluted city streets cancels any fitness benefits out, but the evidence suggests...


How Much Should Workouts Hurt to Get Results?

We all know that you don’t get results when you sit in your comfort zone, but is there an ideal degree...


A Dietician Confronts the Dirty Secrets of “Clean Eating”

The world is waking up to the dangers of unqualified “wellness” bloggers and other promoters of unscientific dietary advice. Fueled by...


Four Mindfulness Sessions That Will Improve Your Life

These days, more and more people are awakening to the concept of mindfulness and learning how simple meditation can return dividends on all sorts of levels.


A Health Psychology Researcher Talks About How Movement Actually Affects Stress and Anxiety

The link between physical activity and psychological health is clear but also misunderstood. We ask health psychology researcher Amanda Rebar about...


Take a Couple of Minutes to Challenge Your Body and Fuel Your Fitness

If you want to send your heart rate sky-high, test your fitness and get hooked on the magic of high-intensity interval training, now’s your chance. Less than five minutes is all it takes.


Six Science-Backed Reasons to Give Indoor Cycle Workouts a Spin

If you haven’t caught on to the power of pedaling, you’re missing out. There is ample evidence highlighting how those who...


This Workout Is the Ideal Remedy for the Winter Blues

As the skies begin to darken and temperatures drop, it can be tempting to let your fitness goals slip. It’s easy...


Everything You Need to Know About Les Mills BODYCOMBAT

Les Mills BODYCOMBAT is an energy-packed mix of martial arts moves that will get you fit, fast and strong—and leave you feeling...


Everything You Need to Know About Les Mills BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get you lean, toned and fit. The combination of scientifically backed moves, motivating instructors and...


Feed Your Brain: Expert Tips for a Brain-Friendly Diet

This content is published under licence and in partnership with Radio New Zealand, one of the world’s foremost public broadcasters. To...


Bike to the Future: The Anti-Aging Power of Pedaling

Is it possible to reverse—or at least arrest—the effects of aging? Since humans discovered the first wrinkle, they’ve searched for an...


Learn How to Get the Benefits of Working Out When You’re Not Working Out

Whether you go hard on the gym floor, sweat it out in the studio or pound the pavement, there’s no doubt...


HIIT or Miss? New Study Reveals Optimum High-Intensity Interval Training Levels

High-intensity interval training has made its name as a fitness game changer, and there are plenty of studies highlighting its remarkably transformative effects....