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How to do a proper press up with a bad back

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.[1] This can range in severity and longevity, but if you’re suffering from back injuries you need to take steps with your fitness routine to ensure you don’t make the problem worse. In this quick [...]

By | 2018-04-16T10:35:28+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How a proper posture can make you perform better

Compared to exercising or eating right, maintaining correct posture doesn’t tend to get quite as much publicity in the world of health and wellbeing. However, it can have just as much influence on your fitness as other, more celebrated, elements. Keeping correct posture in all aspects of your life, including during exercise, means that all [...]

By | 2018-03-29T22:33:55+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Fitness, Good habits, Injury|0 Comments

What is the best sport to do in South West London today?

Joining a gym and regularly working with a personal trainer is a great way to stay in shape and to stay in control of your fitness. However, it’s not the only route to take. A great way to keep fit is by joining up to some friendly sports clubs in your area. Plus, you benefit [...]

By | 2018-03-28T15:18:01+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Fitness, General|0 Comments

How to program yourself into healthy food habits

Diet is a four-letter word. For some, it should be added to the list of other 'four-letter-words'. In the fitness industry, we see lots of nutritional fads come and go. Every few months another diet claims to be the ‘guaranteed solution’ for all your weight loss and fitness optimisation needs. Take it from us, this [...]

By | 2018-03-26T17:04:59+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Lean and Mean: Lifting Weights is for Everyone.

Whilst the link between regular physical activity and good health won’t be a surprise to anyone, the fact that there is a direct link between muscle mass and having a long life might be. In fact, “new UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older people have, the less likely they are to die [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:06:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Fitness, Personal Training|0 Comments

Eating and Exercise: The fit8 guide

Eating and exercise go hand in hand. Whatever your health and fitness goals might be, you should never be considering one without the other. At fit8 we want our clients to understand that healthy changes to diet, and maintainable fitness regimes will always be better than quick fixes. Whilst there’s no ‘one size fits all’ [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:46:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

You have to run this long to maintain a good level of fitness

Running is a brilliant way to keep fit and it has been proven to reduce your risk of stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.[1] But you might be thinking, how long/far should I run to keep fit? How far should I run on my first run? There are lots of things to consider when [...]

By | 2018-03-08T16:27:34+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Fitness, Personal Training|0 Comments

Is reformer pilates the best way to keep moving through injury?

If your fitness has been affected by an injury you might be looking for ways to keep moving during your recovery. Reformer pilates can be the perfect exercise to help keep your fitness levels up without risking further harm. If you’re looking for the best exercise for bad back, neck or other joint problems then [...]

By | 2018-02-20T16:41:19+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Injury, Personal Training|0 Comments

How to kick bad habits when you are injured

If your training is interrupted by injury, it can be all too easy to let it get you down. Either by continuing your training, risking further injury, or to let the hopelessness take over and give up completely. At Fit8 we’ve helped our members deal with, and overcome, a range of injuries - as well [...]

By | 2018-02-03T15:15:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Injury|0 Comments

Why should we exercise? Is it about how good you look?

In as much as we all know the dangers of smoking and drinking, we all should be fully aware of the health benefits of exercise. Not only is regular moderate exercise good for you, but of all the determined reasons for starting to exercise, ‘looking good’ or improving your aesthetics should be way down the [...]

By | 2018-02-01T16:31:15+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Fitness, Personal Training|0 Comments