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How to overcome the mind game of fitness

By | 2018-04-18T15:21:14+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Fitness, General, Good habits|

When you’re thinking about how to stay healthy, one major factor to consider is how to maintain a healthy mindset. Keeping a positive relationship with exercise, food and wellbeing is key to setting yourself up for fitness success. Your mindset needn’t be too complicated or overly analytical as losing weight or leading an active lifestyle [...]

How to do a proper press up with a bad back

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

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 [...]

Big tips for Big Arms

By | 2018-03-31T14:40:56+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Fitness, Good habits, Personal Training|

For plenty of our clients, one of their fitness goals is to have bigger arms. We believe that with the right knowledge and training regime, this can be achieved by anyone, regardless of age, gender or fitness background. First things first, diet. The wrong diet will make building muscle very difficult, if not impossible. Follow [...]

How a proper posture can make you perform better

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

How to program yourself into healthy food habits

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

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 [...]

Lean and Mean: Lifting Weights is for Everyone.

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

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 [...]

Eating and Exercise: The fit8 guide

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

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’ [...]

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

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

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 [...]

The fit8 experience: A Global body approach

By | 2018-02-28T11:45:41+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Fitness, General, Injury, Personal Training|

Find out how the global body approach can help you   When it comes to fitness in all its forms, whether it’s about getting in shape, recovering from injury or training for a specific event, it’s always about more than just one area of your body. At fit8 we believe in a Global Body [...]