If you're sticking to healthy meals, hitting the cross-trainer regularly, and yet, you're just not seeing the results you thought you would, there could be something critical missing. And that something is strength training.
Maybe you don't want to get into strength training because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn’t like it since you’re not one of those CrossFit types. Despite a prevalent allegiance to cardio machines for things like weight loss and overall health, strength training not only builds muscle but can also prevent disease, improve mood and help you lose weight.
Ever avoided the weights room because it’s full of scary men grunting as they slam a 100kg barbell to the floor, or worried you might turn into the Incredible Hulk after a weights session and a protein shake? ONE LDN aims to quash those fears and get you wrestling, fighting, and punching your way to a face redder than a baboon’s bottom—and a lean, toned body to boot.
After a foot injury during a particularly enthusiastic kick-boxing session, a disappointing trip to the local doctor and three hours waiting for an X-ray of my injured foot, I booked an appointment with Ben Marsh at Six Physio. I’d wasted enough time with people telling me what wasn’t wrong with my foot, and I needed someone to find out what was.
Being quite a fitness fanatic, I was pretty excited (and very intrigued) to test out Equinox’s new fitness class called Gold Barre. Not dissimilar to Barre workouts, which use movements inspired by ballet, the Gold Barre workout emulates the moves of an ice skater—without the skimpy outfits and impending doom of falling over and having someone skate over your fingers.
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