The magazine for Women that want a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle
Look ahead and take back control
BEHIND THE SCENES AT WF THIS MONTH...
MEET THE TEAM • Get to know the experts and contributors to Women’s Fitness…
ABOUT YOU • Share your views on any aspect of fitness and become part of the Women’s Fitness community
Do you work out more for mental or physical benefits?
FIT BUZZ • This month’s hottest things to do, buy and try
"I love motivating others,, • This month’s cover model, Andrea Rogers, is a former dancer and creator of Xtend Barre who lives in New York with her two children. She talks about her love of dance and how she stays in shape as a busy mum
SMASH YOUR WORKOUT GOALS • Want to streamline your fitness regime so that you spend less time working out but still get results? Our experts have some ideas
‘HOW I BUILD MY BODY’
WHY TRY FOOTBALL?
Still waters run deep
Back to the VIRTUAL GYM • January typically marks a spike in numbers at the gym, with many fitness studios reporting a 30 per cent increase in sign-ups. But since lockdown has left many of us exercising at home, it might be time to consider a virtual membership this year
HANDY HELPERS • Created by leading platforms, these items of home kit will enhance your virtual workouts
ACE YOUR SPACE • Get the most from your home workouts with our top tips on creating the right space…
Home FIT KIT • Check out our pick of the best gear for varied home workouts
BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU • New year, new you! Why not? Nail those fitness goals and get in the best shape of your life. Our 30-day training plans will help you get there…
WHAT’S HOT IN 2021? • From virtual fitness to low-intensity training and outdoor workouts – we bring you the lowdown on the hot new fitness trends for the new year
The best of the rest
WORK UP A SWEAT! • This 15-minute HIIT workout will blast fat and get you fit and toned. It’s ideal for busy schedules and can be done anywhere, without any exercise equipment. Workout by online fitness coach Nicki Petitt
LOSE WEIGHT with yoga • Want to tone your tum and find a balanced relationship with food? It’s time to get on your yoga mat
IN THE SWING OF IT • Kettlebells are a great fitness tool as they can help you burn fat, get fit and tone up. Fitness coach Nicki Petitt has some moves
HOW TO START RUNNING • It’s a great way to burn calories and boost your fitness, but many of us are scared at the thought of going out for a run. Don’t be – you just need to find the right pace for you. We asked the experts for some advice on getting started
TOP TIPS FOR NEW RUNNERS
‘I stopped caring what other people thought’
Getting started • New runner? A good goal is to run for 20 minutes without stopping. This plan will get you there in just six weeks…
From 5K to 10K training plan • Already able to run 5K and want to increase your distance? This plan is ideal if you can currently run 5K in about 30-35 minutes. It will get you round a 10K course in 60 to 70 minutes
LAUREN’S TIPS FOR LESS STRESS
Lauren Johnson Reynolds • The backing singer-turned-homeopath, nutritionist and life coach talks about launching her business in lockdown and finally finding balance
NUTRITION • Food know-how to help you get the most from your training
Change your food mindset • Food is not the enemy. Once you can accept that, you can start to lose weight and change your entire relationship with food
ARE YOU REALLY HUNGRY?
EAT TO AVOID INJURY RISK • Whether you’re training for a race, clocking up the miles or putting the hours in at...