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ED’S FIT LIST On my radar this month…
MEET THE TEAM • Get to know the experts and contributors to Women’s Fitness…
BEHIND THE SCENES AT WF THIS MONTH...
ABOUT YOU • Share your views on any aspect of fitness and become part of the Women’s Fitness community
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With summer on the horizon, what activities are you looking forward to doing next?
FIT BUZZ • This month’s hottest things to do, buy and try
‘HOW I BUILD MY BODY’
WHY TRY CYCLING?
How HEALTHY are you? • If you skip health check-ups because you’re dedicated to training, take note that being physically fit may not mean you’re in tip-top condition
Sunshine KIT • Keep your cool when the temperature rises, wearing energising apparel that will enhance your performance
MEET OUR COVER STAR “ Fitness is my life! ” • A-list PT and WF cover model Jenny Pacey tells us what it’s like to work as the lead trainer on a Hollywood blockbuster movie
RECOVERY RULES • If you want to bounce back quicker from your workouts, swap a sweat session for an active recovery day
ACTIVE RECOVERY CLASSES • These instructor-led sessions will help you to recover fast
PICK OF THE PRODUCTS • Recovery helping hands…
YOUR GYM Survival GUIDE • Excited? Daunted? Nervous? We hear you! Here’s how you can return to the gym safely and effectively this spring*
GYM BAG ESSENTIALS
BIKE TO fitness
Let’s go CYCLING! • Tired of running a flat 5K around the block? Why not invigorate your exercise regime and experience unadulterated joy with some time on a bicycle?
PEDAL POWER! • You’ll be freewheeling to cycling confidence in no time with these top five tips
NEED TO KNOW
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? • Want something to aim for in 2021? These events will help boost your training and provide you with a goal
BEST OF THE REST… • For those times when you can’t get on your bike, these cross-training events will whet your appetite.
ALAN MURCHISON’S TIPS
EAT LIKE A PRO! • Fuel your body for better cycling with Michelin-starred chef and leading sports nutritionist, Alan Murchison’s advice
ON YER BIKE! • Whether you plan on nipping to the shops or cycling to John O’Groats, the right riding kit can make all the difference. Being uncomfortable in the saddle, due to the wrong bike or poor clothing, will make cycling any distance seem nigh on impossible. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the gear for every session
BOX FRESH! • Want to eat well but too busy to shop? Home delivery kits are the new way to cut the faff out of preparing nutritious meals
THE GOOD GUT GUIDE • Did you know that exercise can impact your gut health? Christine Bailey, nutritionist and author of the Gut Health Diet, explains how it works...
HANDY HELPERS • These buys will support good gut health
FUEL UP • Plant-based protein powders are on the rise. Get your fix with our off-the-shelf picks
Yoga for ANXIETY • Relax your mind and calm your body with these stress-soothing yoga practices
BEAUTY BAG • Step fresh faced into spring with our pick of creams and balms
MOVE FOR YOUR MIND • Just like your body, your mind needs regular exercise to stay in shape. Read on for the workouts that boost brain function
SUPPLEMENT YOUR BRAIN POWER • Need to push your mind even further? Try these natural brain boosters
MIND OVER MATTER • Take a tip from elite athletes and use...