The magazine for Women that want a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle
‘Back on track’
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
FIT BUZZ • This month’s hottest things to do, buy and try
GO GREEN • Be kind to your body and the planet in sustainable styles that work as hard as you do
MEET THE ELITE
WHY TRY RACING?
RIDE ON! • Virtual races over iconic climbs, live classes with an instructor… at-home cycling has never been so exciting
REDISCOVER YOUR FITNESS! • Taken some time out from exercise? Here’s how to get back into your workout routine safely – and stick to it – after the summer break
SWERVE THOSE PITFALLS! • DON’T LET THESE COMMON PROBLEMS GET IN YOUR WAY
MINI WORKOUT • Try these moves by Mintra Tilly, head of sports and global race director at HYROX fitness races (hyrox.com) to ease you back into exercise
10 STEPS TO SPORTS FUNDRAISING SUCCESS • If you’re struggling to stick with a workout regime, sports fundraising could motivate you to meet your goal – and you’ll be supporting a good cause to boot! Here’s how to do it...
GET FIT AT HOME • With gyms closed for much of the pandemic, many of us have got to grips with exercising at home – and the kit has never been better! Here’s our ultimate guide to home gym equipment, whatever size of space you’re working out in…
WOMEN ON WHEELS • Want to join the two-wheeled community? Cycling writer Leona Gerrard reminisces about freewheeling with her best girlfriends, and speaks to two women who have started and joined female-only cycling clubs
‘We are all about sisterhood and having a good time on two wheels’ • Barrister and human rights activist Karen Safo-Barnieh set up the London chapter of Black Girls Do Bike, an all-female cycling club for Black women
‘We encourage and champion each other’ • Emma Robinson, 33, is a reward consultant. In 2017, she moved from London to Cape Town, South Africa, where she caught the cycling bug, but it wasn’t until returning to London that she met a group of like-minded women to cycle with, through virtual training app Zwift
NEED TO KNOW
AUTUMN BUYER'S GUIDE
SUMMIT EXCITING • Mountaineering will get the adrenaline flowing, improve your fitness, help you escape the stresses of everyday life and – best of all – make you feel utterly alive
THE LONG RUN • Ultramarathons are proliferating as their popularity grows, and if you want to test the capabilities of your body and mind, there’s arguably no better challenge…
SWIM, RUN, REPEAT • If you love wild places, beautiful scenery and an endurance challenge, swimrun is the perfect outdoor activity for you
GET A GRIP • Work your way to full-body strength and a rock-solid physique with climbing
CUT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT • Want to do your bit for the planet? Give your diet a green makeover to help boost the health of the environment
CUTTING IT OUT? • Low-fat and low-carb diets have long been marketed as good for weight loss, but just how healthy are they?
FULFILLING FOODS • SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET WITH THESE SATIATING FOODS
FIND THE PERFECT BALANCE • MCELWAINE SHARES HER TOP TIPS FOR ENSURING A HEALTHY DIET
FUEL UP • Go faster and further with mid-workout fuel that will replenish your energy and support your performance
YOGA FOR SLEEP • Get on your mat and say goodnight to insomnia