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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
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Family fitness • Tot in tow? The new CYBEX Zeno will help you to get out and about with the little one
‘MAKE HEALTH YOUR TOP PRIORITY’ • Jennifer Jacobs is Beachbody® On Demand’s newest Super Trainer. Here she talks about the power of trusting your instincts and why prioritising your training plan will fast-track your fitness
WINTER HIKING • Reach new heights wearing layers of functional and fashionable gear all designed to protect you from the elements
MEET THE EXPERTS
MIND MATTERS • It’s not unusual for our mood to dip during the winter months, but a bank of data confirms that exercise can help beat the winter blues! We asked the experts for their mood-boosting workout tips
Why try triathlon?
WAKE UP, WORK OUT • If you’re struggling to find the time to train during the festive season, short morning workouts can be just as effective as long ones
MORNING MOVES • Working out first thing is an excellent way to wake yourself up. Try this eight-minute workout to add an extra boost of energy to your day. Simply set a timer for eight minutes and complete this four-move circuit twice. You have one minute to do the designated amount of reps and then you get to rest for the remainder of the minute.
The power of ‘Why’ • If you think that your training plan is lacking a little purpose, read on to discover the secret to setting, and achieving, goals
COMMON PITFALLS • Emma Jefferys warns of three common ways people sabotage their goals
Good Mood Moves • If you’ve been looking for an exercise approach that will give your mind a makeover, here are the best ways to move to support your mental wellbeing
‘I BOXED AWAY MY STRESS’ • Sedem Ama, 31, has gone from a career in public relations to England National Boxing Champion
GIVE THESE A GO! • Try these classes that are designed to support your mental health
SNOW SPORTS GUIDE
LET’S GO SKIING • Take to the piste to discover the thrills and skills of downhill skiing with our expert advice
SKI IN THE UK
KIT YOURSELF OUT • The right gear will protect your body and boost your performance, too
ACROSS THE BOARD • While skiing is generally seen as more beginner-friendly, once you’ve mastered the basics snowboarding can be even more fun
HIT THE SLOPES • Want to learn to snowboard? Luke Rees suggests these beginner-friendly resorts
SLOPE STYLE • Keep out the cold and cushion your bony bits (essential for beginners) with this collection of snowboard-specific kit
Party-proof your diet • Beat overindulging and keep your diet on course – without sacrificing the fun, says Louise Pyne
REFUEL THE RIGHT WAY! • Want to get the best results from your workout? Then think about what and when you eat after training. Nutritionist Christine Bailey discusses the importance of smart post-workout nutrition
POST-WORKOUT SNACK IDEAS • Try making one of these easy post-workout snacks for an after-exercise nutrient fix!
FUEL UP • Ring in the party season, while still waking up feeling fresh for exercise, with one of these low- or no-alcohol drinks
BUILD YOUR BONES • If you want strong bones for life, you need to do more than look to your exercise programme. Nutritionist Christine Bailey says you...