12 Fitness Websites On The Web: Bookmark!!
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Found a very interesting article in the Telegraph by Matt Potter (27 04 09) full of fitness information, no reason not to participate in any one of the below.
How many push-ups can you do before your arms give out? Follow the plan outlined on this site to improve strength and physical fitness, and you’ll soon be doing 100, no sweat.
The daddy of all fitness programmes, the British Army’s online course provides a personalised assessment and exercise schedule for your goals… then face-to-face or online pep-talks and progress reports. Not for the faint-hearted.
Video diary of one personal trainer’s Jamie Oliver-like crusade to transform a group of company employees from desk-potatoes into fitness fans. Hilarious fly-on-the-wall video workouts, vaguely alarming tutorial names “I call this one the Inexplicable Shuffle/Ball Crusher”, and genuinely inspiring ‘how-tos’ and goals make this essential viewing.
Having trouble calculating your body mass? Not sure how to deal with combination skin? Want to get into martial arts? Expert Village features basic training and explanation videos given by authorities. Top videos include ‘How to determine your ideal weight’ and, more randomly, ‘How to take a punch’.
Having trouble calculating your body mass? Not sure how to deal with combination skin? Want to get into martial arts? Expert Village features basic training and explanation videos given by authorities. Top videos include ‘How to determine your ideal weight’ and, more randomly, ‘How to take a punch’
Get fit in a free, fun and gently nostalgic way with an open-air dip in a slow-moving river, sun-trapped pond or empty tidal pool. Tried-and-tested spots for so-called ‘wild’ swimming are recommended by bloggers, alongside glorious photos, advice on bylaws (such as how not to annoy anglers), safety tips for family dips, and copious digs at pooh-poohing health and safety jobsworths.
A collection of smart, instant-fix steps to help improve relationships, de-stress, create clearer communication, relax, manage time and defuse tension “from boardroom to bedroom”
Social networking site aimed at getting (and keeping) you active, whatever your age, goal or fitness level. Blogs by international athletes like Liz Yelling, dieticians and first-time marathon-runners feature alongside self-assessment tests for the gym-phobic, videos and the ‘Map Your Passion’ page, where users can mark, swap and recommend their favourite running or cycling routes.
Lively online community where runners swap tips, discuss “lumpy legs”, and bask in the glow of approval from fellow pavement pounders. Map your routes, record your training runs, find a partner to go running with - and place bets on whether you can run faster than other site users.
How clean is your O2? This real-time air-quality monitor shows at-a-glance which parts of the country breathe easiest cleanest, which are the most polluted - and blackspots that could be seriously bad for your health. From carbon monoxide to dirt and pollen to ozone, this frequently updated site includes a pollution forecast, too.
Trace your running, cycling or walking route on a Google map and add a few key basics - and find out how far you’re going, what speed you’re averaging, and the calories you’re burning each time. The Profile feature means you can save or share your routes with others, or keep a log of your activity. There’s a downloadable iPhone app, too.
You don’t need to spend thousands on a chill-out break. This exhaustive tutorial site offers reviews of ashrams and cheap retreats, plus free online meditation courses, guides to inner peace, and downloadable MP3s to put you in the zone.