New year, new me – right? If only it was as simple as setting an intention. New year fitness goals may be easy to write down but they’re tough to keep up. This has never been truer than right now.  COVID-19 has closed the gyms and made group exercise, even outdoors, impossible. Our free time now…

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Which is better: cycling or treadmill? There isn’t a universal answer to this question, because it depends. Cycling and running both have advantages and disadvantages, and the weight of one over the other will depend on an individual’s circumstances and needs. What’s better for one person isn’t necessarily best for another. Before we explore this…

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Spin bikes are sexier than they used to be.  Remember when indoor bikes were paired right down and stripped back to basics? Pedals, handlebars, an uncomfortable saddle…If you were lucky, there was a drinks holder.  Then sensors, calorie counters, heart-rate monitors started appearing on exercise bikes and now you have spin bikes with touch screens and…

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Whilst spin bikes and exercise bikes aren’t the same, they are part of the same family of stationary bikes. With more than a passing resemblance to road bikes, both have pedals, handlebars and saddles but unlike a road bike, they’re used indoors and will remain in place no matter how hard you pedal them.   Stationary…

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Will Cycling Give You Abs? Cycling won’t give you rock-hard abs but that doesn’t mean that your core won’t benefit.  And building a stronger core will make you a better cyclist, too.  In cycling, you use your abs for stabilisation; your core keeps you steady and stable in the saddle. This is intensified when you’re…

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Why are Spin Bikes So Expensive? Of course, it depends what you’re looking for.  Spin bikes vary in price from basic set-ups costing around one hundred dollars to the more advanced models costing thousands. People also tend to lump together the different types of stationary bike. You have an upright bike resembling the more traditional…

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woman regretful being comforted

We’ve all had buyer’s remorse: the dead-weight that drops into your stomach after a big purchase.   It’s common with exercise equipment because aren’t we all looking for that magic bullet? We all want to find a way to make our workouts more effective, efficient and enjoyable.  And Peloton bikes are sleek and they’re sexy, and…

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woman checking phone at laptop in innovation district

Start-ups need momentum to grow. But it’s difficult in the beginning. New businesses may feel unable or unqualified to access the relevant funding, facilities, or the professional expertise required to start scaling up quickly. And innovation can be a lonely road; it’s tough to blaze a trail in science or technology, and start-ups may not…

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US Election

Whatever you think about the Trump administration, its track record on climate change has been disappointing. From calling climate change a hoax (but then later saying it’s a ‘very serious subject’) to pulling out of the Paris Agreement (and then saying the environment is ‘very important’), Trump’s commentary on climate change has frequently been confusing and…

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It’s one thing to attract new gym members and another to keep them paying their membership month after month. You only need to look at the numbers in January and then compare them to memberships in March or April. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the gym industry, it’s never been more important…

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