The Best Exercise for Beginners

It is January and the gyms are full of people whose New Year Resolution is to get healthy, fit and strong. I am talking about beginners here, people who are new to exercise. Who last time they participated in sports where in high school. Or university. People whose lifestyle does not include regular exercise or…

Why Women Should Lift Weights Too

I wrote last week about how women are often scared of lifting weights because they are afraid they end up looking like a bodybuilder. They think of bulky men pumping iron to achieve beefy biceps and heavy pecs. So instead, many spend hours each week doing cardio exercises such as running. They feel more comfortable…

Does Lifting Heavy Make Me Look Like a Bodybuilder?

Many women ask me for advice about how they can become stronger and more toned. And almost always, this question is immediately followed by "but I don't want to get bulky". And images of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone float in their heads. My answer is always the same too: "If it was that easy…

Skipping Rope Not Just For Boxers

When is the last time you have been skipping rope? In your childhood? At school? When I was told to pick up a rope to warm up at the gym I joined about 9 months ago, I was surprised and scared. Surprised because I had not even thought about skipping rope for a very long…

My First Encounter with Muay Thai

I joined my new gym here nearly five months ago. When we moved┬áhere I had a look around my new neighbourhood, to find out what gym would be most suitable for me. When my husband suggested Cobra Fitness I was reluctant at first. Checking out their website it seemed to be a proper fighter gym,…