Playa de Las Americas may not initially spring to mind when you think of an active break, but the party town of Tenerife has more to offer than its reputation suggests. With diving, surfing and cycling all available within minutes of the main strip, Thomas Cook pulled together a team… View Post

As a fitness blogger I obviously care a lot about health and wellbeing. I eat healthily the majority of the time, exercise 4-5 times per week, and like to keep myself up-to-date on the latest health and fitness research. And this doesn’t change when I go away. A must-have in… View Post

Over the last 5 years or so budget gyms have grown in popularity, most of them a 24 hour gym. More and more gyms with a business model as lean as their members have been popping up. I wrote about my own experience of one, Pure Gym, and while I found… View Post

The controversy around CrossFit never seems to die down – every injury, every poor sponsorship choice, it all brings a new wave of critical comments and hating on the community. But how much of it is justified? I was sent a press release today about some recent research that links… View Post

Where the hell has summer gone? I can’t believe it’s September tomorrow, and I haven’t blogged for weeks! Usually this would stress me out no end, but I actually feel ok about it. After all, blogging is ultimately a hobby, and if I don’t post for a while nothing’s going… View Post

CrossFit has long been dismissed in the general fitness industry as a hype, a fad, or a cult. But with more and more boxes (CrossFit speak for gyms) popping up around the country, and indeed the world, there’s got to be something that keeps people rocking up to lift heavy… View Post