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Society Showcase: The Herts Pole & Aerial Society!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial When we think of pole dancing we’re typically bombarded with sexualised imagery of people performing in clubs, and while this is totally OK it’s the complete opposite of what the Herts Pole & Aerial Society is all about. Pole and aerial dancing are, in fact, incredible workouts for one’s body; not just for your core, but for cardio, for losing weight and for strengthening your back. Pole and aerial hoops also do wonders for body confiden

Sports Relief run is a success!

[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] Every year, BBC Sport brings the world of entertainment and sports together in search of raising money and awareness across the UK for vulnerable people inside and outside the country. It was Sports Relief year this year around, to celebrate the event from the 18th to the 20th of March, a series of sports trials, events and competitions were set to help raise money for charity. This one-day event has the beautiful result of uniting the UK as e

Yoga is the best thing you can do for your body

Image: Pixabay [Catie Allwright | Contributing Writer] My resolution at the beginning of 2015 was to find a method of exercise that works for me and to stick to it. That is when I discovered yoga. I’m by no means an expert but have recognised first-hand the benefits of yoga for the mind, body and soul. This is me encouraging you all to join me and reap those benefits! 1. It’s for everyone! Yoga is personal to the individual. It is not competitive, and there is no right or wro

Why I don’t go to the gym

Image: Pixabay [Louise Hal-Fead | Contributing Writer] When people hear that you don’t go to the gym, the common assumption is that you are lazy or not interested in your health. Worse still, those views suggest that you are not an active or enthusiastic individual, which is misleading and also insulting. I’m someone who has a love/hate relationship with the gym; now settling somewhere in the middle. However, these are the reasons why I now, do not go to the gym. To begin wit


Image: Creative Commons [Georgia Porter | Contributing Writer] We know it can seem intimidating walking into the weight section when you’re not a gym junkie modelling twenty-inch biceps, but this doesn’t mean that women should be dismissing the use of weights in their workout. This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations, to celebrate active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter what

Three Youtubers that will help you up your fitness game

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Feeling healthy and happy is the best – not only can it improve your fitness and body confidence, but it can make you happier as well! But sometimes, you can get stuck in a rut when it comes to exercise – maybe you’re bored of going to the gym and doing the same old thing day after day. That’s where Youtube comes in. Youtube is an excellent (and free) resource for so many things, and recently I have been loving watching some health and fitness Y

Rainy day ramble: Keep fit through the English summer

[Caz Ataman | Contributing Writer] Weight loss and rain. Not a good mix. If you are like me or really any sane person you are probably huddled up under a blanket or duvet with some chocolate, (or your preferred treat of choice) enjoying a good movie and/or the latest season of your fave TV show. Who can blame you! With English summers rivalling that of the monsoon season in Arizona, ‘Duvet Days’ are now a staple in any young person’s year. However, as we girls know all too we

Five Minute Yoga Routine

[Jennie Couling | Contributing Writer] There are all kinds of excuses we use to get out of exercise: not enough time, not enough money for a gym membership, not knowing where to start. Yoga is a good exercise to start with if you have only five minutes in your busy day, it has many benefits to your health and wellbeing. Yoga has been known to improve lower back pain, joint pain and neck pain, and studies from the International Journal of Yoga show that yoga can reduce stress,

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