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Our fitness blog is here to help you on your fitness journey. Whether you’re looking for workout ideas or having trouble finding motivation to keep up with it, our fitness blog Proactive is here to help reach your fitness goals.

How To Start Running: 8 Steps For Beginners

May 29, 2019
How To Start Running: 8 Steps For Beginners So you want to begin running but don’t know where to start? Go to a full length mirror and take a look at yourself. Without realising it, you are standing looking at all the running equipment you’ll ever need. Running is free, put on some trainers, a [...]

The importance of a healthy breakfast

March 13, 2019

The importance of a healthy breakfast We’ve heard it all before, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Throughout our childhood we were encouraged to start our day with something to eat. But now many of us are guilty of skipping a healthy breakfast in favour of an extra 10 minutes in bed […]

How exercise can improve your mental health

January 21, 2019

How exercise can improve your mental health In the short term, exercise can improve the condition of our skin, give us a restful night’s sleep and boost our metabolism. Longer term, exercising can lower our risk of getting certain health conditions, including strokes, heart disease and diabetes. But did you know that exercise can also […]

How to keep to your New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2019

How to keep to your New Year’s Resolutions It’s that time of year again. You’ve seen in the New Year, set your resolutions and are determined to make them stick this time around. You’re a week in to your ‘New Year, New Me’ but you’ve probably already noticed your motivation slipping. We’re right with you […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Try Spin Classes

October 1, 2018

8 Reasons Why You Should Try Spin Classes | Benefits of Spin Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about that amazing spin class they go to. You’ve probably also wondered how sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room full of sweaty humans cycling to chart music could be ‘amazing’ right? We have 8 […]

6 Benefits of Weight Training for Women

September 7, 2018

6 Benefits of Weight Training for Women If your workouts currently consist of high energy or yoga classes and you haven’t seen the results you have aimed for, you should look at resistance training and weight training. You may have heard that weight training can make women look bulky from building muscle, that it is […]

Start running with Couch to 5K

July 20, 2018

Start running with Couch to 5K Always wanted to get into running, but didn’t know how to begin? An increasingly popular way to get started is Couch to 5K. Anyone who can walk for 30 minutes can do this programme. It is designed to condition your body for running, instead of giving your body the […]

6 Spin Class Tips So You Look Like a Pro

June 5, 2018

6 Spin Class Tips So You Look Like a Pro Taking a spin class soon? We have 6 spin class tips to help you get the most out of the class. Spin classes are quickly becoming one of our most popular classes at BH Live Active, with over 140 a week across our Bournemouth, Poole […]

4 Beginner Abs Exercises For a Total Ab Workout

May 14, 2018

4 Beginner Abs Exercises For a Total Ab Workout The abdominal muscles play a critical part in supporting movement, providing stability and protection throughout the upper body and maintaining internal pressure in the abdomen. We have beginner abs exercises that will target your core muscles which can be split into 4 main groups: Transversus Abdominis […]

5 Great Leg Exercises You Should Be Doing

April 10, 2018

5 Great Leg Exercises You Should Be Doing Tired of the same leg exercises day in, day out? Looking to build muscle, lose weight or tone up your legs? Well you’re in the right place, as we break down the best leg exercises to do in the gym or at home to make sure you […]

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