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Not used to working out? Trouble finding motivation to keep up with it? Our fitness blog Proactive is here to help reach your fitness goals.

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 Lifting Weights for Women

September 7, 2018

6 Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women If your workouts currently consist of cardio or yoga classes and you haven’t seen the results you have aimed for, you should look at resistance training and lifting weights. You may have heard that lifting weights can make women bulky, that it is dangerous or even muscle turning […]

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 […]

Get that ‘spring’ in your step

February 26, 2018

Get that ‘spring’ in your step Balancing nutrition and training is key to keeping healthy. Both work in synergy whether your goal is to gain muscle, lose fat, or develop overall body conditioning. Some experts, such as Nutritional Biochemist Shaun Talbott PhD, claim that nutrition contributes a whopping 75% to overall health and wellbeing. Focusing […]

Five Top Fitness Motivation Tips

February 19, 2018

Five Top Fitness Motivation Tips Creating new habits and changing your lifestyle can be a challenge, especially in the winter months. Here are our top five fitness motivation tips to help you maintain the motivation to carry your new year goals into spring! 1. Remember why you have set goals. It is important for fitness […]

10 Tips on Keeping a Balanced Diet

January 12, 2018

10 Tips on Keeping a Balanced Diet. The word balance gets thrown about a lot nowadays in relation to diet and exercise. When maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it is important to create habits that are sustainable to help achieve a balanced diet. The risk with anything extreme or drastic is that you won’t be able […]

The importance of a Balanced Life

December 7, 2017

The importance of a Balanced Life. Maintaining a balanced life is becoming increasingly more important for your personal health and well-being in a fast-paced, modern world. Sustaining a balanced diet, alongside personal fitness, can help improve and stabilise overall health and wellbeing. This post unravels some of the contradictions surrounding how to achieve a well-balanced […]

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