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Paralympian Sammi Kinghorn On How Sport Helped Her Accept Her Injury And What Training Means To Her

Scottish wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn is a sporting inspiration to us all.  The 21-year-old was left paralysed in December 2010 after she was crushed under the beam of a forklift truck in the snow. She had emergency surgery and spent five months rehabilitating in hospital.  While she was in the rehabilitation centre, she met Jo Butterfield –…

Power Plate Vibrations Might Just Be As Good As Exercise, Study Suggests

Using power plates could be just as good for the body as exercise, according to new research.  Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been found to mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in a study of mice. For the uninitiated, power plates vibrate and transmit energy to the body, making the muscles contract and relax…

Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer Anya Lahiri On Falling In Love With HIIT And Never Counting Calories

There’s nothing Anya Lahiri loves more than a high intensity, sweat-inducing, body-pumping workout.  The former model started as a Barry’s Bootcamp client 10 years ago and completely fell in love with the style of exercise. She worked in LA as a trainer for the brand and helped launch the first ever location in London. Now,…

Sian Williams Wants People To ‘Stop Persecuting Themselves’ Over What They Eat In 2017

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams hopes people will avoid dieting to lose weight in the New Year and will eat to be happy instead. Williams, 52, who survived breast cancer, told The Radio Times that she wants people to “stop persecuting themselves” over what they should and shouldn’t eat in 2017. She added that she…

‘China’s Hottest Grandpa’, Wang Deshun, Stars In Reebok Advert Aged 81

At 81 years old, Wang Deshun is living proof that you’re never too old to dig out your trainers and exercise. The artist-turned-model, dubbed “China’s hottest grandpa”, stars in Reebok’s latest ad campaign as part of the brand’s ‘Be More Human’ initiative. The project aims to “inspire people from all walks of life to strive to achieve…

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