Tips to Beat the Curse of the Middle-Age Spread

The middle-age spread is not a myth. It’s an evil curse of aging that can be more stressful than wrinkles, joint problems, or other signs of time passing. Studies have found that for women, the middle age spread happens around the age of 38 while for men it occurs around 44. At these ages, our Read More

Why You Should Stay Hydrated During Your Workouts

The NHS recommends drinking around 6 to 8 glasses of water per day, roughly 1.2 litres of fluids to keep the body hydrated. However, the amount of fluid needed by the body when working out increases, and many people still only drink water when they are thirsty during exercise. Keeping hydrated before, during and after Read More

Some tips on successful outdoor classes

So the weather seems to be getting better and we all know that the warm sun and blue skies create a perfect backdrop for outdoor workouts. There’s some great health benefits to being outside: like boosting immunity, mental health and even increasing satisfaction with the workout – great for your clients, their fitness and your Read More

Why Pilates should be part of your fitness routine

There are loads of reasons you should include Pilates in your weekly routine, but let’s begin with this short list. Pilates is a full-body exercise. It focuses on the core while training the entire body as an integrated system. The workouts include ones that improve strength and balanced muscle development, flexibility and increased range of Read More

Trying to find more clients to fill up your health and fitness classes?

My Fitness Times is the answer as we can help get your classes in front of 1000’s of prospective clients. We all know it’s a struggle for you to make time to find new clients for your bootcamps, pilates, yoga or zumba classes. In fact any exercise class. You’re hopefully spending all your time with Read More

PILATES INSTRUCTORS … you should really read this.

My Fitness Times is a FREE online Class finder and Class Management system designed to help you build their Pilates business. Not only does it allow you to focus more time on your clients (and not the annoying admin), but it will make it much easier for new and existing clients to find your Pilates classes Read More

Finding A Fitness Tracker That Really Counts

This article originally featured on Reviews.com: http://www.reviews.com/fitness-tracker/ A fitness tracker on your wrist can tell you your current heart rate, how many calories you’ve burned, how far you’ve walked, and even how many steps it took you to get there. Some can measure how you sleep, sync with your phone, and let you share stats Read More

Are you a FITNESS INSTRUCTOR running BOOTCAMP classes with spaces to fill … you should really read this.

My Fitness Times is a FREE online Classfinder and Class Management system designed to help you build their business. Not only does it allow you to focus more time on your clients (and not the annoying admin), but it will make it much easier for new and existing clients to find your Bootcamp classes and book Read More

Everything you need to know about the different types of yoga

Yoga may be an ancient art, but its popularity has been retained through a number of revisions and adaptations. New styles focusing on certain elements of yoga or teaching it in a specific manner mean that the simple term ‘yoga’ can cover a huge range of exercises and activities. Depending on your body, age, and Read More

Your guide to fashionable fitness wear

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Sportswear is cool right now, whether you’re working out or not, and it’s not a trend that’s confined to the fashion pack. From retro puma sneakers and funky graphic leggings to hi-tech gadgets, everyone from yummy mummies to teens is embracing it – and why not? Comfy for cardio If you’re planning a cardio workout Read More

New Launch: Class timetable, bookings and payments directly from your own website

If you’re one of the many Health and Fitness Professionals with your own website, then this is for you. The team here at My Fitness Times is excited to launch the ability to embed your myfitnesstimes.com timetable directly into your own website. You can now have your own professional looking timetable, class booking and class payments system directly Read More

Prepare for your Fitness Classes like a Pro

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So you’ve taken up fitness classes and you’re looking forward to all the brilliant benefits of exercising, but what should you be doing before you exercise? Here is our ultimate guide to preparing for your fitness class. Eat Right Before Your Fitness Classes First up, you need to make sure you’re fuelling your workout. Unless Read More

Achieving your fitness goals: Classical versus modern Pilates

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Pilates is one of the most popular ways for people to achieve their fitness goals. However, it is an approach that has several different variations, which can make it confusing for beginners when choosing a Pilates class. This article is an overview of the different types of Pilates to help you choose the best approach. Read More

Achieve your 2016 fitness resolutions with social media

Social media has catapulted a new wave of fitness gurus into the spotlight, launching global cult followings of trendy new workouts… and the key to success? Being part of an online, virtual community of like-minded followers all looking to achieve their goals! Being able to stay motivated and find support is now as simple as Read More

Kickstart your fitness by taking baby steps to a healthier lifestyle

Making any kind of change in your life can be quite daunting and although we all know the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, many of us don’t really know where to start. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to throw yourself full throttle into several changes all at once. The likelihood Read More

Can having a workout partner help your fitness motivation?

It can be hard to motivate yourself to workout, and it’s equally easy to stop when you exercise alone. Here are some good reasons why working out with a partner can help your fitness motivation. Share knowledge Many people haven’t learnt much about sports education since they left school – and UK schools have never Read More

Gadgets to help you exercise

Modern technology can help you make gains when you exercise and can help you monitor, adjust and improve your fitness regime. Here are just a few of the best fitness gadgets on the market to aid you in your mission to build muscle and shift fat. Jawbone UP3 This stylish bracelet comes with a built-in Read More

Yoga for beginners – A guide to the different styles

Yoga may be an ancient art, but its popularity has been retained through a number of revisions and adaptations. New styles focusing on certain elements of yoga or teaching it in a specific manner mean that the simple term ‘yoga’ can cover a huge range of exercises and activities. Depending on your body, age, and Read More

The Top 9 Pilates Health Benefits

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by German-born Joseph Herbertus Pilates (b. 1883) in the early 20th century whilst working as a self-defence instructor for detectives at Scotland Yard, UK. Joseph moved to the US in 1926 and began his own fitness studio teaching dancers in New York. The popularity of Pilates’ spread quickly Read More

Clubbercise – nightclub dancing takes a new fitness twist

Picture club anthems turned up loud, flashing disco lights, glow sticks, and some serious adrenaline-pumping dancing. It’s new fitness craze Clubbercise which is taking the UK by storm. If you like the idea of a workout that burns around 500 calories but feels more like a night out on the town then Clubbercise is probably Read More

What’s on your plate?

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They say abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym but to what extent does nutrition impact performance, body composition and general health over exercise? Well, the answer is, a lot. You could train for hours and hours every day but if your nutrition is not right, you won’t be getting the best out Read More