Author Archives: john lyons

What should you wear if you want to take up running in 2021?

With leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools across the UK having recently closed en masse once more amid the latest lockdown restrictions, it begs the question of how exactly you are supposed to keep up your exercise regime.  Taking up running could be one option to tide you over until those facilities eventually reopen. Running […]

5 ‘COVID-proof’ lifestyle tips you might not have thought of

With much of the UK once again under tight COVID-19 restrictions – even if there has been a hesitancy to use the term “lockdown” – fitness enthusiasts across the country have again been forced to apply some imagination to their efforts to preserve and enhance their physiques.  Or, of course, you might be launching a […]

How can you be sure you’ve chosen the right women’s workout leggings?

There’s never really a “bad time” for any woman to shape up. Indeed, amid the recent coronavirus lockdowns that have left many of us largely restricted to our homes, maintaining a strong fitness regime might have become even more important this year.  However, to get the best out of your training, you’re likely to appreciate […]

Calling all men: we’ve got you covered for cross training shorts

Cross training shorts have undergone quite the style evolution in recent years. As recently as the early 2000s, men were largely limited to two broad types of training shorts.  They could opt for old-school cotton short shorts or sweatpants, or instead wear the then-popular – although not greatly comfortable – basketball-inspired gear with its extensive […]

A Hybryd gym bag will enable you to fulfil your exercise needs for less

As anyone who has ever attempted to use a general backpack for their workout activities will know, it tends to quickly become obvious when such a bag just isn’t up for the job. Maybe whatever backpack or bag you’ve been using until now has lacked the quality of manufacture that you would expect, hasn’t had […]

We’ve got the men’s hooded sweaters to leave you feeling comfortable and confident this autumn

The ‘hoodie’ has gone through quite the cultural and style evolution. At one point in the ‘90s and ‘00s, the hooded sweater may have been associated more with criminality than with sporting or catwalk pretentions; nowadays, it’s the kind of thing worn by tech CEOs and fitness enthusiasts. But of course, hooded sweaters have never […]