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The blue studio lights reflect on the punch bag as it spins in front of me; I can taste sweat and almost feel the house music as I jab and hook to the beat. Exhilaration ripples t… Read full article..

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You’re busy, stressed and can barely get to the end of Tuesday without a crisp glass of Chablis. Don’t worry, help is at hand in the form of the Power Hour: an early morning ‘me… Read full article..

Lift off: Skiing in Verbier

What do you look for in a ski resort? Chances are it’s a winning blend of interesting terrain and fantastic après; perhaps ease of access for the weekend, and the chance that yo… Read full article..

Pedal power: London's latest fitness cult

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Countrylife: Lucknam Park Hotel

Sometimes you go on holiday for razzmatazz: to throw your hands in the air in the Balearics, perhaps, or to drip with cool in some nameless new Berlin restaurant. Sometimes, how… Read full article..

Dancing on the Slopes

Thursday morning, and I’m skiing under the peak of Tirol. Almost. In fact, I’m at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, a 20 minute train ride from Euston station, and the Austrian … Read full article..

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Mallorca What Luxurious fitness retreat Bootique is run by personal trainer Alice Cowen. Programmes are devised individually: activities range from mountain biking, sw… Read full article..

Adventure racing: take it to the limit

Not long ago, a five-mile run seemed a decent effort. Nowadays, that's chickenfeed: anything less than 26 miles is considered a walk in the park as endurance events grow ever-more… Read full article..

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Not long ago, a five-mile run seemed a decent effort. Nowadays, that's chickenfeed: anything less than 26 miles is considered a walk in the park as endurance events grow ever-more… Read full article..

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Half past eight on Saturday morning. I’m lying on the cold floor of the sports hall at Brockenhurst College in Hampshire. It’s not the hilarious end to some late-night revelry, … Read full article..

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Sitting on the ground with my roller skates laced up, it's not obvious how – or indeed if – I'm going to stand up. I haven't touched a pair of skates since a fleeting childhood … Read full article..

A Marathon Under The Kenyan Sun

The hot, dry African air scorches my lungs as I start to run uphill; the sand underfoot makes it hard for my feet to keep their grip. I have to ask myself what on earth I am doing… Read full article..