New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

Authored by Mary

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...

Help on hand to kickstart the battle of the Christmas bulge at Drake Circus

Authored by News Desk

Health experts and fitness gurus will be on hand this week (January 23-26) to help the people of Plymouth get over the excesses of Christmas.

With everyone over-indulging on festive treats the battle of the yuletide bulge has begun with thousands of people throughout the South West vowing to get fit in the New Year.

Which is why the city’s premier shopping centre, Drake Circus...

Special Olympian will be Plymouth's first powerlifter

Authored by Brydie Bruce

Double silver medalist, Steven Dodd, has swapped his kayak for a weights bar as he prepares for his first powerlifting competition next month.

Steven is currently in training for the Special Olympics Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Powerlifting Competition, being held in Bradford on Saturday 12 November.

He will be the first ever Special Olympic competitor to represent...

Could you lead a running group for busy mums?

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council is on the lookout for enthusiastic runners interested in leading new women’s running groups at local primary schools and nurseries.

The Council’s sports development unit wants to expand its beginners’ running network with new sessions designed for busy mums.

Sports Development Manager Louise Kelley said: “We have a great track record in encouraging people...

Shake Up September Workplace Challenge

Authored by Mary

Active Devon is encouraging employees across Devon to try a new sport or activity this month, as Shake Up September from Workplace Challenge aims to get the nation’s workplaces more active.

Workplace Challenge, the free, online activity programme which combines cutting edge technology with sport and physical activity opportunities, is inviting employees in Devon to join the national...

Stay on track with Reebok's Christmas Survival Guide

Authored by Mary

As Christmas is fast approaching and the abundance of food near, Reebok’s Master Trainers have created a Christmas Survival Guide to help you stay on track of your fitness goals whilst still enjoying the fruits of the festive period.

Incorporate little exercises on a daily basis – they will add up!

Start the day balanced. When brushing your teeth stand on one leg to activate...

Adult Parkour Classes leap into Plymouth

Authored by DoJa

Street Motion Freerunning Academy has launched a new outdoor functional strength and fitness training programme for adults in Plymouth City Centre.

Based upon the moves seen in action movies such as Casino Royale, Parkour (Also known as Freerunning) is a high intensity physical training exercise which is not only very effective but also a lot of fun.

Street Motion have been...

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