Laughing during exercise session

Making Fitness Fun

Making Fitness Fun Making fitness fun is easy – you just have to start enjoying it! For some people, of course, it is not as simple as that, but that doesn’t mean that fitness can’t BECOME fun by altering how you approach it. Richie, the Internal Force Fitness mascot, has fun when he is exercising. Being a cartoon makes things a lot simpler, however – I literally just have to draw a smile on him, and presto chango = he’s Read More

Chair Exercises for Work

Chair Exercises for Work

Chair Exercises for Work I came across this series of exercises that can be done while sitting down at work on a hard drive a little while ago, but I’ve been waiting until I had time to go through the exercises before putting it up. It was posted on one of my first fitness blogs about 6 years ago, but I think it remains relevant as many people STILL struggle with fatigue brought about by WORK. The phrase ‘chained to Read More

Fitness Booklets

Return of the Fitness Booklet

Return of the Fitness Booklet Fitness booklets NEED to make a comeback! Self-produced pamphlets & fan-zines are quite rightly (in my opinion) already making a huge comeback as people take advantage of super-cheap printing, or the ability to find an audience online. They can get their work out there and at the same time circumvent the constrictive ‘rules’ of publishing. I believe there is still a market for the humble fitness booklet, and this is why… Fitness Booklets It used Read More

5BX Exercise Plan

5bx Exercises – Worth Another Look?

Looking for a simple whole-body workout that doesn’t require access to a full gym or even a weight set? Don’t have enough time to work out properly but want to stay in some sort of shape? Instill the habit with a daily exercise program! There is an exercise program for everybody, whether your goal is strength, stamina, weight loss, etc, BUT a simple 11 minutes a day routine, every day, in the home (or wherever you may be) is a Read More

Summer Fun Exercise Fitness

Plan for Summer Fitness

Summer Fitness Everyone thinks they need a plan for summer fitness. Usually, it revolves around acquiring that mystical “summer beach body” – the toned and fit, (and weirdly, already tanned) body you see in magazines and commercials. People go about this exactly the same way all over the world. East some salad, cut out the rubbish for a bit, and go to a couple of fitness classes. This ‘all out’ effort will usually begin around 6 weeks before the departure Read More

Group Exercises in History

Organised Systems of Physical Training

What follows is a reproduction of a newspaper article from The Daily Telegraph dated February 10, 1937. With the benefit of hindsight aspects of the program become chilling, but it is worth remembering that a German Sports Badge exists today with no such dark connotations. I reproduce this here to champion the idea of national (or indeed international) programs to improve the physical fitness of the average man and woman. GERMANY’S METHODS IN PHYSICAL TRAINING System of Competitive Sports for Read More