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 programme for everybody, programmes for strength, stamina, weight loss etc, BUT; 11 minutes a day, every day, in the home (or wherever you may be) is a lot easier in the beginning 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

Arm Circle Exercise for Posture and Shoulders

Arm Circle Exercise Which exercise links Billy Blanks, Tony Horton, Shaun T, Debbie Siebers, and (practically) EVERY OTHER fitness professional over the last 100 years? It’s the arm circle exercise for the shoulders (there are other exercises too – but I will get to those in due course). The image below is nearly 100 YEARS OLD! Concerns then were the same as now – the advent of the “modern office” was leading to poor posture, slumped shoulders, a general “hunched 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