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Useful Equipment for Runners by Dan Chabert from RunnerClick

posted by:Dan Chabert, ultramarathon runner & owner of RunnerClick

It’s kind of funny, really. Running is one of the most accessible and affordable sports out there. It doesn’t require a fancy gym membership, years of personalized and technical instruction, or even all that much equipment, per se. Provided you have a safe place to run -- indoors or outdoors, it doesn’t really matter -- and a pair of shoes to wear, along with an unbridled enthusiasm to get out there and go after your goals -- you’re all set. You can run, you can call yourself a runner, and life is good.

Tags:fitness, running, running accessories

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Yoga for a Healthy Spine

posted by:Sally Parkes, currently a key member of HFE's technical expert team

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that seeks to connect the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of the body. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, it literally translates to ‘unity of the mind and body with the universal spirit’. The traditional style of this 5000-year-old practice aims to help students overcome a number of physical, mental and spiritual limitations with the goal of realising the self – the ultimate goal of yoga is enlightenment. Traditional yoga is still seen by many to be on the fringe of a religion; however the modern practice is somewhat different from the original linage.

Tags:yoga, yoga anatomy, yoga asana, yoga poses, yoga for healthy spine, yoga for your back

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Breaking the UK Barriers for Pilates Instructors to offer Pilates apparatus sessions to customers in UK & Europe

posted by:Chris Onlsow from Mbodies Training Academy

In our series of articles by Chris Onslow from MBodies Training Academy, we look into breaking the UK barriers that many Pilates instructors face, starting with an example from an instructor named Sarah:

Tags:Pilates, Align-Pilates, Pilates Studio Equipment

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