‘Gymtimidation’ refers to both the use of new equipment and training styles as well as the feeling of intimidation when stepping into the gym. Olivia Tyler, clinical fitness regional lead at Nuffield Health, shares common scenarios of ‘gymtimidation’ and how to recognise and overcome them.

Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Published: Friday 23 December 2022

Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Whether you’re still working from home, or you’ve become less active since the pandemic, Professor Ben Kelly, Head of Clinical Research has five tips to help get you moving and improve your health.

Updated: Tuesday 10 January 2023

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016

Going to the gym for the first time doesn’t need to be daunting. Adam Hameed, personal trainer at Nuffield Health, offers some beginner workouts to help you feel confident and get the most out of your gym time.

Updated: Monday 9 January 2023

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019

Joining the gym for the first time can be a daunting experience, regardless of your age or ability. But help is at hand. Personal Trainer Denise Collman shares her top tips on getting the best start.

Updated: Thursday 5 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2015

There are many benefits of exercise during menopause, some of the most important being maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Adam Byrne, Regional Clinical Fitness Lead, explains why strength training is particularly helpful and provides some example exercises and tips for performing them.

Updated: Monday 24 October 2022

Published: Friday 16 September 2022

You’ve taken control of your health and wellbeing and joined the gym, so why the worry? Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Graham Morland, tackles first-time gym-goer anxieties head on.

Updated: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

Recently joined the gym or returning to training after a long break? There may be a risk of doing too much too soon. Senior physiotherapists Emily Jackson and Daniel Gibson, share their top tips for training safely, and what to do if you suffer from a sports injury.

Updated: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Published: Thursday 20 May 2021