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: Thursday 13 June 2024

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019

Feel like you're too busy for a workout? Think again. Making time for your fitness will always pay off, so here's some tips from our Personal Trainers to help you keep on track with your health when time is short.

Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2024

Published: Monday 14 December 2015

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: Friday 22 March 2024

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Resistance training is a great way to build muscle, improve mobility, and lessen your risk of injury. Nuffield Health Senior Health and Wellbeing Physiologist Inez Griffin explains what resistance training is, what it's good for, and when you should be doing it.

Updated: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Published: Monday 4 January 2016

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 2 January 2024

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

Whether it’s functional strength or aesthetic appeal that you’re looking for, training your biceps is a vital part of any weightlifting routine. All you need is a bar and some weights or a set of dumbbells. To save you time and effort, we’ve put all the best exercises for building bigger biceps in one place. For optimal results, incorporate your favourite bicep exercises into your wider fitness routine.

Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 4 October 2023

‘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: Friday 22 September 2023

Published: Friday 23 December 2022

Weightlifting is a great way to improve fitness and build muscle, but bad form and poor fundamentals can mean you end up doing more harm than good. This is particularly common with beginners.

Updated: Thursday 10 August 2023

Published: Thursday 10 August 2023

Exercising in the gym is a rewarding experience that has physical, mental and social benefits. If you're new, you might be wondering where to start. Having someone by your side who understands you and your unique fitness goals is great motivation to keep moving forward.

Updated: Monday 24 July 2023

Published: Monday 24 July 2023

With work, family and other commitments, making time for health and fitness can be easier said than done. But with 37% of Brits stating that their physical fitness has declined over the past year, investing in your body and your mental health has never been more important.

Updated: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Published: Tuesday 18 April 2023

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: Thursday 16 March 2023

Published: Thursday 20 May 2021

Plyometric? Superset? What does it all mean? Find out with our simple guide to fitness terminology.

Updated: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 27 March 2019