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  • Woman leaping in running leggings and bra top past a conc rate wall

    Looking for a fitness challenge?

    Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings. So sign up to one of these local challenges pronto!

  • Woman with tattoos wearing boxing

    Best in class

    If you've fallen off the fitness wagon, fear not. Here are 10 of the best exercise classes to get you back on track.

  • woman wearing a cropped fitness top exercising in the siphon outside

    Take it outside

    Drag yourself out from under the duvet and brace the cold! 7 benefits to outdoor exercise

  • Beautiful woman doing yoga on a paddle board in the sunshine

    Sticking my oar in… again

    Fancy getting on the water but can't be arsed learning to sail or surf? Give paddle boarding a go.

  • Dame Kelley Holmes looking strong and empowering wearing green workout t-shirt, black sports bra and black watch

    New health & fitness festival

    After a summer of booze, bands and bonkers kids, you're going to need a sanity-saver. I've got just the thing.

  • Mr Muddy Berkshire tries: Nolan Osteopathy

    I’m a natural cynic when it comes to the whole holistic gamut, but one of the more established favourites I do believe in, having seen results, is osteopathy. So when Mr Muddy B’s clicky knees and frozen shoulder returned after a gruelling session of golf over the summer (poor lamb) I shuffled/shoved him (ow, ouch, […]

  • Boiiiing! Jump In trampoline park tried and tested

    I don’t think I know anyone now who hasn’t been to a trampoline park (I even have a stash of those grippy socks in my drawer now). They’re such big business here, having arrived from across the Pond to transform the way us Brits play and get fit. And with our temperamental weather, they are indeed […]

  • The Muddy Guide: What’s On Thurs 23 – Weds 29 June

    Bedroom Farce, Theatre Royal Windsor, until Sat 25 June Ooh, I do love a bit of fighting spirit, and even a flash flood a couple of weeks ago – flooding the corridors and front row of the Theatre Royal Windsor’s auditorium – can’t keep a good theatre down! They’ve bounced back with a vengeance, continuing […]

  • Come float with me…

    Are you a floater? I wasn’t, but I’ve been converted after a trip to Berkshire’s only dedicated float centre, Floating Point in Pangbourne. Before my appointment I mentioned my forthcoming float to a few people and I’ve never had such a mixed bag of reactions, ranging from abject horror, ‘Is the water clean?’, ‘Aren’t you frightened about being in […]

  • It’s skiing Jim, but not as we know it! Skiplex, Woodley

    I am more than a little peeved. My two children have just had Level 5 ticked on their Ski Progress Record by Joe the instructor at Skiplex in Woodley. He takes a sidelong glance at me, then ticks Level 4 on mine. It’s all I can do not to have a John McEnroe moment – chuck […]

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