not much to look at, but with over 6,000 aerobics routines - submitted
by people from 60 countries worldwide - this site is an online
to the popularity of this fitness fad.
If you're an
student in need of inspiration, you're sure to find it here. All the
are illustrated by informative diagrams and cover a variety of aerobic
disciplines. And if you don't know your step from your boxercise,
find the glossary and FAQ invaluable.
Americans are masters of motivation, so it comes as no surprise that
tone of this site is so upbeat, exhorting you to get fitter, faster.
fanatics will appreciate the authoritative, straightforward advice, on
everything from toning your abs to devising new aerobics routines.
here for those
who are allergic to the gym too, with beginners guides and interactive
question and answer sessions with experts.
this site is not an exhortation to eat more fast food but a
delve into the world of bodybuilding.
It gains its
muscle from the
regularly updated news section, which contains the latest results from
competitions around the world. There's also a huge selection of
and training guides on offer, catering for the puny and the
alike. Strangely, the site is a little short on pictures, but the
and depth of content makes up for it.
know what you are in for by coming here - in your face get up outta
lazy bed and do something. Just squeeze in 10 minutes to do that office
workout, set up a fitness community to chat to other people about more
fitness ideas, sign up for an e-workout while you are surfing the site,
consider what other sports can improve your fitness, cook fitness food.
Phew - I am tired already. But, that is just about all you get without
coughing up at least £66 to join the site, which is run by
training company Get Motivated. What they offer is a Web database of
contact details for personal trainers and health professionals and
of kit to buy. It's cheaper than joining a gym I guess.
you've taken the decision to get more exercise, this site aims to take
the hassle out of finding a local gym that suits you. Covering the
UK, and with listings for over 5,000 gyms and health clubs, it's an
directory that is genuinely useful. Alongside each gym's contact
you'll find information on the sports and activities it specialises in
and a link to its own website.
be a little technical for some but this online version of a respected
science journal certainly knows its stuff. Aside from an informative,
slightly dry, chat forum and a regular column, most of the site is
over to The Knowledge. This is an exhaustive online encyclopedia
every aspect of sporting performance, science and psychology. If you've
got a question about a nagging injury or how best to train for a
event, there's no better place to come.
graphically-rich site contains a variety of useful resources, to help
get the most from your trip to the gym. Enter the virtual gym, and
benefit from a selection of well thought out fitness programmes, many
them accompanied by streaming video clips to show you exactly what to
You can also
download the Active
Planner software, which will help you to devise a fitness programme
suits you. In fact the only thing Act Fit can't do is make sure you
excellent site first guides you through an attractively animated
to determine the level of exercise you currently do. Then, depending on
your age, job, background and so on it will recommend various ways of
your fitness. The interactive nature of the site really grabs the
as does the sharp presentation. Last, but not least, the advice offered
is both sensible and achieveable, with some suggestions you might not