A tourist’s guide to the gym

It’s January. Tourist season. People are flocking to the gym for the first time in ages to make good on their resolution for fitness, health, a slimmer waistline, better pecs. Tourist season can be a frustrating time for both gym locals and gym tourists. The locals, who call the gym home every month of the year, appreciate that tourists want to love the gym as they do, but groan at the increased traffic, the fact that long held traditions aren’t being followed, and that their regular routine is disrupted, even if just for a brief period of time. The tourists, [...]

Best songs for the gym: “Kick ass like Popeye” mix

I thought it was time to take things little lighter and share with you my favourite songs for the gym. This recipe of songs for me is like Popeye and spinach; a medley of tunes that help me lift more, jump higher, go longer. Music is very personal and I admit, the entire list may not be your cup of tea. But I know I am always looking for a new song to freshen things up, and maybe there’s one here that you can add to your own mix that adds extra hop to your box jumps or another 10 [...]