PUBLISHED: 09:56 14 January 2019 Jake Foxford Essex Fire and Rescue are recruiting in 2019 - and they've revealed their training programme for those that want a firefighters body Picture: ECFRS Archant Essex Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled its gruelling training regimes, tests and taster sessions. If a career as a firefighter appeals to you, then here are some of the physical tests you will be required to pass if you want to join up.The tests have been revealed by Essex Fire and Rescue Service in a 17-page guide for potential recruits thinking of becoming a firefighter.So what are the tests you would have to pass?There are seven physical tests that Essex firefighters set their trainees:1. The Bleep Test - a 20-metre shuttle run test between two lines. Starting with slow jogging and steadily building up to a run, each beep gets faster and faster - you have to reach level 8.6 to pass.2. The Ladder Lift - A test of upper body strength. Bicep curl an … [Read more...] about Could you pass these Fire Service fitness tests?
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Is the new year inspiring you to get back into shape? If so, you might want to try an exercise tracker, group fitness or high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These are the top three fitness trends for 2019, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, and each has been ranked highly for several years.For its 13th annual forecast, ACSM asked more than 2,038 fitness professionals employed by commercial gyms, medical facilities, nonprofit organizations and corporate health programs to rank 39 possible fitness trends.Among some changes and surprises, core training and circuit weight training fell out of the top 20 trends, while Pilates and online training didn't make the top 20.Here's a look at the top five in ACSM's Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2019.1. Wearable technology moved back to No. 1 after falling to No. 3 in 2018."The wearables, even the low-end ones, have gotten more accurate," says Walter Thompson, the 2017-2018 ACSM president and author of the … [Read more...] about Fitness trends for 2019: Wearable tech, group fitness and high-intensity training
In a perfect world, your partner encourages you to be the best version of yourself. And apparently, that’s what Meghan Markle has going on with Prince Harry.An insider recently told People that Harry is now in the best shape of his life thanks to his wife. “Meghan is a beautiful influence on Harry,” the insider said. “They both worked hard to be the healthiest they could be before they got married.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The source says that Meghan and Harry worked with Gabriela Peacock, a nutritional advisor to the royal family and founder of GP Nutrition. Apparently Harry is now a fan of Gabriela’s "Clean Me" supplements for immune system support and healthier skin and nails.Harry was once a notorious partier, and the source says Meghan has encouraged him to ditch “any remnants of his party lifestyle.” Basically, “she wanted him to get in shape and be healthy,” the source says. Advertisement - Continue … [Read more...] about Apparently Meghan Markle Helped Prince Harry Quit Smoking and Get in Shape
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE and Filipa Ioannou Updated 4:00 am, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Now Playing: Two SFGATE reporters see what it is like to workout with the San Francisco Police Department, from burpees to jumping over five-feet-tall walls. Media: Katie Wood/SFGATE It began, as so many of the worst ideas do, as a joke at a happy hour after a couple of beers. Wouldn't it be hilarious, I asked my boss, if I, a person who avoids physical activity and unnecessary sweating at all costs, were to try the free workouts the San Francisco Police Department runs each month for prospective cops? Unfortunately for me, my boss agreed. So I enlisted my coworker Alix to join me in the humiliation. That's how we found ourselves walking into the SFPD station in Mission Bay one recent Saturday morning and joining a group of officers, possible future officers and people looking for a free workout for two hours of exertion. "It's gonna be basic and easy," one of the officers … [Read more...] about 2 out-of-shape office workers tried to work out with the SFPD. It didn’t go well.
Atlanta (CNN)In her prime, Julie Mignerey was on her high school swim team. The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Her father played professional football, and her mother, she says, was "fit and healthy." Fast-forward to 2018: Mignerey is 48 and married, with four teenagers. Staying fit is harder now. "I felt healthy my entire life until the last few years. As age has crept up on me, I noticed little things -- going up the stairs with a full load of laundry, I'm a little out of breath," she said. "Go hiking with my family, and I'm the last one in line." Julie Mignerey, seen here with her husband, had a hard time keeping up with her family after turning 40. It wasn't a good feeling, the suburban Atlanta mom says. Read More Mignerey tried to walk her dogs more often, get on the treadmill at home and take online yoga classes -- but it wasn't enough. "I needed an inspiration," she said. "I needed someone there who was going to push me and be more … [Read more...] about How to achieve ‘functional fitness’ in middle age without injuring yourself