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Women running the gauntlet of sexism and body-shaming on the streets of Stortford

Women running the gauntlet of sexism and body-shaming on the streets of Stortford

Women running the gauntlet of sexism and body-shaming on the streets of Stortford

11 February 2021

Running fan Amy Petridis on the pleasures of pounding the pavements and parks – and the sinister side...


How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

15 November 2020

Stortford movement specialist Michael Jelbart explains how, with a little education and support, home can be the perfect training zone.


Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

08 August 2020

Uttlesford's three leisure centres welcome back gym users with Stansted's Mountfitchet Romeera opening on Monday, but swimming pools remain closed.


Sworder's Field to host free Tuesday sports sessions for teens and tweens

Sworder's Field to host free Tuesday sports sessions for teens and tweens

Sworder's Field to host free Tuesday sports sessions for teens and tweens

10 July 2020

Socially distanced activities and games will include cricket, tennis, badminton, rounders and street golf.


'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

'The positive effect of exercise on mental wellbeing is abundantly clear'

04 July 2020

Retune founder and Stortford musician Tom Ryder talks all things 'Active' as he continues his look at the SCALES system for good mental wellbeing


Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

11 June 2020

Health, fitness and wellbeing festival Goodness in the Park will take place in July and be streamed live from Friends of Castle Park Facebook Page.


Slimming down the fridge trips, biscuit tin raids and fondness for daywear pyjamas

Slimming down the fridge trips, biscuit tin raids and fondness for daywear pyjamas

Slimming down the fridge trips, biscuit tin raids and fondness for daywear pyjamas

04 May 2020

This Lockdown Life: As we enter week 7, Cate Wilson realises it's time to shape up and change course from fatness to fitness...


Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

Six SCALES to help you fine-tune the mental strings and your wellbeing

03 May 2020

In his latest Retune column, Tom Ryder looks at the clever system you can live your life by to keep things nicely balanced


Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

26 April 2020

Personal trainer Phil Carpenter has diversified during the coronavirus outbreak, creating an online fitness community that has grown to over 2,300.


Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

24 April 2020

Zumba instructor Petra Bonich organised a street exercise and dance class for neighbours of all ages to boost morale and fitness during lockdown.


Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

30 March 2020

GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon puts the environment on hold to share self-care tips based on her own experience of mental health protection.


Marathon marvel to launch mental health charity's physical activity hub in Herts

Marathon marvel to launch mental health charity's physical activity hub in Herts

Marathon marvel to launch mental health charity's physical activity hub in Herts

09 February 2020

Ben Smith, who completed 401 marathons in 401 days, is to launch the Mind East Regional Hub for Sport and Physical Activity.


When it comes to the Crunch, I just can't do it any more

When it comes to the Crunch, I just can't do it any more

When it comes to the Crunch, I just can't do it any more

31 August 2019

Paul Winspear with the latest in a series charting his 13-week weight loss programme, with the aim of proving that if he can do it, almost anyone can


Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

24 August 2019

The growing popularity of wild swimming is attracting aficionados from London to picturesque Redricks Lakes in Sawbridgeworth.


The cake-aholic with a lot on his plate: To lose 10kg (22lb) in 3 months

The cake-aholic with a lot on his plate: To lose 10kg (22lb) in 3 months

The cake-aholic with a lot on his plate: To lose 10kg (22lb) in 3 months

13 August 2019

Indie editor Paul Winspear embarks on a 13-week weight loss challenge with MW Fitness with the aim of showing that if he can do it, then anyone can...


Inspirational 71-year-old who found her true calling at 69 – when she began teaching yoga

Inspirational 71-year-old who found her true calling at 69 – when she began teaching yoga

Inspirational 71-year-old who found her true calling at 69 – when she began teaching yoga

29 July 2019

Sawbridgeworth yoga teacher: 'My family have started to look at me in a different way now. Before, I think they just thought I was an old woman'


Physio Lisa flexing her muscles for world record train pull bid

Physio Lisa flexing her muscles for world record train pull bid

Physio Lisa flexing her muscles for world record train pull bid

20 July 2019

Sawbridgeworth's Lisa Corallini is one of seven strongwomen aiming to set a world record in Hertford by pulling a 35-tonne train for charity


Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

06 July 2019

Grant Nicholls at Impact Karate Academy reacts to spate of incidents involving masked man exposing himself to girls and women


Try seated cricket at Stortford event to promote community activity

Try seated cricket at Stortford event to promote community activity

Try seated cricket at Stortford event to promote community activity

17 June 2019

Guests are invited to tell East Herts Council what activities would help them to move more and stay independent


Sawbridgeworth health and beauty place offers the coolest treatments... as cool as -90C!

Sawbridgeworth health and beauty place offers the coolest treatments... as cool as -90C!

Sawbridgeworth health and beauty place offers the coolest treatments... as cool as -90C!

07 June 2019

ResetCryo offers clients cryotherapy to ease the misery of arthritis and back pain, aid recovery from injuries and even help with weight loss


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