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MEET YOUR NEWGYM

The weather’s good, the weekends are longer and the holidays are starting to call – now’s the perfect time to get together with friends and family and shift your fitness to the great outdoors

Uninspired by the gym? Fed up with dull, repetitive classes, or lonely on your solo runs? Many of our perceptions of what fitness needs to be just rob the joy from it – isolating, plonked on machines in soulless rooms, standing shoulder to shoulder but never talking – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Indeed, a growing movement of fitness fans are rediscovering how to be more carefree and finding new ways to connect while still getting the physical activity we need to achieve optimal health. It’s called… having fun! Why did we forget that? ‘Fitness used to be based around two models – sports and body transformation,’ says Sam Holliday, a course leader at Future Fit training providers. ‘But these days there’s a third element emerging that’s a lot more motivating for most people: fun. Fitness is moving outside the gym, becoming less structured and more sociable.’

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Spring into action with our summer of fun issue! Inside, you’ll find our ultimate outdoor fitness guide, with tips on how to get friends and family involved, and an expert piece busting weight loss myths. We chat to presenter Jameela Jamil about why she’s leading the post-body positivity movement and delve into the Governments new calorie counting obsession. Plus, how to pick your perfect PT, the real women’s guide to summer skincare, and six salads you’d be proud to serve up this summer. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!