Are you fit enough to do your job?

If you sit behind a desk and wheel around an office then you might feel perfectly fit enough to do your job. The question might be is your job ruining your health and fitness. Recent statistics have shown a huge increase in the number of U.S. Air Force workers either losing their jobs or being demoted because they've failed fitness exams.

Worldwide fitness trends for 2013

It seems like every year some new a fitness fad comes into the spotlight that shines for a while before disappearing. However, with knowledge and understanding of the body, health and wellness increasing this is an exciting time to find interesting and effective ways to get fit and stay fit.

Muscle boys, body image and longevity

Teenage boys feeling under pressure to have a ripped and pumped up physique might be the reason that more of them are working out to gain extra muscle. A recent study highlights what could be worrying signs of this teenage focus. Meanwhile, a different study suggests that muscle strength in teenage boys could be a predictor for general fitness which links to a longer life.

Challenging personal trainer put-offs

The trend in people using the expert help of a personal trainer is really growing. Not so many years ago the sheer mention of a personal trainer might have had others looking on in astonishment at what they might have considered an indulgent fitness fad.

Break-time brain boost

Exercise is not just about keeping fit, although of course that might be what motivates many of us to hit the gym. Studies also show that regular exercise can also improve your productivity at work. Employees who work out before or during the working day have been found to bring far more to the workplace than a toned body.

10 reasons you need a personal trainer

More and more people are turning to a personal trainer to help them achieve their fitness goals, keep them motivated and on the right track. If you’re determined to go it alone you might find the going gets tough and start to consider the value a personal trainer offers when you weigh up what you could be getting for your money in terms of reaching health and fitness targets.

The weighty issue of Generation F

Fat children seem to be a sign of the times and an unfortunate byproduct of modern day society in the West. It’s a weighty issue not just for youngsters themselves but society as a whole. Obesity in kids has tripled in the US in the last 30 years and around 20% of kids are obese and more than a third are either overweight or obese.

First Defense Welcomes New Instructor

Jonathan Levy successfully completed his Krav Maga Instructor course directly from Eyal Yanilov (assisted by Amnon Darsa) in 2001/2002. While living in Israel, he trained extensively with KM black belts at Gabi Noah's studio and has traveled abroad for continuing KM education (Budapest, Melbourne). He currently holds the rank of Graduate 4, awarded by Eyal.