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Community: Inspirational Individuals

Dave – an inspirational buddybooster

Dave Hunt, Stagecoach. Aged 32. After 8 years of doing no exercise, eating too much and doing sedentary jobs, Dave’s weight had gone from 13 ½ stone to over 19 stone. During the pandemic, his family situation changed and, in his own words, he ‘was in a pretty bad place physically and mentally.’ He knew

Health habits to improve your wellbeing
Community: Healthy Living

Health habits to improve your wellbeing

Ten easy habits to boost your wellbeing Every time we open a magazine or search engine (and especially in January), we’re reminded that NOW is the time to build a better self, whether it’s 500 sit-ups each morning to get beach-body ready, or cleansing our aura with crystals that, in reality, have all the healing

Community: Healthy Living

Health tropes: True or false

We’ve taken a look at some health dos and don’ts, and assessed the reality behind the claims. We live in a world where misinformation is rife. Fair elections are dismissed as crooked, the world is run by a secret cabal of lizards; nothing is so absurd that some people won’t believe it. This is true

Activities & Offers

Joe Wicks HIIT workout
Community: Activities & Offers

Absolute beginners HIIT workout

Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach At the start of 2020 as we found ourselves at home, homeschooling and unable to go anywhere he took over our TV screens with his online PE lessons. While parents often found themselves doing a lot more than the kids he got millions of us moving. Before his PE

try Taekwondo
Community: Activities & Offers

Online Taekwondo Class

Looking to try some thing new? Your buddyboost challenge is a great time to try something new, have you ever considered trying martial arts? If so, now is the perfect time! We’ve found this class to follow along with online, if you can’t find a local class or you’d prefer to do it in the

partner workout online
Community: Activities & Offers

Body weight partner workout

Looking for an activity to do with your buddy? By now you probably know that doing your daily exercise with a buddy or a buddies support is far easier than doing it alone. If your buddy is someone you can get together with in person then why not try this partner workout.  You don’t need

ballet barre at home workout
Community: Activities & Offers

At home ballet barre workout

Are you a ballerina in the making? Perhaps you took ballet as a child or maybe you always wanted to try it, either way a few years ago there was a wave of ballet based workouts as ballet barre classes gained popularity. It’s no secret that dancers tend to be in incredible shape so they

traditional playground games workout for the whole family 1
Community: Activities & Offers

Playground Games – activities with kids

Do you remember when exercise was one of the best parts of the day? Staying active as a child certainly seems easier, there’s no going to the gym in your precious spare time instead it’s called break time or PE and for many children the highlight of the day! From running around playing tag to

free at home zumba class
Community: Activities & Offers

Free at home Zumba class

Have you always wanted to try Zumba? If you’ve always been curious to try Zumba but never found a class you’d like the look of then the buddyboost challenge is the perfect excuse to give it a try, after all you have to do 26 minutes of exercise today why not have fun dancing!? If

Inspirational Individuals

workplace inspiration olympic athletes
Community: Inspirational Individuals

Inspirational Olympians – it’s about more than winning

Not all Olympic stories end in golden glory – there are other types of glory on display and lessons for us all to learn… The Winter Olympics are upon us. Nineteen days of snowbound sporting excellence, with displays of triumph and despair, as almost 3,000 athletes from 91 nations chase their dreams.  Dreams can be

Community: Inspirational Individuals

Matt – an inspirational buddybooster

Matt Clifford, Accountant St Jame’s Palace Age 26. At the end of the St Jame’s Place buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Matt to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on what your life was like before you started to exercise / have you always been active?I have

Community: Inspirational Individuals

Toom – an inspirational buddybooster

Simon Tramalloni (‘Toom’), Stagecoach Operations Manager, Preston & Chorley. Aged 45. At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Toom to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and tell us about you and exercise! I joined the army straight after school at

Community: Inspirational Individuals

Dave – an inspirational buddybooster

Dave Hunt, Stagecoach. Aged 32. After 8 years of doing no exercise, eating too much and doing sedentary jobs, Dave’s weight had gone from 13 ½ stone to over 19 stone. During the pandemic, his family situation changed and, in his own words, he ‘was in a pretty bad place physically and mentally.’ He knew

Healthy Living

Health habits to improve your wellbeing
Community: Healthy Living

Health habits to improve your wellbeing

Ten easy habits to boost your wellbeing Every time we open a magazine or search engine (and especially in January), we’re reminded that NOW is the time to build a better self, whether it’s 500 sit-ups each morning to get beach-body ready, or cleansing our aura with crystals that, in reality, have all the healing

Community: Healthy Living

Health tropes: True or false

We’ve taken a look at some health dos and don’ts, and assessed the reality behind the claims. We live in a world where misinformation is rife. Fair elections are dismissed as crooked, the world is run by a secret cabal of lizards; nothing is so absurd that some people won’t believe it. This is true

Advice & Support

Community: Advice & Support

Staying motivated

We know it’s not always easy to drag yourself off the sofa or away from your desk to go and do a bit of exercise. When it’s cold or wet, or you’ve had a long day, the pull of a cuppa, a duvet and a box-set can prove hard to resist. That’s why we’ve been

Community: Advice & Support

Why 26?

Why 26? One of the questions we are most regularly asked at buddyboost is ‘Why 26?’ Another is “Why a bear and a turtle?” but we’ll stick with the former for now. So, why 26 minutes of daily physical activity? It’s not because 26 is a number associated with marathons. Nor is it because you