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  • Same old fitness routine? Try something new

    Can't be bothered to go out for yet another run, or book another fitness class? Here are 5 new fitness trends to hit Bucks & Oxon. Bouldering, anyone?

  • Splash! 6 outdoor swimming spots

    You might just have noticed that it's a bit hot out there. So it's a good time to dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Bucks and Oxon. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please!

  • World Cup Wonders

    Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers at Muddy Stilettos. Instead we've gone and found you the smartest. Yes, amazingly there are some!

  • womens Adidas UltraBoost Trainers Burgundy ungreen grass orange leaves

    Run for it

    Calling all runners! These are the best all-terrain trainers that Muddy has ever tried. If you're schlepping through mud and ice this month, they're an absolute life-saver.

  • Yoga in the Garden

    What happens when you're too busy to go to even stretch? You call on Yoga Venue Oxford to take her class at Muddy HQ!

  • The best lidos and splashparks

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? No probs, use our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Nail your fitness

    Fallen off your fitness regime? Yeah, me too (grrrr) . Never mind, let's get back on the horse with these 6 super-smart ways to train from PT and triathlete Steve Carvey.

  • On my soapbox

    I'm on my soapbox (hang on while I do a couple of sets of tricep dips will you?). I'm sick of competitive clean eating, £600 designer running pants and the unhealthy industry that's propping up our modern concept of 'wellness'. Stretch, limber, RANT!

  • I say, it’s a hole in one for Muddy!

    Already this year is panning out in unexpected ways for me. My New Year’s Resolution has been to ‘live smart’ as opposed to my previous outlook which was pretty much full pelt in work, boozing most nights (it’s er, part of the creative writing process) and going out a lot. This lifestyle, though undeniably fun […]

  • Want buns of steel? Visit this woman

    Here is Melissa Scott, a woman with the kind of body tone that you only see on SAS army training programmes and the kind of ‘get on with it’ mentality that lazy knackers like me regard with a wide-eyed wonderment. I have been trying to get to one of her classes for months and months […]

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