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  • 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.

  • Deep tissue issue? Say hi to David Lucas

    David Lucas, owner of this mini canine, has kneeded and elbowed my shell of a body into working order with his deep tissue sports massage.

  • Head-to-toe health check

    Do you have the nerve? From cholestrol to diabetes checks, heart to liver function tests, I've been there, done that and got the 'Your Doctor' badge.

  • Move over Bieber! Muddy tries cupping

    Move over Bieber! Cupping isn't just for LaLa Land celebs - it's on the menu in Oxfordshire too. I've been there, done that and got the circles to prove it.

  • The Bagnall Centre

    Wellness is firmly on the health agenda these days, and happily one of the best clinics happens to be in Chesham.

  • 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!

  • Muddy tries: Clinic on the Green

    If I were to start a competition to find the cutest, quirkiest alternative therapy centre in rural England, I think the Clinic on the Green would have a good stab at winning it.

  • Five star spa

    The best deal I've found on a spa this season - and it's local!

  • Check out the filthily good Fitlife

    This funky new boutique gym in Haddenham Bucks is the kind of start-up I just love to write about. Haddenham, if you don’t already know, is a village famed for its duck pond and 12th century church, numerous starring roles in Midsomer Murders, a very good coffee shop in Little Italy, a whopping enormous railway […]

  • Muddy tries: Boditrax at David Lloyd

    Sometimes you just need to front up to the stats. I’m talking about body composition, muscle mass, fat (inside and out), metabolic burn, dehydration levels, all the stuff that I’ve been going ‘la-la-la’ very loudly with my fingers in my ears while Mr Muddy pours me another drink and I lose my arm in the […]

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