Sam Hopes is a level III fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods. When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.
What is yoga, what are the benefits, and does yoga build muscle? Here's how to adapt your yoga practice for muscle gains.
Our Tom's Guide personal trainer reveals five of the best kettlebell exercises for beginners who want to build full-body strength and muscle, and the benefits of kettlebells.
Ustrasana, or camel pose, is a backbend posture found in yoga with plenty of mental and physical benefits. Our writer did it every day for one week and detailed what happened.
What are stand-up sit-ups, how do you do them, and what happened when our in-house personal trainer did them every day for one week?
A low-impact chair workout that takes 15 minutes and 15 exercises to build full-body muscle and strengthen your core. Here's how to do it and the benefits of chair workouts.
This yoga block abs workout strengthens your core muscles using one brick and a series of Pilates ab exercises. Here's how to do it.
How to do frog jumps, the benefits of frog jumps, and what happened when our in-house personal trainer did 90 reps a day for a week.
We reveal three tips for kettlebell beginners, how to hold your kettlebell properly, and the best kettlebell exercises to learn for building strength and muscle.
The Oura health app has several recovery features to manage stress, including Daytime Stress, Rest Mode and meditations. Here's how to access and ways to use them.
This 12-move, CrossFit-inspired 12 Days of Christmas workout strengthens every muscle group in less than 35 minutes. Here's how to do it.
Our in-house personal trainer lists five full-body strength exercises you can do on a staircase, how to do them and the benefits of stairclimbing using bodyweight exercises.
It only takes 3 exercises and 15 minutes to sculpt and strengthen muscles using this basic kettlebell routine. Here's how to do them properly and a workout to try.
These three lower body exercises strengthen your legs and glutes using a Pilates ring. Here's how to do them and a three-move leg workout to try.
Shop fitness holiday gifts with the Adidas sales, from hiking shoes to running gear, sports bras and apparel. There's a gift for everyone no matter the cost.
Our in-house personal trainer lists seven strength exercises you can do on your treadmill without running, how to do them and the benefits of building full-body strength.
Shop the best fitness holiday gifts during the Nike sales, from running shoes to sports bras and outerwear apparel. There's a gift for every fitness and Nike lover.
Our fitness writer did hot yoga every week for six months. Here's what happened and the benefits of a hot yoga practice.
These five yoga block exercises sculpt and strengthen your quads, glutes and hamstrings without weights.
Here's what 30 minutes of power walking can do to your body, the benefits of walking for your physical and mental health and how to get started.
Our fitness writer tried the first day of Arnold Schwarzenegger's six-move dumbbell workout from the Finish Strong Challenge. Here's how to do it for yourself.
Supported fish pose is one of the best shoulder exercises for stretching your upper body. Here's what happened when our writer did it every week for five months.
Build a stronger core using these three standing ab exercises and one resistance band. Here's how to do them and perfect your form.