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Fitness

  • Where to get your water sports fix this summer

    When the heat’s on, it’s time to hit the water. Keen to take the plunge and try something new? Here's some of the county’s best hobbies to dive straight into…

  • 8 amazing coastal walks across the county

    Fancy stretching your legs and filling your lungs with fresh sea air? Then stroll on over to Muddy’s definitive guide to the best coastal walks across Essex.

  • Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

    There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too.

  • running routes Essex

    5 of the best running routes in Essex

    Whether you’re a couch-to-5Ker who’s missing the fun of an organised Parkrun or a seasoned long-distance pro coveting a new patch to pound, we've got you covered with our edit of off-the-grid jogs.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • running

    Amazing race: the local sporting events to look forward to in 2021

    Whether you’re a pavement pounder, two-wheel racer or triathlon enthusiast, chances are there’s an Essex race that’s got your name (and bib number) on it this year. Here, we round up some of the best to book now.

  • The foxiest fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • 5 workouts you can stream at home

    Don't let Lockdown 2.0 wreak havoc with your health! Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes in the comfort of your own living room.

  • M&S hiking boot

    Walkies! Cold weather walking gear to pick up now

    Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

  • Rollerskating Essex

    Let’s get physical

    If you’ve fallen off the fitness wagon during lockdown, don’t sweat it: plenty of cool new classes are springing up across the county to help you get back in shape – and stay motivated

  • cycling Essex

    Why ours is a county of cyclists

    With its quiet stretches of countryside and labyrinth of forgotten-village lanes, Essex is a region best explored on two wheels. Here, we hit Harlow for a leisurely spin – and select three more scenic cycle routes for intrepid trailblazers

  • 10 online workouts that take 15 minutes or less

    Not feeling it for Joe Wicks or Davina? Here, bash out one of these online workouts instead - a quarter of an hour of effort, smug for the rest of the day.

  • 8 of the best… bras for running

    Running the one thing keeping you sane? Just for you we've rounded up (er, excuse the pun) the best high support running bras - all perfect for your daily exercise hit.

  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

    Unleash your inner cyclista with our roundup of the best kit to wear on your daily cycle. Let's go!

  • The fittest new fitness gear

    There's loads of gorgeous new fitness wear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for what's on our wish list.

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