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My love for exercise and all it brings

Chris is the founder of Vivi Nation. He has completed duathlons, triathlons, cycling challenges and more. Read here about his love for exercise and all it brings: When I'm exercising, it's my favourite time for collecting my own thoughts. It's a time when I really...

Why you should get spinning to stay fit

Indoor cycling has become a staple part of many fitness programs. However, indoor cycling at home is a bit boring... And that's where spinning comes into its own.  Spinning provides the perfect motivation, encouragement and energy that riding at home just can't match....

Marathon training journey – part 2 – The Great South Run

Yesterday I completed the Great South Run in 1 hour 39 minutes. If you've read part 1 of my training journey, you'd know it was the furthest I've ever run, and it was also about 10 minutes quicker than I thought I would finish it in.  Considering I'd missed my big...

My marathon training journey – part 1

I'll start this by saying I am not a natural runner. I never have been. My knees hurt when I run and I get lower back pain. Cycling has always been my preference, and before signing up for my first marathon, the furthest I'd ever run in one go was 7.5k (the first part...

5 benefits of cycling to convince you to start

Cycling has a lot of wide-ranging benefits, from escaping bad traffic to saving money you would have spent on fuel. If you aren't sure whether you should get into cycling, here are five more benefits of cycling that will convince you to get on a bike.  Boosts energy...

What’s Vivi Nation all about?

Vivi Nation was created because I want to encourage a healthier and more active nation. It all began during my time at University… It was there I developed a passion for cycling and running, having signed up to do a triathlon in a bid to ditch the typically unhealthy...

What types of cycling are there?

Recently, the British Cycling Organisation in partnership with HSBC UK hosted a mega-recreational cycling program with more than 200,000 participants. The massive city ride visited 14 cities in the UK.  Cycling in the UK has over the years become a popular sport,...

6 tips for beginner cyclists

More and more cyclists are taking to the road every year. If you are thinking about joining them and want to get involved, here are six tips for beginner cyclists to help you ride better and safer. Make sure your bike fits. Choosing your bike shouldn't be a rushed...

Take your first steps into running

Getting started with running can feel pretty daunting. I've been there. But the benefits of getting started far outweigh the negatives of not. For me, taking my first steps into running began with signing up for a duathlon (combining running with cycling).  Opting for...

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