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Are slo-mo fitness classes better than high intensity workouts?

According to the Evening Standard Londoners are swapping high-intensity workouts for slo-mo fitness classes like candlelit yoga and leisurely weight lifting sessions to counteract the effects of their... View the comments

Debate Started: 06 Oct 2015, Debate Closing: 06 Oct 2025



Total Votes:9

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Would you take drugs to win?

There's lots in the news at the moment about athletes doping to win... Hands on heart, can you honestly say you'd NEVER take drugs to win? View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 16 Sep 2025



Total Votes:35

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Should body shaming be illegal?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has called for body shaming to be made illegal in hopes to end the trend to publicly criticise others over their looks stating it can be damaging to the younger generation. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 03 Sep 2025



Total Votes:22

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Are people who take workout selfies just attention seeking?

Social media has no doubt changed the way we interact with our friends and share our experiences, even when it comes to going to the gym. Some studies suggest that gym & workout selfies are simply... View the comments

Debate Started: 01 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 01 Sep 2025



Total Votes:41

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Is it acceptable to wear a sports bra in public?

Personal trainer, Davina Ward, was asked to leave Costa coffee yesterday when she tried to sit down with a friend wearing her sports bra and leggings. Initially, she was asked to cover up but when she... View the comments

Debate Started: 28 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 28 Aug 2025



Total Votes:189

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Is it unfair that men aren't also praised for balancing sport and parenthood?

This week Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to an incredible victory in the World Athletics Championships, and whilst her amazing performance cannot be disputed, many media outlets were quick to point out how... View the comments

Debate Started: 25 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 25 Aug 2025



Total Votes:24

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Should athletes caught taking performance enhancing drugs be banned for life?

Should athletes caught taking performance enhancing drugs be banned for life? If yes, do you think it should be from all sport of just the sport they're caught competing in? Or do you believe other... View the comments

Debate Started: 24 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 24 Aug 2025



Total Votes:101

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Is exercise more important than diet?

New research is claiming that the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to eat more calories and do more exercise, rather than limit your calorie intake. What do you think? View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 18 Aug 2025



Total Votes:59

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Do plus sized people make good fitness role models?

Last month a leading fitness magazine garnered praise after it featured a plus sized runner on their cover, but others have claimed that we should not idolise those who are overweight and unhealthy. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 18 Aug 2025



Total Votes:70

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Is running barefoot bad for you?

Some runners swear by ditching the trainers for a more natural approach, whilst others maintain it's bad for you. What do you think? View the comments

Debate Started: 17 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 17 Aug 2025



Total Votes:13

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