Multisports and different body types

We are fortunate to watch incredible and inspiring multi sports events such as the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games and the forthcoming European Championships. It is fascinating that so many disciplines are mastered by so many different body types, heights, weight and skill sets. 

Power, flexibility, speed and co-ordination combined with high intensity training, natural ability andsports specific DNA can be seen throughout the sporting world. At the elite level where professionals compete for millions of pounds and gold medals and fame and glory, to serious amateurs who aspire to be individual stars or valued team players or just an enthusiastic weekend warrior looking to keep fit, have fun and share some great memories with friends and family.

Choosing the right sport or activity for yourself is down to many factors. Not everyone can simply pick up a golf club and drive the ball 350 yards down the fairway or crash fearlessly into bone crunching tackles on the rugby pitch without acknowledging whether they have the right stuff to make it happen. There are plenty of games that you can try first. Sometimes it is a little daunting to start a brand new skillset, but although this can be tricky there are several tips that you can leverage. 

Consider trying out a variety of activities before you settle on your prime sport. Choose the sports that tick your boxes. This way you can compare the various sports using reasonable parameters. We know that certain sports demand certain physical attributes. For example, rugby players are generally more muscular than footballers or basketball players. However, there are certain sports like tennis and golf where physical characteristics do not necessarily determine whether you have significant potential. Just check out the WTA Tennis Ladies tour to see players of varying shapes and sizes dominating the game with varying game styles.

However, for some sports If you want to be a world champion there are determined body shapes that work best for each activity. The science identifies three main components which define how your body is built: body type, body size (height and weight) and body composition (body fat percentage). It is an accurate guide to identify what your body type is and only after that, can you learn about the exercises and sports that would fit perfectly into your specific choices. 

Sports body types are classified into the following three main categories, namely ectomorph,
mesomorph and endomorph:

  • Ectomorphs are disticntively tall and slender with little fat or muscle. They can eat lots of food and stay looking the same although this means they have trouble gaining muscular weight due to a fast metabolism. It takes longer and harder for ectomorphs to build muscles. Their body shape is like a rectangle because their face, shoulders, chest and hips are narrow. They usually have thinner arms and legs. Because of their slighter build they are also susceptible to injury. The great advantage of ectomorphs is thermoregulation. Therefore, swimming, football, long distance running, triathlons and cycling are the best options for people with the ectomorph body shape.  
  • Mesomorphs are known as the genetically gifted with the natural build and aptitude for sports. Men with the mesomorph body shape have the classic V-shape body. They have wide shoulders, narrow waists, relatively thin joints and rounder muscle bellies. Women with the
    mesomorph body type have an hourglass figure and are usually slim. They have the benefit of gaining or losing weight effortlessly and can build muscle very quickly. They can easily do well at many sports activities from figure skating, gymnastics, football and rugby to hockey, swimming and rowing. 
  • Endomorph body type tends to gain weight and keep it on, determined by a build that is a little wider than ectomorphs and mesomorphs. People with this body type have a pear-shaped body with some fat in areas, including arms and thighs. In general, they need to eat more carefully and work a little harder to maintain their optimum body weight. They are, however, naturally strong boned and build muscles quickly. Weightlifting, rugby, rowing, boxing, wrestling and field sport events such as discus and javelin suit them well. This body shape is generally not suited for speed and agility. 

Detailing your body shape can offer a clearer link to the sports that are ideally suited to your build and may even point out some sports you never thought of trying. Choosing the sports activity that fits your body shape can help to develop you physically, however be mindful that sheer enjoyment of a sport or discipline, passion and determination will outweigh classically seen ideal body type every time!

The 2nd European Championships in Munich taking place this August is an exciting innovation bringing together sports such as beach volleyball, table tennis, cycling, rowing and gymnastics. A great vision to provide additional competitive opportunities for European athletes every four years. We will be watching! Lots of information on their website:

Yoga and the mind

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life”

How many times have you looked at a yoga class and wondered about the flexibility and ease with which those taking part move gracefully from posture to posture, rhythmically shape shifting into seemingly impossible stances and gracefully withdrawing from the stresses and strains of the outside world? For many this can be an off-putting aspect to yoga practice. When you’re unable to touch your own toes how can a basic downward dog be within reach?  But yoga isn’t about the person practising next to you.  It’s not about standing on your head but it is all about learning how to stand on your own two feet and understand we are all at different stages on our journey. Whilst the asanas are a large part of yoga practice, this is only one element. Yoga and the mind, truly intertwine – one without the other is not a true yoga practice.

The mind/body connection in yoga is perhaps the most important aspect.  Dealing with stress is a natural part of life.  Yoga gives an opportunity to switch off from stress and return to your inner being.  Yoga is time set aside spent focusing on relaxation, inner peace and a calmer mindset.  Yoga is about meditation.  It’s about sitting still and being grounded.  The mind and body work in harmony concentrating on deep breathing whilst practicing a variety of poses.  It may take a while.  It may take years to achieve a degree of mindfulness but that is all a part of the journey. Challenging yet beautiful.  The benefits will accumulate naturally.  Better breathing, stress-free sleep, reduced blood pressure, the ability to handle stressful situations, stronger immune system, and……..increased flexibility over time.  We are all born as flexible creatures and the body and mind simply need to relearn over time. When you allow your mind and body to work together the ability to open up to deeper feelings becomes apparent. Quite often the body knows more than the mind so when we
say listen to your body we really need to read its message and zone in on the insights and often gentle warnings.  Yoga facilitates this in many ways.  Tap into the energy of mind and body working together.  Visualisation is key.  Living in the present tense and trying to just acknowledge your place in space and time becomes a key part of your yoga practice.

BKS Iyengar is one of the foremost yogis and considered one of the most important teachers of yoga in the world, included an hour of pranayama (breathing) into his yoga practice each day.

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life” – BKS Iyengar

With all that is going on in the world, we need a place or activity where refuge and trust can
flourish.   The very fact that you’re giving yoga time and attention proves that you’re ready for enhanced spirituality as well as physical benefits.  With yoga, however you practice, whichever discipline you select or whichever discipline selects you it’s likely that the learning process and journey for mind and body will bring out the best in you.

The Importance of Mental Health & Regular Exercise

“We should not exercise the body without the joint assistance of the mind; nor exercise the mind without the joint assistance of the body.” – Plato

The Ancient Greeks certainly knew and this philosophy is even more important today!
Healthy body, healthy mind. It’s no secret that the two intertwine with each other to give us the best opportunity to support our wellbeing to live a fit and happy lifestyle.

A healthy heart, supple joints, and strong bones along with increased flexibility help us to navigate our increasingly hectic lifestyles. Most recently our collective immune systems have had to double down against a global pandemic and increasingly resistant strains of infections. Ensuring our physical fitness is maintained and nurtured is key to modern living.

This is obviously widely accepted and understood. But what about our mental health? Why do so many of us neglect and even ignore the importance of a strong mind and emotional wellbeing? As far back as the Ancient Greek civilization, the philosophy of physical and mental wellbeing as an inseparable concept was considered an almost sacred condition for life.

Plato’s observation is as relevant now as it was in classical Athens. But what do we mean by mental strength and wellbeing? How do we view physical activity in order not to see it as something we “have to do”, “should do”, or “ought to do” for our health, but as something that we do because we personally value its positive benefits to our total wellbeing?

Mental wellbeing does not have a single universal definition but it does encompass the sense of feeling good about ourselves, the ability to deal with the highs and lows of life and having a sense of purpose and feeling valued.

Whatever your age, we know that being physically active can help us to lead a mentally healthier life and can improve wellbeing. Regular exercise and physical activity are proven to enhance and positively develop our mental fortitude. The data backs this up.  A 2021 comprehensive research from the John W. Brick Foundation which compiled information from over 1,000 studies conducted over the previous thirty years, showed that 89% of studies found a statistical positive link between physical activity and mental health. (source:

Whatever your age, we know that being physically active can help us to lead a mentally healthier life and can improve wellbeing. Regular exercise and physical activity are proven to enhance and positively develop our mental fortitude. The data backs this up.  A 2021 comprehensive research from the John W. Brick Foundation which compiled information from over 1,000 studies conducted over the previous thirty years, showed that 89% of studies found a statistical positive link between physical activity and mental health. (source:

TruBe Yoga classes at Sky Garden, London

At TruBe, our emphasis is on a consistent exercise journey, sustained over time to offer the greatest benefits for your mental wellbeing. With our new Unlimited 1:1 online sessions, you can have just that! Our training sessions are all tailormade to suit your individual goals and aspirations. We combine a multitude of disciplines that recondition your physical fitness and also recondition your brain power and mental acuity to respond to the demands of any task. We encourage you to focus not just on your ultimate objective but also on the mental strategies that you need to overcome smaller challenges that life puts in our way.

Self-worth and self-esteem are key indicators of our mental and physical wellbeing and adopting a more active lifestyle is the first step to achieving a better, stronger and emotionally resilient you. So as we reach the end of Mental Health Awareness month of May, tap into your psyche and make that commitment to remain true to yourself and look after your body AND mind!

Destination workout

5 stars, all-inclusive & packed full of goodness

This is your ultimate guide for your next destination workout! We have everything you need for creating an unforgettable experience at the location of your choosing. From Personal trainers to post-workout snacks.

1. Killer playlist for every workout

This time is your time. A killer playlist is the best way to keep your head in the game, removing any distractions that could pull you away from your intentions. 

2. Activewear that makes you feel amazing

Choose your activewear based on how it makes you feel. For high-intensity workouts we recommend fully-functional leggings that move with you for a workout without limits. Nike is out go-to for this:

For low intensity workouts something that keeps you warm in Shavasana and cool in Warrior.  Something like the ventlight collection:

3. Set your intentions 

This will help you determine that destination that will work best for you. For high intensity workouts aim to avoid points of the day where the sun is at its highest, and make sure there are plenty of shaded areas for you to take cover for some much needed hydration. Somewhere like Battersea park or London fields.

For a more zen like practice, maybe somewhere with a view or a pool of water Hamstead Heath or Primrose hill.

4. Personal trainer or wellness specialist

Make every second count with a personalised programme designed specifically to your goals. Incorporating a range of factors that account for both physical and mental wellbeing. Get creative with your destination workout by selecting one of our more niche disciplines such as Kickboxing or Ballet fit! Click here to see all of our amazing trainers available for in-person and virtual training sessions across ten disciplines.

4. Post-workout pick-me-up

Take a post-workout treat for a job well done. Following a workout your body will be in need of some nourishment. Here are some of our favourite accounts with some great pack up recipes: 


Or why not swing by a near by smoothie booth for your vitamin/protein boost:

Joe And The Juice


Be sure to tag @trubeapp and let us know where you chose for your destination workout! Or why not join us for one of our pop-up classes this Summer only.

Book your slot here:

Service update- Indoor training

We are very excited to announce that indoor training sessions are officially back! This includes all of our specialist disciplines and amazing TruBe trainers.

Your TruBe trainer will continue to uphold a high standard of hygiene whilst adhering to government and NHS guidelines so you can train with confidence. 

So, if you are looking to tone up with Pilates, zone out with Meditation or get fighting fit with Boxing, we have a trainer for you!

As part of the TruBe experience your favourite TruBe trainer will come to you, whether that be in the comfort of your home, or in the office, you decide.

Virtual sessions remain the same and will continue to be available to you for the foreseeable. 

Click here to see all of our TruBe trainers!