Staff Writer, Fitness

Steven Shaw


Steven is a Staff Writer for Fitness at Saga Exceptional, primarily focusing on fitness tech, and how we can use technology to help us achieve our fitness goals. Prior to joining the team at Saga, Steven was a freelance writer for a variety of outlets, most notably TechRadar.

His degree in Medieval History prepared him less adequately for his career than you might expect, but the years spent working in technology focused retail were much more helpful.

Outside of work, Steven is passionate about health and fitness, and particularly enjoys high-intensity interval training, weight training, and increasingly, spending time recovering. Steven loves reading, films and a wide variety of sports. A particular highlight was watching Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar batting together in an exhibition match.

He wishes he could travel more. He can also tell you a lot about the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Carolingians. Most of his non-work time is spent with his young children, who are the living embodiment of high-intensity training.

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Articles by Steven Shaw

An older man with a flowing white beard flexing his muscles on the beach at sunset
Fitness Technology

How to improve your body composition 

Improved body composition brings many benefits. We’ll explain the steps you can take to better body composition, and why it matters.

Apple Watch SE during setup
Fitness Technology

How to connect an Apple Watch to a new phone 

If you’ve bought yourself a new iPhone, and want to connect an Apple Watch to it, we’ll explain everything you need to know.

The letter BMI on a chalkboard, with fruit and vegetables, scales, a bottle of water, a notebook and measuring tape surrounding it
Fitness Technology

Body mass index: What is it, and is BMI an accurate measure of your weight? 

Body mass index has long been used as a way of identifying if someone is a healthy weight or not. But it does come with limitations. Find out just how accurate BMI is.

Jonathon Robinson of Bath University calibrating a set of smart scales
Fitness Technology

How accurate are smart scales? 

When it comes to tracking your body composition, are smart scales accurate enough to be useful?

Picture of three different screens on the revamped Peloton app
Fitness Technology

Revamped Peloton fitness app now has free content and new subscription tiers

Peloton confirms it wants to rebrand itself and move away from perceptions of it being an “in-home bike company”.

A notepad with Bar written down, and the words 'basal metabolic rate' underneath
Fitness Technology

What is BMR and why do you need to know about it?

Knowing about your basal metabolic rate, and how it works, will help you with any health and fitness goals you might have.