My Favourite 6 Fitness & Health Apps

2015-07-13T09:03:54+00:00 13 July 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

my favourite fitness and health apps

I personally love using technology to help me with my fitness goals. These apps provide me with motivation, organisation, education and save me time. Here is a list of my must-have free health and fitness apps:

1) My Fitness Pal

What it does: This app tells you the calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient information of just about every food you can think of. This calorie counting app is useful for eating a specific amount of calories so you can reach your goal, whether for muscle gain or fat loss.

What I use it

My Top 23 Favourite Workout Songs

2015-06-29T09:00:41+00:00 29 June 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

favourite country workout songs Good tunes make a huge difference to my motivation, mood and energy when working out.

This list may be a little different to most people’s. It consists mainly of country music! Not everyone likes to workout to doof-doof dance music. I love the way country music makes me feel: happy, optimistic and excited for life! I hope you enjoy these feel-good, uplifting tunes. If you used to go to my freestyle spin classes you may recognise a lot of these :). These songs are in no particular order:

3 Simple Weight-loss Tips

2017-07-10T19:32:12+00:00 25 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , |

weight loss tips Photographer: Darren Wirth

You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.

1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The best type

Tips for Healthy Weight-Gain

2015-05-04T09:00:07+00:00 4 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

yoga outdoors Yoga, a form of low intensity exercise which won’t cause excessive stress on the body or a high calorie burn. Photographer: Focus on Images.

I know most people are wanting advice about the opposite: how to lose weight. Over the years, however,  I have come across people who are wanting to gain weight. The most common examples are teenage boys wanting to look a little less skinny and people recovering from a sickness or stressful period in their lives which caused them to lose weight. Here are my top healthy weight-gaining

My 4 Favourite Glute Exercises

2017-07-21T10:46:59+00:00 9 March 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , |

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If you’re following many fitness social media accounts at the moment, you would know that it’s all about having a round peachy tush!

You have three gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Apart from looking good, strong, well-developed glutes also help improve posture, relieve lower back, hip and knee pain and enhance your athletic ability (e.g being able

Post-Holiday Tone Up Program

2017-07-10T19:37:53+00:00 26 January 2015|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

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I have recently returned from an amazing three week holiday in Switzerland and France. As always, during a holiday I enjoy a few more less-beneficial foods than normal (think chips, ice cream, chocolate and pastries!) so, of course this causes fat gain. I never feel regretful or upset because I know as soon as I get back to my normal healthy lifestyle, the

Park Workout (no equipment needed!)

2017-07-10T19:40:53+00:00 7 January 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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This is a great little workout to do when it’s a beautiful day and you don’t want to be indoors! Or, as in these photos, maybe you’re on holidays so you don’t have access to your usual gym. Make sure you do a little warm up before you get into it. The workout is a mixture of body weight resistance training and high-intensity interval training. Enjoy!

Resistance Training Workout – Sport Specific Circuit for Snowboarding

2014-12-26T18:48:25+00:00 26 December 2014|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

In Whistler, Canada, my favourite snowboard location so far. In Whistler, Canada, my favourite snowboard location so far.

I love doing outdoor activities. Being outdoors in nature has always made me happy and feel most like myself. One activity I enjoy doing outdoors is snowboarding. There’s something magical and peaceful about being in the massive isolated mountains. Snowboarding is also possibly my husband’s biggest love (apart

Resistance Training Workout – Total Body Beginner Circuit

2014-12-20T11:18:10+00:00 20 December 2014|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , |

This is a great workout for a beginner, or for someone who is experienced but has perhaps had some time off from exercise and is wanting to get back into training (that’s me after pretty much every holiday!) Choose relatively light weights because you are doing the exercise for a whole minute. As well as engaging and overloading most of the muscles in your body, you will also get a cardiovascular workout from these circuits.

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