Second Trimester Exercise Program #2

2017-07-10T19:22:11+00:00 15 February 2016|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

Second Trimester Exercise Program-2

 

I have been enjoying being able to exercise regularly throughout my second trimester. It has really made a difference in stabilising my mood, keeping my energy levels up, keeping me healthy and preventing excessive weight gain. Currently, my workout routine is this:

  • Monday – Yoga
  • Tuesday – Full Body Circuit
  • Wednesday – 30 minute walk
  • Thursday – Weights and HIIT
  • Friday – Weights and HIIT
  • Saturday – 30  minute walk
  • Sunday – 30 minute walk

If you would like to download and print a copy of my workouts you can do so by clicking here:  

Second Trimester Exercise Program #1

2017-07-10T19:22:57+00:00 5 January 2016|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

 

Second Trimester Pregnancy Exercise Program

I thought I would share with you all the exercise program I am about to start. I will be fifteen weeks pregnant on Monday when I begin, and I will complete it for four to five weeks. My fitness had dropped quite a lot over the course of the first trimester. Finding time to train when I wasn’t at work, exhausted or feeling nauseous or headachey was hard! Anyway, I am now loving being able to exercise more often each week. I really find healthy eating and regular exercise makes a massive difference to the

Is social media causing you to lose your uniqueness?

2015-10-26T12:00:23+00:00 26 October 2015|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

Be who you were created to be quote

We all know we have to be careful of social media causing us to compare ourselves with others. It can cause discontent with our life and that feeling of not being ‘good enough’ when we compare our life to everyone else’s highlight reel. Recently, however, I’ve been thinking that social media may be influencing us in the fitness industry in a different way. I think social media trends and popular views have a habit of becoming your own. We can adopt the goals and beliefs of others over

14 Advanced Resistance Training Techniques

2015-08-18T12:00:21+00:00 18 August 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Advanced resistance training techniques

Advanced resistance training techniques, also known as specialised techniques or overload techniques are used by athletes with the intention to enhance muscle gains. They are suitable once you have been training with straight sets for a while and are looking to up the intensity and challenge your muscles. They are one way you can apply the progressive overload principle to your training. The following techniques prolong the time under tension a muscle has to work and increase the muscle recruitment and exhaustion.

1. Super sets

Also known as: N/A

This is when you perform a set of one

Glute Hypertrophy Workout

2015-07-27T09:00:42+00:00 27 July 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , |

Glute Hypertrophy Workout

 

Here’s one of my latest workouts, designed to grow your glute muscles. You’re really going to feel it in your legs, too! I first did this workout several weeks ago in our hotel gym in Nashville. I was so sore for three days afterwards that I was hobbling around like a Tennessee cowgirl who’s spent too much time on her horse! If you’re really trying to grow your glutes, you should be training them at least twice a week, so use this for one of those training days.

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:

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