January fitness aspirations are nearly in jeopardy because of the ferocious temperature drops, instead of running in the dark and cold streets we are running baths. The freezing temperatures are yet another battle to face in addition to the darkness, the return back to work and the potential Christmas tummy which is extra noticeable when leaning to put on socks in the morning. How do we get motivated when this happens?!
Earlier this year I decided to step away from a permanent job into the world of self-employment, it was fair to say my future was a bit up in the air because my plan was improvised everytime I answered the question “What are you going to do next?”. The truth was, I didn’t really know. I didn’t have a Gant chart for this decision, I hadn’t done a risk assessment of the situation and I definitely didn’t know what the end result would be, all I knew was, I wanted to be my own boss.
For four years of my life I’ve been lucky enough to say I live in Bristol but the time has come to put down my can of Thatchers and pack up my suitcase. I’m relocating from Bristol to London this weekend and I found myself reminiscing over the most incredible life events that have happened in our gert lush city.
I am on a mission right here to prove to you that rest and recovery is one of the most important parts of your training schedule. True recovery is helped massively by a nutritious and wholesome diet, before and after a workout. Cue the Lifebox.
Rest and recovery is the key to strength and progression but it’s always overlooked by keen fitness fans who find adrenalin rushes in the gym or endorphin highs from pounding the pavements. I’m here to tell you to focus on the bit after the HIIT, read my ultimate workout recovery checklist so you can train and recover effectively. I’m also giving you a lovely little recipe for a post-workout smoothie, thank me later.
I was invited down to DW Fitness to try on a brand spanking new pair of Reebok TR 2.0 Workout trainers to test out by doing a high energy tabata workout.
You know you’re taking your fitness dedication to the next level when you have different shoes for different physical activities. Specific shoes assist you in performing different movements in sport, the same goes for the gym. In this article, I ask the question; are cross-fit trainers the best trainers for the gym? Above and beyond all the other gazillions of workout trainers?
The road to Rio is a long uphill ascent requiring pure grit and determination. Every four years, the Olympics fill pages in the world record books, forming bright spotlights on previously unheard of names, casting dark shadows on an individual or institutional level. I take a look inside the minds of an Olympic cyclist to understand how they both mentally prepare and unwind in the lead up to an Olympic games.
Growing up on the athletics track, I learnt that nothing was ever achieved without hard work and dedication.
Calling all readers who are partial to a bit of exercise but are definitively not morning people. We see it on Instagram but surely it can’t be real, the runners who see the sunrise on a run or those first in the gym just when the doors open. How can we normal people, with a preference for lie ins and cups of tea, keep up? I’ve got news for you, there are a few life hacks which will help you get up early AND exercise before the day has even begun. Now, embrace the smug face.