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Gym Lingo

One of the very first things I struggled with at the beginning of this journey was the terminology. Reading programs and getting advice from people just seemed like I was being spoken to in a foreign language. Even today there are still terms I come across which require a quick google define. Rather than having …

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HIIT | Any Time, Any Place

Last week, I had a bit of a dip in my confidence which resulted in me having an anxiety attack whilst at the gym (luckily this was at the end of my workout) but it did cause a loss of motivation to actually go the following evening. Though I am a strong advocate for listneing …

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True or False | 5 Fitness ‘Facts’

How many times have you been told a ‘fact’ about fitness and thought hang on a minute, that’s not right or even worse believed one (if you answer no to the last one, you are lying!) We’ve all fallen victim one way or another. Some of these false facts are more comical than others and …

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Cardino | LISS vs HIIT

Cardio – the short term for cardiovascular exercise; a key element to most programmes and an area of my fitness regime which definitely gets neglected. Cardio exercise as you may have guessed, is exercise that involves the cardiovascular circulatory system (Heart, Lungs and blood vessels). Training this system allows for more efficient oxygen delivery to muscles which …

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The EU & the fitness industry

A popular (often heated) topic of conversation in recent weeks has been that of the referendum “are you voting in or out” and begin argument. This subject has been analysed from so many different angles and some seriously influential people of the world have been giving their input. In the past few days, David Beckham …

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Rollerblading

Its officially summer time! Yesterday was summer solstice, the weather certainly did not demonstrate this but it got me thinking about summer holidays back during the school years. They used to be so much fun! Come rain or shine, pretty much everyday was spent outdoors, the whole street used to come together to play one …

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Doctor’s orders

My first minor surgery took place around 10 days ago, the worst part about the whole thing was the doctor declaring that no sporting activity including the gym was to be done over the next 2 weeks!! The look on my face must have been one of horror because the Doctor needed reassurance from me …

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Buttwink

A few weeks ago, a fellow gym bunny and I were squatting and she said to me ‘how do you do that flicky thing with your bum’. I wasn’t too sure what she meant and assumed she meant at the top of the squat so just advised her to squeeze her glutes to finish the …

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