Update on this week’s training

January 11, 2013

So far this week I have done 250 minutes of training. I have mixed everything from pole fitness, running, intervals, crossfit, NIKE training club workouts and yoga/dynamic stretching. 

 

I can highly recommend the NIKE training club. Is fun, challenging and you can sync your own music. I have an android phone and could download it for free, I think it’s available for a small cost on iPhones. It’s worth it, it’s so worth it! You get everything from beginners to advanced, 15 minutes to full workouts. Badges to work towards to give you some inspiration. Cardio, toning and strength. I love it! see the link for more info: http://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/womens-training/apps/nike-training-club

 

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This Week’s Challenge

November 19, 2012

Train with others! Do at least three group classes this week. Enjoy working out with others or being guided through your workout. Take a step away from hiding in the corner of the gym or not daring to do a class because you are afraid of getting judged. Training with others can be fun, motivating and more energetic. You may even get a few friends on the go.

I have already done a group Yoga class, what is going to be your first class?

 

picture taken from: http://healthandfitnessbay.blogspot.co.uk/2010_11_01_archive.html


It’s never too late…

November 3, 2012

This BBC article made me smile so much – a 93 year old bodybuilder. Dr Charles Euster started bodybuilding at the age of 87 in order to ‘ turn the heads of the sexy young 70-year-old girls on the beach’…

I guess what I wanted to point out with this article is that it is never too late to pick something up, something new in your life or just do something you thought you’d never do. Be inspired of this man, was there something you always wanted to do but never did and now think you’re too old? Perhaps some sport or dance? Well, be inspired by this 93 year old and DO IT! My challenge to myself is to get back into pole, improve and compete within a year. If a 93 year old can be a body builder, then I can compete in pole. I first need to get my confidence back and and (re)learn moves as I’ve had over a years break from it.

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An old picture from a Summer holiday back in the days when I used to enjoy pole

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20048675


Challenge your Burpee

November 1, 2012

This morning’s session was a tough one. 6 sets of burpees for one minute and in-between various core exercises such as boat twist with a medicine ball, sit-ups on stability ball etc. followed by 6 sets of pull-ups (2 sets using body weight and 4 sets assisted) and lastly a 10 minute jog. I  combined my recovery meal with an early lunch,  2 poached eggs a slice of toast and cucumber, before hitting work to train some clients.

 

All for your pleasure I have included a picture sequence of how you can make your burpees more challenging and leave you with aching muscles. I’m sorry about the bad picture quality, but I have yet to take the step towards the i-phone world and hence I am still using my old BB.