Health Series

Crossfit 101 – Introduction To Crossfit.

By on May 6, 2017

introduction to crossfit

Crossfit. You’ve probably heard of it. You’ve probably seen people joking about it. You’ve also probably seen someone who swears by it. It seems to be one of the most polarising fitness trends across the board; a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it.

Personally? I love Crossfit. I come from a background of giving everything a go once. I’ve done powerlifting. I’ve done bodybuilding. I’ve done pilates, yoga, rugby, hockey…I’ll try anything once and I usually decide I dislike them pretty quickly. I’d been aware of Crossfit for a good few years before I gave it a go at the end of last year – mainly as bodybuilders and Crossfitters seem to have to be mortal enemies. One thing I did know about it was that it seemed really, really intimidating. The workouts (or WODs, as they’re called) seemed ridiculously impossible. The people at the top of the sport (Katrin Davidsdottir, Matt Fraser, Sara Sigmunsdottir, Rich Froning…), they all seem like they might be part cyborg. This post today is designed to give you a bit of an idea of what Crossfit is, and what the benefits of it are! And no – you don’t have to do anything with ridiculous form.

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Best Apps To Keep You Healthy

By on April 12, 2017

the best apps to keep you healthy

I’m going to start a dedicated monthly series, purely focusing on specific health topics. I’ll probably still post related bits throughout the month, but this health series is going to focus on things like my fitness & health journey over the last few years, my favourite healthy recipes, at home workouts as well as things like how to improve your relationship with health & posts about confidence. Kicking it off today – my favourite apps to help stay healthy.

One of the biggest objections I hear from people about fitness and health is that they don’t have time. I don’t think that’s true! Sure, maybe you don’t have the time for an hour long workout five times a week, I completely understand that! I personally train for about c8 hours a week and I know that is definitely out of some people’s reach.

But being healthy doesn’t mean dragging yourself to the gym for a class, or finding time to fit in a 5k run. To me, healthy can be little steps that benefit you – can you get off the bus a stop early, or take a walk around the city on your lunch break?

One thing that has helped me a lot has been fitness apps – it’s motivation and workouts right in my pocket, on my terms, when I need it. See below for my absolute favourites! I’ve included a range of apps – from workouts to mindfulness & healthy food! Do you have any you’d suggest?

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