Unusual Activities To Try Out In 2020**

Unusual Activities To Try Out In 2020**

Humans are creatures of habit, and we tend to follow each other with the things that we do. Life is full of new experiences just ready for you to try, but many of us never move away from our routine, or what we already know, our ‘comfort zone’.   This year, why not experiment with some new activities that are not only unique, exhilarating and fun but will also get you fit and healthy along the way. Trying new things and taking up new hobbies is a great way to meet new people and keep life interesting.  Dare to do something different this year, challenge yourself and move out of your comfort zone. Here are four unusual activities to try out in 2020.  Coasteering What happens when you combine cliff jumping, swimming, abseiling and climbing? Coasteering! This new adventure sport, designed to help you discover new areas of natural beauty along the coastline, is also great for taking part in some adrenaline-fueled activities.  Coasteering may not sound like fun, but it’s incredibly addictive once you start getting into it. Coasteering was born in the British Isles and aimed to take you to secret locations that are difficult to get too. Expect… View Post
Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Do you find it hard getting back into the swing of normal life after the holidays? Most of us do to some extent. The holidays aren’t just a couple of special day after all. We spend all of December preparing, shopping, enjoying festive treats and events and getting excited for the holidays. You might start even earlier, and it can feel like you’re leading an alternate life in the run-up to the big day. Then, there is the weird week when no one knows what day it is, and the passage of time is marked by how many pieces of Quality Street are still in the box.  Suddenly, the tree is down, and we’re back to work/braving school runs and expected to return to normal, as though nothing has happened. Some of us find ourselves dealing with post-holiday blues and even depression. Here are some of the things that you can do to help yourself adjust back to your daily life, minimising the blues as much as possible.  Deal with Any Health Issues Sometimes, the holidays, highlight significant issues with our health and fitness we might have been ignoring for some time. When we’re looking at resolutions or reflecting on the year… View Post
Fit & Fab Boot Camp Workout

Fit & Fab Boot Camp Workout

Happy Wednesday! I always think of Wednesday as the ‘springboard’ day of the week, because doesn’t it feel like the second it passes Sunday is here already? I dunno, maybe that’s just me, but lately, life is just going by so quickly. via GIPHY I was sick for about six weeks, and during that time I couldn’t workout much, and it was making me so down in the dumps. I have such a hard time when I think back to the long periods in my life when I didn’t exercise regularly (even just moving my arms!) — no wonder I turned to other things to try and make myself feel human. It is always so humbling when I’m getting back into the swing of exercising after many weeks of not having the ability to do so. I think of this whenever I think of people getting started with fitness — maybe for the first time in their life. Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated — in fact, it isn’t — the best advice I can ever give about getting into shape or coming out of a fitness ‘slump’ is to find something you like and take it one workout at… View Post
5-Move Agility Workout

5-Move Agility Workout

When it comes to an effective workout, many people believe they must go out and buy loads of pricey boutique fitness equipment items.  But the truth is, many items you likely already own can help you get in a fast and fun workout that can also bring you great results and the following agilit workout can deliver them! You may have seen, heard of or even tried a workout using a “medicine ball” as they are a popular (and affordable) piece of exercise equipment to own. However, many of the moves traditionally performed with a medicine ball can also be carried out using a football, and they will still get you a great workout.  Chances are you have a football kicking (pun intended) about somewhere at home! Workouts using equipment like medicine balls are known as agility-based exercises. What is agility? Agility is the ability to change the body’s position while incorporating skills such as balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, and strength.   Adding in 2-3 days per week of agility circuits will keep your muscles engaged, metabolism boosted and boredom squashed. Fast-paced, fun workouts — like the five-move circuit I am sharing with you today — are perfect for those of you who like to… View Post
Are Overpriced Fitness Classes Worth The Cost?

Are Overpriced Fitness Classes Worth The Cost?

As a health and wellness professional, I am all about trying to help people achieve fitness. When I say this, I mean it. I charge SUPER reasonable prices for my services and am willing to work with people’s budgets whenever possible. I do not believe that exercise (of any kind) should be reserved for the Lululemon-toting population only and that’s why I’m not crazy about brands that charge the price of a compact car for a package of their classes. via GIPHY Overpriced fitness classes are a d**k move.  Some of them won’t even participate in ClassPass or Groupon.   via GIPHY In my opinion, these brands are promoting “you can’t sit with us” fitness, and it pisses me off. via GIPHY I mean, the first time I read the price of a single boutique cycling class, I was sickened. I know everybody is trying to make a buck in this industry – hey, we all gotta make a living. But don’t even get me started on the cost of branded apparel. I take issue with the athleisure racket going on these days. via GIPHY A single pair of leggings that cost what a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four does? And… View Post