Goals setting, one step at a time!

January 4, 2017

So welcome to a brand new spanking year of 2017! Goal setting is huge for making your dreams more attainable. New year, new you….. What does that even mean?! There is always a lot of ‘fluff’ around New years. “I’m going to get into shape this year” “I’m going to try to be healthier” These are meaningless and massively vague! It’s important to be specific when setting your goals and in turn they…


Cardio for the gibbon (cardio without running)

September 6, 2016

Let’s define a gym gibbon first: A muscular beast who feels more comfortable on a bench press than running a mile. For reference, I am not saying this is a negative thing because I can be one! However we have to get the dirty C word (cardio) in somehow, and no that isn’t adding two more reps to each set. Because of the need for cardio (you heard me –…


Holy HIIT that hurt

top 5 HIIT training
July 3, 2016

We thought we would document the 5 best HIIT circuits/routines we have either done and/or want to do in the future. Why? Well I’ve gone into HIIT before but to simplify it, HIIT(ing) isn’t so bad because; It increases your metabolism; It’s quick and convenient – similar to how tinder/grinder sells itself; and There is no equipment necessary. So what are these five illustrious circuits? Well I am glad you…


Can I work out in 4 minutes?

4 minutes excercise
June 10, 2016

No – I’m not talking about anyone’s love life (tricked you!). And the true question is, ‘can I work out in 4 minutes and see results.’ The simple answer is yes. If you haven’t heard of Tabata training then it is time to educate yourself. Tabata isn’t the dyslexic equivalent of ‘to barter’, it is a high intensity interval training which lasts 4 minutes – with the simple aim of…


Top 5 HEALTHY hacks to beat those UNHEALTHY fitness habits.

June 9, 2016

If, like me, you only have  limited time to exercise and expect a lot from your workout whether it be fitness, weight loss, stress relief and mental health benefits. You’re putting a lot of pressure on your workout to deliver! Personally I believe in the below 5 HACKS to help you maximise your time exercising and get the most of your sweaty struggle for a better you. So REMEMBER; DON’T…


Interval training – why I have grown to love it

May 7, 2016

Hi all,   so I’m all for being productive in the short time we have in the gym. I’ve been going to the gym during my lunch break and soon realised I don’t have enough time to do all I wanted, so started looking at Interval training. I’m sure you can all relate to the frustrations of getting into shape, weight-loss seeming nothing more than a distant promise. Having said…


Booty call (test your legs with this leg routine)

April 15, 2016

I’ve got the rugby curse/blessing of a phat (fat) ass. Beyoncé esque but with a little less insurance. Why? Well the simple reason is the sport and the exercises’ associated to leg exercises have allowed me to reap the benefits. Since losing most of the muffin top (and muffin supply) I’ve worked hard on my legs and bum. Main reasons ‘for me’ being; They’re the biggest muscle(s) in your body –…


First past the post – 15mins workout

April 4, 2016

No – for the political nerds out there – I’m not talking about the British electoral system. I am proposing a 15 minute interval training work out. It’s pretty grim to honest but I really enjoyed it so thought I would share. All you need is a safe, quiet, road with lampposts (and clothing and shoes). The work out is as simple as this… sprint to a lamppost walk to…


HIIT me baby one more time.

March 29, 2016

The last week and a bit I have eaten like a pig at a buffet (trotters and all) and done little to no exercise. But that’s alright. The previous Harry, like a radical catholic, would have beaten himself up and ironically would have eaten worse because of it and probably stopped exercising. I think the fear of failure can became a fear of success. So like a self-fulfilling prophecy I…


The lucky number 7 – Fitness Circuit

March 11, 2016

Again I found myself at that strange point in the morning. I got up a little too late to hit the gym but I had a little too much time before work. Because of this I thought I would throw together a little HIIT circuit… and take full advantage of being able to work out in my pants (apologise for that graphic glimpse of my life (#NoFilter)). The circuit can…