Although the idea of strength training for women is not a new one (Marilyn Monroe famously used to weight train!) it appears with social media now finding itself with an abundance of female fitspos and many celebrities opting for the strong over skinny look, it's now difficult to avoid the phenomenon that is changing our approach to training our bodies.
Now I am all for changing up the imagery we see in the sport and fitness world and having positive role models when it comes to physical activity at every size for a change, but the fact she is a professional model somehow deters from the power of this statement.
Sometimes to understand where someone is going you have to first understand where they have been. I am about to start blogging frequently about my fitness pursuits so I wanted you to know the struggles and victories I have faced previously.
It seemed awkward at first, not being in a studio with a real person instructing, but I like that I'm saving money and that I can even do yoga in my pyjamas. For mums, the privacy of home also means unrepentantly ejecting the occasional, embarrassing noise caused by downward dog.
There's something about journeys like this, that is bigger than fun and which it is important to recognise and treasure. It's hard to vocalise what it is exactly but I think it echoes back to that 'spectacular' thing I mentioned earlier.
Life is so fast paced now, that often we have very little time to just take stock and ask ourselves what it is we want to do, where we want to go or how do we feel about situations, people and ourselves.
You just have to show up on time and give each class your best effort. The freshly prepared meals are also absolutely delicious. The portions sizes are certainly quality over quantity, but having come straight from having been on a juice, I felt completely overfed.
Employing the help of a personal trainer can massively increase the likelihood of achieving your fitness goals. A good trainer will provide accountability, focus and demonstrate the know how to help you successfully complete your goals.
When it comes to consuming media in 2015, there is literally nowhere to hide. Whether you're a check-your-phone-every-30-seconds-er, or someone who only logs into news and social media sites a few times a day, we are all constantly being bombarded with images of perfection that we couldn't escape from - even if we wanted to.
You remember that feeling when you were a kid racing round the running track. When did you lose that buzz, the love of running you used to get each time you pulled on your trainers?
If you told me at the start of the year that I would be able to run 10K, I'd have probably laughed. But a few weeks back I ran the Nike Women's 10K in Victoria Park (and bloomin' loved it). So whether you're considering signing up for your first 10K race, or you've already committed to doing one (eek!) here's everything you need to know in 10 easy points.
No matter what form of aerobic exercise you undertake, it is best to keep it at a moderate level and you should look to focus on your breathing. If your breathing becomes short and gasping, you should stop immediately.
As children, we drink our milk and eat our vegetables to grow big and strong. As teens, we follow the advice of our elders, rushing to become adults. But when we get there, hitting our mid-twenties, what's next? Not everyone tells you to look out for your older-self.
Protein has had the rep of bulking you up, but that is because if you were to listen to body builders they eat huge amounts of protein - this is due to protein turnover - they need OODLES of protein to keep up with the amount they burn.
I train Crossfit and I know the thoughts of this training discipline or lifestyle scares the life out of some when they YouTube what it actually is, but honestly once you get into the groove of it and its training style- all that happens is you release the athlete within yourself.
For the detoxification process to work, there is a need to ensure that the right nutrients are utilised. Many detoxification process are not suitable or effective because they lack the appropriate nutrients needed to complete the three phases of the detoxification process.