5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine & survive zombies

1. Maximise your time (HIIT it) Not everyone can afford 2-hour gym workouts, which may not even be as effective! Aim instead of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that alternates between work and rest to jump start your metabolism. HIIT workouts are typically really short and I’ve never done one that exceeded 30 minutes. 30 minutes workout …

Pregnancy and Exercise: what to do

This is becoming something of a mini-series, but more information keeps finding its way to me! Girls Gone Strong is, in fact, doing a series on this and they've just uploaded an incredibly informative post on what kind of strength training workout a mother-to-be could do! Some highlights from the post: Jessie Mundell, the author, …

Pregnancy and Exercise (part deux)

Last week I shared some links about pregnancy and exercise, and today I revisited Krista Scott-Dixon's blog, stumptuous.com, and was pleasantly surprised to see that she has a whole load of posts on this topic. Beyond that, she also has a post on post-partum training. Read The Mummy Returns: Working out after pushing out (a …

Pregnancy and Exercise

Not that this is particularly relevant to me right now, but I know women who are curious about this question. And it's a legitimate concern! Is it dangerous to work out while carrying mini me? Are there more suitable exercises for pregnant women? Is having a strong core worth anything to a pregnant woman? (One …