best kettlebell workout

The swing is an amazing workout, targeting the glutes, hamstrings and back, plus the cardiovascular system – but if that’s all you’ve been doing with a kettlebell, you’re missing out!

From building functional strength to working on endurance and even mobility, the humble kettlebell has a lot to offer. You could start with these 9 movements, then as you get more confident start to sub them in for barbells to work on unilateral strength, or even create your own movements to target your needs and weaknesses.

Read on to hear my 9 best kettlebell workout movements and watch a video of how to do them!

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what is crossfit

Ever gotten a little dramatic or over-emotional over a workout? I know I have, and it can take me into a spiral of self-doubt and wondering why I bother exercising in the first place. “Why do I have to do this to myself?”, I think, as I angrily throw a barbell to the floor.

These lapses in motivation are nothing compared to what some people face – yet they still fight hard to train. They’ve overcome adversity like few of us have known and never use it as an excuse.

In this post I’ve compiled five of the videos that have really changed my perspective on working out. Yes, sometimes things are tough and workouts can hurt – but some people would kill for the opportunity to move their bodies in the way that I can, and these videos help remind me of this.

As you watch these videos, remember this – you don’t have to do it. You get to do it.

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what is morton's neuroma

Ever stubbed your toe, to have a sickening, searing pain hitting you that lasts a couple of minutes? Cool! That’s your nerves doing their job properly, telling you in no uncertain terms not to stub your toe again, please.

Now imagine you felt a pain like this in your toe and foot all the time, with no obvious source of the pain. For sufferers of Morton’s Neuroma, that is the reality of everyday life.

I was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma in June after experiencing the symptoms to some degree for years prior. It was only when it became unbearable and reduced me to tears after a walk one day that I decided I needed to get professional help. In this post, I’ll cover my experience with the condition and what I’ve been doing to address it – hopefully my experiences will help one of you!

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what is crossfit

You’ve seen it on Instagram and heard that your friend from work likes to go every night, but you might still be a little confused as to what CrossFit actually is. 

CrossFit has been around as an exercise programme since 2000, but with the wellness boom of recent years it’s been growing in popularity more than ever. Here, I detail what exactly CrossFit is, along with common questions like how much it costs, what the abbreviations mean, and how to start CrossFit.

I hope this post answers your questions, but if there’s anything I don’t cover, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll answer for you.

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active travel croatia

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is temperate all year round, has equal parts relaxation, activity and partying, and is a short three-hour flight away from the UK, then the Croatia could be the place for you.

I recently did a trip along the Croatian coast, visiting Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split, and had an awesome time. The scenery is absolute spectacular and if you love being by the sea, then you’ll love Croatia – I’ve never travelled so much by boat!

Holidays are definitely for relaxing, and if you eat and exercise well for the rest of the year then 2 weeks isn’t going to ruin anything – but if you’re an active person or you have health and fitness goals you want to hit, you’ll want to keep moving and eat some healthy food while you’re away. It’ll also mean it’s not so much of a shock to the system when you get home and back to training!

I found the best active things to do and healthy food to eat in Croatia so you can enjoy your holiday whilst also having some active fun.

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Get to travel a lot for work? Lucky you! But as you know if you do it already, it’s tough to stick to a fit and healthy lifestyle if you’re constantly on a train or plane, or in a city not well known to you.

I travel around twice a month for work, sometimes abroad, sometimes just to London – but it’s taken me a year to get better at this healthy travelling thing. I still could do better (you’ll hear a couple of my anecdotes within the post!) but I’m starting to refine best practise for work trips. So pick your travel outfit – gym hoodies and joggers are my choice of planewear – scout out some healthy snacks, and read on to find out the simple ways you stay fit and healthy while you’re on the move.

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facts that squat bot

Who is this Squatbot anyway, where did she come from? What is she all about?!

I talk a lot about CrossFit, fitness and food on this blog, but I’ve realised I don’t talk an awful lot about me – something I’m trying to change with some more personal posts! I was nominated by Natalie of A Balanced Life to share 10 facts about myself on Instagram – but things actually started to get a little long-winded, so I thought I’d share the facts over here instead.

So grab a brew and a biscuit, and settle down to find out 11 facts (yeah, I just had to go one more) about me. I’ve tried to keep them as non-fitness as possible, but some bits have slipped in as it’s such a big part of my life! Were there any you knew already? How about any that surprised you? Let me know in the comments if you have any more questions about me and what you think of these more personal posts!

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