“Everything You Need Is Already Inside You”
Holiday season means more workouts outside, the best workouts.
It is exciting that fitness inspiration and workout ideas are available anywhere you go nowadays, with the internet and phone apps. We are so fortunate to have what others didn’t 10 years ago. On the go workouts are so effective. Obviously, there are pros and cons to this as it can all become rather bewildering with how much choice we have. And of course the added pressures of looking good on social media. It is important to keep an open mind and not spend too much time scrolling through workout inspiration.
Remember this is your journey.
Keep it simple.
A few of my favorite FREE workout apps to try out this Summer:
TRX – I use this app for Strengthening and Stretching Exercises but you can also get a great cardio workout in with the TRX. What is great with this app is the simple yet technical video tutorials, so that anyone can master each exercise with good form. The app also sets a timer for your working and resting time within each set.
Nike + Run Club – What I love about this app is that it’s so simple, the graphics are clear, you can close and open this app whilst running and it still records everything. It brings down your music volume to briefly tell you how far you’ve run and at what pace you’re running. A great way to track your running progress at any level. Competing with the last run you did is good motivation.
Strava – Similar to the Nike + App this records your cycle route, it is great for competitive types. Excellent and clear graphics and its the most accurate fitness app I’ve found for GPS and mapping.
Tabata Stopwatch Pro – I use this Tabata and HIIT Interval Timer with clients as well as for my own workouts, especially when traveling. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes. I write a list of bodyweight exercises. Each round of Tabata workout lasts only four minutes. It should be a tough 4 minutes of whatever intensity is right for you, depending on your fitness levels. The structure of the program is as follows:
– Workout hard for 20 seconds
– Rest for 10 seconds
– Complete 8 rounds
You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You’ll complete eight sets of each exercise.You can do any exercise you wish. For example squats, high knees, push-ups or any other exercise that works your large muscle groups. Kettle bell exercises & skipping work amazingly, too. Simple and totally effective to strengthen and burn calories.
What is your favorite training app?
Photo Shot By Andrew Potter