With temperatures rising steadily in England as we are heading into the summer months, and my workouts getting sweatier than ever as a result, it seems the perfect time to take a closer look at my hydration strategy. I am one of those people who has to constantly keep reminding herself to drink water. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of its taste, but I know it is good for me as I feel more energetic during the day, my skin looks nicer, and most importantly, my running performance is always better when I am…

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 One thing people often ask me about my blogging and fitness endeavours is who or what I draw my inspiration from. On the first anniversary of my blog, I am extremely pleased to have been able to interview Marianne Kane who has played a key role in helping me to take the leap to pursue my aspiration to become a fitness writer and personal trainer. Although I have never met Marianne in person, I feel I know her quite closely, having done many of her kettlebell based workouts and having followed her personal journey on her website where she shares…

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I chose the Wings for Life World Run in Cambridge as my 4th race this year, continuing my challenge to complete 12 half marathons in 12 months. I first found out about this race last year in the Runners World magazine, and was eagerly awaiting the registration opening for 2017. What is different about this race This world-wide race is slightly unorthodox in a sense that there is no static finish line and no set distance! Whaat?! The fun begins when runners start at the very same time in all the participating countries (whether it is day or night, spring…

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I have recently had the opportunity to review ‘The Ultimate HIIT Workout Book’, written by Steve Hoyles. Being a true HIIT-connoisseur, I was excited to try some of the workouts in this e-booklet. Who is Steve Hoyles? I know Steve from the UK Fitness Bloggers’ community on Facebook. Steve is not only an established fitness blogger himself, but also a personal trainer with over a decade’s worth of experience behind his back. (One thing we also share in common is that he is also a certified Kettlebell Trainer!) His philosophy is to use realistic, efficient approaches to fitness that help people achieve fantastic results without…

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Every now and then, I come across people on social media who vent their frustrations over not seeing the results they want from following a HIIT programme, whilst others are posting impressive ‘before and after’ photos to show how it has transformed their bodies. I for one can really relate to this, because based on the amount of training I put in week by week, I should have certainly transformed into a Victoria’s Secret model by now, which obviously, I am not (although I really can’t complain!) This made me think why some people aren’t seeing the gains they have…

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