Gym Fails

I was browsing fitness videos on YouTube yesterday and I came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FT0Qi-vWBY If you don't have time to watch, basically it is a guy making sarcastic and amusing comments of people working out - doing stupid routines, dropping weights, etc, etc. I am not sure if I should laugh, because if you are … Continue reading Gym Fails

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Things I wish I knew when I first joined a gym

I have been going to the gym for a long time, along the way I have learnt a lot of things - some which took longer than others. Here is a list of things that I wish I knew when I first joined the gym: The Importance of Nutrition: When I first joined the gym … Continue reading Things I wish I knew when I first joined a gym

Dear gym…

Please could you refrain from having the channel that plays that show about antiques on your big screens, it's about as motivating as watching paint dry. Thanks James

Back to the gym (take 2)

I really tried to make the gym I joined in  April work.  But it just never  right and I never developed a steady routine.  It was always difficult getting to it after work and it was always a problem getting stuck in rush hour work traffic if I went in the morning. My life has … Continue reading Back to the gym (take 2)

Back to the gym

Out with the old... I first noticed signs of a foot injury in August. I started my new job in January. These were my two main reasons I decided to quit my old gym two months ago. Before that my gym workouts had been quite sporadic. Because of being lazy and the time off I have lost … Continue reading Back to the gym

Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?

  One of my main fitness goals has been to find new fitness challenges. After having a prevailing foot injury, I thought I was going to end up finding an activity that would not put pressure on the feet. To my relief, the worst of my injuries are gone and now it is just effort to … Continue reading Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?

The 60 minute makeover – a crossfit style workout

The 60 minute makeover:  I am always looking for new ways to meet the needs that an obstacle race challenges you.  I do various routines in the gym to help me out. Here is a really intense workout that my personal trainer friend got me doing. He calls it the 60 minute makeover because when … Continue reading The 60 minute makeover – a crossfit style workout

Teaching others hard work

Teaching others hard work   I have been going to the gym for the last 13 years.  During that period I have ran for 12 years, only taking it more seriously recently to help with obstacle racing events. As a commitment to my fitness, I gradually improved my nutrition, which got me some great results … Continue reading Teaching others hard work

Habits you should adopt

Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life. Here are the five habits you should be doing.   Reading I am someone who has never been an avid reader, … Continue reading Habits you should adopt

Steps to incorporating Self-improvement at work

My job is pretty basic, once I learnt the role there was not much to challenge me. I realise I waste a good chunk of my day coasting and not doing anything towards self-improvement goals. When I think about it, it annoys and frustrates me, so I try not to think about it too much.  … Continue reading Steps to incorporating Self-improvement at work