It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). After all, what’s not to love about a workout that burns big calories, gets results and is F-U-N? But with so many studios to sample out there, it can be hard to pick just one. So here’s five HIIT studios in Sydney’s CBD/Eastern Suburbs to try….
I reckon that there’s nothing quite as inspiring as being surrounded by people who are following their passion for health and fitness. Doesn’t matter whether you’re making a career of it, running a side hustle (me!) or just focused on being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, it makes my heart sing to see.…
I’m not really one for overly complicated workouts using too many pieces of equipment. For starters, if you’re working out in your home gym (or as most people refer to it, their ‘backyard’ or ‘balcony’) you don’t want to be forced to invest in too many pieces of equipment. And if you’re working out in a gym, the last thing you want is the anxiety of having to race around the gym floor, sneaking glances out of the corner of your eye so you can pounce on the leg press/rower/chest press when it becomes available.
Nope, it’s the simple life for me.
Generally I like to pick one or two pieces of equipment and build a workout around them… and today I’ve done just that, with the kettlebell and my beloved skipping rope. If you’re new to Lazy Girl Fitness, you may not be aware of my love affair with skipping, but trust me, you’ll soon understand (seriously; type ‘skipping’ into the search bar of my blog and you’ll find a plethora of workouts featuring this humble little movement).
This is a high intensity pyramid workout and I don’t think there’s a muscle group it doesn’t hit. Try it and let let know what you think in the comments below!
LGF Skipping and kettlebell pyramid workout
Round 1: 12 reps of each exercise + 3 minutes’ skipping
Each round, reduce reps by 2 and skipping by 30 seconds
So; final round will be 2 reps per exercise + 30 seconds’ skipping
KB upright row
KB overhead lunges
Much love and wishes for an excellent week!
p.s If you’ve never used a kettlebell before, I’d suggest getting some expert guidance before jumping in. It’s an incredibly versatile and effective little hunk of metal, but it’s also quite easy to injure yourself if you’re not careful.
So that was 2017 huh? I swear that just before I blinked we’d been discussing 2016, but I guess until someone figures out how to slow down time (highly unlikely to be me guys) that’s the way the years are going to roll on.…
Ahhh Christmas. A time for family, friends, food, the beach, wine, board games, exploring, hiking and laughing. Did you happen to notice what wasn’t on that list? The gym. Look I’m not saying that you should scrap exercise for the next two weeks, but the inside of a gym…. really?…
I love porridge. I have it almost every day for breakfast. And by ‘almost’ I mean that if I’m eating breakfast at home, chances are I’m eating porridge. Sometimes for dinner too, if we’re being really honest here. But it’s not like I don’t know how to make other things, I just get a little stuck in my ways. OK I’ll admit, today’s breakfast ideas post is probably more for me than for you. But whatever, let’s just hope everyone’s a winner….
What you probably know about me is that I am genuinely passionate about making fitness and good health accessible to everyone, everywhere and that I truly believe in living a fit, healthy and balanced life, rather than one focused on achieving a particular type of physique. But what you probably don’t know, is why. Well today you’re getting the back story, so strap yourself in.…
In case you missed the extreme happiness over on Instagram about a month ago, I got engaged to the actual best human on the face of the earth. I know what you’re thinking; how lucky am I to have even MET the actual best human on earth, let alone to have convinced him to marry me?! Anyway, in order to lock him down before he changes his mind, we’re getting married this year. Well, to be specific… once this year in Sydney, and again next year in India (I’m locking him down twice guys; better safe than sorry)….
Has anyone else noticed that New Balance is kicking some serious style goals recently? I started getting back into their gear – both shoes and activewear – about 18 months ago, and I actually think they might be getting better each season. In fact, my New Balance Foam Zante are by far (like, I’m talking a ratio of 20:1) the most worn shoe in my athletic shoe wardrobe… and I have a lot of shoes in that particular wardrobe….