Exercise doesn’t have to be expensive. It doesn’t have to mean gym memberships and personal trainers or fancy home gyms. What it does require is a little imagination. If you open your eyes to the world around you, you’ll see myriad opportunities to take advantage of your surroundings. It might be the playground at your child’s school, the park down the end of your street or the stairs to your apartment block. Or – as was the case during my trip home over Christmas – it could be the boat ramp and rowing club in town….
A couple of weeks back I was asked to put together a recipe for the team over at Shop Naturally. They have a beautiful website and an ethos that we can all aspire to, so of course I was going to say yes. Now, anyone that knows me knows that if I put together a recipe for you there are a couple of things you can be sure of. For starters, it’s going to be pretty simple. And secondly, it’s going to be pretty simple….
Mondays. It’s fair to say that not many people really truly love them. It’s kind of a shame really, because they offer so much; a fresh start, a clean slate, a whole week of opportunity! But I won’t go into that in too much detail because hearing that on Sunday night will probably make you want to hit me….
I am excited to announce that the Lazy Girl Fitness ‘Get Set for Summer’ Six Week Challenge is locked and loaded, ready to kick off on Monday, 3 November. It’s everything you need (and nothing you don’t!) to slide into summer feeling your fittest, healthiest and happiest. And more than that, it’s going to be six weeks of kick-ass FUN….
Most of the time, I really enjoy working out by myself. I don’t tend to have many issues with motivation – I’m pretty happy to just get in and get my workout done. I know that’s not necessarily the case for everyone though – overwhelmingly, my clients tell me that they see me because they never really push themselves when training alone.
Outdoor workouts are fabulous (after all, they’re what LGF was built on!) but there’s nothing wrong with admitting you like to sweat it out in the gym on occasion as well. I actually haven’t had a gym membership in a while now and I must admit, there are times when I do miss it. Lucky for me I got a little dose of the good stuff last weekend while I was at home.
For whatever reason, in Australia (and around the rest of the world no doubt) most social situations tend to be based around food and/or drinks. And while I’m all for having a good time, if you’re trying to lose weight, alcohol and heavy food are pretty much the enemy….
Kettlebells are one of my favourite pieces of fitness equipment. Compact, versatile and oh-so effective, I can’t remember life as a trainer before them. One of the things I love about them is that you can design a whole workout using only a couple of bells. This means that you can set yourself up in a space on the gym floor and not have to worry about fighting people for the cable machines or treadmills. Or – if you prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home – it means that for a small investment you’ve got yourself a mini gym!
Check out the brand new (and improved) LGF Lower Body Challenge, right here.
The glorious heatwave that’s been sweeping the east coast of Australia over the past week has alerted me to the fact that summer is well and truly on its way. And while you all know that I am a huge advocate of maintaining a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle all year round, I’m also pretty sure that it can’t hurt to put in a little extra effort come swimsuit season.
Enter, the 28-Day LGF Beach-Ready Butt & Legs Challenge! Designed for everybody – from the beginner right through to the hardcore gym-bunny – this challenge is sure to have you strutting your stuff with confidence this summer. Now, onto the challenge itself:
We had yet another stunning weekend here in Sydney, so what better way to spend some time than out in the backyard (or on the balcony) with a little LGF workout. As we’ve discussed previously in this blog post here, there’s a lot that can be done with a set of small-ish dumbbells and your own bodyweight.