Summer HIIT Workout

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The weather has been amazing this week, which gave me the perfect opportunity to film my summer HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout.

Here’s what went down!

 

Main Component:

Pause Burpee Squats

This is one of my favourite compound movements for working the full body. Starting in a squat position, bring your hands down to the floor, jump into a plank position then jump back to a squat. Don’t stand up fully. Repeat as many reps as you can for 30 seconds, rest for 20 seconds then move straight on to move 2!

 

High Knee Sprints

This one is pretty self explanatory. High knee sprints, 30 seconds work, 20 seconds rest then move on to move 3!

 

Push-Up Frog Jumps

Just as shown above, start this one off with one push up, at the top of your push up jump the feet in twice then return to the push up position. Repeat as many times as you can in 30 seconds, rest for 20 seconds then go back to move 1!

Repeat the above circuit 6 times then move on to core exercises!

 

Core:

Bicycle Crunches

Lying flat on your back lift your legs to roughly 45 degrees, bend one knee towards your chest as you lift the opposite elbow towards it. Switch and repeat for 40 seconds!!

 

Crunches

I definitely don’t recommend a concrete floor for these ones! Normal crunches 40 seconds work, 20 seconds rest.

 

Side Crunches

Changing the focus over to the obliques, lift the shoulders off the ground, extend the arms and move side to side touching one heel at a time. 40 seconds work then repeat the circuit!

Repeat the core circuit 3 times, stretch off your muscles then grab some food and recover!

June Favourites!

Here are a few of my favourite gym related finds from June 2017!

 

Phil Smith Coco-Licious Shampoo/Conditioner Combo

This shampoo and conditioner combo is definitely one of my favourite finds of last month. It’s fresh coconut smell holds for ages and is perfect for the summer weather we’ve been having! I love the copper and white design on the bottle and their compact size is perfect for carrying in your gym bag.

 

HydrateM8 Water Bottle

This water bottle is so good for helping me keep track of my water intake throughout the day. One side counts down from 6am until 12pm then from 2pm until 6pm, each line represents your recommended water intake per hour, so once you’ve filled and drank the bottle twice, you’ve reached your daily goal! I ordered mine online from the official HydrateM8 website for ÂŁ14.99!

 

Reebok Cardio 2 Trainers

I would highly recommend these to all my cardio lovers out there! I teach so many cardio classes each week as well as train myself. Theres nothing worse than having sore feet during training, these are so padded and provide the best comfort for high impact movements. They come in a variety of colours but the green and pink are super cute.

 

MyProtein Cacao Powder

Food favourite of the month! Organic Cocao Powder from MyProtein. This is great for baking with, adding to natural yogurt, protein, ice cream etc, to add a bit of chocolatey flavour. It is full of antioxidants, and has the added health benefits of protein and calcium! A must have for chocolate lovers!

 

LOVE ISLAND!!

Last but not least, what’s summer without Love Island? I love being able to sit down every night to some easy watching TV. Definitely my favourite of the month 🙂

 

Let me know your opinion if you try any of these, or if you know of things i would love but haven’t mentioned. Comment below 🙂

 

Fiona x

Hello world!

Hello!

As I’m sure you are aware, I’m pretty new to the world of blogging. Writing this post is proving very difficult and if I have to start again one more time, I think I might go crazy! But this is something I have wanted to do for a long time now and if I keep putting it off, I’ll never do it. Which I know I would regret one day.

So,

This is me

I like to think of myself as a positive person, and my reason for starting this blog is to help spread positivity and bring people to the realisation that no matter what type of person you are or whatever lifestyle you live, it is never too late to make the changes you want in your life.

I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Type 1 Diabetic. (No, not the kind that you get from “eating too much sugar”) Unfortunately, it is an auto immune disease which my lifestyle had no control over, I was just unlucky to develop it as a teen.

Anyway, for someone as young as myself, it definitely didn’t take me long to realise that life is too short. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again (especially on here as I live by this quote) I’ve been through some extremely tough times. There has been some huge bumps in the road. But long story short… There isn’t a pause button on life.

Before I go off on one of my famous rambles I’ll put a full stop here. I intend to fill this blog with positivity, workout plans and fun ideas, gym fashion/product favourites, my fav healthy snacks and meals and my daily adventures.

My intention here is simply to inspire.

I hope you follow along.

Fiona x