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9 Sep 2014

Top 5 Fitness Apps




Something a little different from me today but I thought this would be a blog post I would click onto to read about.

So I'm going to share with you my top pics for fitness apps!




My Fitness Pal. This one is a great app for tracking your daily calorie intake, recording your workouts and water intake! You can also sign up and share all of your bits and pieces with other people to keep you honest or to help you along your way for some encouragement. For any of you that own a FitBit, you can also sync your workout info to the app. 



Map My Run. This is my go to app to track my distance when I take my dog for a walk. You can add playlists into the app so you can have your favourite music pumping while you tread the pavement. I like how it gives you updates throughout the workout, letting you know once you've completed each km and how fast you are going.
You can then save your workouts once you are done and it will email you a weekly statement of how far you've walked and the calories you have burnt.



The 7 Minute Workout. This is my number one favourite at the moment. The 7 minute workout is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout. 30 seconds of 12 different workouts (star jumps, squats, push ups, planks etc) with 10 seconds of rest in between. You go as hard and fast as you can for the time you get for maximum results. You might sit there thinking 7 minutes is nowhere near enough of a workout. But believe me. You will be feeling it afterwards! I have been walking my dog for around 3-4kms beforehand then coming home and doing this workout. I am in a massive sweat afterwards. I'm loving it! I'm also super keen to pull off a proper push up! (this girl has no upper body strength)




Zombies, Run! 5k Training. Let me put it out there straight away. I'm no runner. Like really. I can't run. At all. But I really want to learn. 
This app is SO much fun!! I had downloaded the couch to 5k app a long while ago and they start off with 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking. I couldn't complete it. (told you I was no runner)
For those of you out there that struggle big time with running but want somewhere to start. GET THIS APP! The first day starts with a 10 minute brisk walk then moves onto 60 seconds of walking and 15 seconds of slow running. It really does start off for the zero running experience newbie. I was able to complete the first workout without stopping and completing every run in the workout! Major win for me!! All the while you get a story coming through your headphones about a zombie apocalypse. Those walking dead lovers out there will really enjoy it. You also get your music playlist playing in between so you still get the motivation from the music as well.



Zombies, Run! The follow on to the 5k training. Now I haven't actually finished the training app as yet but I purchased the full running app for when I do! After you have finished the training to become a "runner" (in the zombie apocalypse world, a runner leaves the secure camp to go out and find food and supplies to survive) you are let loose in the real world to help collect critical supplies and you must avoid the zombie hoards! 

The description sets the scene amazingly. "You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You've barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they're everywhere! Zombies. There's only one thing you can do: RUN! 


I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a different blog post from me today. As my blog name suggests, it's going to be an eclectic mash up (or clash) of bits and bobs that I feel passionate about and what I enjoy reading. 
Does anyone else use any of these apps? Any you would recommend?

Xx

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9 Sep 2014

Top 5 Fitness Apps




Something a little different from me today but I thought this would be a blog post I would click onto to read about.

So I'm going to share with you my top pics for fitness apps!




My Fitness Pal. This one is a great app for tracking your daily calorie intake, recording your workouts and water intake! You can also sign up and share all of your bits and pieces with other people to keep you honest or to help you along your way for some encouragement. For any of you that own a FitBit, you can also sync your workout info to the app. 



Map My Run. This is my go to app to track my distance when I take my dog for a walk. You can add playlists into the app so you can have your favourite music pumping while you tread the pavement. I like how it gives you updates throughout the workout, letting you know once you've completed each km and how fast you are going.
You can then save your workouts once you are done and it will email you a weekly statement of how far you've walked and the calories you have burnt.



The 7 Minute Workout. This is my number one favourite at the moment. The 7 minute workout is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout. 30 seconds of 12 different workouts (star jumps, squats, push ups, planks etc) with 10 seconds of rest in between. You go as hard and fast as you can for the time you get for maximum results. You might sit there thinking 7 minutes is nowhere near enough of a workout. But believe me. You will be feeling it afterwards! I have been walking my dog for around 3-4kms beforehand then coming home and doing this workout. I am in a massive sweat afterwards. I'm loving it! I'm also super keen to pull off a proper push up! (this girl has no upper body strength)




Zombies, Run! 5k Training. Let me put it out there straight away. I'm no runner. Like really. I can't run. At all. But I really want to learn. 
This app is SO much fun!! I had downloaded the couch to 5k app a long while ago and they start off with 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking. I couldn't complete it. (told you I was no runner)
For those of you out there that struggle big time with running but want somewhere to start. GET THIS APP! The first day starts with a 10 minute brisk walk then moves onto 60 seconds of walking and 15 seconds of slow running. It really does start off for the zero running experience newbie. I was able to complete the first workout without stopping and completing every run in the workout! Major win for me!! All the while you get a story coming through your headphones about a zombie apocalypse. Those walking dead lovers out there will really enjoy it. You also get your music playlist playing in between so you still get the motivation from the music as well.



Zombies, Run! The follow on to the 5k training. Now I haven't actually finished the training app as yet but I purchased the full running app for when I do! After you have finished the training to become a "runner" (in the zombie apocalypse world, a runner leaves the secure camp to go out and find food and supplies to survive) you are let loose in the real world to help collect critical supplies and you must avoid the zombie hoards! 

The description sets the scene amazingly. "You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You've barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they're everywhere! Zombies. There's only one thing you can do: RUN! 


I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a different blog post from me today. As my blog name suggests, it's going to be an eclectic mash up (or clash) of bits and bobs that I feel passionate about and what I enjoy reading. 
Does anyone else use any of these apps? Any you would recommend?

Xx

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