Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Back to running

I now finally have something to train for!
I will be running the Brighton Marathon in aid of Born Free on April 11th 2011. Please help me raise as much money as possible for this great cause!

To help me train I have finally purchased the Nike+ gizmo that I have been after forever!

I plan to run four times a week doing one hour long run, one speed interval run, one long run, and a mediumish run!

I can't wait to get back into running as I have really missed it! I'll be keeping you up to date with my progress

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Power Balance®,

The guys at Power Balance®, have sent me a Power Balance band to review.

"Power Balance® is a performance technology that uses holograms embedded with frequencies that react positively with your body's natural energy field."

The Power Balance® website has loads of testimonials on how Power Balance worked for those people, improving their strength, flexibility and balance. The hologram doesn't need to be touching your body to work, its just has to be within a few inches of your body. They are long lasting, said to last 'indefinitly'. I have never worn or used a product before that I have been asked so many questions about! Everyone seems interested in wether or not it is a fad or does it really work? 

I genuinely do feel different whilst wearing my Power Balance® band and if it did turn out to be a placebo...its is working well as one. Unrelated to strength, power and flexibility, I first wore the band when I was experiencing terrible period pains, within ten minutes of putting the band more period pains! I would pay a large amount of money for that!

The Power Balance band is my new favourite accessory that I will not leave the house without!

The bands retail at £29.99 you can purchase one by clicking HERE

Please note, the website is a counterfeit site selling products that do not work, please do not visit this site!

Monday, 25 October 2010

WaterWorks-Diary of an Instructor

It looks like I didn't have to take too much time out of teaching WaterWorks due to the move...I'm now back in the game! Yay!
Todays class was to a completely new bunch of aqua ladies, and yes, wait for it...gents too! Ok, gent, singular, but still thats a first for me!
It was nice having a fresh start and teaching to people who don't know me or WaterWorks. I knew something was going right when I looked around and the pool was full of smiles....when I looked to the swimming lane of the pool there were actually three men copying me also, Im telling my self that this was because they were so desperate to join in and not because they were taking the mick!

So, what did they like about the class? 
-The choreography! One lady told me at the end that it was nice to so an aqua class with no knee repeaters, glad I could be of service!
-A slightly different response to the music than what I have had previously to quote one of the ladies 'I hate that Justin Timberlake', but at least it wasn't a negative response.
-The final bit of feedback was that they :) I think I shocked them into liking me due to being completely over-enthusiastic! Such lovely comments for the participants who laughed at my completely unfunny jokes the whole way through!

A quick bit about my growth as a WaterWorks instructor: 
Having watched my assessment video back I realised I had ALOT to work on, I've been practising the chore in front of the mirror and think it has really paid off, I felt that I performed all my moves with much more control and strength as opposed to how I performed in my video, I also worked on talking less and using more useful cues which actually made teaching a bit easier as teaching on poolside is infact very physically challenging. I know there is still room for improvement and I look forward to continue improving and 'Riding the wave of change!'

Friday, 22 October 2010

Maxitone Sculptress bars

I have recently recieved some Maxitone Sculptress Bars,
"These high protein bars will take hold of your appetite, providing a tasty snack that will not only fill you up and reduce cravings but support your metabolism too. With good fat CLA, green tea and guarana to increase fat loss these bars are in a super convenient format to keep you on track towards your goals."

I was really excited to get them and try them as I think they would really benefit me, especially as they are chocolate flavoured and i LOVE chocolate. Unfortunately, I don't like all chocolate, these ones are dark chocolate flavoured. I must say, these are the first Maxitone product that I actually don't like! I can eat them, but ut has to be in stages. Peoples tastes vary so don't be afraid to try them out, there is currently an offer on them on the Maxitone website. Check it out HERE. They are also available in chocolate orange flavour, which I will try next!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Fitness Frocks 5

Finally I have something to match my yellow Body Combat wraps, and not only is it just a yellow sports is also a reversible one! Two tops in one! The other side is white with a yellow NIKE tick on it. 

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WaterWorks 3

At Fitness Fiesta i got to take part in WaterWorks 3! I havn't even seen two yet!
 It was a really enjoyable class, we did it all with woggles, noodles if your being picky...or 'toys' if you Damon :)
Its a brilliant release, so when it is launched make sure you get to your nearest class!
The music is awesome, I sang along the whole way through, there are new moves and a really hard core track. Thats as in a track that is hard on your core. Watch out for the directional changes, and an extremely wavy track 5!

Happy Splashing!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Fitness Fiesta!

I have just come back from an absolutely wicked weekend at Fitness Fiesta in Camber Sands. Fitness Fanatics and fitness novices alike flocked to Pontins at Camber Sands for a weekend of blood, sweat and tears (minus the blood.) We stayed in the most basic of basic rooms, think bunk beds, no shower head, pre paid electricity which just switches off when you run out, furniture that MUST be from the 70s, single glazed windows and walls pretty much made of cardboard! Noice! (there are luxury rooms available!)

Day 1
We arrived to take part in BODYCOMBAT™ with Justin Riley, followed by Zumba. Combat was awesome, its great to see the presenters and to go over some of the old Combat tracks.

I wish I could say the same about Zumba. It was absolute shambles! I was right at the front, didn't have a clue what I was doing as there was no ques, visual or verbal no teaching points and by the time you have got any where near close to performing the move that she was doing, it changed. Not a good Zumba experience at all...coming from someone who really enjoys Zumba normally. 

We chilled out the rest of that night, with Pizza in our shack to prepare us for the following day.
Day 2
8am BODYPUMP™ with Justin Riley. Awesome. End of.

10.30 am Body Combat with Justin and Lee.
We then thought we were doing our booked Blast fx class...realised we weren't and left as we were not meant to be in there! Jo Parry's Bootylicious party was fantastic! Its such a shame her mic kept cutting out on her because she really was brilliant!

WaterWorks 3 followed for me where I finally got to meet Damon Phipps-Newman, the joint programme director with Jenny. He taught a brilliant Water Works class which I really enjoyed, it seemed to last about 10 minutes! Time flies when your having fun eh!I also met Jennys gooorgeous little girl.
Finishing off with BODYATTACK™ presented by Vanessa labort and Nimah McGuirk, two gals you can always count on for an amazing I made it through I will never know!
I didn't get myself a mat for this part and was slipping too much on my sweat...soooooo I took piccys instead.
 That finished it for that day, back to our room we went to get dolled up for a yummy dinner in Simply Italian.

Day 3
Another 8am start, this time kicking it off with Body Step, again with Vanessa, and again, a brilliant class. By the end of this my legs were beginning to give up, but of course i wasn't about to take my weights down in Body Pump! To finish off our weekend we went to BODYBALANCE™ presented by Niamh. The perfect end to a fab weekend. Arriving back at home I was so so drained both physically and mentally, but I have got plenty of time to recover befor the next one in March! BRING IT ON!!