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Kaisa Larkas- POP Fitness Expert of the month

May 8, 2015

I met Kaisa through my blogging friend Alice Harold (who I have guest posting for us next month).

A few months after I had my second child Alice had a series about inspirational women and Kaisa was one of them. Kaisa’s blog was the first honest and open impression I had of people who just made fitness work for them, if that makes sense.

She had this ability to fit runs into her days and to perform home workouts around work and kids and general busyness which started to really change my views about living a  healthy lifestyle. Seeing this inspiration and motivation was super, especially as I was at home with two kids under three everyday of the week. I felt suitably driven to become more upbeat.

I also struggled emotionally( a mixture of post natal depression and a delayed onset of grief from losing my Dad at a young age) after our second child was born so Kaisa’s “see how it goes” and “enjoy exercise” attitude really helped on low days. Continue Reading…

Wellbeing

I have 30 minutes at the gym, what do I do?

April 24, 2015

I like to think of myself as a keen enough fitness junkie. I get such a kick out of working out with friends and at group sessions.

But put me in a gym on my own and I struggle. I look at the built guys with their arms so muscular they can barely fold them, and people doing chin ups or wall stands, and I get intimidated.

Lately I have tried to remember some of the drills I see on different workout videos, or circuits I have completed at the conditioning part of a boxing session. However I could always benefit from more structure.

Thankfully, Ian is here to show us what to do with a thirty minute window at the gym

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