Supersize Geek

My boyfriend walked into the bedroom with a black cooler bag saying “He’s been, he’s been!” It wasn’t Christmas though, it was just a regular Monday morning. But it was my first day trying Fresh Fitness Food for a week. I responded to him with a ‘Yay!’ before explaining that these were for me, not for him. That didn’t go down very well. Fresh Fitness Food deliver prepared meals to your door that are catered (literally) to your fitness goals. So if you want to bulk up, there’s a plan for that. Or if you want to slim down, there’s…

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12 weeks to be a strong man?

Strength building workouts that make you slim down without cardio? Okay, sold. Fitness magazines and social media accounts are telling us how we can all get “PECS LIKE THESE NOW” and how to “TRIM DOWN FOR SUMMER IN 12 WEEKS” while posting inspiring pictures people like actors who are paid to get in shape for a role, or juicy fitness models who have seemingly unrealistic results for an everyday Joe.  The last few issues of a certain gents’ fitness magazine I’ve seen in my local Tesco Metro have had the words “GET BIG ARMS NOW” on the cover for the…

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Vi for Vendetta

The future is here, in your ear, and she’s telling you to run. A company called LifeBEAM labs (yep) has developed a product called Vi, which is an interactive AI personal trainer. No, this isn’t the beginning of a Black Mirror episode where anyone with a BMI over 25 is forcibly marched thin. This is a real thing, and it’s pretty nifty. Vi is a voice activated artificial intelligent personal trainer. AIPT. for short…? It’s marketed as ‘adapting to an individual’s behaviour, environment and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching ideal for entry to intermediate runners.’ So essentially, she learns, and looks stylish (in…

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Jurassic Pak

There aren’t very many men in the Venn diagram overlap of “hot Instagram Crossfitters” and “guys who bring a Homo ergaster skull to dinner”. In fact, there’s probably just my friend, Dr Francesc Gascó – aka Pakozoic. His transformation has been incredible, not only his physical one but also his online transformation into an influencer. I caught up with him in Madrid, and discussed how he juggles training, palaeontology and shirtless photoshoots. And he tricked me into eating octopus. Plus, some lovely photos by Lee Faircloth. 
Gay Times featured you earlier this year in January as you’ve broken the scientist mould –…

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“Working out…with your boyfriend.”

They say couples that lift together, stay together. And of course, I hope that’s true! But it’s not necessarily the reality. I mean, I love my boyfriend very much. But I remember a day, two years ago so vividly that it could have happened yesterday or an hour ago. A day that hopefully I am not alone in experiencing. The day my world imploded – he wanted to workout with me. Once I picked myself up of the floor and asked “what happened”, he reiterated his novel idea to me once again. A second black-out later, and I managed to…

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