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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“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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Get a Thor God Bod

With Marvel Studios latest super film Thor: Ragnarok hitting the big screen this autumn, I turned to Personal Trainer Ben Mudge, who is basically mini Thor, to ask how to get the God Bod. When I say “mini Thor”, I mean…actual Thor. Ben is isn’t far off Chris Hemsworth in muscle mass and looks, but he’s also fighting a super hero battle with Cystic Fibrosis. I’ve been following Ben on social media for a while and I got the chance to talk to the him about how to get a God bod. Thor! You must get people doing a double take when…

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