Keep up to date with my monthly favourites – from exercises & food to #fitspo figures!
RESISTANCE BAND EXERCISES
I love training weights & getting my dose of cardio in by rowing, treadmill intervals or a hill run, but having new exercises to add into my HIIT workouts and circuits always helps to keep me motivated. Recently I’m really enjoying resistance exercises with my circular & regular bands. Check out my Full Body Fat Burning HIIT workout to see a few resistance band moves that I love.
BOOTY BURNERS: SUMOSQUAT DEADLIFT
Hip thrusts will always be my absolute got-to exercise when I’m working on building my glutes, but recently I have incorporated a set of sumo deadlifts into my leg day session – and two days on, I’m hurting in all the right places (success!). [I performed 8 reps three times through in addition to my other weighted exercises.]
PRODUCTS & FOOD:
NIKKI B X GYMSHARK: CROSSBACK SPORTS BRA
I am guilty of waking up at 4am NZT to order this beautiful sports bra – Weird? Yes. Worth it? Definitely. This collaboration sold out within minutes, and for a good reason. Not only is the colour of this sports bra (I got red coral) one of my favourites, the design is super flattering – it literally seems to boost you up a bra size whilst being so sturdy and supportive – LOVE.
WOMEN’S BEST VEGAN PROTEIN: CHOCOLATE
For a plant-based protein, this one really exceeded my expectations. It isn’t nearly as chalky as you’d expect from a vegan protein and flavour-wise is so yum, even with water alone.
BLUE DINOSAUR PALEO BARS
YUM. It was my Mum who introduced me to these and I can confirm they are an absolute blessing to your tastebuds – your body will thank you for it too! Stacked full of superfood ingredients & nothing artificial, these guilt-free snacks are perfect as a pre-workout snack or handy for on the go.
LIZ CLAY (lizclay_)
Instagram is always full of beautiful people, but sometimes lacking an aspect of realism that I think is so important. It is so refreshing to see hardworking, strong (as hell!) and talented women on this platform like @lizclay_! She is an Australian 100m hurdler and will make you realise that your body is capable of far more than a thigh gap – this girl keeps it real and shows you that STRONG = beautiful.
MEGGAN GRUBB (meggangrubb)
Meggan is such a sweet social media figure! She’s always smiling or posting pictures of her puppy – and when she’s not, she’s posting killer instagram workouts for you to try! If you need some inspiration for your next gym session, check her out!
All images sourced via Tumblr.