What workout is best for you?
This can be a really hard question to answer.
The good news is it can be done. Caroline and I really believe that finding the best workout for YOU comes down to asking yourself just 2 questions.
1. What type of Exercise do I enjoy?
2. What are my fitness/health goals?
When you realize what kind of movement/ exercise you find most enjoyable and combine that with the goals you want to achieve you can have a better understanding of what to look for in a class or fitness regimen.
We are here to give you guys as much information as possible about tons of different studios and health trends so that after answering those 2 simple questions you can find the right solution for you.
For example: (adrienne here)
What I love in a workout: I grew up dancing. For me the exercise I enjoy the most includes rhythmic movements and stretches.
My fitness goal: stay lean and tone my body, I am not looking to add a lot of muscle or or lose any weight. I workout to feel good and tone up.
So it makes complete sense why I love workouts like Barre, yoga, and spin class the most.
Your goal might be training for a marathon, losing weight, gaining weight, improving your cardio or just your overall health. Whatever it may be the ultimate key to reaching your goals is finding an effective workout that combines your goals, with being enjoyable for you. If you are not having fun than you won’t be motivated to get up for that early morning class and will inevitably give up your routine. Snap out of that cycle! We are here to help give you a better understanding of tons of different workouts so you can quickly find what works the very best for you.
Squat PB! I finally stopped wearing mittens on my knees! (SBD sleeves arrived!)
The Gym Group's "new" central gym in Clayton Square is the old EasyGym with new colours and cringe-worthy motivation quotes on the walls. The machines are mostly decent and there's a good range, but they've done nothing to fix the original issues with the gym: a lack of black weight plates (as opposed to the chunky crossfit ones) and low weight stacks for the cable machines. If you want to lift heavy, you're going to find it difficult. Loading more than 250kg of crossfit plates onto the leg press machine, for example, is impossible.
These problems become more frustrating now that the gym has been taken over by a company with two other branches in Liverpool that charge £6/month less!
I expect to see their membership gradually dwindle as people realise they're being taken for a mug.
Oh, and they've got rid of one of the stack leg press machines to make room for a device that will tell you exactly how much muscle mass you've lost not being able to lift heavy.
I was on the verge of cancelling my membership when they announced it was being taken over so I held off to see if they made improvements. There was an opportunity to make it the best value gym in the city, but they sadly missed the mark.
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It’s that time of year. The one where you panic trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list for Christmas. 🎁🎄
We know that feeling all too well.
For me I especially struggle to find gifts for guys.
Sooooo to help you (and myself) out I created a little gift guide of 12 gender neutral gifts at 12 different price points so no matter who you’re shopping for or what your budget may be, you can find them something they will love. ❤️ ~
Check it out and let us know what are your go to gifts for family and friends!!! ❤️FW
abandoned me for the day 😩 sad I know. But good news is I used my alone time to pick a studio I’ve been dying to try before she drags me to F45 tomorrow.... Today I made sure to get my stretch in while checking out Studio 6 in Preston Hollow.
This full body workout incorporates tons of equipment along with the reformer machine throughout 50 min. It had my arms and abs on 🔥. Check out what I loved and what was not so great about Studio six in my full review! Link up in bio now ✨
One of my BEST purchases in 2018 was a good solid ✨foam roller✨
I invested in one with lots of ridges to help release lactic acid (muscle soreness) pre and post workout and I’m sooo glad I did! 😍
Every night while I watch a TV show or scroll through my phone, I spend about 15 min with this baby. It’s helped not only with my recovery but also my back pain! WIN! WIN! 🎁They make great gifts for the holidays ( or for yourself 😉) -
HONESTLY- if you dont foam roll then WYD?! 🤔
Get one for you, your mom, your boyfriend, your dog. Everyone needs one. -
Mine is from @lululemon
and is still available for $58 but you can pick them up at target for as little as $20!
P.S. We’ll be talking other great holiday gifts later this week so stay tuned 😘😘 FW
It’s long awaited, for those of you that know me IRL, you know I was a full on @soulcycle
JUNKIE for the longest time. 🤤
Now I’ve temporarily given up my addiction to try out other places, but I still believe in the MAGIC🔮 that is Soul Cycle. I know I sound pathetic and I don’t even care. This place has my ❤️ the way nothing else but ice cream and pure barre does. I wrote a whole blog explaining why I think soul cycle stands out in the field; but also why the crazy price tag keeps me from going. If you’ve ever thought about trying it or you just want to know the tea on the place they call a cult... check it out! Link in bio 😉 -
Have you tried Soul cycle?!
After taking some time off for thanksgiving we got back to working out this week and we’re SOOO sore. So yesterday I (adrienne) decided it was time @carolineofe
face her fears and freeze her lil bum off. In an effort to help a sister out, We headed to @cryo1one
to try cryotherapy and although Caroline hated me in the moment she woke up feeling so refreshed this morning I think I’ve converted her! If you’ve ever been curious to try cryotherapy and see what all the hype is about check out the link in our bio!
New blog post 🌈 this week I share my favourite fitness classes 💪🏼 here I am looking a little shiny after a class at @moveyourframe
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🍁🦃🍽 from Fitnesswitnessed ❤️
The holidays are a super fun but if you’ve got some serious health goals it can feel so derailing. This week @carolineofe
Is off with her husbands’ family so @stopandsmellthelilyrose
and I are breaking down our tips for staying healthy-ish during the holiday season.
1. Enjoy the holiday dishes guilt free but be aware so you don’t over eat. Don’t starve yourself until dinner. Rather eat a hearty breakfast and snacks until dinner so you don’t gorge yourself and feel awful after.
2. Go on a walk post heavy meals and invite a family member you’ve been wanting to catch up with to go with you! It will make you feel good, and might even get you out of helping with the dishes ( just don’t tell mom) 🤫
3. Pack your own healthy snacks! Sometimes where your visiting might not have any health options, and it makes me not feel good when I eat junk for days on end. Enjoy what you want to, but don’t feel pressured to eat everything. Supplement some of your own snacks, so you can feel good while you enjoy family!
You guys, lets be real, packing sucks, traveling in general is not anything to get excited about. While we love our destinations getting there is always such a pain, and worse, really expensive. We’ve come up with a few tricks over the years that help to make it bearable. What we’ve learned in a nut shell? Pretend your a boy scout and BE PREPARED. It always makes taking it on the road, so much more fun. Link in bio for our top tips on how to prep for travel so the only thing you have to worry about this thanksgiving is grandma asking if you have a boyfriend yet.
Looking to burn a TON of calories before that Turkey 🦃 Day feast? @orangetheory
has got you covered! Adrienne and I had a blast, learned a lot about our heart rates, and left pooped(in a good way💩). This technology based workout is so cool, and their science backed workouts will keep you burning calories long after you leave. 🙌🏻💪🏻 They are even offering classes early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day so you can get a last minute burn in before the food comma 😉 go tap that link for the full review and comment below what your favorite version of cardio is⬇️⬇️⬇️
Life over the last month for me (@adriennegrey
) has been a little unusual. My new normal has been all about chillin in my pajamas and staying in. One month ago after going to the hospital I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre an auto immune disease that attacked my nerve system, causing numbness, weakness, and tingling throughout my body. Now in recovery I spend the majority of my time sleeping and trying my best to stay warm to avoid losing feeling in my legs. 😨😴 I wrote a blog post sharing my experience and what life is like now! Link is up in the bio so go check it out if you wanna know the whole story and what has been going on since.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURE TIME MOTHERFUCKERS!! The Iron Beaver blog is going to feature gym reviews, hiking reviews and excursions for health and wellness in 2019. I'm looking for some cool randos that might want to hang with me and help me take some b roll. Check it out, think about it. Maybe get on my crew list... ➡️ SWIPE THROUGH #adventure #gymreviews #Utah #slc
💥 It’s Friday 💥 One thing we love as much as every other girl is our @lululemon.
Call us basic, but this stuff has filled up every birthday and Christmas list for YEARS. ❤️ Its over those many years and through many pairs of leggings, that we’ve learned which pieces we can trust to hold off the stink no matter how much we sweat. What performs and what doesn’t. Which pieces hold the test of time despite the fact that we’ve chunked them in the washer (and dryer 🙊 oops) a few too many times. We put together an outfit featuring 3 of our absolute MUST HAVES.
For us it’s all about the versatility and durability of pieces. ⬇️
What’s your fav Lululemon staple?!
Link in bio for our fav 3 lulu items and where to shop them 😘😘😘
This morning we hopped on the bike @theridehouse
🚲 to check out their 45 min rhythmic spin class and we were not disappointed 😍 This place is super cute, has a second studio for TRX class and foam rolling +stretching. The concert like spin studio helped to energize the room while we tapped it back in a Throwback theme ride. @ridewithkarla
Lead the group in fabulous style and we were LIVING for it for all 45 min. Full review up on fitnesswitnessed.com now, link in bio!
Never having to wait for equipment means never having to wait to meet your goals! #SnapToIt
Our mission is showing you guys what health and wellness trends are actually worth your time and 🤑. We’ve always believed in knowing where to spend 💸and where to save.💰 So on that topic we are talking all things BEAUTY 💁🏼♀️ 💅🏼🧖🏼♀️ our favorite #skincare
products! The best part is they are all UNDER $20! Everything you need to have a solo Saturday and do it up RIGHT- 😋 All on a budget! Link in the bio or go to fitnesswitnessed.com ❤️ -
What cheap products are we missing out on?! Let us know your favorites⬇️⬇️⬇️
We woke up to below freezing temps and FREAKED. 😨❄️@blackswanyogadallas
came in to save the day with a 90 degree hot, Power Yoga class that brought some burn 🔥With some heat back we flowed our way through this quick paced class! Our amazing instructor @addisonprescott
got our day started off with some cardi B and we aren’t complaining! Thanks to her constant humor throughout class we had so much fun! 😂 The mood of the beautiful studio lifted our spirits for the busy day ahead! Full review up now so click the link in bio to check it all out! 🎉❤️
We’ve got a new review for you guys and this one is special 😍🎉 @adrienne_grey
actually TEACHES this class! She’s spilling everything you need to know about @pure_barre
the original barre class!!!! A year and a half ago I fell in love with Pure Barre it’s all about little ranges of motion that pack a BIG punch. The combo of building lean toned muscle and flexibility training leaves you with some AWESOME results! It’s musically driven and all about that core (our fav)! We’ve got the full review with everything you need to know about the studio experience, what to wear, and pricing options all on the blog now! Go check it out 👏🏼😍 link in bio!
It’s fall y’all! 🍂🍁With the cooler darker weather here, we just want to stay in, watch movies, and eat! 😋😛 In an attempt to get moving, rather than heading straight to cardio we decided to slow things down and hit up @corepoweryoga
for a deep stretch that alleviated all of our soreness! We went to a beginner vinyasa flow and by the end felt like whole new girlies! 💁🏼♀️Our class and instructor were super warm and inviting and the facilities were A+! 😍Wearing our fav @kora.fitness
tops we felt like super hero’s diving into downward dog for this hour long sweat sesh! With a ton of class’s to chose from, CPY offers everything from classic yoga to cardio/burn🔥 classes! If your looking for a yoga studio to call home @corepoweryoga
is a place you HAVE to check out! For the full review and more pics of the adorable studio check out our full blog post! Link in bio 😘
3 months of hardly any workouts! Since I moved it’s been so busy plus I signed up for Orange Theory and their opening was delayed a couple months. It feels really great to be back working out. It’s different than what I was use to a F45, but has some aspects that are similar. The one thing that is the same is that it’s a class so you feel more motivated to do the work. If I go to the gym on my own, I don’t push myself. I’m a bit competitive so I like at least trying to keep up with others when they are working out. The differences between the two are F45 has a lot more weights and you can go much heavier if you want. They also have a big variety of exercises in short high intensity intervals that push you to your limit in 45mins. Orange Theory is about 30min of cardio on a treadmill that is done in intervals. Then 30 mins of weights and the rowers. I was definitely apprehensive about the treadmill as I hate straight running like that. But so far i think the way they do the intervals has kept it interesting. Plus I see it as a challenge for myself to learn to run for longer periods. So honestly I miss F45 but I’m willing to try Orange Theory and try learning to do something I’m not good at. But so far I’m loving feeling that after workout high! It’s been too long!!
brought to you by 36 tabata rounds at The Athletic House!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 @strivelife
must've had a sporty woman like me in mind when the created "The Grind". It was a completely gratifying workout with so many fitness and athletic elements. Coach @morgan.branch
had me five minutes in when he dropped the footwork drills and Biggie Smalls 👣🎶 And things only got better from there! .
Highlights aside from the wicked playlist and gun show:
▪ the most varied and intentional warm up I've done in a class
▪ a challenging, athletic-style workout with direct application to my sprinting
▪ very cool community vibe .
Reach out if you wanna join me next time! (Not sponsored. I just appreciate a great spaces and workouts) 😉.
Outtake from last weekends body weight work out! Slick floor bridge curls are not as easy as I thought they looked let's say that 😅 #GYMBROS
w/ me and @mr_official_forrest
Fitfoodie reviews: @kxulondon
BURN class. They offer a few classes at KXU throughout the week. I ended up trying the burn class and I loved it! It was very challenging. It’s by far the best barre class I have tried in london so far, and it left me feeling sore the next day (which is a good thing!!) The class was a combination of traditional barre with some dynamic pilates movements and cardio. For example we did exercises combining burpees with pliés. If you are a newbie to barre, paola’s body barre also offers a more traditional barre class with less cardio. The only negative from the class was that it was over crowded, so there wasn’t a lot of space to move around the barre. KXU has an amazing facility, so it made it more enjoyable. I picked up a juice from their cafe after the class 😋 I’m looking forward to trying KXU’s own classes too.
Third space - City
Price per month: £165 (for one club)
Membership options: Rolling Monthly only
I have never in my life seen a more beautiful gym. Three weeks after opening it remains absolutely pristine; and honestly smells like a spa 🤤 .
Upon arrival I was informed that Jason was going to be a few minutes late, and as compensation for my time I was offered a protein shake(which I Obvs accepted- see snickers photo above). Jason then arrived, went through my goals/the type of workouts I like to do and suggested what might be good for me.
Similar to GymBox these guys are still pretty empty. They had only 3 people in their pool at 1pm, and there was ample space on their gym floor/running machines. Their changing rooms had everything you would need- makeup remover, deodorant, hairdryers and straighteners, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. The full shabang ⚡️⚡️
However, the thing that sets this studio apart from any normal gym is their altitude centre. Yep. They have an altitude centre, which after inductions you can use WHENEVER YOU WANT! This includes a running machine, cycling machine and a skateboard/snowboard machine. (Post not long enough to go through benefits of training at altitude but can do another post on this another time!) With over 150 classes a week, I think this gym might have everything.... oh and did I mention they had an automated foam roller, because what screams good service more than a machine stretching you?
Ps me and @aparmiter27
doing a third space class together on Thursday, look out for my post on that!!