• Fitness,  Motivation,  Strength Training

    Get your fitness motivation back..

    You’ve looked in the fridge, you’ve looked under your bed and you’ve even checked your car boot, your fitness motivation is nowhere to be seen. It happens to all of us, even the people you least expect it from: personal trainers. I have been training in the gym for about 4 years and have always been super motivated ever since I started. However, recently I have felt the need to force myself to stay late and get my workouts done, while before I would have waited impatiently all day for my time to train. So, when this happens, how do we get stuck into it again?  First of all, do…

  • Fitness,  Olympic Lifting,  Strength,  Strength Training

    Why you should train Olympic Lifts..

    Here it is.. a post about why I train Olympic lifts and why I love them so much.  First of all, there is a difference between weightlifting and Olympic lifting. The former refers to lifting any kind of weights such as barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells; the latter consists in performing two lifts specifically: the SNATCH and the CLEAND AND JERK. These lifts include complex explosive motions and they are technically very challenging. I have used the amazing Lidia Valentín, Olympic , World and European Champion, to illustrate the two Olympic lifts as her technique is one to learn from! As a brief introduction, a snatch involves bringing the weight from the ground…

  • Adventure,  Fitness,  Strength

    Kilimanjaro – Climbing the Roof of Africa..

    After exactly a year of reaching the summit, I have decided to start my blog writing about the amazing experience that has been climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and about how it has changed my life and helped me get to where I am now. Mount Kilimanjaro is the largest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 metres above sea level. It is a dormant volcano with three volcanic cones known as Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira and it is situated in Tanzania. In all honesty, climbing Kilimanjaro was never on my bucket list but one evening a good friend of mine were chilling with a glass…