Leg day anywhere

One of the biggest excuses for not exercising is not having the time to go to the gym, but what if I told you there were workouts you can do at home, in the park, anywhere..then you've got no excuse. There are so many things that you can do to keep fit without evening having to step out of your front door and they will leave you feeling like you've achieved something great, even if it is just 15 minutes each day. So I've created a short video of leg exercises you can do in a variety of places that leave you one step closer to getting fitter.

Split Squats
Bench Burpees 
Calf Raises 
Sumo Squats 
Pile Squats 
Jump Lunges 
Diamond Lunges 
Side Lunges 

You can vary the exercises, do them in reps or timed, that't the beauty of these exercises, they don't have to be boring because you can mix and match...

Tabata workout: 

20 seconds squats 
10 second rest 
20 seconds side lunges 
10 second rest 

repeat 4 times 

20 seconds sumo squats 
10 seconds rest 
20 seconds pile squats 
10 second rest


10 split squats each leg 
10 jump lunges 
10 side lunges 
10 jump lunges 
10 sumo squats 
10 jump lunges 
10 calf raises 
10 jump lunges 
10 burpees 
10 jump lunges 

Repeat 3-5 times 

Eryn x 

Where to binge on health

Health kitchens are popping up everywhere recently, which is obviously a fantastic thing and shows that times are changing, gone is the time when you want to go out for a meal and you have to choose between a KFC and a McDonalds. The Health and Fitness Kitchen in Trafford Park is my favourite place to go  (especially for the breakfast) and with their new menu launch, you need to try it too. 

So, why The Health and Fitness Kitchen? Most health restaurants I find have quite bland food, it literally is just meat and two vegetables with your classic 'sweet potato fries', the meat isn't cooked particularly well and it's not worth paying for when you can just do it yourself at home. It's not the same here. The head chef is a trained in five star French dining and with a past like that you can tell the food is going to be good. They have created some really interesting recipes such as triple threat oven baked pesto chicken and thai infused fresh tuna steak, meals you wouldn't be getting in other places similar to this. It's not just about the taste as well, they pay the most attention to detail and serve your food in ways you'd expect to get in a 5* restaurant and not in Trafford Park. 

Don't be alarmed by how spectacular it sounds though, when you walk in you get the friendliest vibe from the staff and it has the atmosphere of an American family diner. Yes, there are lots of big men in there eating, but everyone is super nice and you feel at ease instantly. Whether you're coming for a big breakfast or grabbing a box on your lunch break, it is a great place to suit everyone's needs. 

If you're looking for a place to do your meal prep for you, look no further, they've got it ALL covered. They're known for making the meals of local celebrities and players from the Sale Sharks rugby team so they know how to cook and can tailor it to your specific macro needs. It's also a great place to pick up protein treats when you're feeling a bit naughty, but they are much better for you than a standard chocolate bar. My favourite thing about it is the breakfast. It is the place to be when you want to fill your face, I tend to go for protein waffles with sausage, bacon and maple syrup....heavenly right? 

Keep up to date with all of their goings on on Instagram @thehealthandfitnesskitchen 

Eryn x 

All the gear....

Gym clothes need to be comfy, if you wear leggings that ride low, tops that rise or a sports bra that just doesn't fit you can't exercise properly. But that doesn't mean you can't look good. With the recent popularity of exercise exploding, it means there are more and more options and even normal high street stores have brought out their own gym lines. So, i've complied a list of my favourite gym items of the year so far...

Pink Soda Sport Sports Bra & Leggings @ JD Women

I love Pink Soda because the leggings are high waisted so they never fall down, plus they keep you all tucked in, and you have to get the matching top…

Adidas Hoodie @ Topshop

Adidas Bag @Adidas

Nike Bag @ John Lewis

Nike Trainers @ JD

As for the trainers, I chose the Nike Flex for weight lifting as they have a thin sole, which is better when lifting heavier weights, if you have a thick sole your legs aren't being utilised properly. The Nike Free TR are better for high impact sports such as jumping and running as they have a thicker sole to absorb shock.

Bubble coats are here to stay, however I went for a less fashionable are more useful coat to wear in the vicious UK weather at the moment. Bubble coats are made for cold weather, so they are perfect to throw on when you’re out and about between the gym.

As you may be able to tell I’m into my darker colours and plain gym gear, which is why I added the Adidas bag to add a splash of colour, plus I just thought it was quite pretty. If you click on each of the item labels under the photos you’ll be sent straight through to the item link, sports shopping has never been so easy! 

Eryn x