Category Archives: Inspiration/Motivation

Workout Song Of The Day: Dance The Way I Feel

First up: I have absolutely no idea what this video is about. While I’m writing this is actually the first time I’ve ever seen it.

It’s super sad to know that the singer of this band actually committed suicide a few years ago. RIP Charles Haddon.

Dance The Way I Feel – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

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Workout Song Of The Day: Braveheart

This sounds a lot like a Havana Brown song to me. Maybe it’s just me…

Braveheart – Neon Jungle

Inspiration: Some of my favourite fitness Instagrams

I really love Instagram. It’s such a great source of inspiration and creativity and I can definitely say I use it a lot more than Facebook, particularly as a tool to motivate me to get out of bed in the morning when I feel like just sleeping in instead of working out. While we all know the big companies like Women’s Health and Lorna Jane have some great fitness inspiration, below are just a few of my favourite Instagram accounts featuring real life and (mostly) unretouched fitspo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@mshelllll – Michelle Davis

I love people with a great sense of humour and a simple desire to be badass. Michelle is definitely one of those people. Her dedication and attitude have made her one of the better known faces around Instagram and the fitness world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@sugarandspice – Georgina

Georgina is an Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete who posts loads of great workout videos and tips.

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Workout Song Of The Day: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat

There’s got to be some level of irony in this song being my workout/gym song of the day when it’s so far from a fitness themed song. It’s such a classic song though, and the video/event is sort of like Zumba on steroids…

Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris remix) – Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr & Beardyman

Workout Song Of The Day: Gettin’ Over You

On my gym/workout playlist on Spotify, I actually have the version without Fergie. I added the wrong one accidentally, and I’ve got to say Fergie really makes this song!

Gettin’ Over You – David Guetta & Chris Willis ft. Fergie & LMFAO

Inspiration: Rebekah Tiler, 15yr old Olympic weightlifter

Image: BBC

This is Rebekah Tiler. She’s 15, and has been competing in Olympic weightlifting since she was 11. By 2013 (when she was just 14), she’d broken almost 50 British records at the Tri-nations championships, held in Sweden.

Rebekah is headed for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and further to the 2020 Olympic games. Her coach, Eddie Halstead, first saw Rebekah at a “kiddies’ competition in the North-East” and thinks she is definitely in with a chance for a medal at the 2020 games. “She’s the best talent I’ve seen in a very long time,” says Halstead. It’s obvious Great Britain agrees, as there are plenty of videos, news articles and stories boasting about Rebekah and her journey. 

Earlier this month, Rebekah competed at the European Youth Championships in Poland, where she had to compete is the under-17 69kg category as there was no under-15 category. She won the snatch with a 93kg lift, won a silver for a 115kg clean and jerk and won silver overall.

“It doesn’t matter what people think about you,” says Tiler.

I personally think Rebekah is so inspiring as it would have taken serious guts to so wholeheartedly pursue a sport that would seem a little bit crazy to others her age/gender. By doing so though, she has inspired her family to join in, and given the sport a boost across Great Britain and beyond.

You can find out more about Rebekah in the videos below, on her Twitter page or on her GB Weightlifting profile.

 

Workout Song Of The Day: Get Shaky

Get shaky, get it done!

Get Shaky – The Ian Carey Project

Workout Song Of The Day: Vitriol

This song is definitely up there with some of my favourites. Got to love Australian talent!

Vitriol – Bluejuice

Workout Song Of The Day: Audacity Of Huge

An oldie but a goodie….

Audacity Of Huge – Simian Mobile Disco

Workout Song Of The Day: Rat A Tat

Save Rock and Roll has become one of the staple albums in my life. I loved Fall Out Boy’s first album, got lost along the way and now am in love with them all over again.

I am only about 75% sold on Courtney Love in this song, but it’s a good song for the gym and a good song in general, so here it is….

Rat A Tat – Fall Out Boy ft. Courtney Love

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