5 Reasons To Use Battle Ropes

If you’re looking for an epic finisher to your workout, look no further than the battle ropes. Battle ropes are often thought of as a tool for your upper body, which they are. However, their benefits don’t end there. Battle rope workouts also recruit the muscles in your abs, back …

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Get Your Head Back In The Game

Any athlete who’s had an off-season will know the struggle of flicking that switch and getting your head back in the game. You’ve been able to eat out without weighing your food and counting every macro, you’ve caught up with friends and family for celebrations and let your hair down …

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Maria’s Avocado Protein Mousse

Have an avocado you need to use up? Don’t default to a savoury option, try it in this sweet treat instead! The other night I forgot to eat my avocado with dinner and I’m glad I did. I turned it into chocolate mousse and literally died and went to heaven. Seriously …

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My Top 10 Tips For Getting Shredded

Want to get shredded? Here are my top ten tips for how I have achieved it! 1. Measure your macros Start weighing all of your food! Never assume something is too insignificant to include. 2. Use a diet and fitness tracker Enter all of your meals and snacks for the …

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Getting Started With Your Transformation

Have you been saying year after year that this year you’ll make a change to get fitter and live more healthily? We all start the year off with gung-ho momentum wanting it to be our best yet, but after a few weeks what happens? Most people lose interest and slip …

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2017: Reflect, Reset And Refocus

As the end of the year fast approaches I find myself in a similar thought process to previous years. A huge part of my lifestyle is about honest self assessment and goal setting… How will you achieve greatness without even knowing what you’re striving for? Here are some simple tips …

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How Maria Does Peak Week

For those who follow my fitness journey on social media you’ll know I’m well into my fourth season of competing. I regularly get messages asking how I stay so motivated and make it all look so easy… Well here comes the honest truth, I struggle just as much as the …

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Prepping for a Fitness Competition

We’ve all seen images of toned, tanned and terrific fitness models across social media. These images can conjure up mixed thoughts and emotions and I often hear people ask: “What do I need to do to look like that?” So here is an insight into the life of a fitness …

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Goal Setting – The SMART Way   

As the new year draws closer, many of us will be starting to think about what we hope to achieve in it. I have fallen into the trap of making New Years resolutions many times in the past. Usually I’d find they would only last a month or two before they were forgotten …

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It’s a lifestyle – not a diet!

Despite being fit and active throughout my twenties, I never looked it. I’ve battled with my weight for as long as I can remember and have never felt comfortable in my own skin. I’ve yo-yo dieted and tried every fad that has come out to lose weight, only to pile …

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