The Best Ways To Stay Motivated To The Gym

Before we all went to the gym, we had to get ourselves motivated to go in the first place. We slowly built up our motivation until one day we had reached a point where enough was enough, and we all went out to our local gyms in search for a new way of life.

Maybe you stopped seeing motivating results as quick as you used to, or perhaps you have just got so tired of your same gym routine that you start thinking, whats the point?

So what happens when over time, that motivation just starts to fade?

Well its your duty to not let it fade and that is why I’m going to share with you some of the best ways I keep myself motivated and hopefully will keep you motivated too!

Remember why you started in the first place

What was the reason that you got up off your butt and went down to the gym in the first place?

What was that initial drive, that spark that made you want to make change?

We all might have different reasons for this, or maybe even a collection of different reasons.

My reasons were that I didn’t want to be just an average Joe, I wanted to be more than that. But also wanted to make sure that I was fit and healthy for many years to come so I could enjoy life to its full potential.

Hopefully taking a step back and just having a think about the reasons behind why you started the gym in the first place, might help you to keep moving forward and help you find reasoning in your actions again.

Look how far you’ve come not how far you have to go

Don’t be disheartened because you might not be where you want to be currently.

Take a step back and look at the progress you have already made!

Progress big or small is huge because you are better than who you were before. Not worst, not the same but better and that is an incredible achievement.

So give yourself a big pat on the back and keep moving foward.

Finding motivation on Youtube

Youtube is the home of motivation, it is literally overflowing with the stuff.

Just search for gym motivation and it will come up with some incredibly well made videos which will get you so pumped to go down to the gym that you will start to wonder why you ever even started lacking in motivation in the first place!

And if you don’t believe me, then just give this short video a watch…

Using Pinterest to motivate us

If you are not too familiar with pinterest, its a free social media platform made for people with a passion and love for ideas. If that is getting ideas for your home gym, or even filling your boards (profile pages) with motivating gym content, it is a great place to inspire you or other people.

Why not check out our pinterest page and check out all our motivational fitness related boards?

Read or Listen to audio books for motivation and knowledge

If you like to read books the old fashioned way or like me enjoys listening to audio books then this is a great way to keep you inspired and constantly motivated to go to the gym.

You may even learn something valuable which could lead to improved progression or even a happier time at the gym.

But if you are one of those people who are adamant that reading books just isn’t for them, then please give an audio book a try.

The beautiful thing about an audio book is that you can listen anywhere whilst doing anything!

The place where I get all my listening done is in my car to and from work. This time would usually involve me day dreaming listening to radio DJ’s talk rubbish for an hour but now is a time filled with motivation and knowledge all on the subject of fitness.

So if you reckon you haven’t got time to give a book a listen then think again!

If you are interested in giving a book a try but are unsure in which book to choose from then why not check out my personal favourite at the moment, The worlds fittest book.

This book is an incredible read (or listen) and I cant recommend it to you enough! It has taught me so much about fitness and how to improve myself in ways that I would have never thought about myself.

If you do want to check it out then click here, with options to get a paperback or audio book version (the version I currently own).

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Top 5 fitness trends of 2019 so far

Fitness is everywhere in 2019 and we love it!

You can’t drive a mile down the road without passing runners, cyclists, gyms or sports groups. With everybody of all shapes and sizes having a go at losing that excess winter weight or trying to pack on a bit of muscle for summer which is only just round the corner!

But with so many new and upcoming fitness trends people aren’t just going for the typical treadmill run in 2019 or even just trying the basic healthy eating approach; people are looking for more!

People are going for new approaches this year and we’re going to share them with you!

So what are the biggest fitness trends in 2019 so far?

The Keto diet

In terms of nutrition, the keto(genic) diet has been a huge talking point of 2019 so far. With constant discussions of the dietary topic on the Joe Rogan experience podcasts and a lot of big results have been claimed because of this diet.

So what is a ketogenic diet?

To try put it simply, it is a low carb, high fat diet. But a little different to a few of your other diets with similar diet structures like the Atkins diet.

The idea of the ketogenic diet is to drastically cut out all carbohydrates and replace them with fats. This in theory should creates a metabolic state in your body called Ketosis.

This process then makes it very easy for your body to burn fats for energy, creating incredible weightloss and even muscle building results, making this keto diet such a popular diet in 2019.

It apparently has many more health benefits too but I don’t want to get too caught up into it here! But if people are interested, I may take a strict keto diet and record my results in my new blogfit series and would love it if you came along for the journey.


I’m sure by now that if you’re not going down to your local box (Crossfit gym) then you would have defiantly heard people talking about Crossfit.

But if not and you’ve been living under a rock, then let me give you a quick explanation of the fast growing fitness craze.

Crossfit is very well known as the sport of fitness and for a very good reason too. With the definition of Crossfit being and I quote

A high-intensity fitness programme incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise.

This means that it involves high intensity movements, taking on everything that you would determine being associated with the word fit.

From Olympic barbell style lifting to rope climbs and sprints that will push you to your limits! And if you really do want to try and be the best at Crossfit then the winner of the Crossfit games (the annual world championship of Crossfit) is named the fittest man or woman on earth.

Now that is a title that I like the sound of!

But please note that Crossfit is a very welcoming fitness community for any ability and any age! And I cannot stress that enough!

So if you want to make some incredible results and join a welcoming Crossfit family, then why not find your local box and go down and give this fitness trend a try.

If you want to find out a little bit about my own new Crossfit journey then feel free to check out my blogfit post.

Wearable and fitness tech

Wearable fitness technology is certainly here to stay with it becoming so much more than just a fitness fad.

A few years ago questions would be asked if you were to walk round with a watch which monitors your heart rate, the steps you’ve taken and the steps you’ve climbed.

But now it has really started to break the mould with these fitness trackers becoming very aesthetically pleasing and letting you track your great results in 2019!

The Fitbit has to be my personal favourite out of all the fitness trackers so far. With it having such a slick modern look, and it looks even better than an Apple watch in my opinion.

If you are interested in purchasing a wearable fitness tracker then I would personally recommend buying one from the Fitbit range. There are lots of lots of different manufacturers of trackers but I feel this company is the most established with their only focus being fitness trackers. If you want to take a closer look at some Fitbits then feel free to click here

But with the vast majority of people having a smart phone too, fitness apps have become so in depth and a real stepping stone to us reaching our fitness goals.

Myfitnesspal, a phone app which counts your calories, macro and micro nutrients just with the scan of your foods bar code has been a huge help to me and the app is completely free!

If you want to learn more about this app, why not check out my Myfitnesspal phone app review here and see how it helped me lose consistent weight and guided me to my fitness goals!

Working out at home

Yes you heard me right, with everybody seeming to be working harder and longer every year, working out at home is becoming very eye catching for some.

With gym membership prices going up, and our free time going down, you can see why this is becoming a bit of a fitness trend in 2019.

So why not give it a try?

Especially with the highly effective but low budget workout equipment on the market nowadays, you can really get a hard hitting workout without even leaving your home!

I’ve even made a Top 5 best home workout equipment on a low budget blog post which you can check out for some great ideas!

And don’t forget about the amount of great body weight exercises you can do at home too!

So who said getting fit had to be expensive?

Active travel holidays

Laying on a sunbed by the pool and only moving to get a drink from the free bar has always seemed like the holiday that everyone loves to go on.

But now times have changed and active travel holidays are now a big up and coming style of holiday which will now see you lose a few calories instead of gain a few in your 2019 holiday.

These holidays can include activities such as walking up the mountains, kayaking across lakes, cycling through forests and even calming yoga with magnificent views to unwind after a busy day.

Often these holidays will give you healthy but yet tasty food options too, making sure that your holiday can accompany your fitness and health needs.

Why not give a trend a try?

With 2019 having many fitness trends to try, why not pick one and get involved!

We would love to hear how you get on too, so feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts and what you might give a try if you haven’t already.

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Top 5 best home workout equipment (for building muscle and burning fat) on a low budget

Gyms are expensive, and if you have got the cash then sometimes we just haven’t got the time.So sometimes a home workout is our best option and especially with the amount of low cost, highly effective equipment there is out there.So here are the best tried and tested home gym equipment at a great price so you can still get a great workout done, without even leaving your house!

1. H&S Ab Abdominal Exercise Roller With Extra Thick Knee Pad Mat

ab rollerIf you want to give yourself a real killer ab workout then this is the tool for the job. This slick ab roller with duel wheels really looks the part, but is also built very well giving you a trusty weapon to hit those abs hard!In this small bundle you also get a comfy mat to rest your knees on which I feel is a real nice touch and especially for the price.I found this product on amazon for a very fair price of £9.99 and couldn’t find it anywhere cheaperIf you’d like to take a closer look I’ll leave the link just below.

2. Body Sculpture Body Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

pull up barThere is no better way to get a bad ass back then mastering pull ups. So to be able to master them by simply hooking the bar to your door frames at home insane!Whats makes this in particular product even better is you don’t need to fix into any holes or doors. And if you are curious that if hooking this onto your door frame may cause any damage, I can say that from experience with my own at home that it really doesn’t, not even a mark!You can even place the product on the floor and use as push up grips if you wish, although i wouldn’t get this product alone for that reason.This product was found at an amazing price of £11.99 which is why it is an incredible piece of equipment to get for that sort of price!If you’d like to take a closer look I’ll leave the link just below.

3. RDX Sandbag Weight Training Power Bag with Handles & Zipper

sandbagsIf you haven’t tried sandbag training then it is a must! You can now train like a trooper right from the comfort of your own home and give yourself the workout of your life!Sandbags are perfect for circuit training and will push you to your absolute limits. With plenty of different exercises you can do with a sandbag, you really do get some great bang for your buck!I would advise getting maybe 1 or 2 sandbags of different weights depending on how strong and fit you are. But also how much you money you are willing to spend too will probably play a factor too!We will be releasing an in depth look into sandbag workouts soon so please, if you haven’t already, sign up to our free newsletter for the latest Cre8tiveclass news, special offers and competitions sandbags vary in price from £21.99-£35.99 depending on weight. These may be slightly more costly then some of the other equipment mentioned but when its a great alternative for medicine balls, Dumbbells and Barbells I feel like its worth every penny!If you’d like to take a closer look I’ll leave the link just below.

Beast Rope by Beast Gear – Speed Skipping Rope

skipping ropeAs some of you may already know, I take part in Crossfit. So to have a skipping rope in my top 5 list was a no brainer!Skipping ropes should be your go to home gym equipment if you want to quickly burn a few calories or even add into a circuit for impressive fat burning results!And for the price of ropes, you really can’t go wrong! Although you can get cheaper ropes elsewhere, and you are on a budget, I advise getting a quality made rope like this one.As this should be your favourite and perhaps your most highly used piece of home gym equipment, I feel like spending just a little bit more might go along way!You can get this rope for £12.97 which I think we can all agree is a great price for a weapon of fat destructionIf you’d like to take a closer look I’ll leave the link just below.


stepperThis 3 level stepper goes hand in hand with your sand bag so I how could I possibly leave it out? Using a weighted object (or no weight) on your shoulders, step up and down this for a very harsh leg workout! Why not try jumping on and off the platform if you want an even to make it even harder?You can even place your feet half on the edge and perform calf raises so you really will get a painful leg workout without leaving the house!This stepper can even come in as an ab worker as well , by laying on your back and with your feet placed on the stepper at your desired height. You can perform alternative ways of doing situps/crunches to add to your ab workout!This multi functional stepper is priced at £20.99 which is a great price for a piece of calf killer equipment!If you’d like to take a closer look I’ll leave the link just below.


I really hope that these pieces of home gym equipment will fit right into your home workout regime, But also without burning a hole through your wallet either.

I carefully selected this equipment because It will give you an upper body, lower body, core and even a cardio workout for significantly less then a lot of home gym equipment out there.

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BLOGFIT #2 30 Day Cold Shower Challenge

I’m sure many of you might know of how athletes take cold ice baths after some intense exercise, for various health related benefits. But do cold showers also have the same benefits? Well according to some studies a cold shower actually has the same benefits as the ice bath especially for some of us that aren’t quite top athletes just yet.

So I decided to do what any good blogger would do and face up to the challenge! By me doing this I hoped to really see what (if any) benefits could come from this. And of course see if it is worth while for you guys to participate at home.

So what are the benefits of a cold shower?

A cold shower has a surprising amount of benefits, so let’s give you a quick overview of them all.

  • Refines hair and skin– With hot water drying out your skin, it would only make sense to switch to cold water to tighten your cuticles and pores, which should in theory prevent them from getting clogged and seal them to stop any dirt getting in.
  • Makes you more alert– I feel like this one is probably the most obvious one of the bunch, alertness! When you get into a cold shower the shock of the cold will cause for an increase in breath, thus more oxygen will be inhaled. This process will get more blood circulating through your body causing you to be more awake and energetic then ever.
  • Improvement of the immune system and organs– Following on from the above point, the increase in blood circulation will cause your organs to pump more efficiently (especially the heart). This may even unblock any clogged arteries too! With everything working at a much better rate, you have a higher chance of fighting off any viruses with an improved immune system
  • Increased muscle recovery– With an increased blood circulation and the cold temperatures cooling your muscles. Your muscle recovery time will improve meaning you will have less chance of doms (delayed onset muscle soreness) and a much higher chance of getting back to the gym sooner!
  • Stimulates weight loss– I’m pretty sure everybody enjoyed seeing this one on the list, stimulates weight loss! Your brown fats (good fats) react to the cold by heating up, this will help aid you in weight loss!
  • Stress release– Because I don’t think you’re going to be able to think about anything else whilst standing in a freezing shower.

So now you’ve had an overview of some of the benefits, let’s see which benefits really did work and which ones were a freezing flop!

Week 1

The first week was COLD! It was an absolute nightmare of a week where I dreaded getting into every single shower! And as the week went on there was no improvement.

The first step in was awful, sending shivers down my spine and sending my breathing into immediate shock. My heavy breathing didn’t tend to get under control for what felt like minutes, but we’re probably talking about 30 seconds.

My experience of the cold showers in the first week wasn’t a nice one and I didn’t feel any amazing benefits flood into my life just yet, but I knew that would take a little time.

However I did feel a slight improvement in my muscle recovery getting into the second half of the week. The improvement wasn’t huge but none the less I did notice one!

Week 2

The second week pretty much followed the first, with it still being a painfully cold experience! Although as the showers continued I did manage to get my breathing under control sooner and noticed I adjusted to the cold much quicker aswell.

Something I also noticed was the pure adrenaline and rush of warmth you get once you get out the shower. It feels like I could jump straight onto a treadmill and run for miles, even though I just came back from my crossfit gym (box)!

Alertness was definalty high and muscle recovery was maintaing a steady improvement too. However getting myself to get in the cold shower still wasn’t getting much easier!

Week 3

I could tell that I had adjusted to the ways of the cold with hot showers now becoming a distant memory. My muscle recovery had significantly increased but alertness stayed pretty much the same throughout the challenge so far.

But for all the other benefits, I couldn’t really see any improvements yet. I thought that my skin and hair might be looking a little better but wasn’t sure if I was looking a little too closely and it was just exactly the same. But either way the improvements were very slight if there were any.

Week 4

The final week of the challenge. I was relieved that the challenge was coming to an end but I did have thoughts about continuing the process.

I knew that although the showering was still not an easy task, it was much easier then it was at the beggining! And that was what was making me contimplate to continue way after this challenge had finished.

This week I found to be just as tough as the third week, which was a little disheartening as I hoped it got a little easier every week. But that would have been too easy wouldn’t it?

So what was the overall outcome of the cold shower?

How many benefits did I notice?

Would I recommend you to try it?

The overview

This challenge was hard. Everything about it was hard. From the disappointing look on your girlfriends face when she sees that your mate downstairs has halved in size, yet again, due to the cold conditions. To the times you’re standing just outside the waters spray at the end of the shower tray, feeling like you’re taking a leap to your death, not just a leap into a cold shower.

But none the less I’d say that the overall outcome was a positive one and the benefits of the muscle recovery and alertness made it all a real success and worth it in the end!

I’m not too sure about the other positive benefits I first mentioned though, it’s a tricky one. I felt like my hair and skin had got better. But was that because I was just conciously looking out for it all the time?

My weight loss was very hard to track due to me dieting and exercising pretty much daily anyway so to know if the cold showering had any additional affects to losing Weight we shall never really know.

For the record I didn’t catch any colds or fall ill either during this challenge, but was that just a coincidence? Probably because I don’t normally fall ill too often so that too was a hard one to track.

Did I feel a release of stress? Well with this one I felt that I kind of did. With the adrenaline and alertness I felt when I got out of the showers, I felt ready to challenge anything and certainly didn’t feel the need to stress.

Maybe we’d know for sure if all of the orignal stated benefits worked over a longer period of time, and If I do decide to continue this then I’ll be sure to let you know!

But I would highly recommend you giving it ago and seeing which benefits work well for you!

I hope you enjoyed this special blogfit challenge post, and hope you got more fun out of reading it then I did trying it! If you could like, comment or share this post it would be greatly appreciated.

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Blogfit #1 Introduction


What is Blogfit?

Welcome to the first blogfit post. A blog which is more personal filled with milestones, challenges and a more laid back perspective of fitness through my own eyes with a more fun less serious twist on the overwhelming fitness world!

This blog will run along side our current articles which are alot more serious and straight to the point. So if you are worried this is now the only content we will now make then this is not the case!

What’s my fitness background?

I’m no expert in fitness, just a huge infusiast! I’m a twenty one year old male from England who has been performing natural weight training from the ages of fifteen to twenty. However there was some bumps in the road through car crash injuries, falling off motorbikes and some real lack of mental will at times. So although I have trained for some time my results were never as good as I sometimes hoped for, with stopping and starting again through injury playing a big part in it.

What am I currently doing?

Although weightlifting has been a big part of my fitness journey, I’ve recently parted with that and have decided to try something new. And that new thing is Crossfit. Crossfit has many incredible reviews and also some pretty poor reviews (mostly from weightlifters) which made me very intrigued to find out more about this love, hate fitness group.

Crossfits definition is as states A high-intensity fitness programme incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise. This got my attention, as I’ve always been a fan of fitness and sport, but was never specifically amazing at just one sport. I was just good at all, but not great.

So the thought of mixing in cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and even Olympic weightlifting sounded too good to be true so I dropped my weights at the gym and headed straight to the nearest box (crossfit gym).

I’ve been currently doing crossfit for over a month now and I can easily say it was the best fitness related desicion of my life. Crossfit caters for every ability, which is a truly incredible thing! But just because you might be as fit as a fiddle, and having to work alongsides novices of different shapes and sizes, doesn’t mean you don’t get worked!

They will push you harder then you could possibly push yourself, if you are willing to put in the work. But also will give you all the help and technique work you could possibly ask for without being too soft on you. You will sweat buckets and ache for days but the progress you will make is mind blowing!

This is just an introduction into my fitness life giving you a quick insight of where I am in my own fitness journey and what I have been doing. In future Blogfit posts I will be doing challenges that you too could try and updates of my fitness journey along with some of my best and worst fitness moments.

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Does dieting ever get easier?

Dieting is tough! For many it is too tough to try. For some it’s too tough to maintain. And for others it’s a painful grind. So at what point does dieting get easier if at all?

I’ve tried many diets. Some I’ve maintained for long periods of time but some I’ve also failed. But what I’ve realised is what the real road block is, is breaking the habit of poor food choices!

This road block, For me, usually comes into play at about the third to fourth week. It is the breaking point. If I manage to sustain a diet for this amount of time all of a sudden the future weeks become alot easier and all becomes alot less of a grind.

This break through is all down to breaking the bad habits I’ve adopted around eating unhealthy. Once you get the momentum of a good solid routine of healthy food choices your brain starts to forget about any alternate unhealthy ways of eating. This process is the breaking point of your diet, although it is most likely the hardest time of your diet; It is the most important!

So from my personal experience if you have struggled from maintaining diets in the past. Try put everything you’ve got into getting past that three to four week milestone, and I can promise you. You will stop battling and start working with your new diet you have set yourself up for.

If you would like any additional diet tips. Have a read of our Article it might be just what you need to keep you heading In the right direction!

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Myfitnesspal- Do I think it’s worth the hassle? (Honest review)

Myfitnesspal is a fitness app which is the absolute go to app for tracking your fitness goals. If that would be a macro nutrient goal, micro nutrient goal or even just a calorie deficit or surplus diet. Whatever your dietary tracking requirements, this app is going to be your fitness pal to help you with it!

This app will even link up with other fitness devices. For example, a fitbit. A fitbit will count your steps and will track those calories burnt and work them into your daily calorie intake etc. You can even manually type in any exercise you’ve done and calories lost and work them in. However weightlifting on the other hand will not monitor your calories, and will not work them into your daily calorie intake. But come on give the app a break, it still sounds pretty amazing right?

Well yes, even though tracking weight lifting activities is not very effective on the app, many serious weight lifters will still use the app. Because they’re on the app for their dietary needs which is just as important if not more important then just tracking a session.

So what makes it so diet effective? Being able to see what calorific and nutritional value your food has is a real eye opener and will play a crucial part in hitting your dietary goals. How do you know if you’ve got enough protein if you haven’t actually counted how much protein you’ve put into your body?

So how do you track what’s in your food? Well there is several ways to take a reading from your food. Some easier and more accurate then others but here’s a quick overview

  • Scan the barcode on your food packaging using your phone camera (In app)
  • Type in the number on your barcode
  • Search for the food on the food search bar (database)
  • Type in the nutritional information on the food packaging

All these methods will bring up the item you will be consuming or create the item you will be consuming. However how much you eat of the item will vary and may involve you weighing exactly how much you will be consuming for the most accurate results. However people do estimate but I would recommend weighing items for atleast a week or so, so you can get the feel for how things work, and how much a food weighs (I think you will be surprised with some food products).

This blog isn’t an in-depth guide into how myfitness pal works so I won’t bore you with the ins and outs of it, but I will be sure to give you a link to a good video to learn from if you haven’t yet had a go.

So no doubt about it, it all does sound like ALOT of hassle. Recording absolutly everything you put into your mouth is very time consuming and can be very tedious. So the big question is…

Is myfitnesspal worth the hassle?

In my personal experience I will say it is worth the hassle. Even though it is that extra thing to worry about in your busy day, and does bring that extra bit of work and thought into every meal you make; It is 100% worth it!

I’ve personally lost 6kg in a month due to just tracking my calories and keeping myself on a calorie deficit diet. Without tracking all my food, there is no way I could have managed to get all the correct portion sizes. And even more importantly actually know how many calories the food I was eating had in it!

I believe that this app really does give you that extra insight into the nutritional industry without spending big money to get a personal nutitionalist. So if you really are serious about your dietary needs, please download the app and have ago!

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