Fun Fierce Fitness

Are you tired of running on the treadmill and attending repetitive gym classes? This blog will update you on new and interesting alternative forms of exercise and health routines.

This blog is part of project BrandBa.se in cooperation with Lund University

Our Last Post

This will be our last blog post and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during the last couple of weeks. Hope this blog has inspired you to a more active and healthy lifestyle, and that you have had as much fun as we have participating in the different workout routines. 

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The final result!

For the last couple of weeks we have challenged ourselves to try out different workout forms and we have done everything from cold outdoor Military training to 40°C Yoga. We have ranked each of them from a scale 1-5 in following categories; strength, conditioning, entertainment value and social. Below you find a compilation of all the workout forms as well as the total score.

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We hope we have inspired you to try out a new form of workout and that you have found the fun in being healthy! 

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Healthy Candy!

Here is a delicious, super simple yet healthy candy recipe:

You need:

  • 150 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 100% organic peanut butter
  • Ice tray 

Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or over boiling water. Poor the melted chocolate in to an ice tray and cover half of the pockets. Put some peanut butter in the middle and fill the pockets up with the chocolate. Put in the refrigerator until they have set.

Enjoy with some strawberries!

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Motivational Quote


"To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them

- Picabo Street, Alpine Ski Racer

Motivational Jump

Picture from: http://women4hope.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/healthy-living-woman.jpg

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Our Pole Dancing Experience

So last night at pole dancing…

We definitely didn’t look as graceful as we though we would, as soon as we jumped on the pole (which apparently we weren’t supposed to) it was like survival mode kicking in and we were holding on for dear life.

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In a class designed for 15 students there were 40 participants which made the experience feel quiet crowded, especially as there were a few participants who were very experienced and decided to show off their skills turning upside down. Not really appropriate for a beginners class.

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Our instructor made all the moves look really easy, but we didn’t have the arm strength to keep ourselves up…and the hand sweat really didn’t help! We didn’t know that the actual pole swings either, so once we got on we were spinning it was hard to stop. The most embarrassing thing was that the one guy in the class was better than us!

On a scale 1-5 we rank Pole dancing

Strength: 3

Conditioning: 1

Entertainment Value: 3

Social: 3

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Bodybalance

Sunday morning is the perfect time to head down to the closest gym to get a great workout. The gym is less crowded and you will get an energetic start to your day. Personally I love to practice Bodybalance during Sunday mornings. For people who have never tried it, I definitely recommend you to give it a chance. Bodybalance is a combination of Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and works on your flexibility and strength. It is a perfect complement to other workout routines and leaves you feeling calm and centered. Just the way you want to start your day!

Now I have to hurry, my Bodybalance workout starts in 10 minutes! Promise to give it a try and let me know what you think.


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Crossfit

This week we tried out Crossfit at Crossfit Lund. We were a bit nervous beforehand since the first people we saw looked like body builders. However, we were not the only beginners at the class we took. We really enjoyed ourselves and tried out things we thought we never could do - for example pull-ups.

Our WOD (Work Out of the Day) consisted of 7 pistols, 7 kettlebell swings and 7 medball cleans. We repeated this round as many times we could during 12 minutes. We managed ca 5 rounds and were exhausted afterwards. I feel like I probably never experienced real muscle soreness until today!

Pistols

Picture source: http://www.crossfitstc.com/category/bodyweightgymnastics/

Kettlebell swings

Picture Source: http://kettlebellfitnessdk.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/kettlebell-swings-and-common-mistakes/#jp-carousel-4487

Medball cleans

Picture Source: http://crossfitwestnashville.com/wod/07122012

On a scale from 1-5 we rate Crossfit as:

  Strength  5

  Conditioning  4

  Entertainment Value  4

  Social Value  4

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Delicious Seafood Pasta

4 port:

  • 2 dl of finely chopped Dill
  • 1 Lemon
  • 0,5 Clove of garlic
  • 0,5 dl Sunflower seeds
  • 1 dl Parmesan (finely grated)
  • 1,5-2 dl olive oil
  • 150g Shrimps
  • 150g Crayfish
  • Salt & Pepper

seafood pasta with dill pesta

 

Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan.

 Dill pesto:

Use a mortar and mix the sunflower seeds, dill, garlic and the juice from half a lemon. Add the oil, salt and pepper. Finish with Parmesan cheese!

Boil the pasta and keep half a deciliter of the pasta water. Mix the pasta with the pesto and the pasta water.  Finally, add the shrimps and crayfish.

Serve with finely grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper, lemon and olive oil. 

Enjoy!!!

 

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It’s time for some Pole dancing!

The date is finally set! On Sunday we will try out Pole dancing for the first time at Malmö Dansakademi to test our strength and flexibility! Follow us to see pictures of our success…or perhaps failures! 

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If you have some tips, please share them with us!

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Our Favourite Smoothie

  • 3 dl water (or coconut water)
  • 1 dl baby spinach leaves
  • 1 dl frozen mango pieces
  • 1/2 banana

Mix it all in your mixer and top it off with some ice. This smoothie will help your body to recover, whether you have been out partying or been doing your workout!

Picture source; http://dinvikt.biz/en-nyttig-smoothie-pa-morgonen/

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Cute workout gear

Cute workout gear we thought we’d share (you can buy these from Nike, Adidas and Victoria’s Secret Sport)

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Relaxing day at the Spa

When working out regularly it’s important to rest because it’s while resting your muscles get a chance to recover and hopefully grow. And what better way to relax than a trip to the spa? 

Yesterday I visited Victoria Park Spa in Malmö and enjoyed the “Sköna söndag paketet”, which included a day at the spa and a brunch buffet. The day started at the spa - three hours of sweating in the sauna, enjoying the bubbles in the jacuzzi and relaxing in the light therapy. It was an ultimate feel-good experience that ended with a brunch buffet, filled with tasty food and drinks. 

I can highly recommend to treat yourself a day at the spa, it’s a perfect way to end the week and fill yourself with new energy! You and your muscles will enjoy it..

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(Pictures from Hittaupplevelse.se)

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Become a running champion with Nike+

Get your running shoes on and head out for a nice run wherever you are. With the help of Nike+ GPS device you will be guided to best running routes around the world. Nike+ gives you the ability to search for the most popular routes in a specific area and also gives you the opportunity to share your favorite running routes.

So, with Nike+ there is no excuse not to bring your running shoes with you the next time you go abroad. Running Nike+

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Healthy Spinach Soup

4 port:

  • 1 package of frozen spinach (450g)
  • 1 l water
  • Vegetable broth,  2 dices
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1-2dl light cream
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper

 Fry the onion in butter until it is soft and white. Add water, spinach and broth and let it boil for 5 min. Then ad the cream and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Ad salt and pepper. Serve with hard boiled eggs on top and whole wheat bread on the side!

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Aching bodies, but still blogging!

Following our poll about what exercise we should do next we have crowned a winner, with 51% of the votes: Pole Dancing! This will probably take place next week, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated!

After yesterdays intense Thai Boxing workout our bodies are aching! These are the areas where we’re hurting the most:

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                                 (Picture from Fitness Magazine on Pintrest)
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