• Training

    Getting a gym membership in Valencia

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    Redan innan jag flyttade till Valencia så började jag spana in olika gym som skulle kunna vara av intresse, och gärna inte allt för långt ifrån där jag bor. Jag hittade två stycken som inkluderade både gym och klasser för ca 29 euro i månaden. Riktigt bra! Men när jag väl flyttade hit så insåg jag att det låg ett gym endast 500 meter ifrån lägenheten, dock lite dyrare (39 euro/månad). MEN i detta medlemskap så ingår det gym, klasser, pool och spaavdelning. Plus att det ligger så otroligt nära, vilket betyder att jag antagligen kommer utnyttja mitt medlemskap mer. Så i Måndags gick jag dit och registrerade mig, utan några problem. Dags att bli fit igen efter ett år av resande och livsnjuteri!

     

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    // Before i moved to Valencia i had already started to look for gyms close to where i live. I found two of them that included both gym and classes for a very good price (29 euro / month). But when i moved here i realized that we have a gym only 500 meters from the apartment, however a little but more expensive (39 euro / month). BUT this membership includes gym, classes, pool and spa.  And it is also very close to my home which means i will probably use my membership more often here. So this Monday i went by to start my membership and all went very smooth. Time to get fit again after a year of travels and life enjoyment! // 

    Well, i will work out and try to eat more healthy but i will never erase beer from my life. We like each other too much. I mean its just balance!

  • Everyday life,  Training

    Morning run & my favorite breakfast

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    When i woke up around 09.00 this morning and saw that the sun was shining, i could not stop myself for going out for a morning run in the nature. It was really nice to run in the cold fresh air with the sun shining on you.
    When i got back home i had one of my favorite breakfast meals. Greek yogurt with blueberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, crunchy peanut butter and some granola. YUM!

  • Training

    Brucepass Training

    Okay, i have been trying out SEVERAL gyms the last years. Both in Sweden and Malta. I have had a very hard time to chose only one and than stick with it, until i tried BrucePass App and gym membership.

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    At one point i was a member of 3 different gyms at the same time. Since two of them offered different gym classes and they were both great, and i also wanted to do some boxing training. So yeah, 3 gym membership it was. Not the cheapest solution but it worked.

    Now when i came back to Sweden i was really excited to find a new gym to become a member (we have a little bit more to chose between in Sweden than Malta, which make sense sizsewise). But seriously, the prices for most of the gyms? Its ridiculous.  I saw one gym that looked really nice, it was a crossfit gym which would fit me perfectly since i love to do hard workout classes. But it was like 120 euro per month? come on! Is the equipment made of gold? And is the staff pouring the water down your throat when you get thirsty during your workout?

    Nah, lets continue looking. And i am glad i did, cuz among my way cam Bruce, the new man in my life, the saver, the gym membership of many choices and my new favorite app.

    Brucepass training membership works simply as this: You download the app to your smartphone, create a profile and chose a membership. If you chose a 12 month membership it is 60 euro per month. Otherwise it is 70 euro per month, but than you can decide to quit your membership and stop paying whenever you want to.

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    So why is Bruce so much better than the other gyms? Because Bruce is not a gym, it is a lot of gyms. Hundreds of gyms around Stockholm & Göteborg has connected to Bruce Pass.  You can search by type of training or by location. Everyday is filled with a mix of funny gym classes to attend to, you just have to book it from your app and head over to the place where the workout is executed.  You can chose from aerobic classes, BodyPump, Dance, Yoga, Boxing, Functional training, open gym, mom workouts and much more.

    It is perfect for you who like to do workouts with variation, or try new, different types of training. And i am really happy with it so far.

    If you a curious to try it out, just go to Bruce and create a profile and a membership. If you enter the code: fridas1 when starting your membership, you will get a 10 euro discount on your first month. 

  • Training

    Application for home workouts

    I love trying out new apps, especially when it comes to good training apps. Unfortunately i am not 100% satisfied with a lot of them but a little while ago i downloaded a training app that i really enjoy using. The name of the app is: 30 Day Fitness Challenge. I think you can kind of figure out what the application is about by just reading its name, but if not, i will explain it for you and also tell why i like it so much.

    How is the fitness app working?

    The app is very simple. You just download it (i am a Android user so i downloaded it from Play Store). And the fitness app is free, which make me like it even more. Open it up, create an account and start browse between the different workouts that the app is offering. You can find the following options in the menu:

    • Butt Workout
    • Full Body Workout
    • Abs Workout
    • Arm Workout
    • Leg Workout

    The great thing with this training app is that you can chose different grades of difficulty. It means that this app is suiting people who is both beginners when it comes to training and for people who already have pretty good physics. Chose a plan and a grade and start doing your workout. You need no weights, and you can easily follow the workout plan from your home. The workout is varying from day to day and get a little bit harder for each day, just to make you push the limits a bit more for every day you do the workout. You following a 30 day schedule and can see how much you have completed by percent. For every exercise you are doing there is a video showing how to do the exercise. If you still are not 100% sure how to do it, than you can find all the exercises in the app and how to do them more detailed.

    Why do i recommend this fitness app?

    First of all, it feels like having a little training buddy with you when you are doing the workouts at home. The exercises in the app are different from each other and it is not the same everyday. I tried 30 days challenges before but got very bored. A lot of them have the same exercises for every day, just a higher amount of reps. Personally i am using this one to make up for days where i dont feel like going to the gym. Than i can at least take around 20 minutes and do some nice exercise at home. And trust me, if you are doing everything correct and do all the repeats that the app tells you to do, than you will be sweaty and you will feel the workout afterwards. But you will need to have a lot of discipline to make it. But i think you will need to have a lot of discipline when it comes to all different kinds of home training.