How to exercise like a girl; Step One: Be a girl Step Two: Exercise All too often I see stories of women saying they don't feel like they can go in the free weights areas of gyms because they; * Feel intimidated * Have experienced an unwarranted opinion that they 'shouldn't be lifting weights that heavy' *Think that free weights room are ONLY for men and women should stick to cardio * Will be laughed at for doing an exercise wrong Being a personal trainer and having known the
The world of health and fitness can be a confusing place, but like any new challenge, knowledge is power and the more you can learn and understand; the better equip you are to succeed in reaching your goal. Body fat is essentially your body's secondary energy store, the first energy store is the food we eat, a majority of this energy is taken from the carbohydrates we eat which are converted into glucose, our simplest and most immediate energy source. DID YOU KNOW? The word "
So you've taken the leap, you've signed up to the gym and your bubbling over with motivation... but what now? Joining the gym, bettering your health and fitness is a super positive thing, so we wanted to give you the inside scoop to a few universal gym rules that should be known when entering the gym. If you want to know how to avoid stepping on anyone's toes, looking like a complete newbie, or getting yourself in an awkward situation...Here's our beginners guide to gym etiqu
From the crossfit box, to yoga and errand running, you can count on the medium impact support of this bra for freedom of movement and optimum security. The sweat wicking material and crossback design allow for temperature control in the warmest of workouts, without compromising on style. Designed to show off your back contour, the Luxe Crossback Sports Bra is a must-have in your activewear wadrobe. Medium impact support provides a secure fit to control bounce; best for cup si
The Emerge Legging is an Octavia Activewear original creation, these leggings are timeless, a staple must-have in every wardrobe. We fall in love with them over and over; with there bold, simple and unique design that breaks up the monotony, of so many unicolour leggings. The high rise waistband is designed to stay secure no matter what, created with a beautifully soft fabric, that feels like a second skin, moulding smoothly to your body and flattering your silhouette. FABRI
Finding the perfect workout leggings can be tough, I know I've bought my fair share of cool-looking leggings, that fall down, go see through and even fall apart, eep! Here are my top 5 mistakes, that I know I've made in the past and how to avoid them when purchasing new items. "Not all leggings are created equal." 1. Are they SEE-THROUGH? The last thing you need when you're about to work out, is the realisation that actually your new favourite gym leggings are giving everyone
You can NEVER have too much active wear! Most of us like to look great in our casual clothes, so why not in the gym too?! However there is nothing worse, than having to part with your favourite gym gear after what feels like five minutes, because it's not holding it's shape any more, or it has adopted a strange smell.... Here at Octavia Activewear, we have 5 ways, to get the most out of your active wear! 1. STEP AWAY FROM THE FABRIC CONDITIONER If there is one active wear fau