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Fitness Apps to Make Exercise Fun

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If you’re anything like me, you tend to get into an exercise rut. Trying to organise your schedule around work, family and social commitments often ends in you treading the same running routes, or doing the same series of weights, movements, etc. You name it, you’ve done it a hundred times.

To be fair, it is not necessarily bad if you’re doing the route faster or more efficiently, but your body needs to be pushed to get results and increase fitness, and over time completing the same routes over and over will offer diminishing returns, particularly if you are training for a particular event or race.

To help you get out of your exercise rut, here’s some flashy new apps that will make you forget you’re exercising. Continue reading

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#take12trips challenge five: Running in Rome’s Borghese Gardens

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Things have been slightly quieter here the past week, and I apologise for not giving you your regular updates – but I do have an excuse that you might like! I spent last week on a slightly impromptu trip to Rome for my work, the British School at Rome. While I spent much of the week in front of the computer, I managed to sneak out in the evenings for wanders around the city and early morning runs in the Borghese Gardens. It was the first time I had ever visited the gardens, and around every bush and turn, there seemed to be some folly or statue peeking back at me.

Like everything else in Rome, the Borghese Gardens were grand, colourful and filled with history – it’s no wonder my runs were so short, I kept stopping to take photos of everything! In fact, I enjoyed the Borghese Gardens so much I decided to bring my morning run to you. Continue reading

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