3 signs that DO NOT indicate fitness progress (contrary to popular belief)

A few days ago I came across an ad that promoted a piece of clothing designed to make you sweat (excessively). Its promise: help you slim down by “melting” belly fat as a result of sweating up to three times as much, without exercising more or paying attention to diet. Now, this made me feelContinue reading “3 signs that DO NOT indicate fitness progress (contrary to popular belief)”

How doing yoga every day for a year changed my life

You’re trying to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. You’re exercising daily, eating healthy, working hard and maintaining realtionships with friends, family and (possibly) your significant other. You’re quite happy. And yet… You feel hasty, somewhat stressed, and maybe even experience some discomfort in several parts of your body – lower back pain, cramped muscles,Continue reading “How doing yoga every day for a year changed my life”

What equipment you should get to level up your home workouts

Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer or doctor. Before making drastic changes to your exercise routine, you should consult with a professional. See full disclaimer at my About page. Like I explained in my last post, it doesn’t seem like I’ll be going back to the gym anytime soon. Instead, despite having been lackingContinue reading “What equipment you should get to level up your home workouts”

How COVID changed my fitness routine: 4 things to keep in mind

With a new wave of COVID infections hitting the Netherlands, any kind of normal life seems miles away again. OK, the working from home part definitely doesn’t bother me much and I’m fortunate enough to be able to see family and friends from time to time at a safe physical distance. But what I reallyContinue reading “How COVID changed my fitness routine: 4 things to keep in mind”

5 lessons I learned from lifting weights for 7 years

As I mentioned in my introductory post,  I have been resistance training for quite a while – 7+ years to be exact. Over time, I’ve acquired a decent amount of knowledge and experience by listening to experts, fellow gym goers and, of course, trial and error. In this post, I’m sharing with you my mostContinue reading “5 lessons I learned from lifting weights for 7 years”