OH HAI!

May 4, 2015

Hello lovelies,

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog and think it’s kind of neat, I just wanted to make a little update that Fandom Fitness has gone on a bit of a hiatus as I sort out life things. I’m still active in the community and looking forward to teaching at and attending cons! Blog updates, however, will come as I find time.

Check out my contacts page for my Facebook and twitter links, that’s where I post most of my rambles and updates. 😀

To Be Continued

My Awesome Mix Vol. 1

August 21, 2014

Pretty sure I’m the last person on the face of the planet to have seen Guardians of the Galaxy, but I finally saw it and it was great!

There are two things that stuck in my mind after the movie:

1) The quote “Everybody’s got dead people! But it makes no excuse to letting everyone else around get killed along the way!” -Rocket Raccoon

It was a hard hitting line that was delivered during quite an emotionally tense scene and that made me step outside of my head for a moment of reflection. I LIKE it when sci-fi movies do that to me!

and

2) How much I relate to Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1.

awesome mix vol 1

In my world, music comes and goes but I always have a playlist on standby full of the songs that have stuck with me through the ever changing phases of my life. This is the mix I listen to when I’m sad, happy, need to get pumped up, during workouts, etc. These songs never get old and have earned their spot in my own Awesome Mix Vol. 1. They vary from simply having a fun beat, to songs that may not be interesting to other people but have a huge emotional connection with me. Peter Quill’s music not only reflects a deep emotional connection because of his mother, but during the opening scene we can see that it’s his game-time music. When it’s on, his focus is 100% and there’s nothing he can’t accomplish.

I thought it would be fun to share with you guys my personal Awesome Mix Vol. 1 playlist, since I work out to a lot of this music (some of it is even in my Anime Aerobics classes!).

Here’s a little YouTube playlist I put together:

I have a pretty weird taste in music so I’m not expecting rave reviews, but it’s important to note the things that motivate and drive us, so I guess that was the exercise for today. 😀

Do you have your own Awesome Mix Vol. 1 playlist? Do any songs in your life give you an instant boost? I wanna know!!

 

To Be Continued

SMASH! Anime Aerobics

August 9, 2014

Just a quick post to say hello to everyone who came out to my SMASH! Anime Aerobics class.

YOU GUYS ROCKED!!!

This was my first time teaching in Australia and I couldn’t be happier about the experience. I will post some pictures and stuff when I get home from the con! ❤ ❤ ❤

nyan~

To Be Continued

To celebrate the season two start of Free!, I thought I would post a beginners swim workout!

Now I’m not usually one to watch sports anime, but I’m glad I was introduced to this one last year. It’s a great team-spirit show that kind of takes the piss out of your typical sports-themed anime.

I mean…seriously:

funny

Swimming offers great low-impact fitness, which is extra perfect for people with injuries. It’s both cardiovascular and strength building, thanks to the resistant nature of water (being twelve times as dense as air).

Swimming cuts back unwanted fat, tones muscle, builds strength, and gives a stress alleviating all-over body workout.

Healthy weight, healthy heart, healthy lungs…sounds good to me!

So without further ado, I present the:

I Only Swim Free Workout

Notes:
-ALWAYS do the warm up and cool down.
-25M = 1 Length of a standard pool. A lap would be 2 lengths (there and back again).
-Suggested, but Optional Equipment: Pull Buoy, Kickboard

equipment

Warm Up

4 x 25M SLOW, easy going lengths.
Go as slow as you need to. Your aim is to get your blood flowing and muscles ready to rock!
Rest 2 minutes. If you can, exit the pool and complete these simple swimmer stretches with minimal resistance:

Static-Stretches

Main Set

2 x 25M Moderately paced lengths.
Freestyle swim! Use both arms and legs to work the entire body.
Rest 1 minute.

2 x 25M Moderately paced lengths with pull buoy.
Place the pull buoy between your thighs or ankles to provide support to the body without kicking your legs; this allows you to focus on training only your arms and developing both endurance and upper body strength.
Rest 1 minute.

2 x 25M Moderately paced lengths with kickboard.
Holding the kickboard from the top (not the sides) will let you focus on your kick without the use of arms. Remember to always have a tight core and kick from your hips, not your knees.
Rest 1 minute.

Cool Down

2 x 25M SLOW, easy going lengths. When you exit the pool, repeat the same stretches from the chart in the warm up section.

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve completed the I Only Swim Free workout!

This plan is based on Speedo’s recommended beginner swimming program. When I lived in Florida I swam all the time and used this as a basis.

I thought a Speedo lesson would be appropriate!

speedo

I never had a pull buoy or a kickboard when I swam, but that didn’t stop me from completing the no legs/no arms sections. I would recommend the equipment though because it makes it easier to focus on your technique.

Also, just because this is a beginner workout, don’t worry about completing it all the first time around. If you find you are too tired before then end, write down what you completed and then try to surpass that record the next time around! As a fitness golden rule, ALWAYS do the warm up and cool down, even if you don’t complete the main sets.

Like any sport, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to methods. I hope you enjoy it and I encourage you to check out your local pool/swim clubs for more information. ❤

Ta for now! I can’t wait until summer hits Australia because there are some wicked outdoor pools/beaches here. :3

To Be Continued

Press Start to Update

June 13, 2014

So back in October I said I had some amazing news to announce and it’s taken me this long to sort things out…

I, along with Fandom Fitness, have moved to Australia!

 

Yeaaaaaaaaah it’s been a heck of a journey to get here but things are starting to settle down. Still trying to get a feel for the convention scene here. There’s one called Supanova this weekend that I’ll try to attend and then another called SMASH! in August.

Fandom Fitness has been on quite the hiatus because of my move (which if you were curious, had to do with a job opportunity…AND ADVENTURE!). I really really REALLY hope to get it back up and running ASAP.

Until then, please enjoy this sweet sweet Okami remix that I’ve been working out to lately. If you’ve never played Okami, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND PLAY IT. RIGHT NOW. And don’t forget to exercise regularly and takes breaks while playing! :3

 

 

Later, mates!

 

To Be Continued