Working Out Around Children: 5 Kid Friendly Workout Tips

Chloe Pedley Nov 21, 2016 0 comments 0

Got kids? Gotta workout? Woo Hoo!! Let’s DO this! Admittedly getting to a gym with children is either A) expensive or B) impossible – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sweat on. Try these tips to have a fun, family friendly workout! 1 – Go for a family walk! This is one of my favourites. We all get…

How To Learn To Do Push-ups

Chloe Pedley Nov 19, 2016 0 comments 0

How To Learn To Do Push-ups If you’re recently post-natal or pregnant or have abdominal separation – stop reading right now, this article ain’t for you! There are other push-up modifications that will suit your body, and I’ll be posting an article series on them soon! Push-ups are SUPER awesome! They hit a whole bunch of muscle groups (Chest, core,…

What Is HIIT And Why Is It So Cool?

Chloe Pedley Aug 27, 2015 0 comments 0

What Is HIIT HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is a form of working out where you give 100% effort in short bursts (intervals) with small breaks in between. HIIT Workouts are getting a lot of hype because they are VERY effective at burning calories, and reportedly continue to do so even after you’ve worked out due to the EPOC…

7 Workouts For People Who Hate Working Out

Chloe Pedley Aug 26, 2015 0 comments 0

One thing we will never do here at Polkadotsi is police your body! We think you’re rad just as you are right now! I’ve had people comment saying “Hey the Chloe, if you don’t police people’s bodies, aren’t you telling them that being fat is OK” And the answer is yes! We all have fat! and bodies come in all shapes and…

Working Out When You Can’t Get To The Gym

Chloe Pedley Aug 22, 2015 0 comments 0

I’m a mum of four little boys. Sometimes getting to the gym or even getting out for a run is completely impractical. When I first started running, I’d go out at night, when my hubby got home. He has a membership to a 24 hour gym, and keeps odd hours so that works for him. Sometimes though, I’m just housebound…

4 Drills For Beginner Runners

Chloe Pedley Aug 16, 2015 0 comments 0

Running with good form means reducing your chance of injury, and increasing the longevity of your running ‘career’, These drills are designed to help you run with good form, run faster, and run safer. These are the running drills I’ve used as a beginner runner. Naturally  you should never undertake any exercise program without the go-ahead of your healthcare provider….

3 Lunchtime Workout Ideas You Can Rock Today

Chloe Pedley Aug 14, 2015 0 comments 0

Nothing can break up the work day like a little bit of a sweat session. Even the gentlest exercise can make a big difference to your health, clarity, and work performance. Obviously you can lace up your trainers and squeeze in a lunctime run, but that doesn’t ice everyone’s cake. Lots of exercise studios cater to the city worker, offering…

10 Tips For Beginner Runners

Chloe Pedley Aug 12, 2015 0 comments 0

1 – Just Start When I first started running, I huffed and puffed my way to the end of the street. I thought I was dying. I didn’t die. Infact it started the most awesome transformation in my life. I became a runner! 2 – It doesn’t matter how far you run Whether you run a few hundred meters or…

BodyWeight Workouts You Can Fit in Your Lunch Break

Chloe Pedley Aug 10, 2015 4 comments 0

If you’ve got 15 minutes in your lunch break to spare, you can fit in an awesome workout that will get your heart rate up, give you a fabbo rush of endorphins and help you feel energized and upbeat for the afternoon. We’re big fans of body weight workouts because you can do them pretty much anywhere, don’t need specialist…