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Best Armband for the iPhone 5

PureMove Armband

The PureMove Armband is the best armband I’ve found made for the iPhone 5S/5. I got the opportunity to try it out this weekend on our group run with some of our bikini boot campers and members. Here’s why I was so excited about this armband!

One of my pet peeves is not being able to access my phone easily while running or working out at the gym. First, you have that stupid thick plastic barrier that not only holds your phone but it makes it extremely difficult to actually use the phone. Second, if you want to get the phone out of the case, it’s a challenge to get it out – especially if you are in a hurry. Lastly, once you get it OUT of the case, it’s a total pain to put it back IN the case without taking the whole armband off your arm.

With the PureMove Armband, I can easily navigate the touch screen – SOOO NICE! I was able to easily start and pause my RunKeeper app when I needed too (which was always a hassle). Not only was I able to navigate the touch screen better without the plastic barrier, but I didn’t have that annoying glare the additional plastic layer always gave my phone. The same tasks that took a minute or two to complete, now took me only 5-10 seconds. Less time struggling means more time sweating!!

vero beachSince I’m a picture-taking fool, I also enjoyed the ease of popping my phone right out of the case to take a quick snap shot of fun things along the way. Whether I want to take a pic of the sunset, scenery, funny sites or a pictures of gym members and friends, I don’t want anything to slow down my run. The PureMove Armband allowed me that freedom.

Have you seen Yes Man? That is SO me! hahaha 🙂 I never go anywhere without a camera – and of course the iPhone is my camera when I’m on runs and I just love knowing I can capture the moment, even on my run!

Here are some of the photos I’ve taken on some of my runs. Burning calories is great, but making memories makes it even better! And now it’s even easier to do with the PureMove Armband.


4 Ways to Boost Your Training – and Results!

The days of low-impact aerobics and working out in the so-called “Fat Burning Zone” are over. (check out “The Fat Burning Zone Lies“) People have gotten smart, realizing the harder you work the better you look. High intensity training burns more calories – and the more calories you burn, the more fat you burn and the more you challenge your muscles.

If you are looking for motivation today, focus on results don’t focus on the work. Sure the work will be challenging, but it will also be very rewarding. Also, maybe something new is what you need!

It’s time to quit pussyfooting around! It’s time to get your sweat on and take your workout to another level.

1. Less Rest Time. Don’t rest so much between sets. Little to no rest between exercises will increase calorie and fat burn, as well as force your muscles to respond and change.

2. More Intensity. Replace reps with time. Instead of doing 12 reps of something, try 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest – or more extreme, 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. Use the GymBoss Interval timer to track your time.

3. Heavier weight. And NO ladies, you won’t look like a bodybuilder! Up your weight and see if you can get the same reps with the new weight. Keep upping it until you can’t finish your desired reps. I bet you are stronger than you think and surprise yourself!

4. More new moves. Don’t get caught up doing the same old thing! Try new moves! Subscribe to our BCx Boot Camp youtube for new workouts and ideas posted weekly!

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