Outside the Box – Pull-Up Exercises

It’s been nearly a year since I got my first body weight (unassisted) pull-up. A goal I’d had for what seemed like forever finally came through, but I’ll admit to being a bit slack on working on them since. By now I should be doing sets of 5-10 with ease… I’ll admit this is not the case.

Body weight exercises are always going to be a little more tricky for people like me – being taller than average is not in my favour with long levers and a larger mass to move. But that needn’t be an excuse for under-performing when you have people like Chyna Cho and Sara Sigmundsdottir (5’8″ and 5’7″ respectively) at the CrossFit Games. The key is to work at your weaknesses, and as the author of Happiness By Design (a book I thoroughly recommend, by the way) says – if you want to do something, make it easy to do.

So to try and combat this I bought myself a Pull Up Mate. The Pull Up Mate is a freestanding pull-up bar and dip station, so it doesn’t need to be fixed to a wall or slotted into a door like most home pull-up bars. It’s strong enough to support 110kg body weight and can be taken apart quickly to store under a bed or behind a sofa. It was actually my husband who found it and sent me a link (and admittedly he’s had the most use out of it too!) but it was perfect for what we’d been looking for. We bought the wide grip version and it fits nicely in our spare room for regular use.

Here are my “homework” exercises for improving my body weight exercise strength and technique.

What you’ll need:

Pull-up Exercises


  • Jump or pull yourself up to the top of a pull-up position (chin above the bar).
  • Slowly lower yourself down.
  • Aim for 5-10 seconds on the lowering phase.
  • Repeat 5-10 times.
  • Shaking is expected!

Pull-up holds

  • Jump or pull yourself up to the top of a pull-up position (chin above the bar).
  • This time hold the top position for 5-20 seconds before lowering.
  • Embrace the silly facial expression you no doubt have!
  • Repeat 3-5 times.

Lat pull down

  • Attach two light-weight bands to the top bar of the Pull Up Mate.
  • Slot a broom handle through the loops of the bands.
  • Sitting either on the floor or on a chair, hold the ends of the broom handle in a wider than shoulder width grip.
  • Pull the bar down to below your chin, using your back to initiate the movement (don’t let your elbows lead).
  • Repeat for 8-12 reps x 3 sets.


  • Attach a band to the top bar of the Pull Up Mate and hook your knee into it.
  • Allow the band to support your body weight as you hang from the bar.
  • Using your back to initiate the movement, pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar.
  • Slowly return to the start.
  • Repeat for 8-12 reps x 3 sets.
  • To make this more difficult, use a lighter band (or no band) or pull yourself until your chest touches the bar.

Ring Exercises

Ring dips

  • Attach a band to the handle of one ring.
  • Loop the other end of the band over the other ring and hold in place with your hand.
  • Step your knees into the band, keeping your arms fully extended and hands tucked in close to your body.
  • Bend your elbows to lower yourself until your biceps touch the rings, keeping your arms close to your body throughout.
  • Push yourself back up to fully extended arms.
  • Repeat for 8-12 reps x 3 sets.
  • To make this more difficult, use a lighter band (or no band).

Muscle-up progressions

  • Hold the rings with a false grip – this is where the ring rests on the edge of your wrist and your hand rotates inwardly to grip.
  • Yes, it feels weird!
  • Stack your feet directly under the rings and lean yourself back until your arms are fully extended.
  • Pull yourself up, using your legs to assist a little if needed, until the rings touch your rib cage.
  • Peel your hands apart and drop yourself forward until you’re in the bottom of a really deep dip.
  • Jump or push yourself up to the top of a ring dip.
  • Repeat 8-12 times x 3 sets.
  • To make this harder, put your feet further forward of the rings.

Core Exercises

Hanging knee/leg raises

  • Hang from the bar in a “dead hang” with your knees tucked behind you.
  • Keeping as still as possible, pull your knees up and towards your chest.
  • Lower back down to the start.
  • Repeat for 8-12 reps x 3 sets.
  • If you find this easy, try straightening your legs (you might need to hold a half or full pull-up to be able to do this unless your bar is higher!)

Windscreen wipers

  • Hanging from the pull-up bar, straighten your legs out to one side.
  • Sweep your legs up and over to the other side.
  • Pull a really silly concentration face.
  • Repeat 8-12 times x 3 sets.
  • If this is too hard, bend the legs a little to shorten the levers and make it easier.


Photos taken with my Olympus PEN E-PL7*.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in association with Pull Up Mate. I bought my own Pull Up Mate, but the Reebok rings and Bulldog Gear bands were samples gifted to me. As always, my opinion is my own and not affected by payment, or items/services gifted to me. To find out more about my policy on this and other matters, see my Disclosure page. * Affiliate link. Affiliate links do not affect the price that you pay, but any commission earned helps me to pay the costs of running this site. To find out more about my policy on this and other matters, see my Disclosure page.

Tell More Than Time with JORD Wood Watches

Time goes so fast. This month just gone my husband, Darren, and I have been married for a year. I remember it like it was yesterday, yet so much has happened since I wrote my life update a whole year ago. In fact, it’s been a tough 12 months and we’ve had more than our fair share of ups and downs in the days since we became husband and wife.

Life’s Blows

Perhaps the most significant was when Darren broke his wrist, back in spring. We’d been out to buy roller blades, a hobby we both had as children and had decided to take back up to try and spend more time together, since most of our hobbies are individual, and the fact that I’m a serial busy person. We got back later than planned, and it was already dark but Darren, being a fairly experienced skater, was eager to test the new wheels. In what was the most unfortunate accident, he ended up completely shattering the end of his radius on his dominant hand, shunting all of the wrist bones down into the cavity. He also chipped the end of his ulnar.

To cut a long story short, he ended up having two operations – one to reduce and fix the fragments of bone with a titanium plate, and another to release the nerves that had been compressed by the dislodged bones. He was in a cast for 7 weeks, signed off work for 13, and has been left with two scars, severely limited range of motion, and pain and stiffness that will lead to arthritis in the next 5-10 years.

It’s been a hard 7 months since the injury; Darren has had to come to terms with the life changes he’s had to make as a result, but he’s an incredibly determined man and I’m so proud of his progress since coming out of that cast. I remember back to when I had my stress fracture last year, and the frustration and depression I felt through my injury – it pales into insignificance compared to what he’s been through.



Darren is my rock. My confidante. My best friend.

The last gift I got him was the one that caused his injury, and I’ll never shake that feeling of responsibility – no matter how many times he tells me it’s not my fault. So I wanted the next gift I gave him to be a bit more personal than a pair of roller blades, as well as safer!

One of Darren’s biggest loves is design. He studied product design at college, and made the most amazing wooden chairs that looked like sculptures. On a day out in London we were at Southbank, where we had our engagement shoot, when we saw some wooden watches in the window of the Design Museum shop and I remember him looking at them for ages, clearly trying to justify adding another watch to his collection! So when JORD Wood Watches got in touch and asked if I’d like to review one of their collection of watches, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to share the benefits of my blog with the man I love. And this statement from their website couldn’t fit better:

“The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”

I want Darren to look at his watch and think of the time we spend together. To see the minutes ticking away not as time gone by, but time well spent. To me, it seemed like the perfect gift.

The Dover Koa Watch

The classic design of this Dover series watch is just stunning to look at. A self-winding watch, the cogs are fascinating to see working, and the fact that you don’t need a battery makes for a really interesting design where you can see all the way through the watch to the skin of your arm underneath. When I took it to get a link taken out, the man working on it commented on how he’d seen quite a lot of wooden watches recently, but that this was the first self-winding one he’d seen. I think it’s so unique-looking, that combination of Koa wood, native to Hawaii, the black surround and brushed metal cogs all combine to give a sleek steampunk feel.




This is Darren’s first automatic watch – he has mostly battery operated ones but also a kinetic watch that he wears so infrequently he has to shake it around for ages and it’s still always wrong!

The wood is soft and smooth, and makes the watch so much lighter than others, perhaps not ideal for those who like the feel of a more solid, weighty watch, but it seems hardy enough. It does require a little more care than a silicone or metal strap, with lemon or orange oil extract recommended for cleaning, but it is splash-proof, which is good news for us as lovers of walking and the great-outdoors. I’m so convinced by the quality and design, I’m going to invest in a wood watch of my own – the women’s ones include some gorgeous colours and styles, including smaller size faces.



The Dover Koa and Black watch comes in at $295 (£240 at today’s exchange rate), though they have watches starting from $129 (£105). JORD also ship worldwide for free, which I think is great, and the turnaround time is really good, meaning you have plenty of time if you’re thinking of a wood watch as a Christmas present! Just make sure you factor in customs charges if you’re ordering to the UK – I paid about £15 in duty once it had arrived.

WIN – Money Off at JORD

JORD have kindly given me a competition for one lucky reader to win a $75 e-gift code, and all entrants will receive a $20 e-gift code just for entering! All you have to do is provide your name and email on the competition page below. The competition ends on 6th November 2016. Good luck!

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Thank you to JORD Wood Watches for the gift.

Photos taken with my Olympus PEN E-PL7* and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 Lens*.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. As always, my opinion is my own and not affected by items or services gifted to me. To find out more about my policy on this and other matters, see my Disclosure page. * Affiliate link. Affiliate links do not affect the price that you pay, but any commission earned helps me to pay the costs of running this site. To find out more about my policy on this and other matters, see my Disclosure page.

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The Power of Home – Thoughts From My Sofa

This is a paid advertorial with DFS.

When my husband and I bought our first home together, the first piece of furniture we bought was our sofa. The sofa was the most important piece to us, along with our dining table; both were places for us to sit together, relax after a long day, talk, laugh and spend quality time together. We even had our first Valentine’s meal in the house (four days after moving in!) perched on our sofa, surrounded by boxes.

To celebrate their sponsorship of Team GB, DFS have been working with the team to highlight the “power of home” in rest and relaxation in the run up to the Rio Olympics. Being able to switch off and let the body and mind recover is extremely important to Olympic athletes, such as Laura Trott, who apparently likes to relax on the sofa while watching EastEnders.

But rest is also important to us more ordinary “athletes”, so I thought I’d share how I relax and recover on my sofa at home.

How I Recover at Home


My husband and I spend a lot of time together on the sofa; talking, watching films, enjoying a glass of wine (occasionally champagne!) or just doing our own thing, together. Like Laura Trott, we actually got engaged at home too – there was no place I’d rather have been in that moment than in our own home. We tend to get our most stressful conversations out of the way standing up, saving the sofa for relaxation, which also helps to keep those rant moments to a minimum!



This might be an obvious one, but you’ll often see me sitting on my sofa with my laptop out, tapping away – believe it or not, writing is relaxing for me! But, locking myself away at my desk when I get home from work means I don’t get as much time with my husband when we both already work busy jobs, so the sofa makes it easier for us to catch up while I write. I also find it easier to pull myself away when I’m in our joint living space, which helps prevent me overworking and keeps writing as a relaxation activity.



On that same Valentine’s day that we had our first sofa-meal together, my husband bought me a kindle and I’ve had the same one for over four years now. Sometimes I’ll indulge and spend an hour or so sprawled across my sofa reading, but otherwise I steal blocks of time here and there to have a read; like while our dinner is cooking. The great thing about kindles* is they remember your page so you can dip in and out of books when you have time. I love to read personal development books, but also fiction.


Colouring In

I’ve had colouring books for years now, since a close friend got one, and I remember people laughing when I first got one! Now they seem to have grown in popularity and I love that it’s more of an acceptable thing to sit with your coloured pens/pencils and relax. Colouring is great for relaxation and stress-reduction. Like The Wind (the quarterly running magazine) even have a colour-in cover for their 9th edition, which I love!



Another way I relax on my sofa is by giving myself a mani-pedi. My hands can get pretty beaten up in CrossFit, so I give them a little TLC and then paint my nails. Sports and fitness can be seen as quite masculine things to do sometimes, so I like to feel like a girl again with some nail polish every now and then… even if it does get chipped by a barbell again very quickly! I’m loving all the summer colours coming out.

The Power of Home

Home life is important to everyone, athlete or otherwise. How you choose to spend your time, and having the right support system in place, can be the key to rest and recovery that helps you always feel ready to take on the next challenge. For Laura Trott, being at home means the support of her friends and family – the power of home in its truest form.

How do you get your rest and relaxation at home? Does your sofa have any special memories for you?

As well as celebrating the power of home, DFS have also launched The Britannia, a specially designed, limited edition sofa that celebrates Team GB and provides a centre piece to British House: the home of Team GB in Rio. You can follow DFS on Twitter and Instagram.

Photos taken using my Olympus PEN E-PL7* and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 Lens*.

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The Best Yoga Moves For Skiing

Are you hitting the slopes this winter? You might see it as just a fun way to enjoy the snowy sites, but it’s also a tough workout that will challenge your legs, arms and core muscles. Whether you’re a seasoned skier, or new to the sport, you could always benefit from a bit of preparatory work to get you skiing fit.

Wall sits and oblique exercises may come to mind when you first think of skiing exercises, but have you ever though about the benefits yoga could pose? With isometric (static) movements that strengthen your legs and arms, twists and balances that challenge your core, yoga is a brilliant way to get yourself ready for the piste.

VIP Ski, operators of luxury chalets throughout France, Switzerland and Austria (which look amazing, by the way!), asked me to put together my top yoga moves for skiing to help you get ready for your winter break – check them out below, and watch my YouTube video for the full flow!

7 Best Yoga Moves for Skiers

VIP Ski Yoga Moves

Chair Pose

Strengthens legs, mobilises ankles, aids posture.

  • Standing tall, feet together, sweep your arms up and sink into a partial squat, keeping your knees together.
  • Gaze ahead or up between your hands and hold for 5 breaths.

Twisting Chair

Strengthens legs, mobilises spine, challenges balance.

  • From chair pose, twist round to the left, bringing your hands together to prayer.
  • Anchor your right elbow to the outside of your left knee and use it to pull yourself further into the twist.
  • Hold for 5 breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Flying Lunge

Strengthens legs and arms, mobilises hips and ankles, lengthens spine.

  • Take a big step forward and drop your back heel so your foot is at 45 degrees.
  • Sink forward into your front leg, keeping your knee tracking over your toes, not rolling inwards.
  • Sweep your arms forward and reach up, gazing ahead or between your hands.
  • Hold for 2-3 breaths, then sweep your arms back, keeping your palms facing and squeezing your shoulder blades together.

Warrior Three

Strengthens legs, challenges balance and core strength.

  • Keeping the weight on your front leg, pick your back leg up off the ground and tilt forwards from the pelvis so your body is parallel with the ground. 
  • Keep your arms out in front, palms facing, and look between your hands.
  • Look to a fixed point to help you balance.
  • Hold for 5 breaths.
  • Repeat Flying Lunge and Warrior Three on the other side.

Triangle Pose

Mobilises spine and hips, encourages balance.

  • Take a small step to the side with your left foot. Your left foot should face the front of the mat, and your heel should be in line with the middle of your right foot.
  • Twist from the waist and lower your left arm to your left shin. Stretch your right arm directly up and try to open up the chest so your upper body is facing forwards.
  • Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side.

Tree Pose

Strengthens standing leg, opens up hips and challenges balance.

  • Standing at the end of your mat, shift your weight into your right leg. Lift your left leg and place the sole of your foot onto the inside of your right thigh or shin – but not on your knee!
  • Open up the hip – your left knee should be pointing out to the side – and try to keep the hips level.
  • Put your hands to prayer, or hold them out to the side for balance.
  • Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side.

Pigeon Stretch

Stretches and mobilises the hip joint.

  • From downward dog, lift your left leg and sweep it forwards to place your shin behind your hands – try to lay your leg so that your shin is parallel to your hand position.
  • Shuffle your back leg further back to deepen the stretch in your hips and, if you want to, lay your upper body over your front leg.
  • Hold for 5 breaths, relaxing into the pose, and repeat on the other side.

Full Yoga for Skiing Sequence

To watch the full sequence, check out my YouTube video below – of course I finish in Savasana… one of the best things about yoga!

I hope you enjoyed my yoga sequence – let me know in the comments if you did, or if you plan to use it – I’d especially love to hear from you if you’ll be going skiing! Unfortunately I won’t be hitting the slopes any time soon, but I’d still do this sequence as I could always do with stronger legs and more mobile hips and ankles

Disclaimer – this is a sponsored post for VIP Ski. All content and editorial control are mine.

The True Cost of Setting Up a Gym

A lot of personal trainers and fitness instructors dream about setting up their own gym space. Whether it’s a studio for classes with some basic equipment, or a fully stocked leisure centre style affair, there are clearly some pretty hefty costs involved. So just what is the actual cost of setting up a gym? This post will try to help answer just that.

Disclaimer – this is a sponsored post for JLL Fitness who have some handy tips on how to lay out your gym. All words are my own. I do not own a gym space – this post is entirely based on opinion and basic research and does not constitute advice. If you are thinking of setting up a gym space, please please do the cost estimates yourself and get the appropriate advice from a financial advisor and/or solicitor!

With that out of the way, let’s break this down into the individual components of a gym…

Cost of Setting Up a Gym

Cost of Setting Up a Gym

The Space

Ok, so clearly you’re going to need some sort of space! “Traditional” gym space is a thing of the past, with CrossFit Boxes, and gyms such as PureGym taking over old office blocks and the like, you can really think, well, outside of the box! Warehouses, offices, old cinemas, etc. they’re all fair game.

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How Much Space Will I Need?

If we’re talking about a typical gym with a mixture of cardio equipment, free weights and weights machines, then a “small” gym is considered to be anything around 1,000 square feet. A large gym could be anything up to, and over, 15,000 square feet, so really you need to decide what’s appropriate for your business model. For the rest of this post I’ll assume we’re going small (if you’re looking to open a large facility then I doubt you’d be consulting the likes of a health and fitness blog for ideas!).

Space Needed For a Gym

Space Needed For a Gym

The Cost

1,000 square feet in a city centre could cost anything from around £850 per month in rent, or a warehouse space of just over 2,000 in the outskirts of London could set you back £20-25k per annum.

The Guts

Once you have a space, you need to “finish” it, i.e. give it some flooring, partitioning walls, etc. You may also need to have the floor reinforced, if it’s not already up for coping with heavy weights. There are also costs for plumbing if you’re going to provide shower facilities for your members.

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Do You Need a Functional Fitness Area?

Do You Need a Functional Fitness Area?

The Cost

All-in, I would set aside at least £10-15k for internal work, including some basic shower facilities.


One thing a gym definitely needs is equipment! For a gym that’s going to last you’re better off going for commercial equipment, especially for things like treadmills that can be quite high power. On my list of must-haves for any gym would be:

  • Treadmills
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Cross Trainers
  • Rowing Machines
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Barbells
  • Weights Benches

You might also choose to have weights machines, though they can take up a lot of room for performing the same exercises that you can complete with free-weights. One thing I would consider adding is a simple pull-up bar, which can be made assisted with the use of bands.

State of the art Treadmills?

State of the art Treadmills?

How About Some Torq King "Dumbbells"?

How About Some Torq King “Dumbbells”?

The Cost

Realistically, you’re looking at around £2k+ per treadmill, plus unit costs of £150-200 for the bikes, cross trainers and benches. If you want a rowing machine or two, these are around £800-900 each. Weights vary, but sets are available, and sometimes come with the stands to rack them.

Altogether, I’d budget around £20-40k for equipment.

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Signage and Marketing

A surprising, and often overlooked price of setting up a gym would be signs and any marketing costs you might have. A decent sign could set you back thousands, and marketing your new venue is another potential high-cost area.

The Cost

If you’re on a budget, then go for printed fabric. Top end of the scale? Get a backlit sign – roughly £2k.

As for marketing, I would budget £1k for the first push, and a further £100-200 per month, alternating between newspaper ads, leaflets, Facebook/Twitter ad campaigns, etc.

All The Extras

There are so many other things to think about for your potential gym space:

  • Accessories – foam rollers, bands, yoga mats, swiss balls, etc. Don’t forget these important bits and pieces!
  • Cleaning equipment – both for your customers to use after using machines, and for general day-to-day cleaning.
  • Electronics – TV screens, music systems, a computer, a way of checking in your members – all of this technology could be required!
  • Insurance – this is hugely important! You will need public liability cover, as well as cover against damage, theft, etc.
  • Staff – unless you’re superman you will need employees, and these come with their own costs. Make sure you’re aware of the new pension regulations too as these apply to small businesses as well!

Is there anything I’ve missed from this list? Have you set up your own gym space? If so, do you have any tips or tricks for those thinking about it?

Photos taken at the Chelsea Club.

Get More Out Of Your Activity Tracker With Addapp

I‘ve worn an activity tracker for over half a year now; my Jawbone UP has become a big part of my daily life, telling me how much I’ve moved, how well I’ve slept, and even comparing my activity to my friends’ in one feed so I can be as competitive (or not!) as I like.

What it doesn’t tell me though, unless I am on the ball enough to figure it out by myself, is how each of these data points affect each other. For example, do I move less when I’ve had less sleep? Is my active time more or less productive this week than it was over previous weeks? How does my diet affect my health?

This is why I was excited to try the new Addapp, an iOS app that gives you personalised, actionable health and well-being insights through analysing the data it gets from your activity tracker.

About Addapp

Kouris Kalligas, the company’s CEO and Founder, clearly has as much of a love for data as I do, creating complex spreadsheets to make sense of the data his heaps of wearable devices and apps were giving him. He identified a clear gap between the data that’s collected, and what we need to know to make guided changes to improve our health. Addapp was born.

Since its soft launch in 2014, the app has amounted 10s of 1000s of users, with personalised insights being dropped direct to users’ apps every day. Those early users helped to shape the app, with the latest version (available to download from the Apple App Store) offering not just correlation-based insights, but notifications about behaviour change too. So if your activity levels have dropped or you’ve started sleeping less, Addapp will tell you and help you get back on track. You can even set reminders based on the actionable advice the app gives you.

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The app is currently only available for iPhone and I have an Android, but you can get it on iPad by selecting “iPhone apps only” at the top of the App Store page. Addapp integrates with a number of different apps and devices, including Apple Health, Jawbone UP, Fitbit, RunKeeper, Strava, Misfit, MapMyRun, Withings and Under Armour Connected Fitness.

Addapp Pin

My Trial of Addapp

I’ve been using Addapp now for just over three weeks to keep tabs on my movement, sleep and diet. Unfortunately, throughout my trial period I was injured so I was unable to test the exercise data analysis or the connection with Strava.

However, I use my Jawbone UP every day, and to make the most of the integration I also tracked my food intake over the three weeks with MyFitnessPal, which feeds directly into the Jawbone app and then onto Addapp.


App Design

The app itself is sleek, with a simple interface and beautiful photos for each of the insights. You can set the app to notify you when new insights are available, which I did and found very useful to make sure I kept checking back to see what Addapp had to tell me.


The insights appear in a news-feed style layout, which you can scroll through, and when you tap an insight you are taken to a screen with an explanation and action to take. Some of the insights even had article links at the bottom, in case I wanted to read more about the point that was being highlighted, a very useful feature for those who like to learn. Some insights also had an option to set a reminder, which I didn’t do as the app was on my iPad and not my phone, but I can imagine would be useful for those who need a little nudge!


Over the course of the three weeks I’ve been using the app, I saw a range of insight data, from behavioural changes (my drop in activity levels since my injury was picked up by Addapp – though unfortunately I couldn’t tell it why!), comparisons against the Addapp community (apparently I eat way more carbs than the rest of you!), to clever little nuggets of information about my diet (e.g. the level of calcium in my diet could mean I absorb more fat from my food – I never would have known that from just wearing a tracker).


Overall I found Addapp really interesting to get that little bit more out of my activity tracker. I’d say you get 80% of the data you need from your tracker, but sometimes that extra 20% could be the most useful!

As Kalligas says, “The real problem is that the data generated from wearables and tracking apps only tell you half the story. You can see how far you move and how well you slept, but the next step in the evolution of wearables and personal data is to help you understand why”.

Have you tried Addapp? Why not download it (it’s free!) and let me know what you think in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of AddApp.