Get HOT for Valentines Challenge!

So here it is, your 14 day challenge to get HOT for Valentines! 8 Glasses of Water a day – we all know its good for us, and that we should be drinking 8 glasses- roughly 2 litres a day, but very few of us are actually doing it. This mostly comes down to us being…

Mid-week metabolism booster!

Busy week? No time to get to the gym? Get your heart rate racing and burn some fat with this mid-week metabolism boosting workout. Warm up for 4 or 5 minutes with some jogging on the spot, star jumps, squats and lunges then set your phone or fitness timer for 15 minutes. Complete the workout…

Welcome!

We just wanted to say a quick “Welcome” to Joie de Vivre. It has taken us a few months to get here, but we’re so pleased with the results, and we hope you find the site informative and useful for your health and fitness lifestyle. We will regularly be adding new posts, recipes, exercises and…

Gorgeous Glutes!

“How can I firm up my bum? It’s a question that frequently comes up during training sessions. All too often we’re not happy with how we look in our jeans, we think our bottoms look too big, too flat, a bit saggy … and of course, there’s a whole array of exercises we can prescribe…

Perfect Planks

There is a lot of buzz about lately for strengthening our “core”. The core is constructed of many muscles, including the Rectus Abdominus (abs), Obliques, Erector Spinae, Transverse Abdominis (TVAs) to name but a few. A strong core leads to good posture, balance and stability, as well as stabilising the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle.…

Tuna Quinoa Bowl

We love this Powerbowl for post-workout lunch. We like to cook up a big batch of Quinoa that we can keep in the fridge for a couple of days and add to our meals when we are in a hurry and don’t have time to cook. All these ingredients can be thrown together in 5…

Protein Flapjacks

There are many so called “healthy bars” on the market nowadays, but actually read the ingredients list and you’ll see that they are anything but nutritious. They may be advertised as low in fat, but the taste is made up with lots of sugar and clever sugar disguises – namely fructose. If either of these…

Protein Pancakes

These are an excellent balanced breakfast, or can be eaten at any time of the day as a snack too. They contain carbs and protein to keep you full, and you can add pretty much any other healthy ingredients you like to give them your favourite flavour.  See below for some of our suggestions. The…