Fitness Geek

I never took my health seriously until I got cancer back in 2007. After successfully completing my treatment, I took a keen interest in fitness and now it’s an integral part of my day: I develop Reps & Sets, a weight-lifting app for iPhone and Apple Watch; I write about fitness for tech news website Cult of Mac; I’m a CYQ Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer; I’ve written a Fitness Handbook; and I’ve been known to run the occasional marathon.

My fitness writing

How to get back in shape after lockdown with Apple Watch

How to get back in shape after lockdown with Apple Watch

If you’ve let your fitness slide during the lockdown, you’re not alone. The Activity app’s constant nagging to close your rings is not very helpful when all the gyms are closed and you’re stuck at home. Skipping workouts for a few months is understandable under the...

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HealthKit needs a health check at WWDC [Cult of Mac]

HealthKit needs a health check at WWDC [Cult of Mac]

As a fitness writer and app developer, there’s just one thing I’m hoping to see at WWDC next week: a major upgrade to HealthKit. Don’t get me wrong. I think Apple’s health-tracking framework is great, but there’s so much more it could do. Moving HealthKit to iCloud...

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How to fix Apple Watch duplicate workouts [Cult of Mac]

How to fix Apple Watch duplicate workouts [Cult of Mac]

The Health app on your iPhone acts as a central repository for all your workout data. Not just activity from your Apple Watch, but from third-party apps, too. That’s great, because it gives you the freedom to use any workout app you want, safe in the knowledge that it...

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How to edit Apple Watch workouts [Cult of Mac]

How to edit Apple Watch workouts [Cult of Mac]

When you finish logging a workout with Apple Watch, you can gloat over all your hard work in the Activity app on your iPhone. This provides all kinds of useful charts, maps and trends to show you how you’re doing. But what if you logged that workout by accident? Or if...

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How to use running cadence on Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

How to use running cadence on Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

The Apple Watch running cadence setting arrived in watchOS 5, but if you didn’t notice, you’re not alone. It tends to get buried in the myriad stats Cupertino provides for runners. Plus, there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually means and whether it’s useful....

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How to build muscle with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

How to build muscle with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

If you diligently close your Activity Rings every day in the hope of getting ripped like The Rock, you are going about it all the wrong way. Apple’s Activity app focuses on cardio conditioning and burning calories. Which is great for losing weight, but irrelevant if...

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6 Apple Watch apps for an awesome six-pack [Cult of Mac]

6 Apple Watch apps for an awesome six-pack [Cult of Mac]

For many guys wanting to get in shape, a chiseled six-pack is the ultimate goal. But achieving that iconic washboard look is not easy. Especially as you get older. Fortunately, your Apple Watch can help you along the way to achieving a tighter core. Apple’s Health...

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