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 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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How to start swimming with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

How to start swimming with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

While many of us learn to swim at school, plenty of people never return to the pool as an adult. If that sounds familiar, but your shiny new Apple Watch Series 4 is tempting you to dip your toe in the water again, this guide to swimming with Apple Watch is for you....

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How to sync your Apple workouts to Strava automatically

How to sync your Apple workouts to Strava automatically

Your shiny new Apple Watch is great for logging workouts. But it comes up short when you want to review your training progress and share your workout history with friends. Everything gets bundled in the Activity and Health apps on your iPhone, which are pretty basic....

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Top 10 tips for swimming with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

Top 10 tips for swimming with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac]

Your Apple Watch loves getting wet (provided you own a Series 2 or 3). But when you start a swimming workout, the waterproof mode kicks in automatically, which means the Apple Watch touchscreen stops working. So how are you supposed to use it? Swimming with Apple...

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3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3

3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch has come a long way from the first model. With each update, Apple adds important missing ingredients, like GPS, a faster processor, cellular and an altimeter. So has Apple Watch finally reached its true potential? Cupertino certainly thinks so. Apple...

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