Sunday, 5 November 2017

How to deal with an injury


If you follow me on my instagram (@emappleton_), you will know that I injured my back for the second time a couple weeks ago, the first time being at the start of summer! So as frustrating as it is to be injured again, I do feel like I've learned from it! So I thought I would share with you my top tips!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Where have I been?


Where have I been? I've been asking myself the same question!! My last post was in July!! I think I was running out of ideas of things to post and I had put pressure on myself to put up two posts a week which was not sustainable! I want to blog because I WANT to blog, not because I've put pressure on myself to blog!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Gymshark Pop Up Shop


On Saturday Gymshark had their 5th birthday celebratory pop up shop in London! I went with my sister Jess and had such a great day!!

We met up with some internet friends, made new friends, had lots of laughs, bought lots of new goodies and met some of our favourite people!!

All the athletes recognised me from bodypower/social media and Jazmine even ran up to me and knew my name, surname and everything!!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Go Ape!


One of my birthday present's from my friends was a trip to Go Ape! It's an outdoor, adventure activity that's high up in the trees! Three of us went and had the best time! It was the first part of my birthday 'party'!!

What a great thing to do for an active rest day!! It was so scary, I'm kind of afraid of heights, but sooooo much fun!! Definitely would recommend doing it or something similar!!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

My 21st Birthday


Firstly, I apologise for the lack of posts last Friday & this Monday! I had a crazy busy weekend celebrating my mum's 50th and my 21st and this week have started back at my old job so haven't had time to even schedule any posts!

Secondly. there have been two new youtube videos up over on 'Appleton Fitness' so go check those out and subscribe if you haven't already!!

And now onto the post!! It's going to be very picture heavy! Friday was my mum's birthday so we went up to London, wandered around the Covent Garden area and then went to see Matilda in the theatre! It was such a lovely day, I love spending time with my family!!

Saturday was my 21st Birthday! We woke up, had Buck's Fizz (champagne and orange juice) and then, of course, went to the gym!! Then we went for afternoon tea (small sandwiches, scones and little cakes and more champagne) at a stunning hotel in the countryside. After that we came home and I opened my presents and we had cake! In the evening we went out for dinner at this nice local pub/restaurant! It was another perfect family day!!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

New discovery


For the last few days I've been listening to this amazing new thing whilst doing my cardio, okay it's not actually a new thing but it's a new discovery for me!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

My first ever vlog!


As usual, this weeks Youtube video will be posted tonight at 6pm!

Monday, 29 May 2017

How to balance it all


I have just finished my second year of university and reflecting back on the year I thought it would be useful to share my tips on how to balance it all. I know compared to some people, my life is not as hectic or busy but whilst working towards my degree, I am also studying for my personal training course, keeping up my fit lifestyle and running multiple social media accounts. YES I know it may not sound like a big deal (and no it's probably not) but posting regularly on multiple accounts is harder than you might think, it's a struggle to think of captions everyday! (okay I'm slightly being sarcastic, it could be worse). Many of my friends keep up jobs whilst at uni, I do not know how, they're incredible! Haha

Friday, 26 May 2017

Failure- Why it is important and how to learn from it


About a month before the first time I successfully deadlifted 100kgs, I gave it a go and failed, this was just one example of a time that I've failed in my journey. Yes, I was annoyed/upset at the time that I didn't manage it but it also gave me more motivation to work harder to achieve it!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017



As usual, our new youtube video will go up tonight but this time its our BODYPOWER 2017 video! You won't want to miss this!!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Best Workout Playlists


Here are some of my favourite workout playlists! I link the spotify playlists as this is the easiest way to share them, I tend to listen to my own playlists most of the time but that would be harder to share, especially as they change all the time!
My best advice is to find songs that are upbeat, make you feel strong and powerful!!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tips for people who 'don't have time' to workout


Today I thought I would share with you my top tips for people who claim they don't have time to workout! Yes I know some people legitimately do not have time to fit in a full workout everyday but there are definitely ways you can fit exercise and fitness into your life!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017



On Saturday the 13th of May 2017, my sister and I attended the Bodypower expo in Birmingham, England.

We had the most incredible day! We met so many amazing people, people who inspire us and who we look up to and also people who are just starting their journeys like us!

This post will mostly be just pictures but I highly recommend you attend bodypower next year (we will definitely be there again next year!) if you haven't been before and are interested in health/fitness because it will really make you feel super motivated and excited to be a part of the fitness industry!

Nikki Blackketter

Whitney Simmons

Robin Gallant

Lauren Tickner

Carys Gray

Grace Beverley

Grace and Carys

In front of the Protein Dynamix stand

It was the BEST day and we already so so excited to go back next year but also to see what we can achieve by next year! Hey, maybe we'll be working there next year and not just visiting! We'll see!


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

My Favourite Quotes!


I thought today it would be nice to share with you some of my favourite quotes, motivational, inspirational or other!!

My absolute fave applies to so many situations and it's simply: 'Stay Strong'

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Workout Split


Your workout split is simply, how you decided to split up your workouts! Deciding on your workout split is a very important part of your workout routine! It varies from person to person depending on your goals, what you prefer or just how many workouts you can fit in week to week!

My workout split tends to be:

Monday, 1 May 2017

Facts About Me


Today I thought I would share with you some facts about me, fitness and non-fitness related! 21 facts because I'm in my 21st year of life!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Healthy Snacks


Another food post from me today! We all love food and we all love eating but eating the right thing is the difficult part! Now, there's nothing wrong with the occasional chocolate bar, slice of cake, or pizza but when you're trying to reach a goal, it's important you eat the right things to help you!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Things you should know before you start


Getting started into fitness is the hardest step so I'm going to share with you some of the things I wish I knew before I got started with it all!

Friday, 21 April 2017

How to change your mindset


Not enough people realise that you will never be happy with your body unless you change your mindset or your negative body image. No matter how much fat you lose or muscle you gain, unless you learn to love your body, you will not be happy with it!

Here are some of my tips on how to improve your body image:

Monday, 17 April 2017

My Favourite 'Influencers' on Social Media


I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my favourites to follow on social media, on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Blogs!

Friday, 14 April 2017

'I don't want to lift because I don't want to get bulky'


People, specifically girls, have said this to me quite a few times and it really annoys me, 1. because it makes me think that they think I look bad (I'm working on not caring what other people think), 2. because its not going to happen and 3. this is shaming other peoples bodies, there are women out there who probably are what they would class as 'bulky' but they love how they look and they definitely do not look bad!

It is not physically possible for women to get as big & muscly as guys, we're not made up the same!! Women out there who are that big and muscly are most likely on steroids(which also isn't necessarily a bad thing, it still takes time and effort, people have different goals)! Also it's not like building muscle is that quick or easy to do, they act like if they pick up a weight once, they're suddenly looking huge!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Our first Youtube video!


Exciting news from me today!! After wanting to start a youtube channel for the longest time, myself and my sister are finally uploading our first youtube video later today!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Full Day Of Eating


I know this concept is more of a vlog thing but I thought I would share with you what I eat on an average day! I'm not really a big instagram foodie meaning I don't make my food look very pretty for pictures but here it is:

Friday, 7 April 2017

How to admit you're struggling


I know that in the fitness industry there are so many people who have used fitness to overcome some sort of struggle, whether it be an eating disorder, depression, or any other kind of struggle, myself included. I also know that there is a lot of pressure, particularly on 'fitness influencers', or people with large followings, to always be positive, always have good advice, and always be coping well with everything that they're doing. This post isn't just for them (especially seeing as they won't ever read it haha) but for everyone who is struggling, or anyone who has their bad days/weeks/months etc, anyone who finds it hard to admit that they're not doing 100%!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017



Let's talk supplements. Now I just have to start off by saying that they are by no means necessary! You can make so much progress without them and if they're not something you can really afford, definitely do not worry about not using them! They obviously do have their benefits otherwise people wouldn't take them, but as I said, you can make a good amount of progress without them! There is so much information on them on the internet so I'm not going to go into too much detail, but here are the supplements that I currently take and what they're for: