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Poppy’s Secret is out now on iTunes and Amazon Kindle! Download now to follow my 12-week fitness plan that got me the body of a Victoria’s Secret catwalk model (statistically any way!) as seen in The Daily Mail.

I’ve always loved health and fitness and recently obtained my level 3 Personal Training qualification from YMCA via Train Fitness. I love writing about health and fitness and you can find my work in  The Mail on Sunday, You magazine, Tatler, Health & Fitness mag, Psychologies and The Evening Standard. I’ve consulted for premium lifestyle and wellness brands and have recently started a new role presenting a very exciting project that I can’t wait to tell you about as soon as I can!

My work allows me to access  the best doctors, nutritionists, personal trainers, fitness establishments, member’s clubs, detox spa’s and beauty practitioners across the globe and I’ll always give my honest opinion on what’s hot and what’s not.  I’m driven by facts not fads so just because something may be “trending” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth your time and investment. Needless to say, I’ll only write about companies/individuals whom I trust and rate highly – no exceptions.

I hope to inspire you to live a healthy, happy life – whatever that means to you. Everybody is different and what’s right for one person may not be right for another. So I invite you to be smart (i.e. don’t believe everything you read about ‘miracle’ diets with no evidence but do take note of scientific guidance)  and constantly strive to improve your health – whether that means exercising more often, trying new workouts, eating better, taking time to slow down and de-stress, getting more sleep, drinking more water – do whatever you need to do to be the best possible you! Please do share your triumphs as well as your struggles with me and let’s create a positive, motivational platform to inspire and encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves.

Poppy x

Poppy is available for PT sessions, freelance commissions and personal/corporate consultations. Please get in touch – poppy.cross.co.uk@gmail.com




  • Reply Nearer Nature July 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Poppy,
    That’s a popping picture of you!
    We would like to send you information on a very high quality Olive Oil soap launching on Nearer Nature at http://www.nearernature.co.uk/productpreview.html
    Do you carry out product reviews and natural beauty products on your blog as I cannot see any activity in your beauty section?

    Many thanks

  • Reply Harry Dance February 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Poppy

    Sorry as this is a little out of the blue but I just wanted to quickly say thank you. Your blog was one of the blogs which has aspired me and my friend to create our own blog (www.fitnesshacks.co.uk) about how we are all a ” work in progress”.

    But like I said I just wanted to say thank you! Please keep up the good work.

    And look forward to speaking to you soon

    Best wishes


    • Reply Poppy February 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Very happy to hear it Harry! Good luck with it – and congrats!

  • Reply SkinnyBooze Ltd February 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Dear Poppy,

    I hope you are well.

    Firstly congratulations on such a brilliant site. I am looking to get in touch with you to hopefully discuss a collaboration opportunity between yourself and my business.

    I started SkinnyBooze Ltd 5 years ago at 22 after doing extensive market research into Low Calorie Alcohol in the UK or lack there of. Fast forward 5 years and i am the first and only company in the UK specialising in distribution of Lower Calorie alcohol, with a range of wines, beers, champagne and Gin. Now branching out into Organic and Low Sulphur products i look for everything healthy and try to get my hands on it for the UK. Very recently SkinnyBooze Ltd got awarded the exclusive distribution contract for the UK for Corona Light. The No1 Light Beer in the world now available in the UK at SkinnBooze Ltd Only. To say i was chuffed is an understatement but now it is my job to spread the word about its availability.

    This where i hope to introduce myself to you and discuss options between us for collaboration.

    The UK is crying out for Lower Calorie Alcohol and i am offering it to them but im sure you understand the difficulty behind online awareness.

    I hope to hear from you soon and discuss this further.

    Best wishes

    Tom Bell

  • Reply James @ t4fitness.co.uk March 1, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for all of the great content! Really useful information.

    I’d love to do a guest post for you and your readers about a topic of your choice. I write about a whole ton of fitness related topic and as a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach, have a varied amount of experience that I think would be invaluable for your visitors.

    I look forward to your response!


  • Reply Lacey April 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Just wondering if you have any update on when your e-book will be out? I have signed up for the newsletter but have not seen any updates so was just curious!

  • Reply Raphaella April 25, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Hello poppy,
    When is your ebook about Victoria secret coming out? Bye!

  • Reply Alanna Torossian April 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

    On behalf of Julia Balaz, the new exclusive distributor for WorldJumping in the UK, we would like to invite you to join us for the LAUNCH OF WORLDJUMPING IN THE UK, taking place at The Regal Basketball Hall, 5 Beaufoy Walk off Black Prince Road, London, SE11 6AA on FRIDAY 13TH MAY.
    WorldJumping is a dynamic fitness exercise program, conducted on specially developed trampolines. This unique jumping workout consists of a highly coordinated system of exercises, working 400 muscles in your body, burning up to 800 calories in one session.
    With several years of medical research and fitness experience, the WorldJumping program has already captivated fitness fans all over Europe, Asia and the USA.
    At this exclusive event, you will enjoy a demonstration of WorldJumping, a Q & A session with Julia, and a chance find out why World Jumping UK will be the next biggest storm to hit the fitness industry across the UK.
    We look forward to your support in making the event successful.
    Please RSVP to Alanna Torossian
    alanna@mocha-marketing.co.uk or 0116 298 9433

  • Reply Alice Pozzo di Borgo May 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Hello Poppy,

    I am contacting you from The Skinny Bakery, which specialises in low calorie great tasting cakes http://www.skinnybakery.co.uk.

    Our cakes are sold in Whole Food Markets nationwide and Selfridges amongst other location. We came across your blog and we would love to collaborate with you. We believe that your readership is similar at ours.

    What do you think about doing a competition or a voucher for your readers which could be promoted on your blog? Of course, if you wish, we will send you some samples of our products.

    Best regards,


    Marketing assistant

    The Skinny Bakery

    Available from Whole Foods Market and Selfridges

    Email: sales@skinnybakery.co.uk
    Tel: 02085371223

  • Reply Juliana August 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Poppy,

    Congratulations for this beautiful and interesting blog!
    You way of life and pictures inspire me a lot.
    I run a Brazilian Activewear e-commerce in the US and I would like to talk to you about product review.
    If you have any interest, please, let me know.
    Best Wishes,

    Juliana Paganella

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