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Currently In Training New Post Next Week!

December 12, 2016
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Hi guys! Just to let you know that I’m currently completing my PT qualification with Train Fitness (who btw are ACE). It’s full time and full on but I’m loving it! (And loving the treats after training too as this pic shows!) Apologies for the lack of posts whilst I’m in training but please sit tight because there’s lots of fab content lined up for next week including my trip to Zanzibar with Wild Fitness and more about the PT course too which I’d strongly recommend to anyone interested in developing their knowledge of health and fitness. Much love, Poppy x  … Continue reading...
Fitness, Health, Travel

Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Epic Sana Algarve

November 1, 2016
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After a summer of indulgence and WEEK-long celebration for my sister’s wedding in Siena I was ready for some down time. The Quarter Life Health Project (see previous posts) had been my saving grace and much needed peaceful interlude preluding summer’s final hedonistic finale which left me well and truly spent! Morning breaks. View from my room. I arrived at Epic Sana Algarve, located on Praia da Falésia beach just 35 minutes from Faro airport, on October 1st for a week of yoga, meditation, beach walks and general bliss. Oh and the opportunity to bask in October’s sunshine and 28 degree celsius heat suited me just PERFECTLY too!… Continue reading...
Fitness

Don’t Sweat It

August 19, 2016
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Ok I’m going to talk about deodorants and antiperspirants BUT STICK WITH ME I promise this is interesting and useful stuff! On a daily basis I tend to wear a natural, fragrance free deodorant. But for those occasions when you want to ensure that no sweat ruins your carefully curated #OOTD (say you’re at a wedding, on a date, or you have a photoshoot) then personally, I want to be in a no-sweat zone. So what’s the best product for the job? There are lots to choose from but Perspirex caught my eye for a few reasons. (If you’ve got sensitive skin then I’d opt for the Perspirex Comfort rather than the Perspirex Original.… Continue reading...
Fitness

POPPY’S SECRET IS OUT!!

July 5, 2016
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After an admittedly long time coming THE secret is out on iTunes! But all the best secret’s are worth waiting for and I can’t wait to hear what you think! Please do share your thoughts using the social media addresses and tags: Instagram @poppycross #poppyssecret Twitter: @poppyphilomenac Facebook Group: Poppy’s Secret I really hope this ebook benefits you. Be strong, be determined, be healthy and be happy. You deserve it. Much love. Xx CLICK HERE FOR THE EBOOK… Continue reading...
Fitness

Tribe Power! Presenting at Les Mills Live London

May 25, 2016
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Never has the expression “Your vibe attracts your tribe” been more apt than at Les Mills Live which took place at Excel London in partnership with Reebok earlier this year. Take over 4,000 super positive, super fit, super dedicated simply smashing Les Mills fans (known in the inner circle as the #lesmillstribe) and you have one pretty powerful sight to behold. Back in March, Les Mills Live Global Tour kicked off with mega watt power and I was lucky enough to be presenting the event with fellow presenter AJ Odudu. If the name Les Mills doesn’t immediately ring a bell then I’m sure the mention of the Les Mills classes such as Body Attack, Body Pump, Body Combat, RPM (the list goes on) will be instantly familiar.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Feel Good Week at Hillside Beach Club

April 27, 2016
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Last October I was given a chance to extend my summer by a few beautiful hot sunny days at the luxury resort Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye, Turkey. The invitation included a holistic Fitness programme led by founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells and delicious wholesome food by nutritionist Rob Hobson co-author of The Detox Kitchen Bible, (which depicts a multitude of healthy delicious dishes to target health needs, whether that’s losing weight, gaining energy or getting clearer skin) in addition to sampling Hillside Beach Club’s own extensive healthy menu. Alongside other journalists and bloggers, I would get to test drive the hotel’s new “Feel Good Week” aimed at adults who want to revitalise their body and mind with fitness, nutrition and yoga instruction, hiking, spa treatments and a healthy menu of Mediterranean-inspired food.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Yoga, Skiing and Veggie Feasting at Chalet Rosière

April 6, 2016
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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. March 8th: It was just under two weeks until my 30th birthday and I had no plans. An exciting new work project had meant that I’d had to hold off arranging any celebrations but then a sudden break in my schedule occurred and I was left with a big gaping space in my diary where my 30th birthday stood blankly. 2016 had so far been magical in many ways but very tough in others. Backtrack to last year however and there was only magic.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Winter Glow Retreat at Poundon House

February 11, 2016
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Before Christmas I pledged to put a decent portion of my time into attempting a yogi metamorphosis. So when January came off I trotted to Poundon House for my first ever yoga retreat. Which was taught by the gorgeous and very flexible Saskia Price. In Saskia’s words her teaching style has an “emphasis on breath and creative movement of vinyassa flow, the sequencing structures of Ashtanga, the heart and classical spirit of Dharma Mittra and the philosophy and playfulness of Jivamukti.”  (And in English) that’s yogi speak for a physical, dynamic and strong practice with an emphasis on breathing and some meditation at the end.… Continue reading...
Fitness

NY’s Resolution #1: Find My Inner Yogi (With the help of Saskia Price and Poundon House)

December 17, 2015
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Yoga. It’s something I’ve always wanted to make my best friend but we’ve always been a bit like chalk and cheese. Although, I thought I came close to finding my inner yogi back when Bikram was all the rage and I sweated (craaazy amounts) whilst obediently following the stern instructions of the Bikram master. I actually loved it. It made me feel supple and like I’d really worked hard. But Bikram took about 3 1/2 hours door to door and I couldn’t sustain the time commitment. Other yogis would also tell me that Bikram isn’t “true yoga” since the practice is very unforgiving (you’re told off if you get a posture wrong) and the calmness and meditation that comes from more traditional yoga is absent.… Continue reading...