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Fitness, Health, Travel

Cornish state of mind with MBFR

September 28, 2017
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A  retreat with Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats means the following. You will sweat. A lot. You will be unbelievably out of  breath. You will be pushed beyond your limits. And when you think you can’t possibly move another muscle, somehow you do. You will sleep like a baby and wake up with tired, aching limbs and feel like you need a good rest. But instead you’re once again put to the test. MBFR means sprinting  up hills, hiit circuits, hiking for hours on end, running, swimming, jumping, strengthening muscles, stretching and flexing – all within the most beautiful places on the planet staying in the most luxurious of hotels/chalets.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Travel

ESC. to Cornwall with MBFR

September 27, 2017
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They say a change is as good as a rest and in my experience “they” are right. The feeling of swapping the known for the unknown – be it people, place or situation – always fills me with energy and enthusiasm. I’d been looking forward to a long weekend in Cornwall with Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats for weeks. Cornwall has always held a special place in my heart. It defined my childhood summers with seemingly endless sunny days (OK, yes and a few washouts holed up inside playing board games but even then it still seemed perfect) spent surfing, cycling, playing crazy golf, going for long walks along the golden dunes, crab fishing, barbecues on the beach and of course Cornish cream teas and ice cream.… Continue reading...
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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...
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Virgin Active’s New Barre Class

November 24, 2015
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Barre is a brand new to Virgin Active’s class timetable – a 45-minute class which combines a fusion of classical ballet moves, Pilates, yoga and dance devised to tone, define and sculpt the whole body. I’ve tried various barre classes across town but never succeeded in finding one which is conveniently located, so it’s never been a regular feature in my workout routine. So when VA invited me to try their barre class at Lancaster road (which has just undergone a beautiful revamp), just a stone’s throw from my flat, off I trotted hopefully to see if this class would become a weekly fixture.… Continue reading...
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Third and Final day at Thirty Eight Degrees North, Ibiza

November 11, 2015
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I got to know the breakfast staff at Aguas de Ibiza very well. With so much exercise I developed a routine of having two breakfasts because I definitely needed the extra fuel. And it would have been rude not to right? But this wasn’t an excuse to go crazy at the buffet. I kept my meals balanced and nutritious. Round (I) (eaten in a flash so no time for a snap) was berries and cereal and round two was eggs/smoked salmon and veggies with a smooth almond milk cappuccino. After breakfast round (I) of berries and cereal (eaten in a flash so no time for a snap) it was off to yoga, which eased my muscles back into moving gently which I was particularly grateful for given how stiff I was from the previous days here!… Continue reading...
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Box Clever Sports

May 15, 2015
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If your gym routine is stagnant and screaming for a serious shake up – Box Clever Sports is for you. I recently had the heart-pumping, fist-pounding, sweat STREAMING super-fun adrenalin-filled session with owner Pete and his pro-boxer colleague Jamie (both of whom btw turned out to be terrific photographers too – thanks for these pics boys)! I cannot quite emphasise enough just how fun, dynamic and seriously testing the one-to-one and class sessions are. Wanna know exactly what to expect? Check this out… After a quick skip and warm-up, Pete takes me into the ring… Pete takes me through the basics of placing the perfect punch: fist and arms straight, and generate power from the hips thrusting from a normal stance, right the way round to face the opposite side of the room lifting your back heel off the floor to pivot your foot as you turn.… Continue reading...
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SpeedFlex Review

April 30, 2015
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Something that gets Alan Shearer training to his “maximum every time” must surely be worth a shot, right? Having heard this report of Speedflex from the former England football Captain, I prepared to be put through my paces. I arrived at Speedflex HQ in Bank and immediately felt a little “on edge” since the interior is a tad clinical and reminded me of the apprehensive wait to be called into the doctor’s room. YIKES. Think minimal decorating, utilitarian furnishings and so quiet you could hear a pin drop, or in this case, more aptly a sweat droplet drop.. Yummy.  It’s no boutique flowery fitness scene such as Psycle where gals and guys hang out and chitchat over chia seeds and coconut water pre-class.… Continue reading...
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Just keep kick-boxing

March 19, 2015
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On Wednesday this week I awoke feeling a little less wonderful than desired. Usually, I’m full of energy and positive vibes but for a number of reasons hump day this week started a wee bit wobbly and I felt drained and if I’m being honest, hormonal! BUT THEN boxing and kick-boxing with my awesome trainer Dan Roberts happened and it shot my mood, energy and positive vibes right back up there again. I cannot explain how much I love the feeling of getting my heart pumping by pummeling those punches, propelling my high kicks hard at the punch bag, ducking and dodging those right and left hooks, all whilst gasping for air and sweating like crazy!… Continue reading...
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Personal Training at FRAME

November 10, 2014
I first discovered the fabulousness of FRAME at the Wellfit Festival in October 2014. I’d never been to the Shoreditch nor Queen’s Park locations – so finally sampling what Frame had to offer was a wonderful awakening! What I experienced at the festival was a 30-minute FRAME fusion – an energetic, dynamic, awesome mix of aerobic dance moves performed to uplifting and motivating music. It was literally the most fun I’d had in ages! Afterwards, I vowed to go and check out FRAME at Queen’s Park, which is less than a mile from my home in Notting Hill, and sample the myriad of classes they have on offer.… Continue reading...