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Detox

Juices

Making Detoxing Delicious with Bioglan Superfoods

April 4, 2016
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The eponymous Maya Clinic reputed for detoxing its guests with stale bread, broths and general gastronomic blandness/starvation means that many give a ‘detox’ a wide birth for fear of being hangry, tired and deprived. Happily though I’m here to tell you that detoxing does not have to be like this. Detoxing (which is in my book, quite simply just abstaining from the ‘naughty’ rich and sometimes toxic treats like alcohol, sugar and dairy and cashing in on all the good “healthy” stuff) can be delicious, abundant and make you feel fantastic as my recent trip to Chalet Rosiere with my Bioglan Superfoods Supplements in hand proved.… 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...
Fitness, Travel

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...
Fitness, Travel

Day Two at Thirty Eight Degrees North, Ibiza

November 4, 2015
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Day Two of Optimal Fitness Week. I woke up feeling ready to work it. That is – ready to give the morning circuits, the kickboxing, the TRX, the  boxing aaaaaand the yoga – my all. Happily, the sun made an appearance so we did the circuits outside with the awesome Faye Lovell. This girl rocks! She somehow managed to make each session super engaging, effective and dynamic. The circuits (pictured below) started with an energetic warm-up before the burpees, sprints, lunges, mountain climbers and the like ensued… Doing these exercises outside in the dappled sunlight and shade of the tall pine trees felt so invigorating.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Travel, Uncategorized

Optimal Fitness Week at Luxury Fitness and Spa Destination Thirty Eight Degrees North, Ibiza

October 30, 2015
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Even though Thirty Eight Degrees North (38DN), a luxury spa and fitness destination situated within the 5 star eco hotel Aguas de Ibiza in Santa Eulalia is just three years old, it’s already created a lot of hype. Guests can “reset their co-ordinates” utilising the spa, gym and the beautiful beach surroundings for outdoor training. I’d read glowing reviews from celebs such as Amanda Byram, who described it as “6 days of intense yet brilliant and enjoyable exercise in a fantastic group environment..Two (much fitter and lighter) thumbs up!!” Kelly Hoppen said “the results were fantastic” and Mel Blatt calls 38DN her “go-to for getting into shape”.… Continue reading...
Travel

POSTCARDS from Parrot Cay – (Part III)

March 9, 2015
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– T H E – R O O M – W I T H – A – J U N G L E – V I E W – This charming path canopied by cascading palms totally captured our hearts, making us feel as if we were in the Amazon, as we followed it up to our room. Inside; minimal almost to the point of spartan bar the soft, billowing pure white net curtains surrounding our bed. To the right of the picture is a built in sofa bed. – T H E – V I E W – T H E – B O L D – B R I G H T – & – B E A U T I F U L – R U M – P U N C H – The bright and bold welcome drink that awaits in your room upon arrival is a “Pirate Punch” prepared with local rum and blended to achieve the refreshing, zingy local island taste.… Continue reading...
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My January health and fitness column for Corner Mag

January 8, 2015
Thank you Corner Magazine for featuring my top tips to get in great health and fitness this January and beyond! The piece has some Notting Hill specific advice and also some recommendations of sportswear and detoxes you can do from anywhere. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of them too, so please let me know by commenting below! xx… Continue reading...
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Final January Nosh Detox Discount Available now!

January 7, 2015
In the spirit of starting the new year off with a nutrient rich, super healthy, super tasty start – throughout January delicious and delectable Nosh Detox are offering some FIERCE and FABULOUS discounts on various juice fasts. All you have to do is click on the link I provide in this blog post and this will take you to the deal. Easy! You need to keep checking back to this post to see the new deals that will become available and the links to take you directly to these deals. Happy Nosh Detoxing! xx The Final Offer: Available from Jan 22nd – Jan 28th Nosh 3 Day Body, Smooth & Tone food Programme RRP £165.81, sale price of £79 – includes delivery (52%Off ) Click below to claim: https://fby87050.isrefer.com/go/3daybst/BECKYS ENJOY!… Continue reading...