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My 24/7 Yoga Trainer

April 4, 2017
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I love yoga and I love being outside. So now that spring has sprung and the sun is shining, I’m pretty happy taking any opportunity I can to workout in the parks or my garden. Yoga is something I haven’t ever prioritised but whenever I do it I feel so much calmer, more flexible and restored both mentally and physically. So when FeetUp sent me its nifty yoga trainer I couldn’t resist having a play! It’s super easy and quick to assemble and once it’s ready to go you’ll find that having it in the house is like having your very own trainer with you 24/7 – always looking at you as if to say “Go and do some yoga!” I’ve been loving taking the FeetUp Trainer into my garden and going through all the poses on the poster which comes with it.… 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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Workshop at Bulgari Hotel

January 13, 2015
Just before Christmas The Bulgari hotel welcomed WORKSHOP – the brand spanking  and VERY swanky new fitness destination – to its London residences, and I was one of the exceptionally lucky ones to sample it. Workshop founder Lee Mullins is the former Director of Personal Training at Bodyism, (the famous fitness brand formerly at The Bulgari) and comes with a wealth of experience and expertise (he’s honed the bodies of Victoria Secret models, Oscar winners and CEO’s worldwide). But this alone is not all that makes Workshop so special and snazzy. The gym is the first to offer the FRAMEWORK tool, (exclusive to the UK) which tailors exercise programmes built upon a unique combination of genetic and scientific tests including movement and nutrition genetic analysis, food intolerance tests, metabolic testing, functional movement screen and a body composition assessment.… 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...
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The lazy (ish) way to shape up fast

January 6, 2015
Now that the dreaded global ‘diet and detox month’ is in full swing the pressure to sign up to all the numerous fitness/nutritional schemes and regimes is ON. Whilst some of you may love the excitement of this annual challenge, I know January can also make many start to sweat at the mere thought of all the vigorous workouts and holier than thou diets. So if you’re one of these people (and even if you’re not) fear not, you’re by no means alone and I have one very simple solution that I think you’ll love. I give you dear reader, The Library.… 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...
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SKC… What could it be?

October 1, 2014
So, as promised, here’s the post on SKC. It stands for South Kensington Club (or Seriously Kick-ass Club as I think I may come to refer to it as). The exclusive soon-to-launch club is dedicated to health and fitness. It has a state-of-the-art gym, Turkish Hammam (sauna) Russina Banyas, (a steam room heated with firewood) a Watsu pool (a warm, clear water pool with a depth at which someone can, with feet spread and knees bent, settle down into the water as if sitting in a chair and complete a series of exercises), treatment rooms, concierge service AND MORE!! What more?… Continue reading...
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Nama Foods: Notting Hill Raw Restaurant

September 27, 2014
I’d been looking forward to lunch at Nama Foods all week. For most of us, when Friday hits we’re in desperate need of some rest, relaxation and regeneration so what better way to kick start it all with lunch at the new raw food haven that is the holy gluten-free-raw-grail of Notting Hill? I met my lovely friend and journalist extraordinaire Harriet Compston (Condé Nast Traveller) at 1.30PM for what we thought would be a one-hour lunch. We ended up leaving at 4PM. Of course we had lots to catch up on and discuss but, unfortunately, that wasn’t the reason for our two and a half hour luncheon.… Continue reading...