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Recovery Tactics Post Berlin Marathon

October 1, 2018
The day after Berlin marathon my body felt like it had been beaten up! Getting in and out of the bath was a struggle and getting in and out of cabs proved tricky too. I felt like an old lady! My left knee had taken most of my early fall in the race and both my knees were pretty swollen, sore, bruised and bloody. I had to limp around because my left knee was too painful to bend and I couldn’t stand for long periods of time due to my sore fatigued abs, which surprised me. After I stepped over the finish line My coach Jane Vongvorachoti had stressed the importance of walking back from the marathon to ensure my blood didn’t pool in my legs and slow my recovery.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health

keep it clean

February 15, 2018
I’m writing this post in Barbados and since I can’t run outside (for safety reasons) I’m spending more time than usual in the gym, clocking those miles on the ‘mill in preparation for my marathon in April! Because of this I’m finding I have a heightened appreciation for “gym etiquette”, which is hugely important not just because it maximises one’s enjoyment in the gym but also because it plays an important role in maintaining one’s health, hygiene and general safety. Seriously folks, this stuff’s important! I recently partnered with Freya, a stylish brand which creates gorgeous sportswear and lingerie in a B-K cup.… Continue reading...
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The fitness app to help keep you on track

February 12, 2018
-As a qualified PT, you may think it weird that I should enlist a fitness app to help me with my training. But everyone needs someone to help push them harder than they would do themselves especially if motivation is waning. So when Vyta app asked if I’d like to road test it I was only too happy to oblige! As you may know, I’m training for the London Marathon in April. So it’s no surprise that my main focus is running – on getting those miles in and working on my speed. Whilst it’s true that any exercise that gets my heart rate up helps with my overall fitness, my body needs to run to continue to improve my running efficiency.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health

Temporarily Closed for health maintenance

January 24, 2018
We’ve all seen that Instagram caption that spread like wildfire over the festive period. “Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance”. It’s a goodie. To those who took its message on board and stepped away from social media to enjoy precious moments with family and loved ones, I salute you. I’m sure both you and they benefited from the lack of phone interference. Given how beneficial this little caption was, I want to introduce an equally important one… No one wants to be ill. But fit people especially loathe the lethargy and inevitable lull in training that comes with contracting any illness. I’m a prime example.… Continue reading...
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My 24/7 Yoga Trainer

April 4, 2017
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
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… The PC Opinion? I FREAKIN LOVE THIS!… Continue reading...
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SpeedFlex Review

April 30, 2015
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...