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I’m Now a fully qualified PT thanks to Train Fitness!

January 19, 2017
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It was four weeks of intensive studying and training. The volume of work was vast (worksheets, learning, exams, assessments, client case studies…) and I had no idea that being a PT involved such a comprehensive understanding of physiology, anatomy and nutrition. BUT I  somehow got through it and I actually loved the time geeking up on the human body! (Nerd alert!) But seriously, the more you learn about the body the more remarkable you realise it is and the more you want to continue to learn. Before starting the Gym Instructor and Level 3 PT course Train Fitness provide you access to its online learning programme.… Continue reading...
Health, Travel

The Quarter Life Health Project Retreat: The Food

September 20, 2016
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“Indulgent, delicious, wholesome and nutrient rich food is very much at the heart of our ethos at The Holistic Health Project.” Happily I found this statement to be true although perhaps “indulgent” is a slight stretch. The vegan gluten-free meals are all masterminded by THHP founder Stephanie and I found myself constantly quizzing her on the recipes, excited to recreate them myself at home. We ate each light and wholesome meal altogether and the buffet style format meant there was always more for anyone who wanted it. The emphasis is on nourishment not deprivation via mainly local, sustainable and organic produce.… Continue reading...
Health

The Supplements For Poppy’s Secret

July 29, 2016
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So it seems everyone wants to know more about what I ate and what supplements I took whilst doing my Victoria’s Secret challenge. I wrote about the diet in my Daily Mail article where I also explained that, coupled with the intense training regime, it made me feel exhausted and ill (I got frequent colds). A few months after the Daily Mail article was published I wrote a following article in The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine, expressing my concern that many women were still coming to me and asking for my detailed nutritional plans whilst I was on the regime– despite me warning of the negative health implications and making it clear that it was unsustainable.… Continue reading...
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...
Health

Chias to the Health Benefits of Flax and Chia seeds

March 2, 2016
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One of the great things about being sponsored by Bioglan UK as one of its ‘Superpowered Heros’ is learning about how its superfoods products can greatly improve your health. However I’m certainly not one for faddy diet myths that claim to miraculously transform your health – I need to understand the science and the facts as to why some foods are so beneficial for our health. If the science does support the positive health claim then only then will I jump on the band wagon. Therefore, before I agreed to work with Bioglan Superfoods I wanted the evidence that its products do what they claim.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Subscribe to My Mailing List for Ebook Publication Date and News

December 5, 2015
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If you’d like to be alerted as to when my ebook – Poppy’s Secret 12-week Training Plan – will be out, please sign up to my mailing list on the right of my homepage. By doing this, you’ll receive an email alerting you to the publication date of my ebook and further news. About the ebook I wanted to release my 12-week VS training programme (based on the article I did for The Mail on Sunday) so that other girls can have the opportunity to #trainlikeanangel too. The training took my physical and mental strength to new heights. I gained muscle, lost fat and felt fitter and tougher than ever.… 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

My health and fitness tips on FMN

March 31, 2015
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A big thank you to my beautiful, talented, supremely fashionable and fabulous friend, Miss Lucy Williams for sharing my health and fitness tips on her esteemed blog, Fashion Me Now last week. I’m so happy to be a part of it and hope you have time to take a minute to check it out and let me know your thoughts! xx Click here for the post (For the coconut smoothie bowl featured in the post, please see my recipe section to find out how to make it)!… 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...