Power Plate training: why it’s not just a fading fitness fad

May 23, 2016

The elusive Power Plate machine. A lot of people have seen these weird contraptions sitting unused in their local gym, a bit intimidated but what they do and how they do it. You may have heard that Power Plate is just a fading fitness fad, but these machines are the real deal when it comes to fat loss and improving your overall fitness level.

Boxes I love: CrossFit Shapesmiths

May 10, 2016

The overground is no longer the primary source of commotion when you’re walking past many of London’s railway arches. Instead, a mixture of clamorous noises rule the sound waves; think barbells dropping, people gasping for breath and music pumping amongst the reverberation of passing trains.

The new Buff Box menu is out!

May 5, 2016

And it’s freaking delicious. Every six weeks, Buff Box and its team of nutritionists revamp its specially designed menu. And this isn’t done just to keep your taste buds happy. Besides tasting great, each meal is seasonally designed so that you receive the freshest ingredients available. Because Buff Box doesn’t only cater to your macro-nutrient requirements, they want to feed you the most ethically sourced and nutrient dense foods available.

Bear Strength Clothing Co: rule your workout in style

April 21, 2016

I recently came across Bear Strength and their clothing at the CrossFit Athlete Games in London, and I was immediately drawn to the brands bright colours and soft fabrics.

Listening to the experts at Buff Box: Part II

April 13, 2016

My previous post discussed why respecting the expertise of those that have specialised in a field of study is always a good idea. And despite the fact that everyone seems to have an opinion on health and fitness, these are two topics where we should undoubtedly be learning from the experts. And while I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach to health and fitness, and often times one specialist will provide advice that is contradictory to another, I do believe Buff Box is a one-size-fits-all nutrition company, with knowledge that can assist everyone working towards their own individual health goals. Read below for my interview with Matt Hodges, head nutritionist and co-founder of Buff Box.

Listening to the experts at Buff Box: Part I

April 11, 2016

It’s common knowledge. We tend to like when things are straightforward and simple. And while I like a challenge as much as the next person, there are times when being told what to do is the better option, especially when the person telling us what to do is an expert in their field.

The CrossFit Open 16.4 Strategy

March 18, 2016

Hey all, So this morning I was excited to see a workout I could actually do and get a killer workout from. Unlike 16.3, which involved 7 minutes of cursing the day I ever decided to begin CrossFit, and coming out with absolutely no muscle-ups to show for it, 16.4 is a ‘lovely’ little chipper wod that will also having me cursing the day I ever began CrossFit, but for different reasons entirely. But before we discuss tactics can anyone tell me why the elusive Dave Castro chose 55 of everything? Would love to know. Check out my quick cheat sheet below of tips I’ve compiled that will hopefully make 16.4 slightly more manageable.. 

Why the healthiest people you know don’t diet

Do you have a friend that you always ask, “what’s your secret?” Someone who has a glow about them, whose weight never seems to fluctuate dependent on the season, and just has their shit together? They might seem like unicorns, with an unachievable way of living, but I have found that these unicorns are actually the healthiest and happiest people that I know. What’s their secret?

Fresh Fitness Food: meal-delivery that’s customised, nutritious and tasty

March 14, 2016

Customised nutrition, great taste and convenience is what Jared Williams, the owner of Fresh Fitness Food, prides his four years young company on most. And within the Fresh Fitness Food offices, you’ll see tupperware containers strewn across desks as their nutritionists, marketing gurus and sales team type away at their desks or dash off to the kitchen to taste test the chef’s latest creation. It’s pretty obvious, the people behind Fresh Fitness Food are truly passionate about the food delivered to the 400+ London doorsteps and offices each day. How do I know this? After winning one of their Instagram competitions, providing me with a full week of their Paleo meal-plan, I discovered Fresh Fitness Food’s commitment to nutrition, taste and convenience first hand.

Local Hero: Little H in Parson’s Green

March 9, 2016

I have explored my share of local cafe’s in and around London and while there are a few spots that take the cake one of absolute favourite South West spots has to be Little H situated in Parson’s Green.