The CrossFit Open 16.2 strategy

March 4, 2016

So I have to make this snappy since I have my final level 3 exam tomorrow, but my ears definitely perked up when I heard the CrossFit.com unveiling for 16.2 this morning.

Sleep: are you doing it all wrong?

February 24, 2016

These days, you’ll be hard pressed to pick up a magazine or scroll through the internet without the topic of sleep being addressed. And with today’s manic lifestyle, it’s no wonder sleep is on everyone’s mind. Despite sleep being a basic necessity for life, we as a society aren’t getting enough of it, and what’s more is that we need to learn how to do it properly. While we hope coffee and green juices might get us through those days that begin at 6 and end around midnight, a lack of zzz’s will eventually catch up with everyone. Training hard for an upcoming 5k, half-marathon or even an ultra? No matter the distance, you won’t be able to push as hard if you are logging the miles but scrimping on sleep. And sleep is no joke when it comes to an athlete’s performance. The Real Madrid football team employed sleep coaches to track each athlete’s sleep schedules. Think that’s… Read more »

The rise of Athleisure fashion

February 11, 2016

The last two years of my life have been lived largely in “athleisure” fashion.

Rowing WOD: seminars and training with Olypmian rower Cam Nichols

February 2, 2016

    The other week I joined in on an 101 Rowing WOD seminar with Men’s Eight Double World Silver Medallist and former Team GB Olympic rower Cam Nichol. And whether you’ve never strapped into a rower before, or you’ve had some experience and are looking to take your rowing to the next level, I would highly recommend this seminar.

Escape and Bake: The proof is in the (healthy) pudding

January 25, 2016

Tuck in with no remorse because passionate foodies such as Nicola Giles-Rowling are catering not just to your sweet tooth, but also to your health. I can’t think of a more passionate baker and cook than someone who would create and bring to life their own wedding cake and that’s just what Nicola did. Now, Nicola is taking her passion from her kitchen to yours with Escape & Bake and, just two months in, Nicola is making her dream a reality. I was lucky enough to meet this radiant newlywed and try some of her delicious treats. Read on to see what this gal had to say.

Stance socks: What’s everyone on about?

January 21, 2016

I started CrossFit in June of 2015 and, over the last few months, as I have found myself plummeting deeper and deeper down the CrossFit wormhole, I have begun to don some new activewear. Yeah, basically I copy all the cool kids at my CrossFit gym, hoping that one day I’ll complete 15.1 without even breaking a sweat.

EMS training: When in London, do as the Germans do and for good reason.

January 18, 2016

Read on to learn all about EMS training and exactly what I experienced during my first session with E-Pulsive, one of London’s very first EMS training companies.

The PaleoChef UK

November 26, 2015

With health and fitness becoming of more and more importance in big cities where time is precious, meal delivery options have steadily made their way to our offices and homes in a big way. Companies such as Diet Chef, Fitness First and Detox Kitchen deliver weekly meal packages that cater to the active and health conscious individual, so it was only a matter of time before the paleo diet become readily available for the busy cave men and women of London. Cue, the PaleoChef.

Weekly Favourites

September 21, 2015

1. My new favourite health and fitness blog. Concise, well written and researched.  (theblondeethos.com) 2. Intermittent fasting and the studies behind it. (collective-evolution.com) 3. Start something great with the Whole Life Challenge. Join or create a team of your own. (wholelifechallenge.com) 4. Why I do Crossfit (theplayerstribune.com)  5. “The Game Changing Secret London Workout.” (womenshealthmag.co.uk)  

lululemon: the power of support

September 17, 2015

How do you want to feel? That is the key question you may be asked when moseying on over to any lululemon pant wall from now on. Of course, you can answer with an emotional response and a lululemon educator will be more than happy to have a chat about that as well. But the people behind lululemon also wants to know how your body wants to feel. Especially when you slip on their newest tights that can be found on their iconic and revamped pant walls.