Oregano oil

July 27, 2016

Essential oils are becoming the standard go-to treatment for a myriad of health issues. From the common cold to headaches, disinfecting your house and even treating heart conditions, the studies proving the diverse uses of oils can’t be ignored. And one you might be surprised to hear that is especially beneficial is oil from oregano.

The 2016 Meridian CrossFit Regionals Recap

May 31, 2016

My first experience at regionals was an overwhelming one, but I wouldn’t change a second of it. From spending hours prepping the athlete’s food and writing my articles between events to hanging out at the house with Team Buff Box, Regional athlete Lucy Majury and Youtube CrossFit star Craig Richey, it was an amazing whirlwind adventure. Read below for the final results and the most memorable moments from Day two and three.

The 2016 CrossFit Meridian Regionals: Day 1 with Buff Box

May 28, 2016

From five-time regional athlete Jordan Wallace to first timers such as South African hopeful Alan Foulis, Buff Box was right at the heart of the 2016 Meridian regionals ensuring athletes were fuelled and ready. The energy on Friday morning was contagious with the likes of Team Yas, Team Nordic Opex and CrosssFit Reykjavik stopping by the booth to pick up their 1st day of meals while waiting for their heats to begin. You wouldn’t know these athletes were about to begin their first round of the regionals weekend as they were all completely cool, calm and collected. While most of the people who came to pick up food were coaches and athletes, including the talented and stunning Megan Lovegrove, it was also great to see a few spectators pick up food for the weekend. So what was day 1 with the BuffBox Athletes like? The snatch ladder was a strong start to the weekend and the… Read more »

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.

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 2016 CrossFit Open: the first stop on the road to the Games

April 1, 2016

Number one Jamie Greene, a woman who has taken this year’s CrossFit Open by storm, and number two Sam Briggs, a tried and true CrossFit contender who won the 2013 CrossFit Games are both following meal plans created by Matt Hodges and his co-founded company Buff Box. And there is no other performance nutrition company that can boast being the brains behind the top two female’s nutrition plans during the 2016 CrossFit Open, or any Open to date for that matter.

Why the healthiest people you know don’t diet

March 18, 2016

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.

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.