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.

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.

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 »