F45 Farringdon: Class review

I’m pushing a weight so heavy across the floor that I can barely move it. And that’s just the start – the next part is my arch nemesis – burpees. I’m half way through a 2 week trial at F45 in Farringdon. Part of the Australian chain of fitness workouts there are now loads of…

Sopwell House hotel and Spa

As you can probably tell I love a spa….. My home town of St Albans has some great spas…and Sopwell House is no exception. The former manor house, who regularly host weddings and sometimes some famous footballers, is just on the outskirts of the well-known city. As soon as you walk into the spa you…

A day at Rebook Les Mills Live

What do you get when you put lots of fitness buffs and some very energetic instructors in an arena? Les Mills Live of course! The show, which was this year held at ExCel Live was a whole day of HIIT workouts, strength and weight classes and even spinning classes. After my friend Charlotte got a…

Aqua Sana Woburn Forest SPA

Sometimes you just need a day of rest, and to escape the stress of London. But with so many spas – how do you know which one is worth forking out for?   Aqua Sana spa is that hidden gem you’ve been scanning google for – with a room upon room of saunas, steam rooms and…

BeFit V’s Balance Festival

When you’re into fitness the thought of an event dedicated to fitness, for 3 whole days, is pretty exciting. But the first time I went to BeFit I hated it – it was so overcrowded and despite booking on to some of the classes my name wasn’t down so I had to annoyingly queue for…

Everyone is going crazy about the Class Pass changes

And rightly so…. It’s not been a great year for ClassPass users – in March some of our favourite boutique classes in London threatened to leave ClassPass as they were demanding ridiculous fees. Thankfully they came to an agreement, so the likes of 1Rebel and Core Collective stayed. But that seems to have made it…

Running a marathon

I’m not sure if I’ll ever get round to running an actual marathon. I do like running, well let’s say sometimes I like it – I’ve run numerous 10ks and half marathon. But a marathon, well that just seems like too much hard work. I think it’s the training runs that put me off, the…

The best Rooftop fitness classes in London

I love a good alfresco workout, when I was away earlier this year in America I ran down beaches with glorious views and in May did yoga in Portugal with the sun beaming on my back. So of course I had to replicate that this summer in London. And there really is no better way…

Dating and boxing @ 1Rebel

Londoners are pretty lazy, if they can do two things at once then they’ll jump at the chance. And I’m no different, newly single and with no hurry to download tinder again I signed up to a boxing / speed dating event. The horror which spread across my friends faces when I asked them if they wanted to…

New on the London Fitness scene: Bests Bootcamp

I’m always curious when there’s a new fitness spot in London, with so many already it’s great to see which ones are going to shake up the fitness scene. And Bests Bootcamp looks like it may be in with a running chance! Based in Charing Cross, in an old Fitness First, the studio is sleek and well equipped….

Can fitness make you younger?

I’m forever wishing I was still in my 20s – so I thought finding out what my fitness age might be the best way to reverse the ageing process. But, will I turn out to be older and disappointed or younger and gloating about it for days? Well there’s only one way to find out. If…

Running Routes of America

I’ve run on the streets of New York, round many London landmarks and even from Coogee to Bondi in Sydney – so of course when I went to America at the beginning of the year I knew I had to find some great places to go running. I was lucky enough to run along not just…