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…

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…

Yoga on South Beach, Miami

You would think yoga on a beach, in Miami, would be warm right? Think again! I was in Miami a few weeks ago and apparently they were  having, what they call, a ‘cold front’ coming in – lucky us! But it could have been worse, I could have been attempting the downward dog on Southend beach,…

A Gladiator style workout

When you get invited to work out with a former gladiator you don’t say no. Imagine the photo possibilities. So that’s how I found myself in a PT session with James Crossely (aka Hunter from the 90’s Saturday night show Gladiators) the other week. Now a personal trainer, after a stint of being an actor,…

San Francisco – Bike over the Golden Gate Bridge 

I’m riding a bike. This isn’t a normal thing for me, the closest thing I’ve come to riding a bike in the last 10 years is a spinning bike – and that’s just a bike with stabilisers right?!?   Let’s get this clear, much to my disappointment, I never actually passed my cycling proficiency when…

Burn SF Pilates San Francisco

Burn SF looked like nothing I had done before, so of course my inquisitive nature made me want to book it! A mix between cardio, weights and Pilates, with the Pilate machines actually attached to the walls. It was my first class in San Francisco after a nice rest day, well I say rest I’d…

SUP and SUP Yoga in San Diego

Paddleboarding is just so bl**dy cool. BUT in the UK’s freezing temps, its not something you particularly want to do –  I especially don’t fancy falling in the Thames. So while I was away it was on my wish list to do and I finally got to do it in San Diego, where ClassPass offered…

Interview with open water swimmer Adam Walker

Adam Walker is the UK’s leading open water marathon swimmer and the first British man to complete the gruelling Ocean’s 7 Challenge, I interviewed him last week around his challenges, fitness and nutrition. Only six people in the world have completed the Ocean 7 challenge and Adam is one of only two people to complete the…

Chicago fitness: The Dailey Method and Shred 415

I loved Chicago and doing classes gave me a great opportunity to see the smaller towns just outside of the city too. While I was there I tried out Shred 415 which is a class quite similar to Barry’s Bootcamp – so think treadmill work, as well as weights and body weight exercises. I tried out the Total…