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…

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…

Coreflex workout @ Speedflex

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I’ve tried out Speedflex in the past, it’s a HIIT and resistance weight training class, which is great for an all over body workout. They’ve recently added different classes – which concentrate on different areas of the body, or cater for the fitter among us….

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,…

Are you a skinny B**ch?

I’m the kind of person who when I’m told I’m can’t have something, then I kind of want it that much more – whether it’s a man, a cake or in this case an exercise class – The Skinny Bitch Collective. My email went unanswered when I asked about the wait list for the super exclusive group…

Fitness Fox

I used to think with exercise that the harder and faster I go then the better results I would get, but after finding some great pilates and barre classes, I realised that strength and conditioning classes can be great for the whole body. Fitness Fox, led by Kelly in Clissford Park in Stoke Newington every…

Speedflex

After lots of running and cardio I wanted to embark on some more conditioning work, but still burn those calories and feel like I’d done a good workout.   And if it came down to it, if I had to admit it – one of my biggest body hang ups is definitely my arms –…

BEAT @ Fitness First

I love how gyms are thinking outside of the box. There are loads of unique gyms just popping up all over London – cycle studios, HIIT studios and now Fitness first have opened up a heart rate based training club in Charing Cross called BEAT.   Running 14 sessions a day with a 5 class…

BE: FIT London

If you’re an exercise geek like me you’ll be just as excited to find out that you can head down to a three day health and fitness exhibition at the end of the month. Previously known as the Vitality show, the event will be taking place from Friday 28th-30thMarch 2014 at Old Billingsgate, in association…

Kicking for my life

If ever I’ve felt out of my depth in an exercise class it was the day I was kicking (literally) around with the big boys at Kick Fitness. Thought up by Christian Thomson, a former kickboxing World Champion, he wanted to create a class around his love of kickboxing, but give it a twist to…

I want to be a Hiitgirl…

In the last year I’ve really become a fan of interval training  – it feels like I get the best results when I really push myself, and even better when your only working out for 30 minutes.So I was all up for trying out Hiitgirl, it’s had some really good writes up – including in…

Class of the week: Gravity HIIT

To lose weight and tone up it’s all about high intensity interval (HIIT) training. Which of course sounds scary – even to the regular gym goer. And I somehow roped in two of my friends to try out the newest form of HIIT training at Westminster Lodge in St Albans the other weekend, where they…