Smoothies with Natural Blender

It’s great to do a juice / smoothie detox (When I say great – I mean painful obviously) but life gets in the way, and you can’t do them as often as you want. So occasionally you just need a pick me up – lots of veg or fruit packed into your diet to make…

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….

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…

Eating healthy on the go

When you’re ‘on the go’ travelling to lots of different places, like I am at the moment, it’s so easy just to eat rubbish. America has tons of junk food and takeaway shops and when you’re starving after a class it can be so easy to give into temptation. BUT I’m not the type of…

New York fitness 2016: Mile High Run Club and Circuit of Change

The rest of my New York trip was a bit of a whirlwind. I stayed in an amazing AirBnb in Brooklyn,  a building ( The Mckibbin lofts) where they had gorgeous loft apartments. My host was lovely and so were the other guests, including a songwriter, who regularly writes for artists in Nashville! I did…

The Fhitting Room NY

When I saw a review of the Fhitting Room I wasn’t sure it was for me, it looked tough, really tough. Reps of different moves and tabata style exercises  – mainly using your own body weight. I’m not a fan of Cross Fit and it sort of sounded like that. But I was in a…