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I’m Running My First Marathon! 

In just four weeks time, I’ll be lacing up and heading to the start line of the London marathon. This is going to be a huge challenge for me, for so many reasons. I’ve been road running for the last three years, however, I’ve always enjoyed running shorter speedy races. I’ve completed lots of 5K and 10K races but prior to taking on this epic challenge the longest run I’d ever completed was 10 miles. I was offered a place in this years London marathon by the fab team at adidas uk. I’d never even considered running a marathon before, but I said yes without a second thought! (I was later filled with fear as I considered the reality of not only the marathon itself, but also the four month training process.) I began training in January and so far it’s been going really well. It is definitely a bigger commitment than I first expected. It’s not just the time that you need to spend running but also the self care that supports your training. …

F.A.Q adidas ultraBOOSTX

For the last four weeks I have been running (A LOT) in the brand new women’s running shoe, the  ultraBOOSTX. Adidas have created a shoe, specifically designed for the female athlete. It is a fusion of two of my favourite running shoes, the ultraBOOST and the pureBOOSTX. One of the things that I love the most about running is that it can not be defined and that makes it accessible to everyone! It doesn’t matter how far you go, or how fast, if you run, then you are a runner. I have been running constantly for almost three years, this year I’m facing my biggest running challenge so far, as I will be taking on the London Marathon in April. It’s really important for me to be running in the best shoes, especially as I am currently clocking about 24 miles each week. In an attempt to remain injury free whilst training, I have been supporting my road running with some treadmill sessions, cycling and resistance training too. I’ve been wearing the ultraBOOSTX for 90% …

Body Confidence Talk at the Hoxton.

Last weekend I hosted a talk at the Hoxton’s Fresh + Fit Fest. If you didn’t manage to grab a ticket, then here’s what you missed… I’ve been working in the fitness industry of almost five years now and during that time I’ve spent hours talking to women about ‘Body Confidence’. Unfortunately, it seems to me that so many women are unhappy with the way they look and that they are constantly trying to change. It’s not surprising really when you consider the conceptualisation of body image and the media’s attitude towards beauty and femininity. We are often only shown one idea of ‘beauty’. It’s tall, slim, sexy, glossy and unrealistically perfect! So, how can we even began to have body confidence, if we don’t tick all of the right boxes? Well, here’s what I have to say about that… Firstly, you are unique! The body that you have is yours and there is no-one else who is exactly like you. There is no ‘one size fits all’. When it comes to training and diet, no …

Beat the January Blues…5 Ways to Get Fit in London

It’s already the second week in January! Apparently the third week of the month (Monday 16th to be specific) is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Yikes! That’s when lots of people quit their new resolutions, the weather is grey and cold and everyone realises that they have about £15 to last until payday. Well, I’m an eternal optimist, whatever day it is. So, if you’re looking to boost your mood this month, do some exercise, sweat out that stress and get high on endorphins! Here are a few of my top picks for training in London… Running – There are loads of beautiful places to run in London, it’s the best way to see the city. If you’re looking for a fun crew to join then check out the London Midnight Runners. As the name suggests they are a night running crew. If you’re more of a morning person then check out LDN Bruch Club or Adidas Runners London. HIIT – For a mega tough HIIT workout check out F45. …

New Look Activewear

Okay January, let’s do this! Fitness is in fashion and I’ve teamed up with New Look to showcase their brand new activewear range! New Look’s new sports collection includes both gym essentials and stylish basics for that post work out chill. The block colours are bold and they’re mega easy to mix & match. I filmed a video along side two of my fit gal pals, AJ & Kimmy. We had so much fun at the shoot! AJ is so full of energy, she’s an awesome workout buddy as well as being absolutely hilarious. As for Kimmy, she is SO strong! Don’t be deceived by the blonde hair and cute smile, she’ll whip your butt in the gym. The collection is very affordable so it’s the perfect way to freshen up your fit kit without spending a small fortune. My personal favourites pieces were the run jacket and T-shirt. (featured above) You can shop the collection now over at http://www.newlook.com Meet you at the gym!  

2016 … What A Year !

A lot can happen in a year! 2016 has definitely been a memorable one. It’s been a year of highs and lows for me. Before I can think about my hopes and dreams for next year, I thought I’d take a look at the last twelve months. January – I kicked off the year by hosting a fitness bootcamp in a studio near my house. I was joined by 20 women that wanted to get fit and start the year feeling strong! It was so inspiring to see their dedication and I loved leading those daily workouts. (I may be smiling but my butt has never ached so bad!) February – In February I began sharing my fitness / fashion tips in Women’s Health magazine. The fashion world got fit this year, we took gym kit from the treadmill to the catwalk and called it ‘Athleisure’. Meanwhile Jude and I perfected our instagram selfies, I like to think I’m a responsible parent, teaching our son essential life skills!  March – I continued to combine my …