Category: Outdoor Fitness

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BLOG: So you want to be a fitness instructor?

It’s been 18 months since I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was a complete career overhaul and one I know lots of people consider when they really get into fitness as a hobby. That jump from passion to profession was as scary as it was exhilarating, and I’ve decided to share my journey so you can learn a thing or two if you’re … Read More BLOG: So you want to be a fitness instructor?

BLOG: Running Tips For Idiots (like me)

As you may know, I’ve recently moved to Bristol, and as any sensible fitty in a new city would, I’ve decided to lace up my trainers and learn my way around via some new running routes. And I’ll be honest. It’s been pretty dismal to date. So far, so lost. I’ve been blessed with many things, but a sense of direction is definitely not one … Read More BLOG: Running Tips For Idiots (like me)

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BLOG: Run Like a Girl Running Club

Do you “Run Like a Girl”? Happy, determined, enjoying the experience? Well so do we. Once a month a group of us get together to do a gentle, sociable and completely achievable run through London. It’s the free “Run Like a Girl” running club, an initiative put together by Bella Kinesis and hosted/led by me! And you can see when we’re next meeting (and … Read More BLOG: Run Like a Girl Running Club

REVIEW: Shenda Falvey Fitness- North Greenwich Bootcamp

THE BASICS: Shenda Falvey bootcamps run most days on the grassy bit outside The Pilot, a short walk from North Greenwich station. This was an after work class which started on Wednesday at 7.30pm. For all days and times, check out the website. First class free, block book sessions available after that- £100 for 12 classes taken over 6 weeks (working out at… um… … Read More REVIEW: Shenda Falvey Fitness- North Greenwich Bootcamp

BLOG: The Night Colour Run; The First 5k Race of a 66 yr old HB

For me, exercise isn’t just churning at the hamster wheel. It makes me feel high. It makes my mind clear and focused. It quietens the mindless worries and chatter rolling around in my brain. It chills me out. It gives me energy and makes me feel sparkly and positive. Don’t get me wrong, I often moan and groan and walk around the flat procrastinating … Read More BLOG: The Night Colour Run; The First 5k Race of a 66 yr old HB

REVIEW: Pegasus Military Fitness- THE RETURN

It’s a Saturday, and I’ve been out of bed since 6.30am. I’m contemplating this early start while bent over double at the top of what felt like a vertical hill. I’ve just helped 3 people haul a core bag- aka Lazy Larry- up this hill. And my thighs are pretty confused at why they aren’t still snuggled in a duvet. . “There you go- … Read More REVIEW: Pegasus Military Fitness- THE RETURN

REVIEW: Rabble

THE BASICS: Rabble is simple. Team games, coloured bibs, running about in the park and basically getting to act like a school kid again, but without the hideous kit or shadow of double maths after your run-around. The games you’ll play vary between THE CLASS:I was a bit apprehensive about this session simply because it was an hour of team games and I’m not … Read More REVIEW: Rabble

BLOG: Silverfit Aquathlon

I’m pretty nervous around water. If I can’t see the bottom I freak out. In fact, if I can see the bottom but can’t reach it, then I also freak out. Essentially, unless I’m in a bath or a shallow swimming pool, I’m usually screaming and flapping about like I’m drowning. I am NOT the sort of person who gets into a murky lake, … Read More BLOG: Silverfit Aquathlon

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REVIEW: Nike Women’s 10K

On Summer Solstice day 10,000 women got up, got dressed in day-glo salmony orange, and came together to celebrate running, sisterhood and living in the glorious city of London. The Nike Women’s 10k was a slick operation- Victoria Park in Hackney was taken over by an entire festival village dedicated to running, fuelling, and all things sporty. The bag drop was seamless- huge and … Read More REVIEW: Nike Women’s 10K

REVIEW: Surfsup Fit Yoga (Yoga on Surfboards)

THE BASICS: Surfsup Fit Yoga offers you the chance to paddle out onto a stretch of the Regent’s Canal on a big, floaty surfboard, and then work your way through a yoga class while trying to maintain your balance (and composure!) on top of it. We took a class for 5 at London Paddington Basin on Sunday afternoon (you need to get to Sheldon … Read More REVIEW: Surfsup Fit Yoga (Yoga on Surfboards)

REVIEW: Gauntlet Games 2015

Another weekend, and an obstacle race I’d agreed to months ago- the Gauntlet Games– had suddenly appeared out of nowhere.  Almost a year before this race, I did my first muddy obstacle race- The Nuclear Rush. It was a HUGE challenge and a real struggle to finish. I enjoyed it immensely and was so proud to complete it, but the memory of mud, rivers … Read More REVIEW: Gauntlet Games 2015

REVIEW: Healthy Living London Bootcamp

THE BASICS: A weekly bootcamp for Summer 2015, held at 7pm every Wednesday in Highbury Fields (furthest from Highbury & Islington Station- towards the tennis courts). Sessions are run by Healthy Living London writer and qualified PT Eliza. £6 for your first class, £14 a class thereafter (10 sessions for £100- bargain!) THE CLASS: There was a whiff of sunshine and everyone signed up … Read More REVIEW: Healthy Living London Bootcamp

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