The Beginning of a Fit and Healthy Life

Welcome to my first blog post!

I have set up this blog in order to share posts, photos, tips and general info about living a fit and healthy lifestyle in London, with a particular focus on fitness, nutrition, events, classes and reviews!

Over the last nine months, I have developed a HUGE love for fitness and healthy food and living. It has become a serious passion, one I never imagined I’d have. Sure, just like the next person, I would go to the gym now and again but I’ve never been particularly conscious about what I eat or followed a fitness regime.

Cue May 2016 – three months before my summer holiday to Greece. I started a fitness programme called BBG/Sweat with Kayla (which I will post about in more detail separately). I followed the programme on a weekly basis and was relatively confident about getting into my bikini on holiday BUT it made me realise… I am SO sick of having the mad quick-get-my-butt-to-the-gym-so-I-can-put-on-a-bikini-in-3-months panic. I would do the same thing every year, every summer. I  would frantically workout last minute before a holiday and then I’d be shocked when I didn’t see the results I wanted. In hindsight, this is so stupid but it’s true! Sound familiar?! Continue reading

Review: Ministry Does Fitness

Ministry of Sound has launched “Ministry does Fitness” and they sure know how to do fitness!

This week I tried out three classes at The Arches which is just a 5 minute walk from Elephant & Castle tube station. I signed up for Tuesday’s Strength class, Thursday’s Core class and Friday’s Showcase class and they did not disappoint.

The studio has 7 purpose built training stations and is fully-equipped with barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, battle ropes, curved treadmills and TRX. The studio uses the same sound system as the club so you can expect upbeat dance/house tunes and remixes with a whole lotta bass! Topped off with a disco ball and LED spotlights, it is just like, well, working out in the club…hence the crazy lighting in the photos below! Plus there is a bar where you can pre-order healthy post workout shakes or a cocktail for after your workout, if you’re in the mood! Continue reading