test Homepage, Hot news, Wellness / 05.07.2018

[title maintitle="The ULTIMATE 3 London Gym's you NEED to try!" subtitle=""] [title maintitle="" subtitle="F45 Stratford"] [caption id="attachment_3448" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Vicky and Josh at F45 Stratford[/caption] Why I love it? F45 has quickly become one of my new favourite places to train with a mega motivation kick behind it. The trainers push you to your limit whilst ramping up the energy of the entire class. Each day there is a different class on and they happen multiple times throughout the day. Plus even celebs like Olly Murs turn up - and don't forget their ambassador Bradley Simmonds - we're sure you'll want to train there now, right! Sweat factor: 5/5 This gym is guaranteed to get you completely dripping! My favourite class for the sweat factor has to be the Athletica class. Find out more or book a class here [title maintitle="" subtitle="1Rebel Victoria"] [caption id="attachment_3454" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Vicky (left) and Max (aka Sunshine and Waffles) at 1Rebel[/caption] Why I love it? I've been a massive fan of 1Rebel for quite some time now, regularly trying their Rumble (an intense boxing class) or Reshape (a HIIT class based on the treadmills with a resistance workout addition) classes. However, just last week I was invited down to the launch of their brand new studio in Victoria - and WOW it blew me away! This studio is purely spin based and has a luxury, club like vibe with atmosphere bouncing off the walls...

test Fashion, Homepage, Hot news, Wellness / 02.03.2017

[title maintitle="" subtitle="5 Ways to make every workout a good one"] When it comes to exercising its not always the smoothest journey - we all have good intentions. Hence the busiest time of the year for gym goers is January in the 'new year, new me' phase that slowly wilts away as Spring arrives. So, how can we ensure that we are getting the most out of our workouts and are there any top secrets that can be revealed? Well, I don't know about secrets but over my time as a personal trainer and avid gym bunny I've definitely learnt a few tricks of the trade I swear by...

test Food, Homepage, Hot news / 02.02.2017

Macros, activating, sprouting…ever wonder what health bloggers and Instagrammers are on about? Vicky breaks down 15 health buzzwords and shows you how to sound like you know what they mean The wellbeing revolution is taking the UK by storm with new healthy restaurants opening every other day and more of us working fitness into our busy lives. So it’s no surprise that the vocabulary to describe the components of a healthy lifestyle has expanded too. If you already know your probiotics from your prebiotics and your kombucha from your sauerkraut then skip this bit (but how about activating? That was even new to us). For everyone else, here’s how to pronounce them, use them in a sentence and work them into your life. 1. MACROS Short for? Macro-nutrients Pronounced? ‘Mac-row-new-tree-ants’ What are they? Macro-nutrients are nutrients required to give us energy to keep our bodies functioning. The three macro-nutrients are fats, carbohydrates and proteins and by consuming the correct amount of macro-nutrients for your desired results, whether that is muscle gain, fat loss or toning up, you are more likely to achieve your bodily goals. Macro-counting is a fairly simple method to allow you to calculate how to balance your diet. This is worked out via a ratio format, the basic ratio is 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fat and 30 percent protein. However, when we work out our individual percentage to fit our bodily goals the ratios will change as we have to take our height, weight and desired goal into perspective. How to use it? ‘I’ve eaten all of my macros today’ 2. PROBIOTIC Pronounced? ‘PRO-BY-OT-ICK’ What are they? Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Our bodies are full of bacteria which is both good and bad. However, probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics are already...