test Homepage, Hot news, Wellness / 21.01.2018

[title maintitle=" London's 5 BEST fitness classes to get you in shape quick" subtitle=""] I've sweated my way round London's fitness scene to bring you my top 5 fitness classes to get you in shape quickly! Plus, they all have been rated on my fun and sweat factor scale. Enjoy! Love Vicky x   We all know that dieting two weeks before beach season won't cut it for results, so if like me you're getting started early - let's make it as fun and sweaty as possible!    [title maintitle="" subtitle="DW Fitness First - FGT BOOTCAMP"] [caption id="attachment_3090" align="alignnone" width="1500"] FGT Bootcamp - Photo credit: DW Fitness First[/caption] If you're in a rush for time but want to really feel that workout then this is the class for you. I did a morning 20 minutes FGT Bootcamp class at DW Fitness First London Cottons Club and left dripping with sweat! The class is split equally between 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds rest - and trust me, you'll want more rest! Within 20 minutes I'd battled with the battle ropes, swung and squatted with kettle bells and perfected my press ups. I love to feel worked hard during a workout and if you are the same then you need to give this one a try. With classes at many of the gym locations be sure to add this one to your morning routine - I'll see you there. Sweat factor: 5/5 Fun factor: 4/5 See the timetable for FGT here. [title maintitle="" subtitle="F45"] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BeHIU2QAb-Y/?taken-by=f45_training[/embed] I'd heard a lot of positive things about F45 before I finally managed to venture down to their studio in Farringdon and I wasn't disappointed. The classes typically last 45 minutes and are delivered as an intense HIIT style programme. There are different bases in which you, as group you take turns moving round. From burpees to kettle bells and battle ropes to...

test Homepage, Hot news, Wellness / 31.08.2017

 [title maintitle="Top five reasons why women should get into weight lifting " subtitle=""] (Written for Missfits Magazine by Vicky Hadley) For way too long, I’ve witnessed the saying, ‘weights will make me bulky or look like a man’, take effect on my clients. Women are so often afraid or intimidated by the weight section labelling it as the ‘men’s area’. Resistance, aka, weight training exercises when partnered with an adequate protein intake makes up the fundamentals for building womanly curves in all the right areas; yes, that is including bum – legs and bingo wings! For near enough 45 minutes of every single one of my personal training sessions I make it up primarily with weight lifting. It does not make you bulky – in fact, since I’ve been lifting weights I’ve never been smaller. [caption id="attachment_2441" align="alignnone" width="534"] Vicky training - back day![/caption] Weights can impact women’s lives in so many beneficial ways, combined with a healthy diet, a good source of protein and a balanced macronutrient split you can achieve the body you desire. So, without further ado, here’s my… [title maintitle="" subtitle="Top five reasons why women should start weight lifting"] 1.    Build the body shape you want As you build muscle, your body begins to take a nice hourglass shape. Though endurance exercise can help you lose weight, that weight comes in the form of both fat and muscle tissue. If you're losing both fat and muscle, you can lose your curves otherwise known as ‘gains’ as well and we don’t want that! However, resistance training can help create and sustain them. 2.    Quicker fat loss It may come as a surprise to you that weight lifting can burn fat even more efficiently than hardcore cardio. Running for hours on end is very detrimental to the body as puts you under serious stress. Swap to an...