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As a petite woman with non-petite extremities (we’re talking boobs and bums here, babes), I have always found fitness wear rather aggravating. Sports bras tend to do one of two things; 1) suffocate me or 2) look amazing but offer absolutely. Until last week, I had resigned myself to believe my typical HIIT-intense routine would keep me in baggy shirts and tiny shorts while my yoga-loving friends could parade around in Instagram-worthy bra and legging sets.

Then I found Simply Be’s uber curve-friendly offerings and had an epiphany; buying a sports bra in my actual bra size and a higher neck could almost make a sports bra modest as outerwear on a curvy woman.

I have ran, jumped, danced, and burpee-d in this new wardrobe addition and could not be happier. No mothers covering their children’s eyes in parks, no discomfort, and no more crazy sweat-filled cover ups.

What I Wore:
Puma Clash leggings
Naturally Close High Impact Non Wired Print Sports Bra
Smith & Canova Mint blue leather handbag
White Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra Trainers

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I have reached the half way mark of a six week personal training and general fitness programme at The Club at County Hall (the luxurious and expansive gym of London Marriott Hotel County Hall) and could not possibly feel more “fitspo” about it.

At the start, I told Coach (my genuinely lovely trainer) that I was training for my next Color Run and wanted to push myself to get as strong as physically possible over the succeeding six weeks as – with legs of steel – my arm strength has always been my physical downfall.

With a mix of cardio, free weights, cross fit, HIIT, and everything in between, I am seeing progress faster than ever before so decided to rope Coach in to join me for a Facebook Live! Hooray!

This coming Friday (September 2nd) at 1pm GMT, Coach and I will host a live and unedited workout for you on my Facebook page (no equipment needed!) and give you the opportunity to ask the pro to answer any fitness/gym questions you may have. Completely free!

We can’t wait to see you there.

Click here to ‘Like’ me on Facebook and check back on Friday at 1pm GMT to join us!

What I Wore:
Sundried Grivola tee
Sundried Runette tights
White NIKE Huarache Run Ultra Trainers from Infinities

(Sundried – a brand founded by a personal trainer, triathlete and father – is my current fitness obsession. Fashion obsession, even! As well as having beautiful pieces of activewear, they are all ethically produced with a distinctively low carbon footprint. Everything is made in Portugal and comes with a unique code; entering the code into their site will show the journey of the garment and make a donation to volunteer-run charity Water for Kids. Way to feel even better when you work out, eh?!)

When the view from your gym alone is worth the workout. ?

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It’s time to dust off your trainers and get your sweatbands ready. I have teamed up with Skittles to offer five winners and their friends the chance to take part in the original, happiest and most colourful fun run in the world, The Color Run, on Sunday September 4th in London!

On top of being showered by all the colours of the rainbow, the lucky winners will also receive a bright Skittles hoodie!

For your chance to win this awesome prize, just subscribe to me on YouTube (where I’ll be posting my Color Run adventure!) and tell me which Skittle flavour is your favourite (and why!) in the comments below this post!

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Having spent so much of my childhood pirouetting, spank-stepping, and piqué turning, I recently found myself with a near-neurotic need to get my dancing shoes back on. Without the tyrannical competitive edge of my youth, that is.

This – along with some furious Googling – landed me with a month-long BikiniFIT pass to Seen on Screen Fitness that has made me sublimely happy. Rather than hoarding masses into a Zumba studio and teaching them to “dance”, Seen on Screen holds song or mashup-led dance classes taught by professional dancers all over London. This not only means you learn to dance like the likes of Beyonce, Justin, Britney, Rihanna, but you get a adrenaline-pumping sweat on with the best of the best in the industry.

I have adored every single class and teacher I have had the pleasure of spending time with over the past month; even after making the body-trembling mistake of following a Fifth Harmony Masterclass with a Lemonade mashup masterclass the day before an eleven-mile hike across the Seven Sisters.

For the final class of my first pass – a Beyonce Formation workshop – I donned a few new dancewear investments. While doing a little menswear gift shopping on Infinities, I realised they not only had the trainers I had wanted for ages (which are always sold out in the ‘ladies’ version) but a solid selection of ‘menswear’ that could make me feel as badass as my decade-long unisex dance heroine.

You can see the duds in action in the Instagram video, below.

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What I Wore:
Neon sports bra (similar here)
Denim button-up shirt (similar here)
Polo Ralph Lauren terry track pants in Silver/Grey from Infinities
White NIKE Huarache Run Ultra Trainers from Infinities

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light and free
I’ve had a bit of a fitness epiphany.

After rediscovering my love for yoga in Puerto Vallarta, I returning to London with a real ‘do or die’ muscular yearning that resulted in me spending the last month sweating myself silly at Fierce Grace.

The “FG” brand has a well-deserved reputation for itself as the home of London’s sassiest hot yoga studios. From my very first session, I felt an equal, endorphin-heavy rush of self-importance and selflessness. Fierce Grace is not a ‘get fit’ programme. It’s a ‘get fierce’ programme. Every session leaves you stronger, more flexible, and – perhaps most importantly – more self-aware with a variety of classes lasting between 50 and 90 minutes (The Deep Core, 75 minutes of floor-based alignment and body-opening, takes my personal cake) for all skill levels: beginners to seasoned yogis.

It all came to a significant realisation when I was invited to celebrate the launch of Danone’s new Light & Free range last week. Though I was excited to try the brand’s new 0% added sugar and 0% fat Greek-style yogurts, spending a morning rebounding and trampolining had me feeling entirely fierce – even surrounded by beautiful fitness models and HD camera lenses.

My whole approach to my body has changed. Rather than being fitness-crazed and comparison-friendly, I found myself fueling up on high-protein, low-calorie Light & Free’s and rebound myself into a sweat with complete confidence, lightness, and – dare I say it – freedom.

That is an epiphany worth having.

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