The one question I get asked again and again: Is yoga or Pilates better? In 2004 I enrolled in an 8-week Introduction to Yoga & Pilates course: 4 weeks of Pilates, 4 weeks of yoga in a frigid church hall in West Kensington, London.  As far as I was concerned, Pilates was a slow form…

Many people we meet tell us that they can’t afford Personal Training. And we get it! In a time and age where life is getting increasingly expensive, we understand that investing in something like PT might feel like a stretch. But something we’ve noticed is this … There’s a very big difference between people who…

I envy people who look back on high school with nostalgia. Tainted by bullying, my memories of my all-girls high school aren’t so fond but one thing I am eternally grateful for is the belief instilled in us that women can do and be anything. That and the ability to administer a decent handshake. You…

I don’t have time to exercise! We hear it all the time and completely understand. Committing to a regular exercise regime is hard.  Seriously. Even PT’s have days when putting on workout gear and getting to the gym seems like a chore. But I do it – because it makes me feel good, enhances my…

It seems there’s a new fad diet every few months! Low Carb Atkins Paleo The Blood Type Diet The Southbeach Diet Keto 5:2 Intermittent Fasting The list goes on and on……..and on. I’m FAD up because fad diets don’t work! With the internet at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to access information about diets…

If you’ve been following our journey on Instagram, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what our holidays look like so, we’ve roped in a friend who loves to travel and knows a thing or two about staying healthy and active on the road.  If you’ve got any secret tips for staying healthy on holidays, we’d…

I often refer to anxiety and depression in a single breath but the two are vastly different… as are the tools I use to manage each condition. Keep reading to find what’s in my Mental Health Toolkit and how I respond to experiences of anxiety and depression. What exactly is anxiety?  While there are many…

Protein isn’t just for the gym junkies! When we hear the word ‘protein’, most people associate it with gym junkies. While protein is responsible for building and repairing muscle, it also contains the essential enzymes and hormones you need to feel healthy inside and out. Protein contributes to the health of your blood and bones, and…

We’re told too much sugar is bad for us. Is it? And, how much is too much?  The World Health Organisation recommends that sugar makes up no more than five percent of your daily calorie intake.  For an adult of normal body mass index (BMI), that’s about six teaspoons or 25 grams per day. But…

Cardio or weights; that is the question. Specifically, is cardio or weights better for weight loss? Often we hear that cardio = weight loss and weight training = muscle gain.  But, like so many things in life, it’s not quite that simple. Feel the burn For cardio to be effective for weight loss, you need…

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