And we’re totally loving the slogan: ‘wake up, kick ass, repeat’.
I’m a 30-something Fitness Professional currently working as a Manager for a Tech Start-Up in addition to teaching fitness classes. I’ve been blogging about health and fitness over at keep it simpElle for 6+ years now and recently started to focus more on the professional side of the industry after starting my MSc in Management and Business Innovation. When it comes to staying active myself, I enjoy cycling, running, weights and any studio class that’s gonna get me pumped with motivation and super sweaty!
Where do you teach?
Currently I have permanent classes at Gymbox Holborn on Friday evenings (MetCon and HardCore) and can be found covering when I’m available at Frame (my favourite locations are Fitzrovia and Farringdon)
Where can we find you training?
I’m just about to start a winter fitness programme for cycling so you’ll find me training at The Altitude Centre a fair bit. I’ll also be mixing this up with some yoga – HotPod and Chroma are on my list of places to check out – and some strength work in the gym. I love flexibility so I use platforms like MoveGB and Esquared to be able to work out where and when I want to.
What’s your favourite studio to release anger and stress?
At the moment I’m loving Flykick… it’s a little different to everything else that’s out there right now and the combination of Boxing and HIIT makes for a great way to destress!
Favourite place in London to rest and reset?
The most relaxing place I’ve ever been is in a floatation tank when I visited The Floatworks. I don’t get over that side of town much so next best for me is just getting outdoors, soaking up some (winter) sunshine and eating good food. Epping Forest, just on the outskirts of East London and beyond is my number 1 spot for going for long walks on rest days and allowing me to reset.
Best changing rooms in London and why?
Personally, I actively avoid changing rooms to make sure it doesn’t tarnish my experience at a studio! When you think about it, a studio will never prioritise space in a changing room when they can use that space to make the actual studio bigger and greater! I’m super fussy and I’m yet to find the right combination of space to myself, adequate lockers and the best shower! I’ll take recommendations, though?!
If you could only do one style of class for the rest of your life what would it be and where?
I think I would choose a class like Barry’s Bootcamp where you get to mix it up between cardio (running on the treadmill) and weights / bodyweight. It means my workout would still be varied and would hit up every area of my body!
Most dreaded exercise?
I mostly dread anything that needs to be done ridiculously fast with no attention to keeping good form and technique! When I teach people mostly dread burpees and jump lunges!