London has a massive running culture, you’ve probably seen local running groups jog past you as you drag yourself to the corner shop on a Sunday morning in need of milk and Honey Nut Cheerios. You’ve likely heard of illustrious groups such as Run Dem Crew, who regularly take over London’s streets and who’s popularity has snowballed since their inception. London’s passion for running culminates once a year with the world renowned London Marathon, a massive celebration that knows no boundaries and manages to generate excitement each and every year come rain or shine. While this 5km with Nike and Kevin Hart was far from a marathon, it was the longest distance Adam and I had ever run, so did we even make it to the finish line?
Summer is my favourite time of year, period. However, summer is also my favourite time to workout. Unlike every other cold-city dweller, I don’t yearn for the reprieve of a cool day or an air-conditioned space while I train. The humid air, the beating sun, running past landscapes of exploding colours, using sun-kissed city streets as my gym, celebrating post-workout with ice lollies, cycling across town in sun-dresses and sports bras, turning brunch meet-ups with my girls into bRUNch sessions all create my summertime training bliss.
Of course, summer finishes as quickly as it starts, meaning I do anything I can to catch those moments. So when Nike challenged girls to Chase Summer with their friends I gathered my girls and got us out on the road. Read on.
For most people Ibiza is a party Island, where you go to give your liver a good work out whilst enjoying breathtaking views. But the latter proved to be most true on our recent trip to the Spanish Island (though there was some drinking involved). Thanks to Technogym, we were treated to a 2-day stint in Ibiza where we stayed at Pacha’s newly opened Destino Ibiza, a beautiful resort in the hills of Cap Martinet. The resort has teamed up with Italian gym equipment manufacturer Technogym to offer their guests a premium wellness experience and they invited us over to see for ourselves. We of course took all necessary measures to ensure we could go – read all about our trip after the break.
When it comes to influencer activations and events, I rarely bother attending any more. It’s always the same forgettable experience with bunch of new product and folks talking monotonous PR scripts. Once in a while when I know it’s going to be good, I’ll crawl out of my batcave to attend and Nike+ FuelBand SE launch was definitely one of those. Taking the attendees out of their comfort zones was a key part of the day which I tried to embrace to the fullest, starting with cycling to skipping and much more. A half-day full of activities to help us interpret the day to day lifestyle usage of the FuelBand and it’s plethora of new features. It’s not just about the early morning gym session – it’s about maintaining activity throughout your day. Shocking fact: only 2% of us move for more than 5 minutes every hour. I’ve also got an interview with the man pictured above, Stefan Olander so head on over to the flip side.
Bouldering? Say what. That was the reaction of Aaron, Adam, Derek and Tahirah on Saturday when I told them what we’ll be doing. It’s a sport that consists of a short sequence/moves that’ll help you climb up the wall, the sequences are usually referred to as problems. The only problem we had prior to arrival was the fact that we’d be climbing a wall up to 3-4 metres in height without any kind of safety harnesses. 4 metres is only about double the height of your room, doesn’t sound scary at all, right?
Exercise became a part of my life around two years ago, and during this time the gym hasn’t factored majorly into my fitness regime. While I busied myself with running, a little outdoor training and yoga, I had an on-off relationship (membership) with my local gym.
Woah woah woah. Awoh! That’s me making noises about what I’ve been doing. If you’ve been keeping track with the site for a few months then you’ll know late last year I started training at Virgin Active as part of their Be Your Personal Best campaign. The constant Foursquare check-ins should have given you a clue, hop on after the cut to see some hilarious imagery of me in the gym. Sorry about the awkward sex/I’m dying faces in most. Ugh.