19.6.14

Elle About Town, May & June 2014

Almost at the mid point of 2014 already...I'm not even sure how this happened! 4 months left till my 30th birthday but right now I am focusing on having a summer to remember! That involves feeling good both inside and out, in addition to generally doing things that make me happy!

Here's a little bit of what's gone down the last couple of months worth reading about!

Classes: Yoga with Infinite Beings 

I made it back to Victors Lab again in Peckham for yoga with Adrianna...at 7am! It was a short 10 minute cycle so I didn't have to get up too early. Practice that morning was just what I needed...and was even to a song track of Peckham bird song!


Adrianna has also recently launched classes in the park at Clapham Common - check out her FB page for more information!

Classes: Crossfit Level 1

I finally found a box that suited my life and fit into my schedule. In order to take part in the workout session though, you need to complete the foundation level classes where you master and go over the basic movements used in crossfit such as deadlift, snatch, ring dips...



I have just two more level 1 classes to complete before I can move onto level 2...that's when sh*t starts getting serious...

Classes: Nike Training Club at Gymbox Holborn

I've just added a new class to my teaching schedule at my favourite gym currently in the world! It's probably been a long time coming but nothing happens before it's time...


Fridays 6pm - 6.45pm ...members only but guest passes are available for purchase.

My full schedule can be found on the 'Train with Elle' page here on keep it simpElle.

Classes: Voga 



I hit up a Voga class one friday afternoon in Covent Garden in between work...and teaching! Hosted by Yotopia who are based in Covent Garden also! It was a fusion of Yoga and Vogueing (various poses). It was an interesting concept to be fair...maybe not for me, but I am glad I had the opportunity to try it out! There was just not enough yoga for my liking...it was like a choreographed routine to a soundtrack from times past! 

Yotopia are offering more than just Voga though...

Notice: We’re hosting 3 FREE classes in St Martin’s Courtyard every Friday in June (13, 20 and 27th): 1-2pm Rocket Yoga with Marcus Veda; 4-5pm: Voga with Juliet Murrell; 6-7pm Dynamic Yoga with Becky Farbstein. No need to book in advance, just turn up at the studio or the courtyard. Some mats available at reception.

Eats: Evolve 




I picked this breakfast pot up at an event recently. It came in handy as I was running behind time one morning. I poured some soya milk into the pot and headed out the door. For what seemed like such a little pot, it actually kept me full for longer than expected. I have little idea about the paleo concept of eating but this was a great tasting breakfast! 

Coming Up....

It Starts With Food... 
is actually a book which comes highly recommend by blogger and runner Leah of Naturally, Leah. I've been a little stressed this year with work, moving, upping the ante on the exercise front etc. In January I began eating the Honestly Healthy way and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Something hasn't gone quite so right though so after seeing Leah complete numerous Whole 30 programmes and be successful I decided it's time I gave it a go! Step 1 is to find out what I am letting myself in for so i ordered a copy of this book which won't be delivered for a few weeks! Until then, I will read everything I can find and prepare myself mentally. Currently I am thinking I will start this a couple weeks after the book has arrived so stay posted for my updates...

Have you done a Whole 30 before?! Any tips for me?!

Turn Your World Upside Down
Somewhere, I think I decided I really like doing inversions in yoga so I am attending this workshop led by lululemon ambassador Emily-Clare Hill at Yotopia, Covent Garden. Happening on June 29th, 2pm - 4pm this should catapult me back into yoga post half marathon.


Specialized Women's Only Cycle Event 
 I missed the event in June that I had planned on attending but luckily there are more :) I'll now be at the Covent Garden event ready with all my questions on July 3rd just before the...

luluelmon Big City Cycle
...taking place on July 6th! For all the information, check out my blog post {here}

Run Hackney Half Marathon



Last, and certainly not least! In just a few days I will be running the first ever Hackney Half marathon! In the time I have left I will be planning my journey, choosing my kit, resting, planning my nutrition / hydration and shaking out my legs ready to run a PB!

I will hopefully be tracking my run on Nike+ so you should be able to cheer me on via my personal FB page and Twitter. Every cheer puts a smile on my face and keeps me going strong so thank you in advance to everyone who is supporting me! The arc begins at 9am (UK time)! I will most likely be live updating via twitter / Instagram but I may possibly be too focused during the event to do so!

Got anything interesting coming up in the next month you would like to share?! 


Elle :) x

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new teaching gig! That is so exciting! I'm going to FitBloggin next week and CAN'T WAIT!

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    1. OMG have so much fun at FitBloggin! Can't wait to read all the posts about it! Maybe one day I will make it all that way and be able to attend!
      ...and Thank You :) new classes are always great fun!

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  2. The other really fantastic book is Dianne Sanfillipo's Practical Paleo.
    I've done a couple of whole 30's, so if you need to pick my brain go right ahead. (love Leah's blog too).

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    1. Oh I will defo hit you up for advice! I have read your posts on whole 30 too so will also be creeping your blog again I'm sure! :)

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  3. Thank you for the supportive comment on my blog, lots of things for me to read about on here :) I'm starting yoga soon with a friend when she gets back from travelling and can't wait for it. Voga sounds like god fun and definitely something to try once.

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    1. no problem Gem! Hope all is going well so far!

      Yoga is a great place to start...so many benefits for your body and mind! ...and so many types, so keep searching till you find one that works you how you want to be worked! x

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