20.10.14

Elle About Town, October 2014

Lots has been going on during the past month...outside of the blogging domain for me! It's meant that I haven't done a lot of exciting stuff and have been sticking mostly to my routine. But there are a couple little tidbits I would love to share with you...

Classes: Edge Bootcamp 

I finally made it down to the newly opened studio, Edge Cycle. I booked in for one of their Bootcamp classes...a mix of spin and circuit training. Class was 45 minutes long with what felt like an even mix on the bike and the floor.



The music was interesting...I actually felt like I was in carnival / Rio de Janeiro for the most of the time! The instructor was just pumped with energy too!

I totally enjoyed the class and would go back again. I'd love for the floor work to be a little more creative rather than just the regular lunges, push ups and squats. There is minimal space to be creative but as a Personal Trainer myself, I know it can be done!

The studio was amazing though; fresh and clean. Luckily the class wasn't packed so I managed to jump in a shower quickly post class. Shoe hire is also included in your class fee which is an added bonus these days.

Events: PhD Woman Greens & Berries 

A couple weeks ago I attended an event hosted by PhD Woman to launch their new Greens & Berries - a combination of greens, fruit extracts and vegetable extracts alongside a specific blend of vitamins and minerals, tailored just for women.


After a short Hatha Yoga class, we got to indulge in smoothies made with the Greens & Berries. You can have up to two servings per day to help assist with a healthy balanced diet. The powder can also just be mixed with fruit juice, water or a protein shake. Check it out at  http://www.phd-woman.co.uk/


Classes: Adult Gymnastics  

Who doesn't wanna feel like a kid again?! Flick flacking all over the place?!

I hit up to introductory session at my crossfit box in SE11 to see what was going down! It was a fun session with a great bunch of guys and gals. In that particular session we worked on bridge and walk overs - something I have always dreamed of doing!

Check out this short video...




It was good fun, but tough work! I'm booked to go back again next week and am looking forward to it so much!

Meet: Harriet Humbug 


You might already know, but I finally have a new bike! Her name is Harriet Humbug - another customer in Cycle Surgery Waterloo Bridge helped me to name her!

I'm not taking any risks this time and will be insuring her! I also have her labeled up and registered with QR codes via Bike Shepherd. I still have my previous top notch D lock as well as a new chain lock I have purchased.

I also backed a project on kickstarter for a brand new quick release wheel lock which I should be receiving in January 2015!

Coming Up....

Acroyoga at Gymbox Farringdon... 
I'll be popping along to this new class to check it out for the GymBox blog! Keep an eye out on Facebook where I share my guest post when it goes like!

London Winter Run
Still time to join us AND get a little money off your entry!


Join our Facebook event page too to be kept up to date with all that is going on!

Women's Autumn Duathlon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park...
In just a few weeks, I will be completing my second ever duathlon! This one is a little less serious than the London Duathlon and I'll also have a few friends there to keep me company. I'm looking forward to testing out my new wheels on the smooth outdoor cycling tack! Stay tuned to hear how I get one!

What's coming up for you in the next month?! 


Elle :) x

12 comments:

  1. Nice post and thanks for sharing.

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  2. a move.
    ID RATHER ALL ALL ALL THIS :-)

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    1. good luck with your move!! you can look forward to maybe putting your feet up for a while when its all done?! ;) x

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  3. What a fun weekend! I want to go to England!

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  4. Harriett looks awesome, what's she like to ride, different in a good way?
    Great work on the walk over. I don't have that back flexibility so I don't know if I would be able to do that.

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    1. Yes a different ride indeed but in a good way! much bumpier, but faster! I thin the position also works better for me and my back with less tension in my shoulders. ...as for back flexibility, I have none! But only one way to get it! goto practice! am back at gymnastics next week :)

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  5. Gym and the trainer pics are nice. I love cycling the cycle pic i loved it alot. Thanks for sharing.

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