Elle About Town, July 2014

One thing I love about London is that there is always something happening! This is my place to share the things that got my attention and what’s coming up in my diary that I think will be worth writing about here!

Also, check out this post from Lunges & Lycra about events going on in July – The month in sweat July.

So here’s my bit of what’s gone down over the last month worth reading about!

Classes: Wednesday Evening Run Club with lululemon Covent Garden  

On July 9th, Jen (of Eclectic Cake blog) and I, headed up the first weeknight run club for the new Covent Garden Store. Jen planned our route around the river and headed up the group. I planned our workout interlude and kept up the tail end of the group. We were blessed with a glorious London evening – sunshine and a beautiful breeze – as we ran along the River Thames Embankment and stopped to train in the shadow of the London Eye.

If you’re around town on a Wednesday evening, pack your running shoes and come join us! It’s at no cost whatsoever and we are a lovely bunch!

Classes: Crossfit Level 1

After finally finding a box that suited my schedule, budget and super critical judgements of coaches / teachers / instructors I completed all 7 sessions of the Crossfit Foundations / Level 1. It was one of my goals to complete in June but I graduated the first weekend in July after my Clean and Jerk session!

Here are all the sessions I covered:

  • Session 1.1: Squats, Front squat, Overhead Squat
  • Session 1.2: Squats, Press, Push-press, Push Jerk
  • Session 1.3: Squats, Deadlift, Sumo deadlift, Sumo deadlift high-pull & box jumps
  • Session 1.4: Squats, Pull-ups, Push-ups and Ring Dips
  • Session 1.5: Squats, kettlebell swing, kettlebell snatch & Turkish get-up
  • Session 1.6: The barbell snatch
  • Session 1.7: The clean & jerk

I booked in for my first Level 2 the next week – however – I didn’t have a plan B and almost got drowned in the rain cycling to class so had to turn back! I will get there though… keep an eye out to hear how Level 2 goes!

Classes: Nike Training Club at Nike, Westfield London 

I’ve just added another new class to my teaching schedule! I’m back on the NTC programme at Westfield London. Each and every Monday join me for that full body workout completely free of charge! Class starts at 630pm. Be sure to sign up via the Facebook app (you don’t need a Facebook account) and I’ll see you there!

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

Eats: Gyms Kitchen  

I finally, finally made it down to this place – the UK’s first protein based restaurant where nothing on the menu is a sin! I headed down there with Georgina (of Fitcetera blog) the day after Hackney Half Marathon! the perfect recovery in my eyes! I ordered a dish of grilled chicken and a huge salad with halloumi.

Total thumbs up in my eyes…but would have to be just a treat every now and again when I’m feeling lazy but still want to be healthy due to the location being far for me, and the prices a little on the high side. 

Coming Up….

Pretty Muddy… 
I’m kinda not prepared but still looking forward to my first ever mud run! I thinks its only 5km so can’t be that bad, can it?!

QEOP Women’s Only Introduction to Duathlon Training 
My first knowledge and practice session for duathlon training. I get to hear everything I need to know, ask questions and then put it into practice in a mini duathlon! I’ll be sharing what I learn here as a means to let everyone else know what’s involved in a duathlon and also as a resource for me to come back to during my training.

FitPro Live 
This week, I’ll be attending my first fitness professional conference here in London! There are some amazing people speaking and great sessions to try out! After two days of non stop knowledge and experience I’m sure I will be exhausted but will be buzzing and ready to share what I experienced!

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

Elle 🙂 x



  1. Nichole Quigley
    July 14, 2014 / 20:37

    That restaurant sounds awesome! Food looks awesome too!

    • Elle Linton
      July 17, 2014 / 21:08

      It was! Will defo go back as a treat! But not often, as I could make everything myself when I'm not being lazy! lol

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
    July 14, 2014 / 13:47

    What a cool restaurant! I'd love to try there!

    • Elle Linton
      July 17, 2014 / 21:08

      maybe you should open one where you are?! thats always my first thought when I see something somewhere else that I don't have! haha!

  3. Carla Birnberg
    July 14, 2014 / 11:05

    ooooh nobut I shall happily commence living vicariously.

    • Elle Linton
      July 17, 2014 / 21:07

      hahaha! you are most welcome 🙂

  4. jillconyers
    July 14, 2014 / 10:02

    So many exciting things going on! We're both super critical with looking for a box. I still haven't found one. Ugh!

    • Elle Linton
      July 17, 2014 / 21:07

      I thought I would never find one but then I did so there is hope for you!! Look forward to following your journey when you do!

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