Elle About Town, September 2013

So much has been going on recently that if I blogged about everything individually I’d need more days in a week! …as luck would have it, we’d probably get extra Mondays and I don’t want to be blamed for that! Therefore, I’ve compressed a few things into this one post…all the things I’ve come across and would like to share with you!

Good Vibes

I just added teaching Power Plate classes at Good Vibes Studio’s to my schedule! You can see all the dates / days / times I am teaching on my new ‘Train with Elle’ page 😉 Classes are 25 minutes long and I can guarantee you a great workout! They do an amazing intro offer too: £40 for 30 days…one class a day (Power Plates, yoga or spinning) at either of the two studio locations (Covent Garden & Fitzrovia)…no excuse not to come pay me a visit! Check them out at www.goodvibesfitness.co.uk

Lululemon Style Crush 
This month, I’m a little in love with Lululemon 🙂 Look out for my next Sport’n Style blog post where they will definitely be featured! They also have a showroom located on Floral Street in Covent Garden where you can browse, shop and learn more about the community that comes with this brand! You can even take part in yoga classes in the space 🙂

guess who 😉 

Upcoming Event: Women’s Sport & Activity Day, 6th October, 
Free to attend @ London Excel Centre
Between 12 midday and 5pm, activities include …Dance, Zumba, aerobic activity, netball, basketball, tennis, badminton and lots more plus a massage and manicure area. People can attend all day or turn up when they want…

event flyer

Classes: Wonder Woman
Managed to fit this class in twice this month! Created by the wonderful Gemma (remember we followed her journey to the CrossFit games?!) class included tabata sets, learning the technique of exercises such as deadlift, and a WOD (workout of the day). Exercises included kettlebell swings, thrusters, jump pull ups, broad jumps….and so much more! Non members (of Gymbox) can pay a one off fee if they would like to try out the class! *Wonder Woman outfit not compulsory* 😉 

glowing after Wonder Woman

Classes: Bunny Boot Camp
I popped along to the recently launched Bunny Boot Camp class. The inspiration for the class came straight from the Mansion so I was intrigued. If there is one thing in life I have learnt it is to never judge a book by it’s cover!

hello bunnies 😉

Class was fantastic! A high energy, high intensity cardio workout all choreographed to some great tracks! Head Bunny Coach, Michelle Peak, led the class with some other Bunny Coaches by her side! They really set the atmosphere for an energetic workout where we all got to let loose and set our inner Bunnies free!

Every part of our body got worked out with a few signature Bunny moves thrown in! Boy, was I glad to hit the floor when it came to that time…but the workout didn’t relent!

I left class considering going to audition to become a real Bunny…that can’t be bad, eh?! 😉 Next time I go, I’ll be more laid back (I hope) and ready to whoop and holla for those 40 minutes!

Classes: Kettlebells
This class really brought up a massive issue for me! As an instructor myself, I’ve always been taught that I should demo an exercise then actually instruct…by observing participants, offering corrections…y’know.

So when I rocked up to kettlebells class it wasn’t quite what  I was expecting. We spent 15 minutes going through the techniques of the exercises we would be doing, then we worked for 30 minutes. And when I say we, I mean our Instructor worked out too!! Now it’s great that the workout is challenging, but I don’t go to class to watch my Instructor struggling for breath after a set of exercises. I mean, he is getting paid to teach huh?! Not to train!

…is it just me that feels this way?! or do you agree?! 

In other bloggers news…

I went along to a proper Fitness Playground session last night and will be bringing you all the details but until then have a read of Naturally, Leah’s post; We attended the Lunges & Lycra Late Summer Social and got to play around with the Fitness Playground guys 🙂

Stay tuned for…

…more news on my first Keep it simpElle class taking place on October 9th! I’m so happy that people are excited to come along! Places filled up within 48 hours of announcing! …and I can reveal that Zaggora have provided a fabulous prize for someone on the night! Suggestions in the comments box on how we can choose a winner?! 

huge thanks to Zaggora for their support 🙂

Also, our fab new friends, Everything but the cow, who make delicious soya and fruit shakes have provided a sample for each attendee’s goody bag!

…I won a PROMIXX last week;  it’s a sports bottle with blades that mix your protein shakes! I’m looking forward to receiving it so I can try it out and share the lowdown with y’all!

…I’ll be attending an all day bootcamp in just over a week! I’m looking forward to getting through that and sharing my experience with you!

…check out the snazzy little business cards I got samples of!

front 🙂

the important stuff 🙂

As soon as I have a budget for them I will be ordering them!

What’s new with you?! What’s happening where you are!?

Elle 🙂 x


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