Want To Try Aerial Hoop? Find Out What This Art Form Is + The Benefits

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Ever heard of aerial hoop? If you’re like me and enjoy finding new ways to move your body, then you’re going to LOVE this!

I tried aerial arts with a group of PT clients and friends as we were looking for something new to do, but the question I kept getting before our session was “what IS it?!” Honestly having never tried it before I wasn’t exactly sure, I just knew it looked fun! Really it’s an art form, but if it involves moving your body, having fun, and learning something new, then I’m 100% there. Read on to find out what aerial hoop is, what the benefits are, and how you can try it out.

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How Do Exceptional Athletes Sleep? 5 Habits From Those At The Top Of Their Game

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

Oh, I do love to sleep. Not only is it a time machine to breakfast, but the more and better quality of it I get, the better I feel. Studies show that athletes who sleep better perform better – especially if they get more sleep in the run-up to a competition – but what exactly does sleeping better mean? What night-time habits do exceptional athletes have to ensure their shut-eye is as effective as possible? Read on to find out about the sleep habits of Serena Williams, Katrin Davidsdottir, and more!

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

7 Things You Should Know Before You Climb Mount Snowdon For The First Time

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Are you thinking of climbing Snowdon for the very first time? It’s an achievable goal, but it’s no walk in the park, so read on before you start making your plans!

A few months ago I went on a big walk with my friend Laura, who said that she really wanted to climb Snowdon. “Well, let’s set a date then!”, I said, and thought absolutely no more of it. Mere days later there was a group chat, a date, and a beautiful cottage booked in the Welsh valleys, ready for a gang of girls to climb Mount Snowdon.

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Strongman For Beginners | What Is It + How To Start Strongman Training

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If the idea of throwing weird objects around and hitting heavy stuff with other heavy stuff piques your interest, then read on – I may just have the activity for you…

My Squatbot Squad events soft-launched in June with an aerial yoga session and launched fully last week with a big bang with a beginners’ strongman session, coached by the incredible Laura Hoggins of Biceps & Bronzer fame. I’ve done a bit of strongman before and thought I knew my stuff, but I learned so much about technique from Laura that I wanted to share more with you here!

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The 5 Best Pieces of Advice Given To Me As I Became A Self-Employed Personal Trainer

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Just over a year ago I hiked the Camino de Santiago, and I wrote about what you should know plus what I learned doing it. I covered the walking, the recovery, and the friendships along the way – but what I didn’t talk about was what I truly learned and how the trip inspired me.

I spent the week with a group of incredibly inspiring people who were all living their own dreams and doing their own thing, and smashing it hard – and it made me think, why not me?

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Vegan Restaurants in Ibiza Town | The 5 Best Plant-Based Options For Every Meal

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This past weekend I spent a brilliant few days in Ibiza Town, and although this wasn’t my first visit to the island it was my first visit eating a mainly plant-based diet so was an awesome opportunity to eat my way through all the vegan food in the city.

Everywhere has at least one decent vegan option (as in, not just a plate of chips!) and almost everywhere has soya milk, too, but I did my research and found the best places for vegan, plant-based food in Ibiza Town. I’d say it was a tough job but it really wasn’t – it was delicious! Read on to find out my favourite vegan restaurants for every meal.

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International Yoga Day 2018 | What My Yoga Practice Means To Me

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Picture the scene: it’s 2003. You’re in the pinkest teenagers’ bedroom you’ve ever seen (seriously, there are pink walls, a pink carpet, and pink bedlinen), the only colour variation being the bright yellow TV/VHS combination, upon which a crackly yoga class is playing. View Post

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