• Love Lagree Leeds

    Love Lagree, a New Fitness Gym in Leeds

    Leeds is starting to become a bit of a fitness mecca with new gyms and fitness classes being introduced. As a fitness enthusiast I don’t mind one bit. The latest and hottest trend coming from across the pond, also in London, is Lagree. Lagree is a high intensity, low impact training method which many celebrities say has transformed their bodies. So if you’re not into classes filled with jumping exercises and prefer working with your own body over heavy weights, this is the perfect training method for you. I love trying new things so when owners and instructors Lorraine Jenkins and Craig Noble invited me down to their Love Lagree* studio…

  • Empress Mimi

    Crowning My Booty with Empress Mimi

    This is not an easy post to write and even harder to share with confidence. As like many others, I have issues with how I feel about my body. If you ask, I wouldn’t have any problems answering with all the wrongs with but I would struggle to find the positives. The part of my body I like the least is my bum/booty/ass/butt/behind or whatever name you’d like to give it. I don’t like that it’s so big. From behind, it makes my whole body look massive when I wear long cardigans or coats. If I wear shorter tops, I find my bum is all you can see. I can’t…

  • What's in my gym bag

    What’s in my Gym Bag

    I feel like I live in my gym bag. Most days I go to the gym, before work or during the lunch hour. I also cycle to work which means I can’t bring the biggest gym bag to fit it all. My Kånken bag is a life saviour: it’s the perfect size to fit everything I need but I have to think carefully how I pack it all. This picture only shows a snapshot of what I bring but it didn’t all fit in one shot 🙂 Anyway, whilst I’m being fitness good, I thought I’d share what my little Kånken bag is carrying around to make my healthy and active…

  • Women's Running 10k

    Turning a Disappointment into an Achievement | Women’s Running 10K

    It’s a week and a bit since I completed Women’s Running 10k in Temple Newsam. It was their first visit to Leeds and also the last race in their 10k series this year. I was really excited to run the race and that it would be in Temple Newsam, rather than along boring Kirkstall Road like most other Leeds based 10ks. I had been training prior to the run and the week before, my long run felt really good and I thought I’d be able to reach my aim – finish just under an hour. This did not happen and I was really upset with myself passing the finish line. In…

  • Post-Workout Smoothies

    Post-Workout Smoothies for all Tastes and Exercise

    I love the feeling right after a run! I feel so energised and good about myself, it’s as if I could conquer the world (think away the heavy panting, sweat dripping down my red face and uncomfortable walking – in my mind, I’m as fit as a fiddle). I never want the feeling to go away so I know how important it is to fuel up fairly quickly after a run to maintain the high I’m on. Because my body is so worked up, I can’t seem to process a massive meal after a run or workout. For me, a smoothie is the best option. When Simplyhealth* got in touch…