NEW WORKOUT – Flat Lower Tummy Pilates

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I’ve got a new Pilates tummy workout for you this week and it really targets those lower abs and your core stability. It’s not just about having a six pack but it’s so important to understand basic core stability and in this workout we will start with some basic exercises and fundamentals and then move on to some challenging core moves that will really help flatten your lower tummy…

Easy Protein Packed Quinoa One Pot

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The last month has been so busy that I have slightly neglected my home cooking, my fridge is often pretty sad with half eaten salad bags, some olives and peanut butter lurking in the back. I know this is just for now while other areas of my life take priority and I’m trying not to let it stress me out and still managing to eat healthily. Being busy is definitely not an excuse to get take outs! One evening last week, I had to be creative with store cupboard and freezer ingredients and the finish result was pretty awesome, here’s my leftover protein packed quinoa one pot, it’s an amazing and easy healthy recipe… 

NEW WORKOUT – Beach Bum!

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Okay so it’s not exactly beachy weather today in England but I’m confident they’ll be lots of opportunities to head to the beach this Summer wherever you are in the world and I have your 5 minutes beach bum workout for you this week! I think the booty is the number one area I get asked to do exercises for, so here’s a killer butt toning routine you can add to your workout. Add it to my Beach Ready workout and you’ll be hitting the waves in no time…

Travel Q&A With My Bestie and Lifestyle Guru Natalie Glaze

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I thought I’d catch up with my girl Natalie Glaze just before she jetted off to Ibiza this weekend to find out about her top tips for staying healthy, having fun and being a total babe during her travels! I’ll be joining her in Barcelona in a couple of weeks for a few days of yoga, mountain climbing and I’m sure lots of laughter! Natalie chooses nuts over aeroplane food and has Santorini on her dream holiday list, read on below and follow me and Natalie to keep up to date with our travel snaps. 

How To Get THAT Glow

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We all want our skin to have the beautiful dewy sun kissed glow and I get asked a bit about how I get my skin glowing and whether I have a secret so I had a little think about the things I do that might contribute to a glowy complexion. I went to skin care rejuvenation and checked out their blog on how to make my skin super soft. Of course I still have the odd dry patchy day and blemishes that pop up after a weekend of wining and dining and I’ll tell you what I do on those days too but I believe these little tips and tricks help me maintain a glow all year round without the cheat of fake tan so lets go and glow… 

How To Have A Happy Relationship With Your Phone

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I’ve realised recently that so many of us are craving time away from our phone. In the world we live in today our phones determine the way we live our lives and are vital if you have a business, are an entrepreneur or simply want to stay up to date with news. I would not have the career I have today if it wasn’t for my phone. However we are starting to have a love hate relationship and I want to find ways to continue to embrace the digital world without becoming addicted. To learn to love it and use it when necessary but then know when to be a human! Read on to find out what I’m doing to find that balance… 

Bamford Haybarn Spa At DaylesFord Farm

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When luxury spa meets organic farm and beautiful yoga/pilates studio, I know I’ve found my second home. If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I am talking about Bamford Haybarn Spa at Daylesford Farm in the Cotwolds. Last week was my second trip there this year and it was even more dreamy than the first time. I’m actually pinching myself as I can’t believe I get to spend 3 more soul lifting days there throughout Summer and you lovely ones can join me too but more about that in a bit. First I’ll tell you more about why this place breathes wellness into your every cell plus watch my little vlog from my day showing what we ate, the gorgeous treatment rooms and gardens…

Mission Glow Smoothie

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When the sun is shining, a smoothie is my number 1 breakfast choice. Having a healthy glow on the outside is one of my main goals as I know that when my skin is clear, fresh and glowing that it’s a reflection of whats going on inside my body and what I put in my body is so important to achieve this. I feel like in the winter, factors like a little too much alcohol consumption, not enough vibrant smoothies/salads and non existent sunshine made me lose my glow a little and I want it back! So it’s full steam ahead on mission glow, starting with this glow smoothie…

Why I Meditate And Simple Tips To Start Today

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I must admit I am someone who was a little sceptical of meditation to start with but after various attempts at Take 10 and the Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day meditations I started to feel the benefits- if only I could find those 10 minutes every day! It’s something that’s definitely moving up on the priority list now and after a weekend teaching Pilates at The Retreat Collection Yoga And Pilates retreat, where we did lots of different meditations, I was inspired to fully commit to a daily practice again. The main difference I notice is that I am calmer. In general my mood is enhanced, my energy levels improve, I make better choices, I feel more certain, I am more productive and more aware of my surroundings. So why and how am I meditating today and find out a few amazing tips so you can start too…