My Yoga Experience

My first experience with yoga was Bikram yoga and I can definitely say it wasn’t love at first pose. The room was way to cramped, the stifling heat and repetitive poses weren’t for me. I know that a lot of people are hooked on Bikram but I needed to continue my search to find love.

I left my yoga practice for a while as I fell more in love with Pilates and my teaching training however after qualifying as a Pilates instructor and teaching/doing hundreds of classes I felt I needed to move my body in a different way and take a class where I wasn’t in ‘teacher mode’. This is when an amazon deal for 10 yoga sessions at Yotopia Yoga in Covent Garden came up and I thought perfecto lets get going again!

Walking and Why I love it

I am not a runner and don’t think I ever will be however I do love a good walk and how walking makes me feel. Without realising I generally walk quite a lot in a week. I walk 15 minutes to my station and 15 minutes home. I walk 15-20mins from London Bridge to Liverpool Street and back on the days I’m working there. I then generally try to walk from A to B when I’m having the day in London mooching around. I love being in the fresh air and moving my body without strain or too much effort ha! You might be surprised because I’m in the health and fitness industry and used to be a dedicated ballet dancer but I don’t actually enjoy working my body TOO hard and to be honest I don’t think its necessary. I take Pilates and Yoga classes, eat a balanced healthy varied diet and I walk.

Getting the Balance Right

I am a girl all about balance! It’s what I promote and try to enforce when anyone asks me health/life related advice.

We can often tip the scales too far in one direction and this is when disaster strikes and the world around us falls apart. Okay maybe that was a slight exaggeration but in my experience things always go wrong if I do too much or too little of one thing.

Hair Care Routine

Who doesn’t love a pamper and who doesn’t love silky smooth hair? (I’m talking to you too boys!)

Once a week I try to give my hair a good old pamper session! This isn’t the best thing to do before styling your hair for a night out as it leaves it very fluffy and silky smooth so I generally do this on a weeknight.

These are the three miracle products I use…

KISS FM Presenters Academy

KISS INTERVIEW NEEV

Every year Kiss FM look for their next presenter by doing a nationwide search. This year the auditions were open at Westfields Shopping Centre in Shephards Bush and Stratford over two weekends. Hundreds of people audition and only a handful get in front of the judges.

I got fast tracked to go straight in front of the judges and was third to go in on a the Sunday at Westfields. I went in with the intention of being me. As a presenter this is all you can ever be! All I remember from my audition is singing TLC Waterfalls and explaining that Pilates gives you a good BOOTY! It’s safe to say I didn’t get my hopes up to get to the final 25 but the following Thursday while teaching Barre Pilates I got a tweet pop up on my phone telling me I’d got through! I couldn’t quite believe it and the feeling was amazing to think that they’d noticed me and my presenting talent out of all those people! It’s important to hold on to those feelings when you get good news! I like to bank them in a little memory bank so whenever you feel down you can go back to that moment and feel happy, warm and proud even when things aren’t going your way.

STK Review

Saturday night I went to the celeb hotspot STK for dinner with my boyfriend and our friends. I sometimes find these trendy expensive restaurants a bit ‘too much’ and overpriced but I was pleasantly surprised with STK. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

Firstly it is a steak house combined with a blush lounge bar ( warning- cocktails are to die for!) Our table was booked for 9:15pm which seems late but we arrived at 8pm for drinks and the atmosphere, good company, drinks and DJ gets you in the mood for a long night so 9:15 sit down didn’t feel late at all! We were lucky enough to be seated at one of the booths in the main dining area which I would definitely recommend requesting if you can.