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Fly Tri



Faye and I twinning and flipping tyres! Photo by lululemon Glasgow

The very sweaty dream team! These guys are amazing! My amazing Faye, her mum Carole and her boyfriend Ross (also known as The Motivational Dude, check out his Facebook page here, he’s always up to amazing things)

Hi lovelies! I had such an incredible time at the Fly Tri event yesterday with Fly Functional Fitness and lululemon Glasgow. It was an evening that left me feeling super hyped and so happy about life. It reminded me once again how blessed I feel to be part of the fitness community in Glasgow. I absolutely love all the incredible people you get to meet and I love there’s more and more stuff happening around the city.

On my way to the event I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to take part. I had the worst stomach pain I’ve had in ages. I don’t even know why. It was so bad I wrote and warned Faye that I might not be able to do the workout. I walked down to Fly Fitness anyway and hoped the walk would help my stomach and it did! Luckily by the time I arrived the pain was almost entirely gone. I would’ve been gutted if I couldn’t take part. I can’t say no to a workout.

The evening consisted of a 21 minute workout you had to complete as a team. Three stations, seven minutes at each station. We started off with flipping the massive tyre, then it was prowler time and we finished off on the assault bike. It was seriously sweaty and at the end I felt dizzy from pushing myself but wow I was so happy with our team’s effort. We didn’t stop for a second to rest.

My lululemon girls had brought down loads of beautiful clothes and I of course fell in love with loads of stuff. After working there I really don’t need more gym stuff but oh my, I would love some new gear. These days I find myself not being able to justify getting new normal clothes (which I actually need) but I can still somehow manage to convince myself that buying a new piece for my gym wardrobe is a great idea. ! suppose I live in the stuff but still!

The evening ended with the two amazing guys behind Fly Functional Fitness, David and Ross, being asked to become ambassadors for lululemon Glasgow. It was such a beautiful moment, it couldn’t have happened to greater people. These guys genuinely care about making a difference and have such big hearts. I knew from the moment I first started planning Sunday workouts with them during my time lululemon that these guys were something special and it was just a matter of time before they became ambassadors. I can’t wait to see what they get up to with lululemon in the future. I already know it’ll be absolutely incredible.

I love when you get home after having an amazing time and you’re just buzzing from happiness. That’s how I felt. I haven’t felt that genuinely happy in a while, being excited about life and feeling to so genuinely blessed to be surrounded by some of the most inspiring people ever. People who dedicate their lives to helping other live better and healthier lives.

What an evening, that’s all I can say xx


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Filming with Voomfit

Hello lovelies! Happy Easter weekend! Are you off or working this fine long weekend? Hopefully the sun will be shining on us too soon. I haven’t really celebrated Easter for years but I’m looking forward to my friend Dalia from university coming this weekend to visit the rest of us who are left in Glasgow. She’s bringing a friend too which will be really fun.

Yesterday I was invited to the Tennent’s Training Academy with Voomfit. Tennent’s for those who don’t know is the beer of Glasgow and their brewery also hosts cooking courses so they have a massive kitchen, which is the Training Academy. Voomfit had rented the space for the day to do some filming which was super exciting.

So what is Voomfit I hear you ask! It is a new health and fitness platform for Glasgow where they’ll be gathering all gyms, PTs, yoga instructors, healthy recipes, activities and so much more in one place making it easier for anyone to find them. It sounds so cool and I was really excited to see all the food they were cooking to be shown on the website. They’re launching at the end of the month and I’ve seen a preview of the website and it’s looking great.

When I got there the camera was rolling, there was cooking going on everywhere and a massive table just covered with ingredients ready to be used. Cooking heaven essentially.

It was a fun little outing and I’m excited to see the end result when the website has launched. I may have some exciting things in stored together with Voomfit in the very near future,  so stay tuned!

Have a great day and speak soon xx

 


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A day of yoga


My first class with the amazing Laura McCrimmon

Photo from lululemon Glasgow

Photo from lululemon Glasgow
Photo from lululemon Glasgow

Visited the girls in the showroom in between classes and Kat was there with her wonderful oils. It’s so inspiring seeing her fulfilling her dreams. 
Photo from lululemon Glasgow. Second class with Julie Hanson. She is just incredible. Here’s a photo of me and my tight hamstrings. One day it’ll get better, it’s in my goals and I’m stretching them more than ever. 

Hi my dears! Despite what has been going on back home life goes on and I had a day of exciting stuff booked in yesterday. I am determined to move on with life and live, not letting hate stop me. Even though it’s what’s been on mind pretty much constantly since Friday.

I started my day off with a session at the gym. I was planning on going to Stella’s but unfortunately her class was fully booked and there was even a waiting list so I decided to go to the uni gym instead. I was there for an hour. I started off with three rounds of 500 metre rows for the best time possible with one minute rest in between. My best round was actually my last, which was 2:04 minutes. I was super happy with that. I then moved on to some squats and deadlifts until I ran out of time and had to head into town for a day of yoga with lululemon Glasgow and their social impact programme Here to Be. In this programme they partner with non-profit organisations to make yoga and meditation and their healing properties available to anyone.

The day of yoga was in support of Yogability, a charity who provides yoga to adults and children with special needs, their carers and others with barriers to entry. An incredible idea and at the moment they have a massive waiting list and are in need of funding.

For eight hours yesterday eight incredible teachers led a class and everyone who attended were asked to make a donation before or after the class. The day was beautiful and had an incredible vibe. I have been in 29 Club for lululemon events before but the room they had this time was jstunning. It felt like a cosy attic space and the sun shining through the windows was a wonderful bonus.

It was amazing to see everyone coming together to help. I made it to two classes, Laura McCrimmon’s and Julie Hanson’s. Two wonderful ladies who’s classes I don’t get to go to very often. Laura’s classes are a bit more strength based whilst Julie does Seasonal Yoga. Her class was so relaxing I almost fell asleep in savasana. It’s something about her presence that makes you so calm.

This day was lovely and I can’t wait for the next lululemon event! Hopefully lots of money was raised for this amazing cause.


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Reebok and Greaves Sports WOD


Can’t get enough of Kilo! Jamie jokes and says he’s the reason I go to the G5. Well… It’s always a bonus.
 
Photos: Ryan Edy

Hi my dears! How amazing are these images from the event? It’s quite strange seeing yourself workout from an outside perspective. I barely even noticed there was someone taking photos. I get quite zoned out during WODs. It brings out my competitive side! I think that’s why this workout form suits me so well, I’m stubborn, slightly competitive and always want to improve.

One thing I’ve noticed going through these photos is, I’ve got a serious game face going on. I’ve been told this before, that I look serious when I workout. I now see why 😉

So as I mentioned after signing in for the WOD and checking out the new Reebok area, we jogged down to Crossfit Glasgow. I didn’t realise how close it was to town. Just across the river like G5 and they’re not far away from each other. Once we got there we all got to borrow a pair of Nanos to try out for the WOD. I was really looking forward to giving them a test run because I’d never tried them on before. The Nanos are are specifically made for Crossfit.

Gavin one of the box owners and team from Crossfit Glasgow first talked us through the workout and warmed us up. We were a great mix of Crossfitters to people who had never tried Crossfit before so they ran through all the exercises before it was time to get the WOD started.  Some of the guys from Gym G5 were there too, which was really fun.

The workout was a version of Fight Gone Bad, you have a minute to complete as many reps as possible at different five stations (ab mat sit ups, box jumps, kettlebell swings, wall balls and burpees). At the end of the round we got a minutes rest and we repeated it three times.

It got quite sweaty to say the least! Towards the end there was a lot of taps aff going on 😛 It’s really important to not let your score drop and preferably improve it. I was really happy with my score, even though I let it drop in the second round I redeemed myself in the final third round.

I was so focused on the WOD I didn’t pay too much attention to my Nanos but considering they were new shoes and I barely noticed them, I think that’s good review. I mentioned a bit more of what I thought in my other post (here). My feet always get sore from new shoes and didn’t during the WOD. I’ll definitely consider them when looking for a new pair of training shoes next time.

It was so much fun connecting with people from all over Glasgow. We had a great time. Thank you Reebok UK, Greaves Sports and Crossfit Glasgow for a great event once again, I had a blast.