Sweat is just fat spitting as it swears at you

1454946474845105067

 

The Yuletide festivities have come & gone and you’re fulfilling your New Years resolution of going to the gym, but you’re lagging, you feel your resolve starting to waiver, the enthusiasm you felt on the 4th Jan seems to have buggered off by the 14th, what to do???

You could stick with it, push through the ‘wall’ and battle on. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact ‘Big Up’ to you for persevering.

If you’re REALLY struggling you could consider joining an independent gym / Personal Trainer who might offer a personalised approach to training and keep you interested in the sweaty world of fitness.  If this sounds more like it then take a goosey gander at the suggestions below.

198675_448500931868334_1235027014_n

Road to Fitness UK

A jack of all trades and master of most Road to Fitness UK offers Personal Training, Martial Arts Tuition, First Aid Courses, Sports Massage and I think they also do stand up comedy…but only if you ask really nicely.  Based in Loughton (but they travel throughout London), the company has been going for 6+ years so can aid in your fitness goals however big or small.

www.roadtofitnessuk.co.uk

149408_347611738626549_2017146873_n

Gemma Ridley Personal Training

Based in Islington North London Gemma Ridley offers Home / Gym PT sessions, outdoor workouts, High Intensity cardio classes and Boxing sessions for all levels of fitness. I would recommend doing her cardio classes but only if you don’t mind being a wee bit wobbly legged afterward.

gemmaridley.co.uk

krav maga

If Self Defence is more your thing then head over to Apolaki Krav Maga London in Bethnal Green, London’s only full time Krav Maga Academy.

Krav Maga: “a form of self-defence and physical training, first developed by the Israeli army in the 1940s, based on the use of reflexive responses to threatening situations.”*

Specialising in Krav Maga Self Defence, Dirty Boxing and 1 on 1 Self Defence sessions, the school also offers Apolaki SPD – Self Protection for Dwarfs. A bespoke self defence system designed by Eugene Grant and Apolaki Krav Maga Chief Instructor Kelina Cowell, the system is  designed specifically for the body types and threats experienced by people with restricted growth  syndrome.

Trial classes available here

http://www.apolakikravmagalondon.com/

These are just a few suggestions, part 2 coming soon.

 

 

 

Fashion have a night out…don’t forget your Vogue!

Vogue-Fashion-Night-Out-London-610x406_livincool-com

Ok I know I wrote a little something about the Vogue shopping evening back in 2012, a very ‘little’ something, but as the event is in it’s 6th stylish year I thought I’d write a little more.

Back in the distant past, 2009, the Fashion’s Night Out event was born in New York, in the hopes that it would encourage consumers to help the economy by spending a little dough. The brainchild of Vogue, the C.F.D.A (Council of Fashion Designers in America) and NYC & Company, the evening was such a success that it was held in 15 cities international the following year. Now in 2014 the initiative has grown to more than 30 cities in 19 different Countries, helping to raise millions in globally retail sales and for charity.

Although no longer held in New York the FNO will continue to bring a touch of excitement to London’s West End.

On the night expect stores such as H&M, Anthropologie, J.Crew and pretty much everywhere else to offer cocktails, live music, discounts, master-classes and even the possibility of meeting a fashion icon or two, until 11pm. There’re far too many stores and promotions in this event to list, so if you want to find out what’s available have a little clicky here. 

Vogue-Bangkok-Fashion-Night-Out-20_thailandfacts-com

 

The Time: Officially the event is from 6pm – 11pm on Tuesday 23rd September 2014, however some stores may start earlier on the day.

The Places: Stores on Oxford Street, Regents Street, St Christopher’s Place, Brook Street & South Molton Street will be participating.

Tickets: No tickets needed, just show up with your lovely self and enjoy the night.

More Info: Have a looky at www.vogue.co.uk for more details, or check your fav retailers website, if they’re in the area I’m sure they’ll mention it.

What you’ll need: Flat shoes, a large bag for all your goodies and a surly model stare so you’ll fit in with all the fashionable folk…I’m kidding of course.

 

  • Images used from livincool.com & thailandfacts.com
  • Info used from wikifashion.com, condenastinternational.com, nytimes.com & vogue.co.uk

 

Shop and be fabulous darling, muah, muah!

Nickel Spa for Men, Covent Garden

 

Even men need a little pampering sometimes.

 

Created by a man for men, Nickel is a skincare range and spa exclusively designed for men. The products and treatments are high performance, easy to use and give instant results, making users look and feel great.

With two other locations in Paris and New York, the London spa offers 6 treatment rooms for no-nonsense, practical, spa services as well as an extensive range of male grooming products in its ground floor men’s grooming area. In the heart of Covent Garden, Nickel Spa is a unique proposition in the world of men’s spas, presenting a relaxed, masculine environment.

Whether you have a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure, get something waxed or have a technical procedure such as anti-wrinkle injections, fillers or IPL Laser Hair Removal – Nickel makes a spa visit for men as easy as a trip to the barbers. If you would like any advice regarding our treatments please call one of our specialists on 020 7240 4048 or email us on info@nickelspalondon.co.uk. Or why not just pop in and see us and talk to one of our guys and girls. We’ll even give you a free 5 minute chair massage if it’s your first visit (subject to availability).

 

Opening Times

Monday          12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday         10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday   10:00 – 19:00
Thursday      10:00 – 20:00
Friday            10:00 – 20:00
Saturday       10:00 – 19:00
Sunday          12:00 – 18:00

Nickel Spa London
27 Short’s Gardens
London WC2H 9AP

Tel: 020 7240 4048
Email: info@nickelspalondon.co.uk

www.nickelspalondon.co.uk

 

 

  • Info used from nickelspalondon.co.uk
  • Images from whatmakesaman.net