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Sign up for Nike’s We Own the Night 10K RUN


Looking to get fit this year? Then make sure you don’t miss out on this event in May. Nike is aiming to inspire thousands of women across Europe to challenge their comfort zones like never before with ‘We Own The Night’ the ultimate after-­‐hours 10K run.

For more info an to sign up please visit: http://www.nike.com/events/register/wotn/london/

Nike+ Training Club Week – Get Fit For Free


January traditionally is the time that people kickstart new fitness regimes. Nike wants to make sure people stay inspired and motivated towards the end of January, by offering all women a week packed full of free training club classes in London. From running focused classes, to barrecore and anti gravity pilates there is something for everyone!


Monday 20 Jan

7am – get toned @ Boxpark
6.15pm – get lean @ Frame

Tuesday 21 Jan
7am – barrecore @ Mayfair
6.30pm – train2run @Boxpark

Wednesday 22 Jan
7.30am – fuel per minute @ Equinox
6.30pm – anti gravity pilates @ Basement

Thursday 23 Jan
7am – AMCK dance class @NTL
7pm – yoga @secret yoga club

Friday 24 Jan
7am – get toned hula hoop @ NTL

Saturday 25 Jan
10.30am – get lean @ Victoria Park
2pm – studio cycling @ Equinox

Sunday 26 Jan
9.30am – boxfit class @Frame
2.15pm – rave class @ Frame

Simply sign up for classes here http://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/womens-training/NTC/NTC-Week-locations/NTC-Week-London?cp=EUNS_OT_UknsmoukFBNTCUK1401_NTCW_uk.

Things to do this weekend in London, 5th – 7th October 2012

Don’t let a bit of bad weather stop you enjoying the multitude of things happening in the city this weekend. Here is my list of cherry picked evens that you need to check out.

All Weekend – 5th – 7th October 2012

The  Elephant and Castle’s Annual Creative Festival  kicks off today and boy are you in for a treat! Check out the nightly Feast market tonight and tomorrow evening. Watch a bill of vintage musical movies, join in some alfresco art, check out the skate park, and visit the new Hotel Elephant open studio. Something for everyone.

The Real Bread Show comes to the Southbank Centre, with a weekend of talks and demonstrations showing you how to acquire the perfect loaf. Free, just turn up, 1-7.45pm.

The Scandinavia Show, Earls Court: Saturday 6 October 2012: 10am – 6pm & Sunday 7 October 2012: 10am – 5pm, this show will highlight the best of Scandinavian culture. Check out the latest in interior design, taste some delicious cuisine ranging from classic Swedish meatballs to Finnish liquorice, and plan your next Scandinavian getaway.

London Restaurant Festival:  Its back again, with more restaurants taking part than ever, this weekend is the perfect time to eat your way around the city.

 Bicycle Festival at The Barbican: “The upward trend of urban cycling across the globe is highlighted in a festival that captures all things cultural about two wheels, including the best in film, music and art”.

Saturday 6th October 2012

Need to get fit? A New women’s only run group is starting this Saturday at 11am in Battersea Park Millennium Arena its free and ideal for beginners.

Black History Month is Here! Check and get involved with events happening in your area.

Sunday 7th October 2012

Camden welcomes the  London Orchard Festival at Camley Street Natural Park from 10.30am – 7pm. “A free celebration with live music, kids activities, traditional tales, local food and drink, apple juicing, apple identification, and other practical workshops. A brilliant day out for adults and young people in this 2 acre nature reserve with lovely buildings next to the canal and St Pancras station”.

Review – All Barre Yoga – City Academy

I have a confession, as a young child I had dreams of being a ballet dancer. I even used to stuff the tips of my socks in order to make my own DIY ballet shoes. Of course I grew out of that and being someone who was constantly being told whilst growing up, “stand up straight” “stop slouching” I’ve always been conscious that my posture isn’t great.

I recently started thinking of taking adult ballet classes, but the fear of the leotard and looking like a tit put me off. However, I recently got an email from the nice people at City-Academy asking if I would like to try one of a series of new fitness classes they had launched involving a creative combination of dance and fitness. I chose the All-barre Yoga class which combines the softness and strength of ballet, mixed with the controlled flexibility and toning of yoga and best of all requires no leotard!

So on a Wednesday evening I turned up to class ready to get in shape. Our teacher, Adrian Arroyo is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Ballet in Spain and has 10 years working in the fitness industry. The class started off slowly with some stretching before moving to the barre to perform ballet type exercises. In later part we moved back to the floor to perform some yoga before turning it into a dance routine. Every part of our bodies was stretched to its limits! Now, i’m not going to fib I found some of the moves hard work but trying to get them right helped me focus and de-stress. having no coordination I kept performing moves wrong but  our tutor was patient and encouraging and by the end of the class I had worked up a sweat! Obviously I don’t expect one class to turn me into a prima yoga-ballerina but after a few more classes I hope to be walking straighter and feeling less flabby.

To find more about All Barre Yoga and City Academy classes please visit: http://www.city-academy.com

What’s on in London this weekend

So the weekend is upon us, here are my recommendations of things to do:

Jan 28th – 30th My2011 festival – Westfield Shopping Centre

From tomorrow until the 30th January Westfield is hosting London’s biggest  health, beauty, and fitness event. Already given up on your new year resolution to get fit? Why not attend and give yourself that kick to get fit for 2011. Gymbox will performing intensive training routines for all those who want rock hard abs (and to watch men in tight shorts). There will be exclusive preview performances from the cast of Shoes -The Musical and there will be a chance to try out  Nike’s training club.

For more information visit: http://uk.westfield.com/london/offers-events/events/my2011/my2011

Nearest tube – Shepherds Bush

London International Mime Festival – Ending Sunday 30th Jan – Various Venues

Probably the most unusual festival that you will ever attend. Finishing on Sunday, London’s Mime festival takes place at various venues around London including the Southbank Centre, Barbican, ICA, Roundhouse and the Royal Opera House. On Saturday go and see ‘Du Goudron et des Plumes’ (‘Tar and Feathers’) at the Barbican for show-stopping acrobatics and dance.

For more information visit: http://www.mimefest.co.uk/festival2011intro.html

Buy My Wardrobe – Saturday 29th Jan – Adam St Members Club

Wonder how that colleague or friend of yours is always seen with a new designer bag on the same salary as you? It could be credit cards or even better bought it from someone else’s wardrobe. Buy My Wardrobe is London’s Premier fashion recycling event and this Saturday is your chance to snag a designer bargain (some 80% off!). Uber – fashionistas will be opening their closets to discerning members of the public! Get ready to delve into a designers treasure chest!

For more information and to purchase a ticket visithttp://www.buymywardrobe.com