Energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are something people have been consuming for decades in order to increase their energy levels in everyday life. However over the years many people have started to question how good they actually are for us because of their high sugar content and questionable ingredients. For a few years now I’ve started to see more and more Natural Energy drinks take to the shelves of my local supermarkets. As a somewhat pre workout and coffee junkie, I’ve always turned my nose up to natural energy drinks without even trying them. However after seeing how
Since I started my blog, more and more people have asked me “What are BCAA’s?”. So I thought that I would write this post to clue you up in simple terms and give you the know how on what you should be looking for when purchasing them. In simple terms BCAA stands for Branched-chain Amino Acid. It is an amino acid which has aliphatic side-chains with a branch (a central carbon atom bound to three or more carbon atoms). Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAAs: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Science bit over! When purchasing you’ll want to see at least a 2:1:1 ratio
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of PhD Smart Bars! Held at 1Rebel in Broadgate Circle, the morning session consisted of a hardcore leg and upper body HIIT workout lead by PhD athletes Mitchell Tovee and Vikki Thornewell. The event was a sneak peek launch of their new PhD smart bars, the first product to be unveiled from PhD’s ‘The Smart Choice’ bars and snacks range. To say Mitchell and Vikki are fit would be a complete understatement. The class was a killer however I managed to survive and finish in one piece. After the class we had a healthy breakfast which included a speech
After being awake for over 24 hours including a day at work and travelling from London to New York, I finally arrived in NYC ready to fully commit myself into a hardcore workout at F45 Flatiron. On the morning of the class I arrived early in order to scope out the location and get my bearings. F45 Flatiron is situated in the Flatiron district in the prime location for all things NYC. Right around the corner is both the Empire State building as well as the famous Flatiron building or as I like to call it, the location for the Daily Bugle!
My running partner and friend Christelle Newton won an online competition to trial Biofit the world’s first ‘biophillic’ indoor gym nested in the heart of West Notting Hill, London. When she asked if I would like to attend with her I remembered reading an article on Biofit and distinctly remembered thinking ‘wow that’s different’. In the article the founder Matt Morley said, “evolutionary history shows we’ve been lifting, carrying, jumping, striking and crawling for millions of years, working at varying intensities, so we start there.” So naturally (get the pun?) I said yes please! Within a week there we were waiting for the
At the end of last year I was reading a fitness article in the Evening Standard about the new GymBox Flatline class in Farringdon. Branded as ‘the hardest and most dangerous gym class in the world’ I loved the sound of it so I contacted GymBox and got myself and my friend Sha booked on straight away. Created by experienced Gymbox trainers and leading endurance experts, Flatline aims to test all elements of strength and stamina with increasingly difficult tasks over a 45 minute period. When I arrived at the class I was introduced to the classes instructor Firas Iskandarani. To say this man
Last month I was reading an article in the Evening Standard about LA style fitness trends which are coming over to the UK. One trend in particular which caught my attention was something called “Aerial Fitness” at Sky Lab Studios in Camden. Intrigued by the class I got in contact with the studio and before I knew it I was booked to give Aerial Fitness a go! What is Aerial Fitness? Aerial Fitness is a conditioning class involving press-ups, pull-ups and tucks but there’s a twist- it all happens whilst being suspended in the air. Think circus training for fitness fanatics. Why choose
When it comes to gym supplements, I don’t really take any. I’ve tried them all. From protein shakes to fat burners to testosterone boosters, I don’t feel lost without any of them. Apart from pre workout. Most of my gym sessions are in the evening so after a full day of work, pre workout supplement helps give me the motivation and energy to workout. I find I put in a better performance and keep a consistent high level of focus when I train after taking pre workout supplement. Over the years I’ve tried many different types of pre workout supplement. I’m a big fan