Fitness Fiends

21st February 2017 – Hydrotherm Massage at SK Clinic + Spa

I’ve been a customer of SK Clinic + Spa for a pretty long time now. Even though they’re in Bury St Edmunds which means I have to time my train journey perfectly (there’s one direct train every 2 hours from Ely), they are totally worth the trip. My friend Jana and I always go there when she’s visiting from Germany, enjoying Plantomer Facials in the dual room so that we can chat (before we relax into a state of semi-consciousness that is). They’ve got a great points scheme, and always send you a £5 voucher on your birthday.

But at this time of year, I’m always looking for a really nice massage to treat my legs after a half marathon, and I cannot recommend their Hydrotherm Massage enough. You lie on cushions of warm water so there’s no pressure on your sore limbs. It’s just so, SO good. I’m planning to book myself one for after the Cambridge Half. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Oh, and they didn’t ask me to write this recommendation! I just love, love, LOVE this spa and asked them if they’d be happy for me to feature them on here. They did supply the lovely photo though. I also recommend you follow them on Twitter, as they’re not averse to a giveaway!

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4th October 2016 – Yoga with Adriene

I’ve been a long time fan of doing online yoga workouts. There’s some major talent out there and they’re all sharing their expertise for free with a global audience. But I have tended to flit from person to person, not quite finding the instructor that I really gelled with.

But then I stumbled across Adriene Mishler. She’s hardly some yogi newbie – she has nearly 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, but she came up when I did a search for “Yoga for Runners” (naturally) and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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The thing I love about Adriene is her utterly laid back technique. She constantly reminds you to do whatever feels good – it’s not about doing some epic stretch and twisting your body so that it hurts. It’s about giving yourself time to unwind and treating your body with love and respect. She has workouts with purposeful themes such as yoga for anxiety, sciatica, good sleep and more. And her videos on breathing in particular have been a huge help to me, and I now regularly turn to her alternate nostril breathing when I’m struggling to sleep. Go check her out.

30th August 2016 – Some Fast Fitness Bargains

Just a quick little note of some fitness bargains I’ve stumbled across recently! My OH bought me this awesome Anker running belt which is SUPER lightweight and just perfect if you want a bit of music on your long run (and the ability to take a selfie with the sun setting behind you perhaps?). It comfortably fits my Samsung S7 in its case, and it’s a real steal on Amazon right now (£7.64 instead of £25.99). Also on Amazon is this New Look Sports Bra with the price starting from £3.90.  There are only a handful of sizes left but if you’re lucky and they have your size in stock I can recommend it for Zumba or any other low or medium impact classes. The pink is super bright and it’s very similar in style to another well known (and far more expensive) “pink” brand! Lastly I’ve spotted this black Noisy May top over on ASOS which has been reduced from £20 down to £8 with all sizes still in stock. Go forth and enjoy! Let me know if you pick any of these up!