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Since I started blogging, I’ve repeatedly been questioned about how it all comes together to form a blog post. One of the most regular emails that lands in the Fitness On Toast inbox is from people who are setting off on their own exciting blog journeys, and are seeking ‘tips & tricks’. I can’t answer all of those, so this post is supposed to tackle exactly that; It’s 2.5 years worth of blogging experience distilled into a behind-the-scenes slither of insight, packaged as a ‘top-7’ post! Click MORE to read all 7 tips… Continue reading

COURGETTE NOODLE DISH!

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GAPEarlier, whilst I was wandering through London’s beautiful Borough Market, the inspiration for this delicious and healthy little dish hit me! As part of my partnership with bPay which I announced last week, I ventured out free from the shackles of a bulky wallet (& bag in which to store it!) armed only with my bPay devices. A great way for me to buy fresh ingredients from some of the cute little independent stalls I like to visit in Borough. My favourite component of this recipe? The noodles are made from ‘spiralised’ courgette, and contain 5x less carbohydrate than their ‘pasta’ big brother, with just 20 calories per cup, and super immune boosting levels of Vitamin C – whilst being no less filling! Click MORE to get the full recipe, and discover the images from my trip to this gem of a market!

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MONREAL IN EZE

Fitness On Toast Faya Blog Healthy Food Fitness Fashion Workout Monreal OOTD Chevre D'Or France Eze Riviera Luxury Tennis Sportswear Active Look-12GAPA quick little post featuring the new ‘Queens Collection‘ from one of my all time favourite Fitness Fashion houses, Monreal London. I live in fitness clothes (mostly because it’s my daily ‘uniform’ to train clients), and as such, I’m always on the lookout for revolutionary design which straddles fitness and fashion. In this latest collection from Monreal, I’ve noticed a serious advancement from tennis-wear to genuine crossover attire; pieces that are smart enough to wear for anything short of a wedding, yet still casual enough to train in, thanks to a neat, purposefully minimal aesthetic. I shot this look on my recent active escape to France, in the grounds of Chateau De La Chèvre D’Or, as well as a couple of shots in my studio. Click MORE to see it all…

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OLYMPIC PARK RUN WITH BPAY !

Fitness On Toast Faya Blog Girl Healthy Jog Olympic Park Wagamama Nutrition BPay Barclays London Olympics 2012 Health Stratford-17GAPI’m super excited to announce that I’ve partnered with bPay to help promote a fitness-friendly way of paying for sustenance whilst you’re training! To demonstrate what I mean, I went for a little run around the stunning London 2012 Olympic Park, fed and watered myself along the way – but purposely left my wallet and cards at home! I wanted to be involved in this project because I think it solves a genuine problem I’ve encountered in the pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle; minimising clutter when I’m training – I simply wore my bPay wristband and hit the road! Click MORE to get my photos from the campus, discover my picturesque [if slightly overcast] running route, and see what I got up to before and after :D !

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MEN’S + WOMEN’S HEALTH FEATURES!

Fitness On Toast Mens Health Womens Magazine Feature Press Coverage Healthy Nutrition Workout Fashion OOTDGAPA super quick post to say how thrilled I am to have featured in two of my ultimate ‘wellness bibles’ this month – Women’s and Men’s Health. I’m a massive fan of both magazines, and routinely flick through them to access fresh inspiration, so it’s an absolute dream to be a part of them! In Men’s Health I’m wearing a gorgeous blue and white striped ‘Leda body suit‘ by Lucas Hugh (the founder of which I interviewed HERE) paired with some white high wedged Converse trainers. In the Women’s Health shoot I went all autumnal, with an asymmetric top from NikeLab, Casablanca Active capris from We Are Handsome, and a mean pair of Y3 shoes! The magazines are out now, so feel free to pick up a copy and let me know what you think :) Faya x

10 KEY BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY!

Fitness On Toast Faya Healthy Workout Blog Girl Training Havaianas Espadrilles Sandals Benefits Reflexology-7GAPI recently wrote a post on the multiple benefits of Sports Massage; it’s a topic about which I still receive regular emails, so I thought I’d extend the series into this post looking at reflexology – how it works, along with its many advantages. That’s because in training, we rely on our feet far more than we perhaps realise; for stability in stance, springing up / off, gaining traction, sprinting, climbing, propulsive kicking in the pool… yet for all their relentless use, they’re generally neglected and often in need of some serious TLC. Reflexology is a holistic, ancient Chinese practice, which like a sports massage isn’t a cosmetic skin-level treatment but instead aims to bring relief to a wide range of conditions (including stress, muscle tension, hormonal imbalances, back pain, poor circulation, toxin cleansing, digestive problems, menopause, sleep difficulties, and migraines). My personal experience has been of extreme relaxation and refreshment, which really helped to invigorate my workouts. Read my top 10 benefits of reflexology HERE, along with these pictures we shot with Havaianas on my recent active trip to Santorini …

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THE HOUSE OF DHARMA !

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I love discovering new fitness brands, especially when their ethos totally strikes a chord with my own. This post sheds light on the enchanting bohemian collections of House of Dharma, a brand of earthy-toned beautifully-designed resort & activewear founded by two sisters (and best friends), Kayleigh and Carrie Curneen. Their operation is based partly in Bali and partly in Ibiza (where I first met Kayleigh years ago), and the clothes have a unique aesthetic which I’ve not encountered elsewhere; it’s a blend of free-spirited ancient silhouettes/shapes, impossibly soft and relaxed floaty materials, tribal patterns and themes, gorgeous natural tones, and ethically sustainable local production values. The result is glamorous, feminine, chic, and effortlessly inspirational! I met up with the founders in London’s Primrose Hill for a full interview on all things Dharma. Click MORE to see the pictures we shot, along with reading their responses!

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