THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION !!!

Fitness On Toast Faya Blog Girl Training Outfit Fashion Fit Workout Meditation ActiveInStyle Lorna Jane Capri Caesar Augustus Hotel Travel Balcony Beautiful View-10GAPThis post focuses on my 5 key benefits of meditation. I don’t practise it with the mechanical regularity I’d like, but when the opportunity arises (like on this private little outcrop high atop the Caesar Augustus in Capri), it’s a joyous delight. Some may read this and instantly think ‘oh, that meditation spiritual malarkey, it’s not for me…‘ but you’d be depriving yourself of some exceptional medically proven benefits! Read on for MORE, and to discover my latest fabulous fitness fashion ensemble from the wonderfully-affordable Onzie, straight out of care-free California!

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LONDON’S BEST…

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I was recently interviewed by the fabulous London lifestyle magazine, Indigo Memoirs about a wide range of fitness-related matters, from my key workouts to my favourite gyms in and around London. It’s a focussed little interview, but I thought it might be a bit of help for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the sprawling choice of fitness systems, and for Londoners who may be looking for new and exciting fitness spots in London! (Fear not, non-Londoners, more Italian tales coming soon…). Click MORE to get my top insights into London’s fitness landscape :) Faya x

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CATCH OF THE (HOLI)DAY !!!

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This post contains a fish recipe inspired by my recent stay at the magnificent Hotel Caesar Augustus, nestled high atop the cliffs of Capri, at their restaurant ‘La Terrazza di Lucullo‘. Conde Nast rank this as the number 5 island restaurant in the world, with  near-perfect food score of 97.6%. With this in mind, I had prohibitively high expectations… but was in very safe hands! It’s the sort of place you return home desperate to tell loved ones about, but regardless of your enthusiastic tales or jaw-dropping photos, your reports will just never do it justice. Still, a girl can try, and it wouldn’t be much of a blog post if I didn’t have a go :D Click MORE below to read about the nutritional benefits of my sea bass ‘Catch Of the Day’ fish recipe and see the pics of my gorgeous meal…
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GAME, SET AND MATCHY-MATCHY !!!

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As part of my recent Italian adventure, I took advantage of the breathtaking tennis court at the Il San Pietro (from my previous post HERE) to shoot some of the gorgeous, new-collection clothes from my favourite tennis fashion house, Monreal London. This post also contains my interview with the brand’s founder, Stefani Grosse, formerly senior designer at Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. I think it gives a fantastic insight into the evolution of the way we’re dressing to burn calories! Click ‘continue reading‘ for the full interview & my pictures, plus a list of what I’m wearing…

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A LITTLE VIDEO FROM CAP FERRAT !!!

Just a little video from my recent trip to Cap Ferrat. For some of the gorgeous fitness fashion I was wearing (you might remember the posts HERE), the photographic stills just couldn’t capture the floaty weightlessness of the fabrics which feel so summery – a video was called for! This is just a brief one-minute clip which gives a far better feel for the clothes, and is set to some wonderfully blissed-out music. Hope you like it, and there are some fun posts to come from my Italian adventures soon, which I’m really excited to share :)

Faya x

ACTIVE ESCAPE TO ‘IL SAN PIETRO’

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An increasing number of clients, friends and family seem to want to stay in shape whilst on holiday, and even to use holiday as a chance to become a little more healthy. The ‘active escape’ is a proper, growing trend in today’s health-aware world, and whilst I’m not talking about abstinent, monk-like Zen retreats, discerning travellers are after indulgence, with the optional facility to stay fit. With that in mind, I wanted to share my experience of quite simply one of the finest active destinations I’ve ever visited. At the ‘Il San Pietro‘, which is organically (and dramatically) crafted onto a cliff top, nestled on a headland between the towns of Positano and Praiano, I was utterly spoilt by the range of fitness activities on offer, from the most spectacular tennis ‘amphitheatres’ I’ve encountered, to an awe-inspiring spinning location. Click MORE for my fitness-oriented review of the place!

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RUN SMARTER !!!

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I was recently invited by my friends at Asics to their flagship Oxford Street store to undergo a full body analysis in their running lab. Presiding over the shop floor in a glass fronted mezzanine gallery, they clearly take this seriously given that the investment in the mechanised kit alone is a 6-figure sum, not to mention the expertise needed to operate it and interpret the output. That task fell to Andrew Tew, a professional Sports Scientist who operates this facility full time to help people get the best out of their bodies during physical activity. At £200, it’s a costly up-front investment, but in light of what it involves and what you get out of it, I think that price tag is not expensive. Click MORE below to see my full write-up of what you learn about your body
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