‘WESTIN MAURITIUS’ WINNER!

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A quick post today, firstly to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the competition hosted by Westin Hotels & Resorts to win a trip to Mauritius and well done to those who battled the unseasonably freezing rain with me for our Olympic Park run. But more seriously, this post is to announce the winner of the most awesome competition I’ve ever run! There were hundreds of fabulous fitness devotees who entered, and regardless of whether you came to the run or not, you were in the running (no pun intended) to win the Active Escape to The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius. Click MORE to see who the winner was, and to check out the shots from our 5k around the scene of one of the greatest ever sporting spectacles! (more…)

GARNIER AMBASSADOR!

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After months of mini-clues and Insta-hints, I’m absolutely over the moon to announce I’ve joined the Garnier team as an ambassador today, alongside the shiny new look for FitnessOnToast.com. As part of their upcoming ‘Reset Yourself for Spring‘ campaign, I’m massively looking forward to taking over their Instagram account for the whole week starting next Monday, accompanied by a bunch of awesome giveaways of my own custom-created bundles of Garnier goodies! Through my everyday pursuit of fitness, health and wellbeing, the body is subjected to an unusual amount of training, sweating and showering; a beauty brand I know and trust to look after me is an absolutely core part of my overall approach to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I’ve literally grown up using Garnier products, so I’m extremely excited to join their family alongside a group of ultra-inspirational women whom I very much admire. Those who follow my journey on Snapchat (@fitnessontoast) know I spent a whole day shooting with Garnier a few days ago, and we have something very exiting in store!  (more…)

SEARED MALDIVIAN TUNA DISH!

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This ultra-healthy, simple little recipe was inspired by my recent brush with Maldivian cuisine. Given that they’re naturally quite well served for fish as an ingredient, they’ve figured out plenty of smart ways to kick a little spice into the flavor profile! This Seared Maldivian Tuna recipe is such a quick and easy dish to prepare, it will get you that much required hit of lean protein, and it’s bursting with exquisite flavours; it could easily become your go-to meal for a delicious healthy option(more…)

HIT IT OUT THE IVY PARK !

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Today, I’m super excited to reveal my brand spanking new-look blog – it needed a bit of sprucing up since there hadn’t been an outfit change since it was born! To kick things off, I thought there was no topic more appropriate than the eponymous new monochrome collection from Ivy Park, to match the minimal pared-back B&W aesthetic I went with for this blog! Unless you’ve been living under a stone (+ blindfolded + ear plugged), you may have missed that one of the most iconic hyperstars on the planet just launched her own collection in partnership with Topshop. Queen B, aka Beyoncé, has put pen to paper with Sir Philip Green’s retail powerhouse to design an extremely intelligent line of flattering and affordable performance wear, and I absolutely LOVE the result(more…)

TOP TRX TRICKS !

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I’ve been intending to post this for a while now, but better late than never! The TRX is one of my favourite pieces of ‘fit kit– not only is it light as a feather so that you can pop it in your bag & bring it wherever, but it also allows a full body workout pretty much anywhere. Right at the end of last year, I tied one to a leaning palm tree on the W Hotel island in the Maldives and powered out a full body session in tropical conditions – it was my first beach workout of its sorts, but it won’t be my last, as the experience awesome! This post runs over the benefits of this brilliant piece of equipment along with the full-body routine from my beach session! (more…)

LENTIL, BUTTERNUT + SWEET PO SOUP!

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With the change of seasonal climes comes a more vulnerable immune system; it goes hand in hand with this time of year, and you’ll invariably have noticed more children picking up Spring bugs, more colleagues suffering runny noses etc. Having yearned for the sun for what seems like an eternity, perhaps we’re all a tad too eager to dash outside liberated from our coats and armed instead with little strappy sandals! Well fear not, for today’s post, as part of my ’30 Ways to Goodness’ collaboration with Blue Diamond, covers off a warming and nutritious Spring soup to combat any colds that may be going around and keep your immune system well supported! As ever with my recipes, it requires practically no cooking skills, takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, and is packed full of ultra-delicious goodness! (more…)

ACTIVE WEEKEND BREAK WITH WESTIN!

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A couple of weeks ago, I went on an exceptional Active Weekend Break with Westin Hotels & Resorts, for whom I’m a Wellbeing Movement ambassador. The trip’s destinations were the Italian cities of Milan & Florence and amongst runs, workouts, walks and sightseeing, I savoured some truly epic national cuisine. I’m no stranger to Italy and its awesome interpretation of the mediterranean diet (see my previous visits HERE), but this trip really brought home the love of exceptional food that Italians have. Yes, for me, it’s about eating healthy much of the time, but I understand that brings an associated stress that can taint the joy that comes from ‘the delicious’! This post is a little insight into what I think a great ‘Active Weekend’ break can look like, as well as some thoughts about enjoying your food, as the Italians seem to do best!  (more…)

WIN A TRIP TO WESTIN MAURITIUS!

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Happy New Year” is perhaps starting to wear thin now that the first working week’s taken its toll, normality has bitten, and delicious mince pies are but a distant memory. Luckily, FitnessOnToast is here to help by offering some ‘on-the-horizon’ inspo! As part of my ongoing partnership with Westin Hotels & Resorts, I’m going to be giving one lucky UK-based reader (+ partner) the chance to savour his/her very own exquisite Active Escape to  The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius, where everything is designed to help you feel your best! I’ll have even custom-crafted you a bespoke healthy program too! To enter, just do a little Instagramming, then come meet me for run & workout around London this January! Click MORE to see exactly what you can expect, and precisely how to register yourself for this awesome prize!

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Weds 30th Mar):

The ‘group run’ is an upgraded and larger wellbeing experience, and it’ll be taking place in the Olympic Park in London! To anyone who had already registered for the run and had entered into the Instagram competition to win a trip to The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius, don’t worry – you’ve been automatically entered in the competition, and a winner will be drawn at random from our new event.  I’m so looking forward to meeting you all in person, and to our even-better event where we can all re-energize together with Westin :) Faya x

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SUPERB BANANA BREAD!

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Admittedly, there are healthier ‘breads’ out there, and you might (rightly) argue this is more of a cake than a bread (which it absolutely is, I make no secret of it…) but successfully existing as a human being *requires* bouts of enjoyment, the savouring of deliciousness, the thrill of the treat! Cast your eyes over the fruit bowl, and consider your banana situation; should there happen to be a few over-ripe ones lying about, the following recipe is for you! If you’re craving something sweet, this bread is made from a group of wholesome and natural ingredients, is naturally sweetened, gluten and dairy free, and will absolutely deliver a hit of intense taste that satisfies your cravings in a healthy way! Click MORE to see the full recipe… (more…)

THE BENEFITS OF SAILING !

Today, I’m over the moon to announce that I’ve partnered with the legendary Norwegian sailing brand, Helly Hansen and am embarking upon a proper adventure with them in the coming 6 months, learning how to sail and eventually competing at Cowes Week in August. But first, I’ll come clean; I’m not a total novice – during my childhood in Sweden I used to sail every summer – as did almost everyone who lived in the maritime environment of the Karlskrona archipelago – and Helly Hansen was the brand to wear, even back then. I’ve literally grown up with them, and have a lot of respect for the way they’ve helped develop the sport. The eagle-eyed reader may have spied over on Instagram that I recently had the mind-boggling opportunity to join them in Barbados and sail with Team Concise. In this little video I put together, you’ll see footage of us sailing the smaller GP 14 dinghies, however we also sailed on the midsized Diam 24 and the monster MOD 70. Click MORE to read about the top health benefits of this sport, which is SO much more accessible than you might have thought!  (more…)