RESET FOR SPRING WITH GARNIER!

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The eagle-eyed amongst you might have spied that I recently took over the @GarnierUK Instagram a couple of weeks ago as part of the fun of joining their team of super inspirational women! Apart from hosting some epic competitions, I was really keen for the takeover to showcase a few different practical tips to help you be the healthiest version of you and reset for springAs ever, I always try to emphasise small but lasting changes to help clients feel good about themselves, and discuss them all in a little more detail below with my top 12 tips! I’ve also put some thoughtful care into compiling my ‘Custom Recovery Bundles’ which included some awesome Garnier essentials for Hair, Skin, Body & Sun – the lucky winners are announced in the post! Click MORE to see it all :) (more…)

BENEFITS OF A STRONG SKELETON!

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Every one of us will inevitably suffer a natural degradation of bone density as we get older; if we’re mindful of this, it’s possible to take some pretty smart measures to strengthen our skeletons now, which fit right in alongside our normal everyday fitness goals. This post highlights my top 5 ways to exercise and care for yourself in order to promote bone strength; what we can eat, and what we could avoid in order to help build a strong skeleton that’ll last us through life!

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CHICKPEA BURGERS !

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I’ve created a lot of recipes in my time as a blogger, but few have made me smile as much as this! Since I’m a pescatarian, I made these Chickpea burgers as a healthy and utterly delicious veggie option for certain summer nights when the carnivores want to go all caveman and rustle up a bbq. These alternatives are full of natural plant-based protein and super-full on flavour such that they can convince even the most fixated meat addicts around! In this post are 2 different burger options; a yummy spicy tomato chickpea burger and a green broccoli version. Both sumptuous, both with their own character. Click MORE to give them a try! (more…)

EVERYBODY WELCOME!

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On the debate of whether the Fitness-Fashion hybrid is here to stay, every Londoner’s favourite department store Selfridges has conclusively weighed in with a bold and far-reaching statement. A few weeks back, I attended the opening of what is now Selfridges’ largest single department, the 37,000 square foot Body Studioaccompanied by their almost unmissable campaign. It’s more than just a retail tour-de-force, it’s a significant declaration of their vision of the future. That the activewear category is the only area of apparel enjoying any sort of material growth right now (outside of Hermes handbags) is well known; there’s such huge latent demand that this studio is solely dedicated to all things wellbeing, enabling you to browse 4,500 items from c.100 brands (including some personal favourites like Monreal LondonAdidasY3Stella McCartneyVarley as well as lingerie, sleepwear, swim & beachwear, a Daniel Galvin salon and a healthy cafe by the Hemsley sisters) against the backdrop of a British high street that’s suffering due to online competition. Selfridges are bucking that structural dynamic and are taking activewear firmly into the domain of the ‘luxury experience’ for which there’s simply no internet alternative; you have to see this to believe it :) Click more to get my full view, along with the ‘look’ images we shot in and around the launch! (more…)

‘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…)