MAKE YOUR OWN FRO-YO TREAT!

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Whilst summer hasn’t quite made it to the UK yet amidst the bizarre confusion of seasons and temperatures currently making up our climate, I’m still hopeful! In fact to show my intent, I decided to make my own home-made Frozen Yoghurt Ice Creams which on a hot sunny day will go down an absolute treat. ‘No hot days in sight’? ‘This is England Faya’? Don’t worry, as it turns out they’re equally yummy on cold rainy British summer’s days when maybe you’re just in need of something delicious nonetheless! (Better to make believe its summer than the alternative!) This recipe is so quick and easy, and best of all it doesn’t rely on any refined sugar to taste so great; rather, it’s berries and fruit that provide all the delicious sweetness here, as well as a multi vitamin hit! Click MORE below to see how you can whip up your own batch, as well as getting the outfit details from this Jaeger look!

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BTS: COMPETITIVE SAILING!

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You might remember this post from my recent trip to Barbados as I learn to sail ahead of Cowes Week in August, where I’ll be competing with team Helly Hansen! Whilst trying to figure out my Spinnakers from my Schooners, I was under the expert guidance of Team Concise‘s Captain, Ned Collier Wakefield; an award-winning, record-breaking professional ‘Competitive Offshore’ Sailor, who I thought would be perfect to tell the story of the physical and psychological challenges, as well as the fitness requirements of doing his job full time! Click more to see our interview together, and see if it can persuade you to dip your toe in the water, so to speak :)
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ORGANISE YOUR GOALS!

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There are two types of people; those with meticulously curated diaries full of bespoke post-its and colour-coordinated appointment notes, and then there are the disorganised others. For years I drifted aimlessly in the latter camp, but writing this blog forced me to upgrade my ‘planning skills’ alot, and I’ve learned a few things along the way, which I’m sharing in this post! If organisation doesn’t come naturally to you and you find yourself overwhelmed when considering the wiry tangle of chaotic strands that make up life – don’t panic, it can be done and hopefully these tips will help you! As I’ve seen with Personal Training clients over the years, organisation will categorically help you to succeed in reaching your fitness goals. Click MORE to see how I choose to approach organisation, with my top 5 tips! (more…)

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES!

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If, like me, you have a bit [i.e. a lot] of a soft spot for chocolate, this one’s for you! But it’s a little different to normal; this chocolate brownie employs the delicious and textural wizardry of sweet potato, the low-GI, complex carbohydrate foodstuff which seems to pop up all over Instagram as chips and/or crisps. If you’re thinking ‘Hmm, Faya that sounds kinda bizarre and most probably not very tasty‘, I promise that you’d never guess it used sweet po as its main ingredient! In a shocking twist of fate, the potato lends itself prodigiously to this recipe; it’s naturally flavoured with a gentle sweetness and once churned up with the other natural and wholesome ingredients, the slightly softened texture is literally perfect for the application! Click MORE to get the ‘how to’ so that you can whip up a batch asap! (more…)

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…)