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SUMMER BODY, NOW ?!?

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I recently visited the beautiful city of Venice on an active blog trip (which I’m super excited to share in an upcoming post). On my journey there, I was thumbing through a fitness magazine which made me think about how we’re compelled to pursue unattainable deadlines. Every year, the pattern is repeated; new years resolutions, Valentine’s sexy, summer beach body etc. They also, unsurprisingly, fall on the same day and demand the same unrealistic, short-termist targets. Almost all the major fitness publications and magazines in general seem to publish their ‘beach body’ articles in May; that leaves you about 4 weeks to witness your ‘goddess transformation’, depending on which publication you pick. This typically involves radically changing your entire fitness regime, nutrition requirements and social life. But with 4 weeks until holiday, do you want to be a monk, shun dinner with friends, go teetotal, spend every spare moment on the treadmill, eat lettuce religiously and remove all fun from life? That’s no way to live, and I think there is another way! (more…)

QUITE INTER STELLA !!!

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Whilst the Henley Royal Regatta isn’t until the 1st of July, and on the off chance you’re not Sir Steve Redgrave, anyone can try this superb form of exercise at the local gym! The humble rowing machine mimics the real thing, and provides some exceptional hidden health benefits which will see you using almost every major muscle group in your body. I think it’s one of the best low impact, high intensity ways to push through the anaerobic threshold, and chomp through calories! We shot this outfit in the fabulous gym of Coworth Park during a recent blog trip, and in collaboration with my friends at Zalando. I styled this look because I really wanted to showcase that sublime British talent, Stella McCartney, who’s done so much to push the boundaries of fitness fashion into something really special! (more…)

NEW YORK, OLD SPORT !!!

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ALERT: Fashion post! For those who’ve come to expect informative and forensic posts on niche topics, this one’s not for you 😀 We took these photos on a recent trip to New York with Adidas (you may have seen my post about the UltraBoost Launch), and I just had to share them! It was both the coldest and clearest of winter day’s I’ve experienced on Manhattan Island, and as I wandered through Central Park, I fell slightly more in love with the place! Click MORE to see all the pics… (more…)

ULTRA BOOST LAUNCH IN NEW YORK !!!

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MY SNEAK PREVIEW: ADIDAS SS15 !!!

Fitness On Toast Faya Girl Blog Healthy Workout Exercise Fashion OOTD Adidas Blogger Styling session ss15-25I’ve wanted to share this awesome experience for a while now, but it’s been embargoed… until now! Earlier this year I was whisked away to visit the Adidas global HQ in Germany with 5 other bloggers from around the world, to view the upcoming ss15 collection, to style my favourite pieces and participate in a photoshoot featuring the clothes. Click MORE to get my insight into this fabulous head office, and see some of the clothes that will grace their stores in time for the next bout of warm weather!

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HEALTHY XMAS GIFT LIST ???

Fitness On Toast Faya Blog Girl Healthy Workout Gym Christmas list Shopping Harrods Gadget Detox New Year Slim Diet Technogym Nike Monreal Wusthof Herbal Tea-33I’ve left this ‘Christmas gift list’ post very late in the day, but not by accident; December will have been a seasonally indulgent month for many of us, and the last thing you want think about whilst you’re toasting with a flute of delicious bubbly is a ‘healthy reboot’. However, now is the time to snap up those last-minute healthy gifts, ready to help loved ones re-focus on the New Year reforms – and there are still 3 very productive shopping days left to do it! Click MORE to check out the 14 essential goodies on my FitnessOnToast wish list from my wander around London’s iconic Harrods 🙂

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STOCKHOLM’S GRAND ESCAPE…

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Being half-Swedish, I travel to Stockholm quite regularly; whenever possible I’ll seize the indulgent opportunity to stay at my favourite Swedish hotel, The Grand Hotel Stockholm. To my mind, there’s simply no better place to enjoy a clean, healthy, pure Nordic lifestyle experience with all the luxurious little flourishes you could dream of. From the exquisite spa, to the sumptuously made-up bedrooms, and the to-die-for variety of their iconic breakfast ‘Veranda’, it’s every bit world class, and each intentional detail totally supports me in my pursuit of a healthy escape. A long weekend here yields the equivalent sensation of more than a full week elsewhere, and you emerge fully recharged and refreshed, having seen some of the wonderful local culture too. Read MORE for my full healthy review of this Scandinavian gem!

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BOIL THE KETTLE (BELL) !!!

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Originating from deepest Russia as a tool farmers to weigh-up their crops (and get ripped in the process), the humble kettle bell has been around since the 1700s. These days, I’d argue that they’re capable of delivering a versatile and explosive full-body workout, which builds power and burns fat. The position and thickness of the handles (hanging directly under the wrists) unevenly distributes the weight, which means you need more strength in your grip, better co-ordination & more core engagement, as the weight is far more difficult to control. It also develops muscles through the arms, the shoulders and the other stabiliser muscles too. Dumbbells, as a comparison, are centred and therefore nicely balanced – kettle bells are inherently unstable, as their handles stick out comically from one side of the sphere & act like an additional pivot point control. Here’s a breakdown of one of my faves, the kettle bell swing

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ABSOLUTELY STELLA PERFORMANCE !!!

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Stella McCartney is a fully-fledged fashion deity; that much was evidenced by her clean sweep at the Met Gala, reconfirming to the world just how on-trend, in-vogue and utterly a-la-mode she is at present. If an alien had landed in New York that night, they’d have presumed that Stella McCartney designs everyone’s clothes, everywhere, all the time. Capsule collections by big names, for big brands are commonplace these days, but they don’t come much bigger than Adidas by Stella. In fact, after 9 seasons, and with 135 current pieces available to buy right now, one must ask at what point is it no longer a capsule collection, but rather a legitimate standalone brand?!

To date, I’ve not featured any of the ‘Stelladidas’ range on FitnessOnToast.com, but every innocent scroll through my bookmarked sportswear websites will always be punctuated by the compulsion to linger longer at the Stella section. What I regularly find so intriguing about her creations is

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WARM UP THE COLD SHOULDER !!!

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