The Big Half Marathon

This weekend I’ll be running The Big Half Marathon with New Balance and will be raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Big Half Marathon takes place this Sunday 4th March with participants running 13.1 miles across London. I think we’re all hoping that it will warm up a little before the big day however we won’t be letting minus degrees stop us!

I may be running the race but I need your help if I’m to have any effect on my chosen charity. Any donations are much appreciated and really will be going to an amazing cause that will affect the lives of many teens suffering from a cancer. If you’d like to help out you can donate by clicking here.

Let’s do this!! xx

Tribeca Studios

Yesterday I headed to Tribeca Studios– a brand new gym in Ealing, London- to see what they had to offer. Literally just around the corner from Ealing Broadway station, it’s not hard to find, which is always a good start…

Although the gym looks tiny from the outside, it’s surprisingly big once you get in and has a huge personality to match! As soon as you walk through the door, you catch a glimpse of the spin class- that’s if you don’t hear it first. Upbeat music, a hardcore instructor and a whole lot of energy vibrates from the spin room, leaving you eager to see more.

Heading downstairs to the main area, I was greeted by a friendly member of staff who gave me a tour of the gym. Changing rooms, showers, a smoothie bar and the Downtown studio on the lower floor then up to Uptown Ride and another exercise room.

I was impressed with how much thought has gone into the gym to make you feel welcome and a part of the Tribeca family. I was also surprised at how technologically advanced the gym is, with features that I hadn’t seen elsewhere. For one, everybody is given their own chipped wrist band that’s attached to their account. This is used not only to scan you into your chosen class on the screens outside of each studio, but doubles up a key for your locker by scanning it on the locker door. Fancy! You can also request a smoothie before your class and it will be waiting for you after. There’s no need to carry cash (or your card) as it’s charged straight to your account, with an email receipt as confirmation.

Even the smoothies have a likeable personality; tasting great, with a personalised message and witty packaging.


As for the class, I went to BODYATTACK; a  high-energy body-weight class, performed to the beat of the music. From start to finish we didn’t stop moving, yet by the end I actually felt more energised than before! There was a lot of jumping, squatting, high knees, bouncing and pulsing, all in time to the music. I don’t have a dance background (nor can I say that I have too much rhythm) yet I was able to keep to the beat without stopping, so don’t be put off if you’re not a natural mover. A definite feel-good class. Afterwards, you’re treated to luxury showers with hair dryers and straighteners. So you can leave looking as good as you feel.

Everybody was extremely friendly, staff and customers included, and the whole gym just has a really great feel. It’s £15 per class or you can buy packages to receive discount, for example 5 classes for £10 each. I’ll be trying more classes at Tribeca, so keep posted for more recommendations and reviews right here. If you want to see for yourself, click here

Jeggie Activewear 10% Off!

So, I’ve got some pretty exciting news. I am now an official brand ambassador for up-and-coming activewear brand Jeggie, which is great for me but also means a little something for you guys too- 10% off anything on site (just click right here and pop in code Kirbyanne10)!

“Move in better comfort with effortless style.” Jeggie Philosophy.

All about comfort through movement and style, Jeggie uses the latest technology to create activewear products that provide superior performance and durability. One of their innovative features is dyna-fit- a unique knit that increases bloodflow and delivery of oxygen to the muscles and tissues, meaning increased muscle performance. Sounds impressive? That’s just one of their eight technologies!

It’s not just about practicality either, they also pay attention to aesthetics. My favourite being the Radius Sports Bra (as shown below).

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Great for many sports, from running to yoga and anything in between, Jeggie is definitely worth getting your hands on. Click here to shop and don’t forget to enter code Kirbyanne10 at checkout for 10% off. xx

Autumn Sportswear Picks

Autumn is upon us, meaning shorter, colder days and for a lot of us, less motivation to get active. If there’s one thing that’s going to get us in the mood for moving, that’s brand new activewear… right?!

I’ve said it before and will say it again, if you feel great in your sportswear then you’re more likely to workout harder, or at all. So just in time for the colder season, I’ve picked out my top sportswear buys that may be just what you need for that little extra push.

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No Excuse Workouts: The Routines to Try Right Now!

We all know how difficult it can be to stick to your exercise plans. Things get in the way, time runs short or we’re too exhausted to even think about dropping into press ups. Well, all that can change with my series of No Excuse Workouts!

They’re designed with a busy lifestyle in mind and don’t get in the way of other commitments. Requiring absolutely no equipment whatsoever you can take these with you anywhere and everywhere. Perfect for your living room, outdoors or even your hotel suite and it doesn’t stop there… They’re short and effective with the 3 Minute Series being, well, only 3 minutes long meaning that you could even get up 3 minutes earlier than usual and have a quick session before work!

There’s 6 videos, so you can choose which area you want to focus on (or opt for full body if you want an all over blast) and they can all be amended accordingly to your own fitness level.

So when time’s running short, you’re a little tired or you’re simply trying to think of any excuse in the world not to exercise (but know that you really should), you know where to head…  No Excuses! 

P.S. You can also head to my Instagram @kirbyanne for my favourite lazy girl exercises. Effective but requiring minimal effort- you can even do them whilst watching TV! xx