Dry Jan- How to Actually Stick with it.

It’s that time of the year again where everybody tones down on the partying and vows to commit to one whole month of Dry January, meaning no alcohol for the entirety of Jan! Now, alcohol may be the last thing on your mind right now after all of December’s indulgences but as the month goes on it usually gets that little bit harder to stick to the no alcohol rule. Feeling it already or anticipating the wobble? Here are my top ways to make sure that Dry Jan actually happens.

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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

Saying Goodbye to 2016…

The final day of 2016 has arrived and hasn’t the year just flown by?! Some of us may have had the best year yet, while others might be glad to leave it behind. For me, it consisted of a lot of change. I quit my full-time office job to embark on a whole new career, welcomed amazing new people into my life and said some very difficult goodbyes. It’s been quite the emotional roller-coaster, let’s put it that way. But whichever way your year has gone, there’s a brand new one ahead, giving us the perfect chance to set new goals and really make the most of our time in 2017.

I’ll be kicking off the year with the Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge– a whole month of motivational posts full of fitness tips, tricks and news (make sure to hit subscribe in order to receive free email notifications every time a new post is up)! Join me for the first post tomorrow, with my top advice on how to make your New Year’s resolutions last. We can do this!

So, farewell 2016. It’s time to love you and leave you. 2017, let’s make you a good one! x

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Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge

It’s back. The Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness Challenge returns for it’s second debut, meaning that there will be a new blog post on site every single day in January! It’s hard work, I tell you now, but the response last time was phenomenal and I have an inkling that 2017 may top last year’s results.

You may be wondering why I’m telling you this so early on. Mainly so that you can get excited about all of the fitness tips and trends that will be filling your inbox and so that you can spread the word of course. But also because I want to hear what you would like me to feature. Simply pop your requests in the comments below and I’ll go away, do the research and post it right back here. I’m up for a challenge so- dare I say it- anything goes…

I’d love to know what you guys actually want me to write about so please don’t be shy. January, I’m coming for you!

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Go Get It.

Happy Sunday and Happy February! The Tigeress Lifestyle January Fitness challenge has come to an end and a huge congratulations to anybody who gave it a good go!! You should be super proud!

With January 2015 gone forever, how do you feel? If you were to live the month again what would you change- anything or nothing at all? Did you give January your full efforts? Did you make yourself proud? January has been and gone, very quickly I must say, and there’s absolutely no going back. Did you make the most of the month?
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The point that I’m trying to make is that your life is what you make of it. If you put 100% into meeting the goals that you want to achieve and tackling the challenges that you are faced with, then it will come. Be that working flat out in your exercise class to earn that top bod, running that little further than usual to push your fitness to new limits, cutting back on the tasty (and unhealthy) treats to improve your health or giving your all into making your dreams a reality. Anything is possible if you want it badly enough and the only person who can make it happen is you.
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Don’t make your life something that you look back on and wish you did differently. Push your limits. Be your best. There’s a new month ahead of us with new challenges to embrace. Hello, February… What have you got in store? xx
All images by the talented Dean Martindale.