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).
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
Calling all early birds and/or yoga lovers, there’s a new yoga class that’s just arrived in London that I think you may like! Similar to it’s location, it’s one of those secret classes that if you know about it you know about it and if you don’t, well, you don’t. I guess it’s a good job that I’m here to fill you in on all of the details…
Held at the top of Soho’s hidden gem, Ham Yard Hotel, it’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and finally let your mind relax. Exactly what you’d want from a yoga class, no? The tranquil rooftop garden, scattered with hanging lanterns and greenery, takes you away to dreamier destinations- the weather even managed to hold out for us too (although there is a canopy just in case)!
Starting at 7am it is an early one, yet I think that adds to the experience. A nice way to wake your body up and a peaceful start to the day. The class, brought to us by Equinox and led by the lovely Kathryn Fielding, lasts for an hour and suits a variety of levels. I’m no yoga pro but was able to stay at my own pace whilst more advanced participants carried out more difficult moves.
Running for the next five Wednesdays (29th June-27th July) it’s a 7am meet for a 7.15am start. You’re out by 8.15am and even get a freshly pressed juice on exit. If it sounds like something you might fancy then you can get your tickets right here for £20. X
Yoga is everywhere at the moment, but it’s sometimes difficult to decide which is the best class for you. Well if you’re sick of the same old generic classes or simply like to switch up your yog-ing destination, then you might want to continue reading…
Yung Club Yoga is ‘the world’s first 225 degree immersive yoga, light and sound experience.’ Sounds fancy? It is! Based in Selfridges until June 10th (that’s this Friday!), there’s a range of themed classes to choose from including Deep Sea, Wild Child, Dream City and Spaced Out. I headed to the Wild Child class not knowing quite what the expect.
Held in what I can only describe as a holographic pod, the space was just as interesting outside as it was in. On entering we were greeted with splashes of colour, vibrant lights and a killer playlist- a whole new world of tropical tranquillity. The yoga was at a much quicker pace than I had anticipated, which was actually quite suiting seeing as I’m usually a bit of a high intensity girl. The class incorporated everything you would expect from your standard yoga class and much more- it was the first time I had left yoga feeling like I’d genuinely banished my frustrations from the day. It was also fun.
Whether you’re a hardcore yoga fan or not, Yung Club Yoga is an amazing way to transport you away from London to another realm. Even if it is only for an hour.
For yoga with a difference find Yung Club Yoga on Selfridges LG floor every day at 1, 6 and 7pm until Friday 10th June. Pre-book your place right here.
Luxury workout clothes brand iamVibes has teamed up with the one and only Lush Cosmetics Oxford Street to bring free yoga for all! Yep that’s right, free yoga. All you need is a mat, yourself and to get there early in order to avoid disappointment and you’re good to go. I was invited down to the first ever event…
Arriving with mat in hand, hair tied back neatly and my very own iamVibes Hamsa crop top (with leggings of course) I most definitely looked the part. That was until I actually took to the mat and discovered that I’m by no means Miss Yoga 2016. No matter how many squats, hill sprints or burpees I may be able to do, they weren’t going to be saving me here.
Led by Katarina Rayburn, one of the most impressive yoga teachers that I have ever seen, we were in for some true hardcore stretching, flexing and breathing. The class was formed of mixed abilities, from beginners to pros (unfortunately I landed myself a space next to a pro) and allowed everybody to join in at their own pace, adopting different positions dependant upon your level. It was pretty surreal having the class held amongst the cosmetic goodies and intrigued customers of Lush, especially with their glass front looking over Oxford Street, but it was an experience that I would recommend. Lasting a whole hour, we definitely made the most of the time.
I am far from a yoga expert- or ‘yogi’ I have been advised they are called- and have previously been quick to dismiss the skills that yoga requires, however I left the class with a new found appreciation for the practice. Offered fresh lemon water, Vita Coco coconut water and an iamVibes goody bag with Lush Zen Soap, which by the way smells delicious, it was most definitely worth the trip and I will be back again soon.
Why not head to the next session this Friday 6th May? Choose one of three classes or attend them all. Starting with Pilates 3-4pm, then Yoga by Katarina Rayburn 4-5pm and finally Yoga by Charlotte Nixon 5-6pm, they’re all held in the event space on the first floor at Lush Oxford Street store. Oh and I’ve heard that there’ll be vegan fruit at this one too. Good for our bodies and conscientious, that’s what we like to hear!
It’s 6.30am and you’re thirty-five floors up, overlooking the exquisite city of London. Yes, it’s cold and yes, you could be snuggled up in bed right now, but who cares? You’re about to take part in one of the city’s finest and most picturesque yoga classes.
Based in the glass room that is Sky Garden, this Sky High Yoga class has got Londoners itching to release their inner yogi. The one hour group yoga session is sure to set you up for the day, leaving you feeling relaxed, satisfied and ready to take on the world. Isn’t it strange how a good sunrise view can have you feeling so appreciative… Oh yes, and I’m sure the yoga works wonders too!
Wrap up warm because there’s no heating in this natural environment and make sure you take your own mat!
If you’re a fan of yoga (or simply love a good view), then this one’s for you. Available to book for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. x
We all know that with hectic schedules and last minute plans, the gym just sometimes doesn’t fit into our day. For example, you’re meeting your friend at one side of the city and your gym’s at the other or that business meeting overruns, meaning that you don’t quite have time to make that 6pm spin class. You know there’s no chance that today’s workout is happening. Well, that was until the clever people of PayasUgym created this fabulous idea for busybodies all over the UK; a pass that allows you into any gym, at any time, in any place.
Top up your pass. Search the website for gyms, pools and classes near you. Head to the venue and get working out. It’s as simple as that. From yoga to swimming, bootcamps to HIIT, dance to swim classes or even just the gym, PayasUgym offers a number of options in locations near to wherever you may find yourself!
So next time you’re meeting your friend at the other side of the city, no problem! You might just be able to fit in a quick session before cocktails, as you can head to that gym right next to the cocktail bar… Perfect for people who are always on the go or for those who simply love to switch up their workouts.
If you want to find out more or have a taster for yourself, head down to their London event Urban Movement on Saturday 5th Feb. Taking place 9am-12pm in a secret location, you get to try six workouts for just £10! See you there? xx
My favourite fitness girls are back in London and they’ve brought some exciting news to the sports-fashion scene- the launch of their brand new sportswear range, ADAY.
To celebrate the launch of ADAY, I was invited down to their East London rooftop yoga event. An evening packed with yoga, amazing views, coconuts and healthy treats, shared with a variety of ladies from the London fitness community including my beautiful fellow blogger friend, Amber.
We started the night with yoga (on the rooftop, of course) held by professional yoga-ess and Cali-turned-New Yorker, Lauren Imparato of iamyoustudio.com. I’m no pro, but I think I can speak for all of the girls when I say that it was one mean yoga class- and I mean that in a good way, of course! Lauren definitely knows her stuff. In fact, she’s previously led yoga at Escape for Good , a three day long event in honour of Muhammad Ali’s seventieth birthday and has been ranked one of the best yoga instructors in New York. We were lucky enough to bag her for her first ever (!!) yoga class in London! The class was fast-paced and challenging, yet everyone, no matter what their yoga ability, managed to have a giggle and I somehow left the session feeling revitalised and relaxed.
After working up a sweat it was time for some well-deserved treats. We sipped coconut juice from the shell- provided by coco-king, Cocofaceuk– and snacked on pine nut salad, vegetable crisps, beetroot shots and maybe a little wine…
The event was definitely a huge success and ADAY is available online now. It’s looking great- minimal yet differentiated through the use of shape and quality. I even managed to sneak some time in one of the vests for a few cheeky snaps!
Take a look for yourself right here and watch out for the ADAY girls in LA and New York this summer. xx
P.S. Unfortunately I usually dislike coconut juice, but the cocofaceuk was delicious- so if you’re not usually a fan, I definitely recommend a try!
I’m always on the look out for new sportswear brands. Buying new activewear makes me want to get straight into the gym. The better you feel, the harder you workout- even if you don’t look quite so great at the end of the session! Well, I just found the most amazing brand that’s going to be causing me quite a lot of trouble on pay day! It’s called Drop of Mindfulness.
Founded in Sweden and inspired by New York, this is a definite one to watch. High quality products, mix’n’match items, stylish designs and all at affordable prices- woohooo! I feel like I’m in a candy shop but better, because I’m actually going to look good by the end of my purchasing!
I don’t just wear my sports gear to the gym, I wear it everywhere and this is exactly what Drop of Mindfulness allows; feminine activewear based on a lifestyle rather than just a sport. Look and feel good, in and out of the gym. Really, what’s not to like?