Fitness class review: Iron Zuu from Virgin Active

What is it? A new 30-minutes class at Virgin Active, combining old school weight-lifting and primal movements. My experience: As the owner of a distinctly dodgy shoulder, I’m always really wary of lifting weights in case I do myself further damage. However, it’s something I definitely want to do more of, which is why I was excited … Continue Reading

What happened when I did a Fitstagrammer’s workout

For those of us who would classify our body type as ‘distinctly bog standard’, Instagram can be a daunting place. Toned legs, gym-honed arms and stomachs that definitely don’t require tucking into jeans dominate the app, thanks to the rise of Instagram fitness stars, who have gained legions of fans with their exercise tips and … Continue Reading

I did Ride London and bloody hated it

Today is Ride London and, while I admire the Lycra-clad masses gamely jumping on their bikes to take on the challenge, at the same time I’m thinking: thank God it’s not me. I took part in Ride London a couple of years ago. After running the London Marathon, I assumed the natural next step after … Continue Reading

Fitness class review: BarreSCULPT from Barrecore

What is it? A new class from ballet-inspired fitness studio Barrecorre, which uses resistance band exercises to build intensity and help you feel the burn in those deep, hard-to-reach muscles. My experience: A lot of the exercise classes I do as a journalist are fairly relaxed (think lovely rooftop yoga), so I swanned into Barrecore’s studios … Continue Reading

Workout review: The Pack at Virgin Active

It’s impossible for me to hide the fact that I’m a super competitive person. When I was younger, I would be quietly furious at losing a game of Ludo, and as an adult I spend my mornings jogging round Clapham Common trying to overtake all the blokes in front of me. You can imagine, then, that a … Continue Reading