Your Wellbeing Gift Guide 2018

Yes, the festive season is upon us, and if you’re stuck for ideas for your wellness warrior loved one, look no further! I’ve hand picked some great ideas, which aren’t just for the gym bunny in your life, but for the yogi, runner, or just someone you think deserves a treat to stay warm this winter. Who knows, you might find a treat for yourself!

All items marked with * are available at The Sports Edit.

Stocking Fillers – Under £30

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  1. Pointe Studio Grip Socks* – Being a barre girl, I have more grippy socks than normal socks. These come in so many gorgeous designs.
  2. Sweaty Betty Metallic Water Bottle – Haven’t you heard? Single use plastic is out and these insulted bottles are in. I love this sleek design from Sweaty Betty.
  3. Sweaty Betty Coin Purse – A cute little stocking filler, what more could you ask for?
  4. Stance Socks* – A must for the runner in your life, these socks are uniquely reinforced and cushioned to optimise comfort while running or training.
  5. Moleskine Wellness Journal – My brother brought me one of these last year and it’s great for tracking food, exercise, goals and lots more.

Special Treats – £30 – £80gift guide, fitness, wellness, sweaty betty, the sports edit, christmas

  1. Ren for KikkiK Joy Gift Set – There are a few options in the Ren KikkiK collaboration, but this is my favourite. With essentials oils and magnesium, these products were created to keep the skin supple and toned, plus all Ren Skincare is cruelty free and designed with the planet in mind.
  2. Falke Versatility Sport Bra* – With max support, this is perfect for runners, cross fitters, and anyone cranking up the intensity of their workouts. Featuring a zip front, it’s stylish and super supportive.
  3. Beyond Yoga Viper Leggings* – From barre to the bar, I can’t wait to throw on a pair of boots and a sparkly top with these, and head out for some festive drinkies.
  4. Sweaty Betty Gym to Gin Vest – In a festive red, what’s not to like about this cute slogan tee? Perfect for the gin lover in your life.
  5. B Yoga Traveller Mat* – Made of 100% ecofriendly rubber, the B Mat is non-toxic, lightweight, and perfect for using as a mat topper if you’re not a fan of studio mats. With it’s super-grip, there’ll be no sliding out of your Downwards Dog!

Pure Luxury – £80+gift guide, fitness, wellness, sweaty betty, the sports edit, christmas

  1. Sweaty Betty Ski Base Layer Set – A seasonal favourite from SB, their base layers are stylish and functional. I’m not a skier (hello bad knees) but if I ever make it back to the Alps, this outfit will most definitely be in my suitcase for curling up with a hot chocolate post hike.
  2. Sweaty Betty Velvet Backpack – A pure luxury section wouldn’t be complete without a luxurious velvet backpack would it?!
  3. Beyond Yoga Drape* – If you’re looking to a beautiful, soft throw over, then look no further than this Amethyst cardigan from The Sports Edit. Wear it to stay warm before class, or simply to lounge around at home after the big Christmas lunch.
  4. Veja Suede Trainers* – OK, so not exactly appropriate for fitness, but I just love them! This gorgeous petal petale shade will see them through the spring, and they’re perfect for to and from the studio.
  5. Sweaty Betty Velvet Body – Do I have the confidence to rock this? I’m not sure, but I love the idea of pairing with a midi skirt, or even jeans, for a sleek look this christmas.

This Gift Guide is sponsored by The Sports Edit. Beyond Yoga outfit and Sweaty Betty base layers have been kindly gifted. All other items chosen by myself, all words my own.

The Reversible Revolution – Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty’s Reversible Revolution is here, and you can get two awesome looks for the price of one from leggings to bras and even a jacket! Reversible leggings have been in stores for years, and I’ve always loved them, but this season Sweaty Betty have really pulled out all this stops on their reversible range. Here are some of my favourites:sweaty betty, sportswear, fitness, yoga1. Iridescence – I love the subtle pattern on these, and the mesh panels are so flattering, SB always gets this right. A plain back on the reverse makes them super versatile too.

2. Euphoria – If you’re going for a striking pattern on both sides, these are the perfect choice for you. The bold, geometric print will make sure you stand out on the front row of your next yoga class!

3. Jelly Fish – There’s nothing more to say here. A jelly fish print. What more could you want?! You can get this print in a full length, 7/8 and a cute yoga short.

4. Jackie Reversible Embroidered Jacket – SB’s reversible range isn’t just about leggings, I’m lusting over this jacket! Embroidered with SBLDN on the beetle blue satin side, and a fluffy faux shearling on the other, it’d be a struggle to choose which to wear.

5. Strappy Yoga Bra – A pretty lilac on one side, and wear-with-anything black on the other, this will become a wardrobe staple for me. I hope they bring it out more colours!

With these reversible items, and lots more in the range, there are so many reasons to expand your workout wardrobe. Not that I ever need much convincing! Keep reminding yourself that you’re basically getting two for the price of one…and what’s not to love about that?

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Sweaty Betty SS17 Wish List

Another season, another Sweaty Betty Wish List! With bold prints inspired by North African Nomads and Moroccan Souks, and with beautiful textures and styles, the Spring Summer collections from SB is stunning this year!

As always, I’ve got my eyes on so many things, mentally spent over and beyond my allocated Ambassador allowance, and can’t wait to be teaching in all these jewel-like colours and fabrics.

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  1. Merino British Knit Escape Jumper – Although I wouldn’t wear it to teach, this lovely merino knit is stylish and easy to wear with both jeans and sportswear.
  2. Thermodynamic Run Leggings – Now I’ve started teaching a couple of classes outdoors, thermal leggings are a must! I love the bold geometric print of these, and the brushed fleece lining is seriously cosy.
  3. All Sport Tote – I do not need another bag. But this one’s such a gorgeous colour!!
  4. Hamsa Fashion Sweat – I love a Hamsa Hand. Since a visit to Tunisia in my early 20s, this symbol of protection has a certain pull for me. I love this sloppy sweater, it’s the sort of thing I’ll live in.
  5. Insulate Down Gilet – Again for training outside, this is something I can wear throughout the end of winter and into spring.
  6. Fleece Tech Workout Pullover – How stunning is this teal colour? With a high neck, and cosy fleece feel, I can imagine wearing this with the gilet above!
  7. Urdhva Reversible Yoga Leggings – Urdhva leggings are my favourite, I buy them every season. Being reversible, you get two pairs in one, and they are always super soft.
  8. Zero Gravity Run Leggings – You may have seen these appear on my instagram in a lovely black and red pattern, but I love these vibrant blue ones as well. SB’s infamous bum sculpting leggings, they hug everything in the right places.


Head to Sweaty Betty to check everything out, and let me know what’s on your wish list!

I am a Sweaty Betty Ambassador, and receive an allowance for clothing. I promote the brand as part of this role, however all opinions are my own.

Sweaty Betty AW16 Wish List

The new season kit from Sweaty Betty has just launched, and I think I want all of it!! I’ve been staring at the website for a long time, and managed to select just a few favourites which have gone straight to my wish list. Check them out below! I can’t wait to rock these looks at the barre very soon.

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  1. Kapotasana Padded Yoga Bra – A pretty pattern and delicate straps, this is the perfect bra for a ballet class or yoga session.
  2. Upbeat Zip Padded Bra – A bra with a front zip…I love it! No clasps digging in here. A stunning pattern, I wouldn’t want to wear a top over this!
  3. Luxe Gym Bag – Every since Elle (KeepItSimpELLE) whipped some awesome food prep out of the roomy bottom pocket of this bag, I’ve lusted after it and it’s spaciousness. This colour way with its inky blue is a nice change from black too.
  4. Jive Crop Reversible Barre Leggings – With the matching bra above, and lace-up detail on the side, I love these leggings. Reversible too, my favourite!
  5. Power 7/8 Run Leggings – I had to try these on as soon as I saw them, and the whole outfit is on my instagram. They’re stunning and fit great!
  6. New Balance 99 Trainers – Clean white kicks (ok, with a hint of ombré), yes please!!
  7. Karma Yoga Vest – Lightweight and easy to throw on, this will be a wardrobe staple of mine.


What are you lusting for this season? There’s so much more coming too, I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

I am a Sweaty Betty Ambassador and promote the brand as part of this role. All opinions my own.

Yoga Retreat Wish List

I am off on Adam Husler‘s yoga retreat in just 10 days and I’m finding it hard to contain my excitement. A holiday itself, is exciting, but including some beautiful moments of zen in the Spanish sunshine is exactly what I need at the moment. I’m planning on pretty much only taking yoga gear, bikinis and a sun dress or two, and although I don’t particularly need any extras, here’s what I’m dreaming appears in my suitcase.

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  1. Sweaty Betty Wave Break Bikini – I like a bikini that isn’t going to ride up places it shouldn’t, but still looks cute. This one from Sweaty Betty’s summer range is in their Brazil inspired print and looks perfect.
  2. Sweaty Betty Poise Retreat Vest & Navasana 3/4 Leggings – This outfit is just asking to be worn for an early morning yoga session. The top features an open back for hot Spanish mornings, and the leggings are reversible – 2-pairs in-1!
  3. Shadi Activewear Paisley Blue Kayla Leggings – I love how bright and vibrant all Shadi’s leggings are, but this paisley blue is just beautiful. My orchid and leopard print leggings are already in the pile to be packed.
  4. Accessorize Maxi Dress – I always forget about Accessorize for holiday clothing, this maxi dress would be lovely for a nice holiday dinner.
  5. Yoga Rebel | Spiritual Gangster Coachella Tank – I love Spiritual Gangster, their tops are always so soft. With cutaway sides, this would look super cute with a bikini or yoga bra underneath.
  6. Asos | South Beach Striped Bag – Water bottle, book, towel, yoga mat, sunscreen. I think that’ll all fit perfectly in a bag like this!
  7. Havaianas – Inspired by the artists of Bhutan, and known to be super comfy, I love a pretty new pair of flip flops.
  8. H&M Loose Fit Trousers – I’m thinking for the flight, or on a cool evening walk. I love the pattern and the warm, sunny colours.


Stay tuned for more retreat themed posts including what I’m actually packing, and what to expect in your first ever yoga retreat. I apologise now for what will be sunny yoga spam, I just can’t help myself!

Have you been on a yoga retreat before? Any words of wisdom?

Sweaty Betty X Richard Nicoll

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Last week Sweaty Betty invited me to the launch of their collaboration with designer Richard Nicoll, complete with a class at Central London studio Psycle. Being a spinning newbie, with just one class at Edge Cycle Bootcamp under my belt, combining another class and a sneaky look and the new SS15 line sounded like a perfect way to spend a chilly winter morning!

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Firstly, the class at Psycle was awesome! Unlike my first attempt, I was clipped in to the bike with special cycling shoes which made the whole experience much more enjoyable. I felt I could put a lot more power through my legs, even with my current dodgy knee. Our instructor Rhian put so much emphasis on cycling to the beat, my 5,6,7,8 dancer’s brain loved it! Despite picking up heavy weights instead of light ones, I powered through and felt great after class. I might be becoming a convert!

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The Sweaty Betty x Richard Nicoll range is the ultimate in sportluxe. Technical fabrics, unusual Japanese inspired patterns and superior design, the fitness elite of London and NYC will be flocking to buy this limited edition, 9-piece range. Not just to be looked at, the range features reflective components to be both fashionable and functional.

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My favourite pieces included the sports bra (pictured below), the double layer vest (behind bra) and loose over-tee (pictured below).

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The range will be available online, and in selected stores from February 2015, I can’t wait to spot some items on my clients.

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Post-Workout Sweaty Smile!

Also at this event were items from the standard SS15 range….excited much?! I love the look of the new range, inspired by butterflies and images from nature. It’s going to be a long wish list I think. Start saving your pennies now ladies!