New Heights: Should you workout with a Versaclimber?

  Is your workout routine failing to inspire you at the moment? It’s not easy to stay motivated when you’re losing interest in your classes and circuits. Changing things up is a really good way to get your head (and body) back in the game, which is why trying something new can work wonders when you begin to feel the couch or the pub calling… Another reason why you might be losing interest in your current routine may boil down to lack of challenge. Once we’re over those first few fitness hurdles, our focus is usually all about small incremental gains. These can feel less inspiring than conquering our early…

How to Control Curls in the Summer Heat

  We love big curls (and little curls too!), but the summer can wreak havoc with curly mops. Humidity can be a particular problem, with buoyant bouncy curls becoming limp, frizzy and just-plain not fun to deal with then the weather gets hot. But beautiful weather doesn’t have to spell a lacklustre barnet. In fact, there are tonnes of tips and tricks which can keep curly dos looking their finest, even when the temperature starts to climb past 30 degrees Celsius. Ready to upgrade your summertime curly hair care routine? Here are our favourite ideas to keep your hair looking cool when it’s hot outside…   1. Stay Hydrated This…

Workout makeup: Do you boxercise bare-faced?

  Do you wear a little makeup to the gym or do you bench, bike and boxercise bare-faced? For some people, the idea of going somewhere public (and often image obsessed) without a little makeup on is terrifying. For others, the notion of putting on makeup only to sweat it off is inconceivable. Which camp do you fall into? In the 21st Century we all have the freedom to do exactly as we please with our bodies and our faces (thank goodness!). For some of us that means getting red-faced, sweaty and feeling the burn without worrying about mascara melting. For others that means feeling confident when we step into…

3 of the Best Fitness Classes for Beginners

At their best, fitness classes can be super motivating, uber inspiring and mega fun. These are places to get to know your body, challenge yourself, meet new people and push yourself in a brand new discipline. But joining a brand new fitness class can be very daunting, especially if you’re a total fitness newbie. It’s really easy to get put off by that “new girl in school” feeling. Will you be wearing the right kit? What if you don’t know how to do any of the moves? Will people be friendly? Will the teacher be really intense? What if you’re not fit enough? It’s normal to feel this way, but…

Back Beauty: How to banish back blemishes

  If you’ve been dreaming of an easy breezy summer all winter long, you’re probably head over heels with this season’s beautiful weather. The perfect opportunity for picnics and frolics, all of this lovely sunshine is just asking for a big floppy hat, some statement shades and a cool, floaty dress. A backless dress is a summer wardrobe must have. Perfect for feeling those summer breezes on your skin and floating around feeling cool when the temperature reaches 27 degrees Celsius, going backless is a total treat in the summer months. But exposing our backs to the world isn’t at the top of everybody’s to do list. For many of…