Tag: exercise

March 1, 2017 | life

I Fell Out of Love With Running & It Feels Great

I had a steady five year long love affair with running. Well, it wasn’t all love, if I’m being all the way honest. It started with a pretty intense hatred, downgraded to mild annoyance and after an epiphany or two, got elevated to euphoria and general runner-love smugness. I ran most mornings at 5am, did...

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March 8, 2015 | life

International Women’s Day

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Y’ALL! I like to celebrate the awesomeness that is womanhood every day. One of the ways I choose to do that is through movement. I do it through loud, brazen, happy, skippy, unapologetic movement, because I can. I strip down to my sports bra and rock a spin bike like a...

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April 3, 2014 | life

Come Ride with Me at BOOM Cycle!

If you follow me on social media you’ll know I qualified as a spin instructor a few weeks ago. Well, I’m excited to announce I’ll be teaching at the awesome BOOM Cycle studio in Holborn and I want you all to come ride with me! My first class is Wednesday 9th April at 7:15pm. I...

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November 25, 2012 | life

Bangs Does Bikram

I’m on the record as being generally ‘meh’ about Yoga. Pilates, love it. Yoga? Meh. I tried it a couple of times and it just didn’t take. It was too slow, not challenging enough, the instructors were uninspiring – for whatever reason, I didn’t find the right fit. I plowed on with various other exercise,...

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October 4, 2012 | life

Fit For Life Video Sessions

Any of you who follow this here blog will know that I’ve been on quite the fitness journey over the past couple of years. This has led to me running seven half marathons (with three more coming up this month), a full marathon, getting into boxing and pretty much throwing myself into any other fitness...

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September 25, 2012 | life

Designed to Move: Get Off Your Ass!

Yesterday, Nike posted a link to this site, Designed to Move, and as I scrolled through it, my jaw hit the floor (take a moment to check it out for yourself so you can see where I’m coming from). Here is all the research needed, slapping us in the face with stats, about the real...

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May 29, 2012 | life

Does My Bum Look Big in This Gold Medal?

Olympics mania is well and truly upon us. Try to avoid it if you wish, but it’ll be hard what with the barrage of advertising and the stressing about whether you’ll have to barricade yourself in your house for a couple of weeks/go on holiday while its on. It’s probably no secret that as a...

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March 9, 2012 | life

Work in Progress

I came across the picture on the left recently, of me after I finished my first half marathon in October 2010. That look on my face is my ‘I can’t quite believe I just did that’ face. The pic on the right is from a shoot I did for Nike a couple of weeks ago....

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June 16, 2011 | life

Team Bangs on the Run Manifesto

Last year, I went from couch potato to crossing the finish line of a half marathon in four months. I noticed some pretty dramatic changes. Sure, I lost some weight and was generally much fitter, but I was also much happier, more focused and very determined – and it was spilling over into every aspect...

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October 1, 2009 | life

Your Head is a Cannonball

My mother and I started doing Pilates together a few years ago. While I was off gaining North America weight, my mum got really good at it. Now she’s like Catwoman and I can barely touch my toes. Now that I’m home, we decided to start going to classes together again and last week was...

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