Marie Claire Fit Fest
KPR girls are constantly seeking out the newest health and wellbeing trends, whether that be a new lunchtime fitness class or the latest health foodie blog. So when we heard about Marie Claire’s exclusive health, fitness and well-being event we got our tickets immediately.
The event was hosted at the swanky Hoxton in Holborn and consisted of inspirational talks from health and wellbeing gurus, a variety of London’s best fitness classes, healthy refreshments, and post-work out treatments for hair, nails and skin.
Once tickets were booked we were asked to choose a preferred fitness class and combine it with a speaker session, here’s what we went for:
Fitness Class: BOOM Cycle
Boom Cycle is basically like doing a spin class in a nightclub. Lights are dimmed low with candles while a world class sound system transports you into a party atmosphere, with beats from Beyoncé to Bieber. The instructor was unbelievably motivating, keeping us moving to the beat of the music for 45 minutes, incorporating different speeds and resistance that rocked our bodies from head to toe. At the end of the last track you feel fitter, happier and high on the boom – all while burning between 400-700 calories!
Expert Talk: Anya Lahiri
After recovering from our BOOM session and grabbing some tasty healthy treats prepared by the Hoxton chefs, we listened in on an expert chat from Anya Lahiri, a successful personal trainer and co-founder of the popular Barry’s Bootcamp. Anya is undeniably passionate about physical fitness and the mental wellbeing that comes with it. She expressed the importance of personal fitness for not only physical strength, but the improved mental clarity and increased motivation that it brings in other aspects of life. It was refreshing and inspiring to hear Anya speak about the pride and achievement that comes from building physical and mental strength, rather than achieving the perfect bikini body.
We spent the rest of the day relaxing and recharging in their sumptuous treatment and refreshment area, speaking to representatives from Aromatherapy Associates, Nails Inc, Duck & Dry hair bar, and Murad skincare. We left feeling more refreshed and balanced, ready to take on the week ahead!