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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Girls Saturday: Workout and Brunch

A few weeks ago I was invited to PHIIT London - a private pilates and HIIT studio in Fulham with my more fitness-keen pal Megan. I hadn't really got the memo and thought we were going for more of a 'stretch and snooze' style class followed by a lazy brunch. This was not correct. The hybrid class I joined was a mash up of pilates with high intensity interval training (HIIT) using a MOTR (pictured with us both using) TRX and a selection of kettle bells and body weights.

10 minutes in and I didn't think I was going to survive the rest of the class,...but I persevered - with the short length of time we did each exercise for, before moving on to the next, making it more achievable. This really was a full body work-out - and I really felt the benefits in my core then next day, even after just the one session.

This was the first time I have used a MOTR which gave a fun and different element to the class - using to work out our arms, legs and balance (which I may have slightly failed on...!) Our instructor Aleska was super helpful at making sure we did the exercises correctly and got the most out of the class - with a really positive and enthusiastic approach.

The studio space is really cute - with kilner jars dotted around, in little pastels for decoration and a massive one, used as water dispenser - which was most certainly needed! I absolutely love the bulb-light PHIIT sign too!

So after we had cooled down and caught are breath we headed to Hally's round the corner for a well deserved brunch of avo on toast and a cheeky 'sharpener'... well we had deserved it after all....


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