Next May 2023, my plan is to complete the famous London to Paris charity cycle challenge for Meningitis Now - a 300-mile journey, across two countries, over 3 days, from one iconic landmark to another. There are many routes that I could take for this challenge, and I have been torn between setting off from central London, battling the traffic, or starting at a more local landmark, which would also make things logistically easier for those who want to ride along with me, the convoy vehicle and for those of you (no pressure) who want to wave me/us off! No matter which I pick, all routes will lead to the same finish line - The Eiffel Tower, Paris. For now, I have decided to go with the local starting point option – local landmark suggestions welcome! For both safety reasons and for the enjoyment of the ride too, I will try to pick the

Over a decade ago I vowed I would take part in a London to Paris cycle challenge, a 300-mile journey, across two countries, over 3 days, from one iconic landmark to another. A challenge that would push me out of my comfort zone, but also one that would be epic enough to raise a reasonable sum of money to give back to the charity that was then known as Meningitis Trust, but today has been renamed to Meningitis Now.  That was back in 2006! Read on to find out more about this challenge, my story, my own experience of contracting Meningitis and how to donate if you wish to do so.

Coldwater therapy is a wellness concept or natural medicine that has been around for years, with records listed as early as the Victorian era when cold water baths were frequently prescribed for all manner of complaints from bruises to hysteria. At a time when we are becoming more and more aware of our personal wellness, both physically and mentally, cold water therapy is becoming increasingly popular due to many of the health benefits it has to offer. The benefits of getting cold… There are many benefits to immersing yourself in cold water, some of which include: Speeding up the metabolism Reducing inflammation, swelling and sore muscles – hence why a lot of athletes will use ice baths after training for faster recovery in between sessions. Improving the quality of sleep Eases symptoms of depression Enhancing focus Giving the immune system a boost too More recently scientists have proclaimed that cold water therapy can also

So recently I have been hosting more and more fitness yoga style classes and PT sessions - I think summer unlocks energy inside all of us that makes us want to get out, be more active and improve our health!  I also think the Coronavirus has turned peoples attention towards their health more too!  The fitter and healthier you are, the less likely you are to get sick. Or if you are unfortunate enough to get sick, then the fitter you are the quicker and better you will recover - so give your body a fighting chance! If you are not a keen runner or hate the traditional aerobics style classes that gyms run, then perhaps you might be interested to know that yoga can get fit through yoga too!? Yoga is a brilliant tool to sculpt and tone the body, and contradictory to some people understanding - you can actually get

I often get asked for recommendations on what are the best yoga mats and kit options for home practise - more so now that we have all had to spend the last few weeks unable to get into any studios where a lot of my students borrow mats and kit. So here are my top recommendations for the best yoga mats and accessories your home yoga setup

So in the midst of this pandemic that we are all currently going through, there seems to be a new craze for cooking banana bread whilst we all endure lockdown at home and I couldn't resist jumping on the bandwaggon after a few yummy, drool-worthy, Instagram photos of my friends banana bread efforts popped up! As a long-term IBS sufferer, gluten-intolerant, I needed to find a recipe that would not upset my stomach!  So after digging around on the web, and then realising that I only had part of the ingredients for one recipe and half the ingredients for another I decided to improvise and throw together my own mix! This healthy gluten-free banana bread recipe is free from refined sugars, contains no additives and is practically one of your five-a-day! How to make my gluten-free Banana Bread Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas 2 mashed, 1 sliced for toppings 85g almond flour 10g coconut flakes 15g gluten-free oats 3/4 teaspoon baking

Cobra pose is a backbend posture commonly found in yoga flows such as sun salutations as it is a great transitional posture. Cobra pose helps to stretch the chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen. It builds strength in the spine and glutes as well as helping to firm the buttocks - hell yeah! Please note if you have any back issues, practice this pose with caution, or reduce the intensity and do sphinx pose instead. Other interesting  benefits of Cobra Pose It stimulates the abdominal organs as well as opening the heart and lungs at the same time. This pose can help relieve stress and fatigue. This pose can be very therapeutic, aiding asthma relief, as well as soothing sciatica. For more help with yoga poses and posture follow @flotalityuk on Instagram, subscribe to @wyldandfit on YouTube or head over to my website:

Down facing dog pose is a beginner yoga inversion and a common pose to find practised at almost any type of yoga class. It is also a pose that so many people do wrong without ever realising as many yoga instructors fail to correct this posture. This short yoga tutorial will teach you how to correctly align this asana and help you get the most of it. Down facing dog pose not only helps to stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands. It also helps to strengthen both the arms and legs as well as having a few other benefits that you may not have known about

Garland pose or squat pose as some might know it as… Is a brilliant hip-opening posture to relieve aches and pains from not only the hip area (thighs, groin and lower back) but also will help with ankle mobility too - so a good one for runners, cross-fitters or anyone who likes to keep active.  it is also good for people who spend long periods of time sitting during the day too. Watch this short video I have made to guide you though the posture, how to get in and out of it, and any modifications you might want to make. A guide to Garland Pose, Yoga Pose Tutorial   I will be doing yoga tutorials every week so if you have any particular poses you want to know more about, feel free to leave me a message in the comments below and I will see what I can do ;)