5 Tips to Creating Balance In Your Life

HOW DO YOU JUGGLE WORKOUTS AROUND YOUR JOB?

‘I get up and go out for a run or fitness class first thing, so there’s less opportunity to talk myself out of training over the course of the day. But if I’m really busy, I don’t put pressure on myself to work out. I’ll avoid booking fitness classes as I don’t want to feel guilty if I don’t turn up. Instead, I’ll do little things around the house such as bursts of skipping, wall-sits while brushing my teeth, push-ups against the kitchen side while the kettle’s boiling and planks while I’m watching TV.

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HOW DO YOU FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS?

I don’t stress out about food too much. It you do a workout, you deserve to eat! I’ll have a Some Body Pure Whey Vanilla Protein Powder shake (£17.99 for 600g; superdrug.com) after exercise until I can have a main meal. Breakfast is usually mango with yoghurt, avocado or eggs on toast, but if I don’t work out, I eat porridge with protein powder, nuts and berries. I like to keep food simple and colourful, so dinner is meat or fish with a variety of veg. I fend to be on-the-go for lunch, so pick the healthiest foods on the high street. I love Itsu’s Chicken or Salmon Teriyaki pots.’

WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO GYM BEAUTY?

‘I love a fresh face. I just pull on a head scarf and sweat it out, make-up free – mascara just sweats into my eyes and gets painful! But if I’m doing a workout for Instagram, I’ll wear concealer and do my eyebrows. At. All. Times! Post-workout, I religiously cleanse, tone and moisturise my face, before smothering my body in Caudalie’s The Des Vignes Nourishing Body Lotion (£18 for 200ml; uk.caudalie. com), which is really light and soaks straight into the skin.’ xjmIT IM 4 P If 1 it WORDS: Joanna Ebsworth

YOU’RE QUITE THE FASHIONISTA. WHAT’S YOUR GYM STYLE?

‘I love bold colours and patterns, so my favourite brand right now is P.E Nation – its retro colour blocking prints are so cool and wearable outside of the gym. I also like classic brands such as Reebok, Adidas, Nike and New Balance for basic staples. I get very sweaty when I exercise, so I like to wear the least amount of clothing possible to stay cool, opting for crop fops with shorts or leggings – Sweaty Betty’s Bum Sculpting Leggings are amazing!

WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO WORKOUTS?

Fitness is a very sociable thing for me. I always loved running and team sports at school, and found joining a running club was a great way to make new friends when I first moved to London. I’m a Fitness First gym member, and regularly do Reformer Pilates, which goes hand in hand with running, but I also like trying out boutique gym classes. I love the Reshape class at 1 Rebel and Barry’s Bootcamp sessions.’

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