blogs http://www.sweatybetty.com Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 en hourly 1 http://www.sweatybetty.com Sweaty Betty arrives (again) in Manchester: An insider's look at the city's hot spots /blog/sweaty-betty-arrives-again-in-manchester-an-insiders-look-at-the-citys-hot-spots-/ /blog/sweaty-betty-arrives-again-in-manchester-an-insiders-look-at-the-citys-hot-spots-/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-betty-arrives-again-in-manchester-an-insiders-look-at-the-citys-hot-spots-/
One centrally located gym with a difference, yoga studios at the city’s heart and a gazillion more in its outer perimeter (including one specialist Jivamukti centre), an exclusive health club with a cinema screen in the cardio room, a newly opened Barrecore studio to share Sweaty Betty Selfridges Exchange’s birthday, tea shops galore, flour-free cake eating havens, loft-style dining destinations and more. Sweaty Betty Roadshow Manager Georgie and thatsquatbot.com blogger Sarah share their favourite places to work out and hang out. 



Eat and drink… 

The Northern Quarter: Manchester’s answer to London’s Shoreditch, this area is home to kooky tea and gift stores like Fig & Sparrow, Teacup Kitchen and Earth Café. “Earth Café has great vegetarian food and juices. It’s especially popular with cyclists – there’s always a long line of bikes chained up outside,” says Georgie. “And at the
Teacup Kitchen you get a little timer with your tea so it’s brewed for the perfect time. Cute!” 

Spinningfields: Great for dining out, locals love to go from brunch to dinner at the NYC loft-inspired Artisan Kitchen. But the most glamorous venue in town is located beneath Spinningfields. Georgie says you have to “dress to impress” if you want to wile away the night in ultra-cool restaurant and bar Australasia

Further afield: There are also great healthy eating options outside of the city centre, including Love Juice in Chorlton and The Yard in Alderley Edge. 

“Louise, the owner of Love Juice, has a juice solution for every problem. Ask for the raw burger on weekends, and finish with a peanut butter brownie. So divine!” says Georgie. Good thing they also host a run club on Saturdays, giving you a chance to justify your indulgence.    

The Yard is conveniently located near The Edge walking trails with the National Trust. Work up an appetite then head to The Yard for a protein-based main like salmon or chicken plus three salads of your choice. Georgie’s advice: “Make sure you opt for the Kale Salad. And the Beetroot. And the Sweet Potato with Feta!” 

Work out… 

TRAIN: “This is an awesome CrossFit box headed up by former CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs,” says Sarah. 

Lifestyle Fitness: Located on Deansgate, this is a favourite fitness hot spot for lunchtime and after work exercise. “They have the most selective recruitment process of all the city centre gyms, so expect an abundance of knowledge from the PTs,” says Georgie. 

Hale Country Club: For the most premium fitness experience around, head out to Hale to take in its incredible health club. It’s frequented by celebrities and is loved for its amazing classes, enthusiastic instructors and lovely spa. And its crowning jewel is a cinema room with treadmills and cross trainers. “Sarah’s spin class is a must for cardio fiends,” says Georgie. “Or to slow down your workout, book a private session with Martina in the super soothing Kaizen studio.” 

Barrecore: This much-loved ballet-inspired studio from London arrives in Manchester on the very same day Sweaty Betty opens its Selfridges Exchange concession. To celebrate their joint birthdays, Sweaty Betty and Barrecore are hosting a pre-launch event on Sunday 2 November, featuring free goodie bags and a chance to win a head-to-toe Sweaty Betty outfit plus five Barrecore classes of your choice. If you’d like to attend, e-mail Georgie.Snelling@sweatybetty.com for more information.  

Go running… 

Heaton Park: “Just a short tram ride out of Manchester city centre, you’ll find yourself in the company of friendly runners for a great workout atmosphere,” says Sarah. 

Still Waters Run Deep: Experience the social side of running and join this high-energy group every Monday at 7pm at Greengate Square. “There’s a Steady and Fast group,” says Sarah. “Whichever one you choose, expect whoops of encouragement and high fives.”  

Do yoga and Pilates… 

One Yoga Chorlton: This is a wonderful studio, and the only one in Manchester with a qualified Jivamukti instructor. “The owner, Andrea, is really inspiring and teaches the most high-energy classes,” says Sarah. “It’s also great for Ashtanga and Mum and Baby classes,” adds Georgie. 

Yoga Express: With the tagline “Compact classes for people on the go,” you know what you’re getting at Yoga Express. “The teaching is good and the pay-as-you-go system is great for young professionals who want to drop in on their way to and from work,” says Georgie. 

Come visit us from Monday 3 November at the Selfridges Exchange. You'll find us on the third floor, next to The Kooples Sport and Ted Baker! 

 

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Fitness motivation for winter: #TeamSB training tips /blog/fitness-motivation-for-winter-teamsb-training-tips-/ /blog/fitness-motivation-for-winter-teamsb-training-tips-/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/fitness-motivation-for-winter-teamsb-training-tips-/


“I have a fantastic coach who ensures I commit to our training sessions, even on those dark nights when I could easily stay at home in front of the fire,” says Oxford Ambassador Nicole Dash. “Plus, I’m a sucker for seasonal fashion so I regularly update my wardrobe with the latest reflective clothing so I look forward to wearing my favourite items.” 



Claire Watson, Bath Ambassador and founder of bathyummymummies.co.uk, looks to her music selection to pump up the tempo when the nights draw in. “I love listening to new music with a loud beat for extra enthusiasm,” she says. “I also love mood-boosting colours and mixing in lots of bright neon colours, which is also good for visibility at night.” 



Solitude is what spurs on Beaconsfield Ambassador Melissa Scott, who loves that she can exercise freely while less daring swimmers hide away for the winter. “My favourite workout entails swimming in a 25m open air pool. That may not sound tempting in the winter, but it’s always warmer in the water than it is outside, and most days I have the entire pool to myself.” 



“To self-motivate through the darker days, I do shorter mid-week sessions of 20-30 minutes and work at a higher intensity than usual. I love sprint intervals, one mile fast runs, kettlebell swings, burpees and speed skipping,” says Kensington Ambassador Gill Clegg, “Then I save my long runs and cycles for the weekend, when I can make the most of the daylight.” 

Top picks for night-time training 

Reflective Motion Run Tights, the vibrant Competitor Run Hoody and the colourful upper of the ASICS Gel Kinsei 5 trainers makes this an ideal outfit for exercising after dusk. Make yourself seen in these and other night-time favourites.  

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SB Meets SBC: The highlights /blog/sb-meets-sbc-the-highlights-/ /blog/sb-meets-sbc-the-highlights-/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sb-meets-sbc-the-highlights-/

This Saturday saw 28 of London’s fitness fiends converge in East London’s Ace Hotel for an exclusive training session with SBC’s Russell Bateman. There was a 360° view across to iconic London buildings like the Gherkin, a DJ playing upbeat tracks and goody bags featuring a free Athlete Vest, various Sweaty Betty accessories, delicious Lovage smoothies and treats from Danielle Copperman’s all-new Qnola range.



And there was lots of sweat as Russell led a typical SBC (Skinny Bitch Collective) training session, featuring high-intensity intervals, traveling lunges and his signature primal movements. #TeamSB was thrilled to catch up with Russell and ask him a few questions about his coveted fitness programme, and how he built a reputation sculpting the physiques of some of the UK’s most high profile women. 



Describe SBC in three words.
Empowering. Educational. Evolving. 

What’s your favourite place to train? 
The roof at Soho House NYC is incredible, and Ibiza has the most epic scenery. 

Name your favourite go-to exercise? 
Sprints – 20sec all out, 30sec rest, then repeat. Anything where you are inverted will create results, and full-body training is a must. 

Why primal movements? 
Getting back to basics with primal full-body moves is so much more effective than traditional cardio. Boredom is the enemy, and your body won’t thank you for it. 

Why train with SBC? 
This is the toughest workout for women in London. It’s constantly evolving. It’s elusive (some say exclusive) and will continue to be so. 

What’s next for SBC? 
We’ve just launched online coaching with fitness tutorials and food advice. Coming up will be more pop-ups, special projects, collaborations… and America. 

You can visit our events page to stay informed about upcoming Sweaty Betty events, and don't forget to join the #GetFit4Free conversation on Twitter

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Sweaty Betty's Insider Guide to Glasgow /blog/sweaty-bettys-insider-guide-to-glasgow-/ /blog/sweaty-bettys-insider-guide-to-glasgow-/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-bettys-insider-guide-to-glasgow-/ Sweaty Betty boutique in Glasgow this week, right off the bustling café-lined Buchanan Street. Just outside the shop is a statue of Wellington, who is typically be-hatted with a traffic cone. He's something of a sensation to Glaswegians, and you're certain to get a knowing nod when you mention him to locals. To see Wellington for yourself and discover the newest Sweaty Betty boutique, head along to 14 Royal Exchange soon. And if you're able to attend our opening day on Friday 24 October, come early because the first 30 customers will receive a free coldpressed drink from local juice bar Juice Warrior

Here the Roadshow team and local fitness bloggers share their insights into healthy living, Glasgow style. 

Sweaty Betty Glasgow boutique
Picture by Fiona, cadsandscallywags.blogspot.com

Eat and drink… 

Riverhill Coffee Bar: Roadshow Manager Georgie fuelled many hectic mornings with an espresso from this Gordon Street gem, located between Glasgow Central Station and Buchanon Street. You can spot it by the queue outside. “Don’t be fooled by its size, this coffee bar churns out some of the city’s tastiest brews, and offers quirky baked goods including vegan and gluten free,” says Georgie. “It’s an amazing on-the-go option, with the vibrancy and friendliness that many high street chains just can’t offer.”

Martha’s: “This is my all-time favourite when eating in town,” says Glasgow-based fitness blogger Fiona, author of cadsandscallywags.blogspot.com. “Crazy good food, super healthy and brilliant for lunches!”. This central café offers fast, natural food, and they’ll even deliver their freshly made soups, salads and daily specials. 

Ox and Finch: One of the most popular restaurants in the Finneston area of Glasgow, this is a great place to sample several dishes. “Their sharing plates look so artistic and it makes for great Instagramming with your friends,” says Glasgow Boutique Manager Robyn, who also runs a fitness blog at prettyfoolofgoodness.wordpress.com

Work out… 

The Arlington Baths Club: According to fit blogger Fiona, this is THE gym to go to. “Their USP is a pool with trapeze equipment and travelling rings above it! Plus you can unwind in its traditional Turkish baths.” 

Omnipotent Crossfit: Glasgow has a prospering Crossfit community, and this central studio hosts popular WODs (workouts of the day), yoga sessions designed to complement the Crossfit training program and open gym sessions. 

Do yoga and Pilates… 

Infinity Hot Yoga Glasgow: This studio in the heart of Merchant City offers both heated and unheated yoga and Pilates classes - everything from Bikram to Ashtanga. It’s owned by Sweaty Betty Glasgow’s own Yoga ambassador Colette Ward, who learned many forms of practice and Ayurvedic therapy while travelling in Asia. “You always leave class with a big smile on your face,” says Robyn. 

Go running… 

The River Clyde: “There are some gorgeous places to run in Glasgow, but my favourite route goes across the Clydeside bridges. You can do anything from 3-20 miles,” says Fiona. 

Try outdoor sports: 

Glenshee and Glencoe: These favourite Scottish ski resorts are just a couple hours north of Glasgow and make for a great weekend trip. Snowsports lovers also flock to Soar in Braehead, where visitors can ski year-round in the indoor ski arena and even have a go at ice climbing. 

Glasgow Climbing Centre: “Climbing is really popular in Glasgow,” says Fiona. “My personal favourite is the Glasgow Climbing Centre, which is in a beautiful, refurbished church with bouldering walls extending into the eaves.”

Glasgow Wellington statue

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The best activities to do off the slopes this winter /blog/the-best-activities-to-do-off-the-slopes-this-winter/ /blog/the-best-activities-to-do-off-the-slopes-this-winter/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-best-activities-to-do-off-the-slopes-this-winter/
Ice skating 
“During the winter season I love to ice skate outdoors in cool locales with romantic rinks, from NYC’s iconic Rockefeller Center and Central Park, to London’s Somerset House. This year I hope to visit Brighton and skate around the Royal Pavilion.” – Jen, Direct Marketing Manager

Japanese spa-hopping 
“I love combining snowboarding trips with a mix of unique off-slopes activities. Top of my to-do list is Japan, where the snow is meant to be the best in the world – a traditional Onsen steam bath would make a great way to wind down after a full day on the knee-deep powdered pistes.” – Louise, Content & Events Marketing Manager

Open-water swimming 
“I grew up in Canada near the Rockies, where every New Year the ‘Polar Bear Plunge’ sees the bravest swimmers submerge themselves in the glacial waters of Lake Louise. I’ve never done it, but each time I witness it I feel a pang of regret for not taking a leap of faith. I hereby swear that next time I’ll be the first one in.” – Brit, Copywriter 

Traditional sledging 
“I love snow days, especially when I am home in Kent. My family lives in the middle of the countryside, so when there is heavy snow you are literally stranded until it melts. The Weald of Kent has some big hills where we spend the day sledging down them as fast as we can, on old-fashioned wooden sledges. Then we create ramps and jumps out of mounds of snow to make it more extreme.” Georgie – Marketing Coordinator

Husky sledging 
“Number one on my bucket list is husky sledging. I’ve heard it’s very physical because you have to lean against the dogs to direct them, or they’ll run off in the wrong direction! You can take in some iconic European valleys in the process – it’s popular in Scandinavia, France and Switzerland.” – Emma, Digital Marketing Executive     

Hopefully you’re feeling inspired with some new ideas for your winter adventures! Share your favourite seasonal activities or bucket list holidays on the blog, Twitter or Facebook to join the conversation. 



To recreate these looks from our Morzine shoot, shop Ski Base Layers today. 
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New Sweaty Betty concessions launch in exhale /blog/new-sweaty-betty-concessions-launch-in-exhale-/ /blog/new-sweaty-betty-concessions-launch-in-exhale-/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/new-sweaty-betty-concessions-launch-in-exhale-/ barre and yoga studio exhale. Exhale members across seven exhale locations will now be able to shop Sweaty Betty’s most popular dance and yoga pieces, updating their workout wardrobes with premium fabrics and statement prints as they come and go to their favourite classes or unwind with one of exhale’s mind and body treatments.   

To coincide with the launch of this new concession, Sweaty Betty talks to exhale founder Annbeth Eschbach about the principles behind her innovative fitness and wellbeing programmes. 

exhale founder Annbeth

What’s exhale’s point of difference compared to other US fitness studios? 
Everything we do at exhale must meet two criteria: activating the mind and body and contributing to a transformational process. For example, if you participate regularly in our core fusion classes you will develop long lean thighs, a lifted butt, washboard abs – and you would also emerge with a deep sense of peace and relaxation. Before every class we encourage students to clear their mind of thoughts and focus on their breath, reacting intuitively to new physical sensations throughout the session. 
 
What opportunities do clients have to progress their fitness when training at exhale?  
We don't believe in being a one trick pony. We believe that in order to deliver on our promise for transformation we need to offer a variety of experiences. Transformation only happens when you shake things up, confuse the muscles and experience new things. For this very purpose, we introduce a new class and a new therapy almost every year.

What exhale class do you most enjoy taking at the moment, and why?  
I love exhale’s newest class: Core Fusion Extreme (CFX). It’s a HIIT class that moves through power stations consisting of high intensity work with brief moments of active recovery, including balance, flexibility and stretch exercises. This hour of power incorporates gliders, heavy hand weights, a plyo box, core balls, TRX suspension training, cardio explosions and intense core work to push your limits. 

Can you describe the lifestyle you promote for your team and your clients? 
From the moment we gave life to exhale, we knew that we needed to work from the inside out to build and sustain a special wellbeing brand. We needed to put processes around our intentions to ensure the consistent delivery of the exhale brand promise. So back in 2003, the founding team made a commitment to our vision and mission and crafted a set of “core values” that define all our behaviours and protect our uniquely soulful culture. We live by our mantras and believe that we can make a difference and accomplish more by being present, honest, engaged, collaborative, positive and authentic.
 
Which outfit from the current Sweaty Betty season are you most excited about? 
We are so excited Sweaty Betty is now available at exhale! I love the Off Beat Dance Leggings and Mukha Yoga Vest, but I look forward to each new season because every Sweaty Betty piece is the perfect combination of flattering, fashionable and technical. It’s a great new relationship for exhale because Sweaty Betty shares our aspirational drive for holistic wellbeing.  
 
Sweaty Betty is now stocked in the following Exhale Spa locations: Upper East Side NYC, Central Park South NYC, Back Bay Boston, Miami Florida, Dallas Texas, Venice Beach California and Santa Monica California. 

exhale core fusion class

 
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The reversible leggings to conquer inversions /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/ /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/ Urdhva leggings

Urdhva yoga leggings

Then there’s the matter of ensuring they move with you through every pose and flow, never distracting you with the need to readjust. “I always look for a higher waistband so you’re not forever pulling your leggings up in class,” says Sweaty Betty’s Yoga Pro designer Laura. “I love that the Urdhva leggings have this feature, as well as an adjustable drawcord for safe measure.” 

Finally, you deserve to feel comfortable while also looking stylish enough to go from the studio to the street in the very same outfit. The statement space dye print of the Urdhva leggings can be emphasised in one of two ways: with a bold all-over print or with contrasting side and hip panels against solid black. You can style your practice whichever way you like, coordinating with your favourite tops and jumpers. “The Urdhvas come in such a soft yet technical, sweat-wicking fabric, but on top of that look really different and striking,” adds Laura. 

Find out more about the Urdhva Yoga Leggings now, then put them to the test with these favourite poses from Sweaty Betty’s talented Yoga Ambassadors. 

Jo Yoga Ambassador
Sweaty Betty's Fulham Yoga Ambassador performs an exemplary Triangle Pose 

“My favourite pose is half pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), although it used to be my least favourite! Our hips are like a dumping ground for emotional stress and tension; I love the way in pigeon you can literally feel negative energy and emotions releasing and melting from your hips and out of your body. Sometimes this pose can take your breath away with its depth, and make you shed a few tears along the way too!” – Jo Arthur, Yoga Ambassador at Fulham 

Mollie - Hampstead Yoga Ambassador
Can you do a handstand splits as well as Sweaty Betty's Hampstead Yoga Ambassador?

“I love the headstand, because it’s just magical. It is a combination of so many elements – strength, balance, trust, alignment and concentration – that it creates a special quality of meditation in the moment.” – Mollie Morris, Yoga Ambassador at Hampstead

Kelly - Shoreditch Yoga Ambassador
This variation on the Lord of the Dance Pose by Shoreditch Yoga Ambassador Kelly looks beautiful.

“I love arm balances and inversions.  If I had to pick one, the forearm stand (Pincha Mayurasana) is probably my top favourite. To be up in an inversion allows me to feel liberated and strong both inside and out – not to mention they are super fun!” – Kelly Kay Burns, Yoga Ambassador at Shoreditch]]>
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Sweaty Betty inspiration: The Ballerina Project /blog/sweaty-betty-inspiration-the-ballerina-project/ /blog/sweaty-betty-inspiration-the-ballerina-project/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-betty-inspiration-the-ballerina-project/
Ballerina Project

Dane Shitagi, the photographer behind this Instagram phenomenon (which you can see for yourself @ballerinaproject_, uses his links with world-class ballerinas to photograph them against unexpected backdrops. By taking the ballerina off her traditional stage – and, often, out of her traditional clothing – he gets an exclusive insight into her individual “heart and emotions”. In many snapshots the dancer is captured in gritty subway stations, in iconic city settings and against graffiti-strewn walls in the likes of The Bowery in NYC. 

Perhaps for the first time in history, Shitagi has made ballet accessible to everyone, and drawn exciting parallels between such distinct art forms as classical dance and contemporary parkour. Feeling inspired, #TeamSB chose London’s Southbank to shoot much of the AW14 collection, offsetting this season’s statement pieces like the Off Beat Dance Leggings and Parkour Sweat Hoody with the bold and busy artwork spray-painted on the concrete walls of the undercroft. 

London Southbank Parkour Hoody

Like Shitagi, Tamara continues to push the boundaries of both fashion and fitness, and to encourage wellbeing enthusiasts around the world to think differently about their workout – and what they wear while doing it. Shitagi has been cited saying that location in his photographs is secondary to the ballerina. Personality is at the heart of the Ballerina Project, and at the heart of everything Sweaty Betty does is the customer, complete with her own distinctive personality. By equipping you with a choice of fashion-forward workout wear for every discipline, #TeamSB hopes you have everything you need to bring your personality to the fore. ]]>
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5 reasons you need to buy thermal /blog/5-reasons-you-need-to-buy-thermal/ /blog/5-reasons-you-need-to-buy-thermal/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/5-reasons-you-need-to-buy-thermal/
Thermals for outdoor training
Mecia wears Fleece Earwarmer, Element Windproof Gloves, Orbital Down Gilet, Tension Training Top, Compression Distance Run Tights and ASICS Gel Fuji Trainers

1.    Thermal is a technical masterpiece, available in ultra-flattering designs. 
‘I love the Pulse Training Top. The merino fabric feels amazing and keeps me so warm while wicking away sweat so I don't overheat. As well as being technically impressive, its seam lines are really flattering.  I always feel confident when I put this on for an outdoor workout!’ Lisa, Outdoor Training designer 

2.    Thermal gives your everyday wardrobe an update, too. 
“The Competitor Run Hoody in Neon Peach Blossom is my favourite. This is a great all-day or pre-workout piece as it keeps me warm before my training and has a very soft, cocoon-like feel thanks to the brushed back fabric.” Mathilde, Workout Core buyer  

3.    Seasonal prints keep Sweaty Betty's thermal pieces as fashionable as they are functional. 
“I absolutely love the Body Map Thermal Run Tights, perfect for my early morning run now the autumn weather is here. The soft brushback fabric isn't too hot because mesh panels at the knee give just the right amount of ventilation, and the reflective piping and printed inserts give a nod to the seasonal Camo Floral print.” Charlotte, Sports Luxe and Dance buyer  

4.    Thermal symbolises the return of the hoody. 
“I really love the Escape Luxe Jumper in the Italian fleece, which keeps me warm for everything from my morning commute to before and after my workouts. We've been using this premium fabric for 16 years because it generates so much warmth without adding bulk. And it has an amazing slouchy hood/collar, which I can pull right up when it's extra cold! The contrast colour sleeves give it extra urban edge, too.” Laura, Yoga and Dance designer 

5.    Thermal delivers outerwear and hand warmers in one. 
"My favourite thermal item is the Orbital Down Gilet. Its lightweight down insulation is perfect to keep me warm on cold runs along the River Thames and early morning outside bootcamp sessions. The hood protects me from the elements and the zip pockets keep my hands warm on the walk home." Sally, Ski and Run Statement junior buyer ]]>
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Welcome to Morzine: Sweaty Betty's iconic Winter 2014 shoot location /blog/welcome-to-morzine-sweaty-bettys-iconic-winter-2014-shoot-location-/ /blog/welcome-to-morzine-sweaty-bettys-iconic-winter-2014-shoot-location-/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/welcome-to-morzine-sweaty-bettys-iconic-winter-2014-shoot-location-/

A hidden treasure contrasting against the urban jungle of nearby Avoriaz, the rustic town of Morzine in the French Alps was the perfect backdrop for Sweaty Betty’s new Winter collection. A suspension bridge hangs over the pretty town, a spectacular architectural structure amid a stunning Alpine landscape, which set the scene perfectly for shooting the urban-inspired collection. 

Sweaty Betty’s Creative Director Tamara found this unusual scene courtesy of close friends Olly and Emma who run the Mountain Mavericks chalet experience and regularly take clients on tours of the lesser known back trails (scroll down for top tips for a stay in Morzine by Olly and Emma). Tamara knew it was the perfect spot for the Winter shoot when on her very first visit she spotted several runners wearing Sweaty Betty thermal leggings. 

This is a neighbourhood that’s active year round. From the outdoor Parkour run park that complemented many of the Winter collection’s most urban pieces to the Olympic sized pool and ice rink, the people of Morzine emulated everything Sweaty Betty stands for. Empowerment through exercise. Defying the elements in the name of personal achievement. Staying social while keeping fit.
 
So it was here in this winter wonderland that Team SB tested each run and ski piece, exploring Morzine’s winding roads and legendary pistes. All the while, clear blues skies and perfect powder snow were in constant contrast with road signs and other urban influences. Rather like the outfits sported by Sweaty Betty’s models during one of our most majestic shoots to date.
  Morzine Mountain

Experience Morzine with the Mountain Mavericks

1.    The Stash in Avoriaz is a great area for practicing tricks. Built by Burton, The Stash is built with 100% natural materials.
2.    The Paika restaurant in Les Gets is a truly lovely spot for a respite, which is off the beaten track. You will find La Paika in the Le Turche area of Les Gets on the Vorosses piste.
3.    The Kinkerne by the Prodains lift serves some of the best Vin Chaud in the area and is a great stop on your way home from Avoriaz.
4.    For an off-skis workout, the wooded pathway down by the Dereche is a fabulous place to get running with natural, wooden exercise stations to mix up your session!

Want to book a holiday with the Mountain Mavericks in Morzine? Enjoy an exclusive 5% discount when you use the code SWEATYBETTY at the time of booking. 
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