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Hidden Treasures: Calgary Avansino's urban hit list

posted on Wednesday, 12th November 2014 | find under Tamara, Nutrition
With the city at the heart of the Autumn Winter 14 collection – complete with its gritty charm and neon beauty – Sweaty Betty asked some of its favourite fitness and nutrition partners to share their own ‘Hidden Treasures in an Urban Jungle’. Kicking off the series is Calgary Avansino, nutrition guru with many guises, including Sunday Times Style columnist and contributing editor to British Vogue… 

What’s your favourite run route and why?
I love running around Battersea Park. It’s near my house and I always find a new route to keep it interesting.   
Which is your must visit juice bar for a post-workout refuel, and your favourite kind of juice/smoothie?
I’ve just launched a range of three fresh cold-pressed juices, exclusive to Itsu, so they’re definitely my favourite post-workout fuel! They’re low in sugar and taste delicious – perfect when you’re on the go. At home, I will mix as many greens as possible and add one peeled lemon for natural sweetness. 
What 3 boutiques would you love to have on your local shopping street?
Organic Avenue from New York, The Conran Shop and JCrew. 
Describe your ideal active retreat. 
Any retreat that pushes you physically, helps you look inwards, serves clean and plant-based food and doesn’t allow phones!
What fitness or wellbeing event is on your bucket list?
I once did a 7-day silent meditation retreat, which truly changed the way I think. I would love to try this again, but for even longer!  
What’s the one class you never cancel, no matter how busy you are?
I really try to never cancel classes I have booked. I schedule them in like work events and I give them the same priority. It’s the only way to be consistent in this busy life.
What do you pack for holiday to ensure you don’t lose your fitness?
All I need is a pair of trainers, some leggings and a sports bra! With these in my bag, I can use the hotel gym, book in for a fitness class nearby or just go for a run around the block. Even if I don’t have anything to wear, I always have my laptop with me and will do an online workout in my pyjamas!
What do you always have to hand for a post-workout snack?
I always keep a bag of nuts and an apple in my bag. And a bottle of water! Too often we confuse thirst with hunger.
What websites do you have on standby for quick at-home workouts?

I love the online programmes on barrecore.co.uk, fitnessglo.com, sleektechnique.com, movementformodernlife.com, dailyhiit.com, yogaglo.com and balletbeautiful.com
In next week's 'Hidden Treasures' interview: Susannah Taylor, Editor-in-Chief at Get The Gloss 
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