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Hidden Treasures: Tamara Hill-Norton on life in London

posted on Wednesday, 26th November 2014 | find under Tamara, Nutrition
Continuing on from Vogue contributing editor Calgary Avansino and Get the Gloss editor-in-chief Susannah Taylor, Sweaty Betty's creative director Tamara Hill-Norton shares some of her favourite spots in London. 

What’s your favourite run route and why?

Gunnersbury or Richmond park. I love London parks - some of them make you feel as though you could be anywhere, not in the middle of a great urban sprawl. Running past deer in Richmond is especially thrilling. At the weekends I also love to run on the beach with my kids and dog down in West Wittering. It gets rid of all the stress of the week, and I love catching up with my kids as we run. 

Which is your must visit juice bar for a post workout refuel, and your favourite kind of juice/smoothie?

I'm often frustrated how few juice bars there are in London - we don't have any near where I work out in west London. I'm trying to persuade Montauk Juice Factory to expand over here. My favourite juice they do is the citrus-filled Liquid Sunshine - it reminds me of being on the beach. 

What 3 boutiques would you love to have on your local shopping street?

I live in Acton which is a friendly and diverse community, but the shopping is really not great! Luckily we have Whistles, but I would also love to see Zadig & Voltaire, Trilogy and Zara. 

What’s your must-have piece of kit that people may be surprised to learn about?

A tempo trainer (a small beeping device you wear inside your swim cap). I use it during swimming to track my pace and ensure I'm moving as efficiently as possible. 

Describe your ideal active retreat?

Last year in Champoluc I had an amazing time ski touring up to a hut and practising yoga in the mountains. I would also love a holiday that involves surfing every day, interspersed with yoga classes. 

What fitness or wellbeing event is on your bucket list?
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!

What’s the one class that you never cancel, no matter how busy you are? 
Swim training, as our coach is so scary and doesn't like us missing sessions. 

Who do you follow on Instagram for fitspiration?
@calgaryavansino, @beachyogagirl, @stylerunner, and @sportluxe.

What do you pack for holiday to ensure you don't lose your fitness?
Travel yoga mat, iPad to watch yoga videos, ASICS trainers, Sweaty Betty swim goggles and City Lights Streamline Swimsuit and resistance bands. None of them take up much space.  

What do you always have to hand for a post-workout snack?
Almonds, Bounce balls and naked bars.

What YouTube channel do you have on standby for quick at-home workouts? 
Yoga for runners with Charlie Morgan. 

Next week, in the final 'Hidden Treasures' interview, Sweaty Betty will be talking to nycpretty.com blogger Christine Bibbo Herr
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