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Sweaty Betty wins Britain's Healthiest Employees 2014!

posted on Monday, 21st July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 1 Comments

Last year, Sweaty Betty was named Britain's Most Active Company. In 2014, the team has upped the fitness ante even further, so it was with great excitement that we collected the prize for Britain's Healthiest Employees (an award presented in association with PruHealth, Mercer and The Sunday Telegraph). 

Practising what we preach is at the core of all we do at Sweaty Betty. Walking the walk (or running to be more specific) is key for the team; finding inspiration and motivation in each other, from new 10K PBs and conquering a headstand in yoga, to crossing the finish line of your first triathlon


Image courtesy of The Sunday Telegraph
 
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Glöanna: A Sweaty Success!

posted on Monday, 21st July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

They came, they ran, they did yoga in the park - and that's before the prosecco and sushi brunch...

If you weren't in Battersea Park last Saturday, you may not have heard that the world's first 5K yoga run, Glöanna, had landed in London. 500 women descended on the start line for their shot of prosecco, before heading off to run the scenic 5K route. The course was littered with quirky motivational signs saying everything from 'Breathe, Laugh, Repeat' to 'You're Alive - Woo!', with a live DJ soundtrack to keep the spirits high. Post-run, the Glöanna (and Sweaty Betty) ladies hit the mat for an al fresco yoga class, stretching out their muscles and relaxing into savasana. 


 
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'Why I do Vinyasa yoga...'

posted on Friday, 11th July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Meet Lex. Not only is she a fantastic yoga teacher who has spent time practicing on 3 different continents around the globe, but she is also 6 months pregnant and the instructor behind the SB Support Office's favourite Vinyasa Flow yoga class.

With so many disciplines of yoga to choose from, Sweaty Betty sat down with Lex to find out how and why Vinyasa yoga became her practice of choice; finding out her thoughts on pre-natal yoga, nutrition and where she teaches in London.

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Where We're Training This Week: Cycling the globe...

posted on Tuesday, 8th July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

After a week in Yorkshire, the Tour de France arrived in London yesterday; putting on a show for the 20-deep crowds that turned up to support the world's largest annual sporting event. Now in its 4th stage (with 17 still to go), the peloton is geared up and ready for the 163.5km ride from the French coast at Le Tourquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole.

As with any much-hyped event, the hordes of people resolving to take up this dynamic sport will have multiplied overnight. For Sweaty Betty designer Laura, however, cycling is nothing new, and neither is the self-set challenge of riding intense distances across the country.

Currently in training to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats, Laura shares her cycle schedule and the past week's rides, exclusively on the blog.


 
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Where We're Training This Week: Padel Tennis

posted on Thursday, 3rd July 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

While the rest of sporting world is split between the football in Brazil and the tennis at Wimbledon, the Sweaty Betty ladies headed to Edinburgh Sports Club to try out Scotland's first Padel tennis courts - opened last week by the world's best Padel player, Juani Mieres.

A little-known sport in the UK (there are just 7 clubs in England with specifically-designed courts), Padel is garnering more and more popularity in the US, particularly in the fitness-loving states of New York and Los Angeles. Here, Sweaty Betty gets the lowdown on what Padel tennis is, why it's becoming big, and what the Edinburgh team thought of the game... 

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Sweaty Betty meets FRAME founder Pip Black (plus find out all on SB's exclusive FRAME takeover!)

posted on Thursday, 26th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 3 Comments

A cool, Shoreditch-based studio that focuses on dance, cardio workouts and yoga, FRAME is a London fitness favourite. With classes ranging from the 80s-style 'Jane Fonda Tribute' and flexibility-enhancing 'Bend It Like Barbie', to the more hardcore workouts such as 'Cardio Conditioning' and the 'Sweat Factory', FRAME has something to suit every workout, style and fitness level.

An inspirational woman with a love of combining fun with fitness, FRAME's co-founder Pip Black is renowned for her dynamic, high-energy classes. Sweaty Betty caught up with the illustrious co-founder to find out all on her weekly workouts, favourite post-exercise snacks and her top tips for healthy living.

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Where We're Training This Week: Boom Cycle

posted on Monday, 23rd June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Always keen to mix up their workouts, this week the Sweaty Betty team took their training to the high-energy atmosphere of Boom Cycle in Holborn, Central London for a sweaty spin class set to a pumping soundtrack.


 
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Sweaty Betty Takes On Tough Mudder!

posted on Thursday, 19th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 1 Comments

In January 2014, Sweaty Betty's PR & Marketing Executive, Katie signed up to take on Tough Mudder; a military-style obstacle course that has been dubbed 'the toughest event on the planet.' While June 15th might have seemed a lifetime away back in January, the day quickly came and went...and now she's signed up for another one.

Here, Katie talks us through her pre-Mudder training, last-minute worries and event-day experience.


Image Credit: Tough Mudder
 
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Where We're Training This Week: Powmak Pilates

posted on Tuesday, 17th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

To celebrate the launch of the beautiful new Windsor boutique, the Sweaty Betty team took their training to one of the Roadshow's favourite workout spots in the royal town - Powmak Pilates.

Overlooking the Windsor marina, the studio is light and airy, making it the perfect setting for a sunny morning fitness class. While Powmak specialise in Reformer Pilates and injury recovery, the team opted to try out PowMix; a brand new, full-body workout created by the studio's owner Samantha Kellard. 


 
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Announcing an exciting Sweaty Betty collaboration!

posted on Friday, 6th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 5 Comments

Sweaty Betty loves any event that combines two workouts in one, so it is with great excitement that SB announces their official partnership with the world's first 5K Yoga Run series – Glöanna! 
 

 
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