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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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Wimbledon Whites Through The Ages

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

After nearly two weeks of excitement, disappointment and of course, style, the world’s oldest tennis tournament draws to a close this weekend. So what have been the highlights?

Alize Cornet of France smashing her way to success over 5-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams, for one! Seeded 25, not only did the French player surprise the world with her skills on the court, but she also caught the eye of the Sweaty Betty team for her ribbed-collar sleeveless tennis dress complete with on-trend mesh detailing (that is not unlike our own Ace Tennis Polo - currently in sale!)

With her look so flawlessly combining flattering style with sporting functionality, Sweaty Betty took a look back through the archives at how the traditional Wimbledon whites have changed and evolved from long skirts and corset tops, to the fashion-centric pieces we see today…


 
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SB Behind The Scenes: Meet The Tennis Designer

posted on Thursday, 26th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

We're 3 days into Wimbledon 2014, and it's already got exciting for the Brits, with Andy Murray having smashed his way into the 3rd round, and Heather Watson set to play Germany's Angelique Kerber today, after overcoming lock-jaw to win against Croatian player Ajla Tomljanovic in just 65 minutes.

Getting in the Wimbledon mood, we sat down with the Sweaty Betty tennis designer, Lisa, to find out more about the collection, that gives the traditional tennis whites a contemporary style update with neon trims and flattering, feminine shapes. Read on for Lisa's inspirations and her tips on how to wear it...


 
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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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SB's Kim Ingleby running marathons and changing lives in Sierra Leone

posted on Friday, 13th June 2014by Sweaty Betty | 0 Comments

Sweaty Betty Bristol Ambassador, Head Coach and Founder of Energised Performance, Kim Ingleby is one of the UK's leading Mind Body Experts and an all-round fitness inspiration.

Well and truly taking herself out of her comfort zone, Kim tells all on her incredible trip to Sierra Leone, where she ran her most challenging marathon to date, raising money for well-deserving charity, Street Child.


 
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Sweaty Betty's Insider Guide To Windsor

posted on Thursday, 12th June 2014by Roadshow | 0 Comments

After spending an amazing, fitness-filled month in Windsor for the Roadshow back in March, the Sweaty Betty team have finally returned to the royal town for the opening of a beautiful new boutique. A picturesque location in the old Victorian railway station, the new store sits just a stone's throw from Windsor castle, full of workout wear as beautiful as the setting. 

Here, the Roadshow team share their top picks of where to eat, drink and workout - perfect for any visitor to the area.


 
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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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