Nothing quite tones up that tush like Pop Pilates and a six week body toning bootcamp. Now that I’m no longer training for any more races for the rest of this year, I once again have time to focus on my Pilates and toning! I know, I know, when training for road races, I should also be doing strength training. Because without that, it’s a recipe for disaster (i.e. injury). Over the last six months, I’ve lost quite a bit of muscle strength and tone, but it’s time to fix that. Especially with it being beach and bikini season! You…

This upmarket space offers beautiful views of Table Mountain and is the perfect escape from the demands of daily life in the city. Situated in the Pavilion building (access from Beach Road), MyUtopia lives up to its name. It’s a slice of paradise in the heart of the busy Cape Town tourist central near the V&A Waterfront mall. The studio offers yoga in heated and non-heated studios as well as Pilates, Barre, dance and HIIT classes. The amazing facilities include the Nourish Café with a scrumptious menu, where you can chill before or after class with dependable and free Wi-Fi….

These are the best foods you should eat after a spinning class. In the previous post, I spoke about the best foods to eat before a spinning class. So of course, I would follow up with post-spinning food info, because we all gotta eat, right? Here is my list of the foods I like to chow down on when I come off the spinning bike. Ideally, you should eat something within 1 hour of your workout. Water Your body burns through a ton of energy and you sweat a lot while spinning, so it’s important to replenish it with fluids….

This month I’m grabbing inspiration from our dear friends at SoulCycle. We’re looking back on the month that was with their Back-to-SOUL spinning playlist. In celebration of the American schools opening for their academic year, SoulCycle created a playlist of their favourite jams. Again, I’m only pulling a few of their favourite tracks to compile this spinning playlist with, but if you want to listen to the full tracklist on Spotify, you can find it here. Back-to-SOUL I had fun creating this playlist, like I usually do, but it feels like forever since I’ve worked on a new Spin Mix….

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These are the best foods you should eat before a spinning class. I don’t need to explain how dangerous going into starvation mode is for your body while you’re keeping active and following a regular workout routine. Your body will start to crave sugars and carbohydrates and if you’re not careful you’ll soon be shoving all the wrong foods into your mouth. You need to give your body the right fuel before you start a spinning class/session so your body uses the right low calorie foods that will keep you feeling fuller for longer. You also don’t want to have…