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The Luxe Sport Christmas Gift Guide with The Sports Edit

Posted on December 19, 2018

I was recently introduced to The Sports Edit, Europe’s leading destination for premium, stylish sportswear and I wanted to share some of their gorgeous products with you today!

If you’re not aware of The Sports Edit, they’re a relatively new company who have quickly established themselves as the go-to destination for carefully curated premium activewear. They scour the globe looking for the best diverse, innovative and emerging brands, enabling them to offer customers only the highest quality products. The Sports Edit cover four key areas – running, gym, studio and lifestyle for both men and women, and stock brands including Under Armour, PE Nation, Beyond Yoga, Calvin Klein and Veja to name just a few.

Let’s start with the Adidas by Stella McCartney UltraBoost Trainers – I adore these trainers! This is my first new pair in a long time, and they fit like a glove! Featuring Continental rubber to look after your feet in both wet and dry conditions, as well as Adidas’ signature responsive boost midsole and stabilising torsion system, these trainers are made to work with your movement, adapting and adjusting to the changing shape of your foot as you run. The gorgeous peachy pink colour is of course true to Stella McCartney’s aesthetic, making them look as good as they feel – so if you’re looking for a high end pair of trainers this Christmas I’d definitely recommend checking these out!

And to go with the trainers, I have a pair of Stance Windy Tab Socks. I thought the colours matched rather well! These socks really are top notch, and would make the perfect affordable gift for someone that takes working out seriously. They feature medium cushioning where your feet naturally make contact with the ground, while individual fits for the right and left foot offer customized arch support. They also have a reinforced toe and heel for added durability, while breathable performance mesh keeps your feet cool while you work out.

I also can’t wait to start using the Manduka Pro Yoga Mat. This best-selling Manduka Pro yoga mat features a new ‘Mechi’ blue colour for the winter season, which has a lovely shimmery, opalescent finish. This mat offers amazing grip, as well as super plush cushioning so you don’t need to worry about your joints on hard surfaces. It’s also toxic free and latex free, it won’t absorb moisture or bacteria, and it’s guaranteed for life – you can’t get better than that!

The MZ Wallace Rose Gold Small Metro Backpack would also make a wonderful addition to your gym kit. This bag is light yet durable, made with MZ Wallace’s signature Quilted Oxford Nylon which resists both water and stains whilst never losing its shape. This beautiful metallic rose gold bag really has a super luxe feel – with its custom hardware, convenient compartments and zippered pockets, it’s perfect for carrying your kit anywhere you go.

An essential for any gym goer is of course a decent water bottle. This striking S’well 500ml Water Bottle will look amazing in your kit as well as being incredibly practical and long wearing. The Blue Granite bottle is part of the S’Well Elements collection, inspired by the earth, this bottle has a beautiful blue and white marbled, stone-look finish, while the bottle itself is BPA free and made from double-walled, non-toxic stainless steel which helps keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

For clothing, how about a matching activewear set from luxury fashion line Koral? Koral develop and utilise the finest technical fabrics to design fashion-forward pieces that feel luxurious, look effortless, and last through infinite wears and washings.

Their High Rise Frame Leggings in Chromuim are created with Koral’s signature fabric, Evanesce, which offers incredible support, durable stretch and high compression, increasing oxygen delivery to active muscles and reducing lactic acid build-up and muscle fatigue. They feature angled panelling in Chromium, Marsala and Mesh that give the leggings a high quality, polished look and feel. They also go perfectly with the Kingley Sports Bra – specifically built for high performance activities, this sports bra features an elasticated underband, fully lined bust, and T-bar back in elasticated mesh, to provide both comfort and support while you work out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this as something a little different today! I’d love to hear if you’ve picked up any new sportswear lately? xx

This post has been sponsored by The Sport Edit. All opinions are my own.

Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers!

Posted on December 10, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today’s gift guide is especially for fitness lovers! I’ve put together a range of products that should keep even the fussiest fitness fanatic friend, sibling or partner happy – from snazzy water bottles to trainers, and holdalls to cook books, I’ve got you covered! 😀

1. Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 9 Running Shoes from Sportshoes.com, £78.74 – These women’s running shoes are perfect for hardcore fitness addicts as they have been specifically engineered for triathlons and the Ironman competition, wow! Apart from looking amazing, these running shoes also have a list of features as long as my arm! From The Impact Guidance System to the DuoMax Support System and The EVA removable sock liner these trainers really are the bees knees of running shoes! Click on the link to read the full list of specs and you’ll see what I mean!

2. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band from John Lewis from £59 – Garmin’s Vivofit fitness band is an easy to read device that learns your activity level and assigns a personalised daily goal to keep you motivated. It displays steps, calories and distance upon its crystal clear 25.5 x 10mm screen, and even monitors your sleep to ensure you are getting the most out of every hour of the day. As you meet your milestones, Vívofit will also adjust your goal for the next day, gradually nudging you toward a healthier lifestyle.

3. Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracking Wristband from Argos, £99.99 – UP24 is an activity and sleep tracking wristband that wirelessly connects with your iOS or Android device and your favourite fitness apps to give you helpful information to guide you in taking action to improve your health and fitness. The UP24 will help you understand more about how you sleep, move and eat. It’s always connected to your device through the use of Bluetooth Smart, and works with the UP app to deliver real time information and insights to help you understand how you sleep, move and eat. The UP Insight Engine collects the data provided by UP24 and ties it all together, helping you find connections and patterns in your daily and nightly activities and providing tips to improve your quality of life. The UP Insight Engine will suggest daily goals based on your unique patterns to help you go farther, stay hydrated and sleep better.

4. Nutribullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor from Very, £99 – This would make an excellent gift for the smoothie fan in your life. The NutriBullet is the perfect way to get the best from your fruit and veg as it extracts all of the vitamins and minerals, creating delicious and nutritious smoothies. It completely breaks down food, from fruit and vegetables to nuts and seeds, giving you all the nutrition and leaving nothing out. It boasts a powerful 600 watt motor combined with bullet cyclonic action which pushes everything through the turbo extractor blades to get rid of any unwanted lumps. This NutriBullet also comes with a handy nutritionalist guide and cook book so you can get lots of healthy tips and tricks.

5. Camelbak Eddy Glass Water Bottle from Wiggle.co.uk, £22.49 – The new super stylish Eddy Glass Water Bottle is naturally BPA-Free and doesn’t retain taste or odours, and with it’s grip-able silicone sleeve it is both stylish and protective. The Eddy Glass water bottle is durable, easy to carry and spill proof, and comes with a lifetime guarantee, making it a fantastic choice of gift.

6. Fast Cook: Delicious Low-Calorie Recipes from Amazon, £7.49 – Mimi Spencer returns with more than 120 simple nutritious recipes to provide the definitive support system for the 5:2 diet. There are ideas here for everyone, with chapters ranging from Warming & Wonderful (comfort food for hungry days) to Lightning Quick Suppers (speed cooking for when you want to walk in the door and eat in ten minutes flat), along with a whole section devoted to substantial meals for men. Fast Cook is the perfect adjunct to the original Fast Diet Recipe Book, offering a new repertoire of really fast Fast food to help you conquer hunger and lose weight with ease.

7. Head St Moritz Bag, from Head’s Ebay Store, £44.99 – This is Head’s contemporary version of their classic retro St Moritz Ladies Holdall which was first introduced in the early 80’s (I actually had one of these as my school bag in peach and grey about 20 years ago!) The new version St Moritz has been brought up to date with its beautiful soft perforated PU faux leather fabric. It has one large main compartment with a double zip access, a side wet pocket which is ideal for trainers or damp towels, and a front zip pocket for smaller items. This bag is perfect for the gym, travel or whenever you’re on the go!

8. iPod Shuffle from Argos, £39 – This super mini iPod is essential for any fitness fan, it’s 2GB storage holds up to 500 songs and has 15 hours of battery life. The Apple iPod shuffle is a must have for the commute to work or in the gym – simply clip on to a belt, lapel, backpack or anything else you can think of to listen in comfort. The new iPod Shuffle also now features a voice over button giving you song, artist and battery information.

9. Get Fit Kit from Ayurveda Pura, £33.95 – The Get Fit Kit contains everything you need to help with lose weight, detoxify the body and keep your body fit and healthy! The kit includes:

  • Chyawanprash, which is a thick brown product with a jam-type texture, it smells sweet and spicy. Chyawanprash comprises of over 35 natural ingredients such as fruits, herbs and spices, and has been used for thousands of years as an alternative medicine to revitalise the mind and body. You’re advised to take take 1-2 teaspoons twice a day.
  • Re-Energise Herbal Tea, which really smells like Christmas! (it’s the cinnamon) this helps to gently but effectively boost your energy levels, uplift your mood and remove toxins and any excess water from the body.
  • Get Fit Herbal Food Mix, this is a powder containing a selection of carefully blended super foods that you add to your tea or smoothies.
  • and Re-Energise Massage oil. Ayurveda Pura’s exclusive Massage and Shirodhara oil is infused with gentle, yet effective, herbs specially selected by our practitioners to restore (or maintain) a healthy balance. It acts to stimulate and energise the body, mind and soul. It also improves circulation and brings a warm, healthy glow to the skin.

I hope this has given you some gift inspiration! I’d love to hear what you think? xxx