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    Fitness Instructors: Up Your Game

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Fitness instructors, the time has come for you to get it together. Gone are the days when this was a nice little side earner for you. So too, are they times you thought this was an easy qualification to get in lieu of ‘getting a proper job’. See, the fitness landscape has changed and I […]

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Etape du Tour
Mar
11

Toils of Training

My move into cycling has not been as easy as I thought. As the Etape D day closes in (July 7th – it’ll be here in no time), it’s safe to say I’ve started to panic a little. Not for one second do I think I won’t be able to complete it – I won’t […]

RaphaWomens100
Mar
8

Calling All Lady Cyclists!

Are you looking for a cycling challenge this summer? Well, you’re in luck! Today, Rapha are launching Rapha 100, an initiative to get more women on their bikes. On July 7th, Rapha are looking to get thousands of women riding 100km. So whaddaya say? Wanna be one of them? As you know, I’m riding the […]

Katherine Switzer
Mar
8

International Women’s Day

I like to celebrate women every day here on Spikes and Heels. Sure, it’s a fitness site, but as my philosophy when it comes to fitness is that it affects every area of your life, the women achieving great things in sport are inspiring us in more ways than just physically. Beyond their PBs, many […]

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Mar
4

The Problem With PTs

As many people have said, the great thing about social media is it gives everyone a voice and the downside of social media is it gives everyone a voice. In the online fitness world of late, this particularly applies to personal trainers, as each of them vie for their corner of the market, striving to […]

NADIA COMANECI
Feb
25

Sports Star Salute: Nadia Comaneci

One sport little girls will flock to watch in droves on TV is gymnastics. We all want to be able to do the twirly thing with the ribbon and heck, I still wanna be able to back flip my way out of a conversation or throw down on the monkey bars at a playground. When […]

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Feb
21

Cyclrexic: Body Image in Cycling

*Disclaimer: While I am adamant about not covering anything to do with weight loss on this site (determined as I am to shift the conversation and focus surrounding women and fitness), I am also conscious of the importance of a real and open dialogue surrounding body image and issues that affect active women. My personal […]

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Feb
20

Heels of the Day

Do you think Christian Louboutin wakes up every day, looks in the mirror and says ‘I’m the muthaf*ckin’ man’? ‘Cause if he doesn’t, HE SHOULD. Look at these bad boys. That colourway is a trifecta of awesomeness. Rest days in Spring/Summer just got a whole lot prettier. Check them out over on the Louboutin site.

Partner Workouts
Feb
19

Other Half Training

I came across this article about how to get your girlfriend to train a few weeks ago. I shifted awkwardly in my seat as I imagined how a men’s publication would dive into this minefield, but I read it with an open mind. They begin by correctly identifying that ‘everything ever written about exercise for […]

Feb
18

KX Life Assist Me With the Etape

Introducing Bangs & A Bun: Journey to the √Čtape from KX on Vimeo. On July 7th, I’ll be riding the Etape du Tour – a 130km leg of the Tour de France through The Alps. Fun times! Well, probably very fun times for a cyclist – for me though, a runner making the shift into […]

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Feb
13

Adidas Gives Running a Boost

After much build up, adidas have launched their new running shoe, Boost, today. As technological advancements make the race for running brands to produce a superior product ever more fierce, Adidas claim Boost is a real revolution in running. While it seemed for a while there that the general trend in running was edging towards […]