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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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Jun
20

Street Athlete: Nicola Geismar

On our endless quest to find new and exciting workouts to challenge ourselves, we stumbled across Nicola Cher Geismar. You may have seen her hanging off a lamppost near you. She’s small but mighty and this B girl turned street poler may just be onto the next big thing in street exercise. We caught up […]

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Jun
18

Motivation

Remember during your next workout, when you feel sweaty, messy and pumped – celebrate it. Each drop of sweat makes you more badass. Be Pretty On Rest Days. Share it. Pin it. Live it. Love it. Picture by Simon Wisbey. Poster design by Petra Bender

Aldo_Shoes
Jun
18

Heels of the Day

Nothing like getting your feet noticed in some super bright heels. These gems by Aldo have clear panels along the toe and mid-foot, so wear coloured tights for a different look every time. Also, very sports luxe daaahling. Shoes by Aldo

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Jun
18

Street Athlete: Sophie Levett

If you follow Sophie AKA @BePrettyFit on Twitter, you’ll know this girl is always active. Fitness is well and truly a part of her lifestyle – which is just the way we here at Spikes like it. A shining example of how to incorporate fitness into your life in fun and different ways, her blog […]

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Jun
12

Inspiration

If you’re in need of a little kick up the ass today, look no further than Ernestine Shepherd – 75 year old competitive body builder. If that wasn’t enough, consider this: she didn’t actually take up body building til she was 71! What a shining example of the positive effects of leading a healthy, active […]

Freestep
Jun
11

Freestep: Cycling Revolution

Don’t be alarmed by the lack of seat or pedal on this ‘bike’, The Freestep – apparently, it’s tailored for the natural biomechanics of the body. The boards on the side of the bike are similar to those on a stepping machine at the gym and propel the bike forward. Designed by Gary Silva and […]

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Jun
7

Race Report: Great Wall of China Half

  By Marianne McPhee Before you run an official race, I’m learning that the first questions you always seem to get from other participants is, ‘what’s your PB?’ (Personal Best) and ‘what are you aiming for on this run?’ To the first question, our answer was ‘we don’t have one’ for which we got some […]

Lomax_PT
Jun
6

Blast Class at Lomax PT

Gyms can often be intimidating places. Even when you know what you’re doing, there are all sorts of factors that can make the experience stressful rather than the stress reliever it’s supposed to be. Whether you have to wait for equipment, you can only go at the busiest time or battling through a sea of […]

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Jun
4

Rest Day Swag

If you miss your track spikes on your rest day, pay homage with these spiked loafers from Nelly.com. Available in four colours and kick ass any which way you cut it. Hotness.

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Jun
2

Marley x Olympics

Cedella Marley (yes, daughter of Bob) was brought on to design the Jamaican Olympic kit which was unveiled in London last week. In a vibrant catwalk show which saw the models dance down the catwalk as reggae music blared through the speakers and the fastest man in the world, Mr Bolt himself make an appearance […]