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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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The Red Hook Crit

The Red Hook Crit is a notorious hard and dangerous unsanctioned bike race in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn New York. Very few women participate, but Spikes friend and general badass Jessie Zapo did. Here, she gives us the low down. By Jessie Zapo It’s Saturday night in Brooklyn in late March.  For some […]


Pro Focus: Jeanette Kwakye

Having reached the 100m finals at the 2008 Olympics, Jeanette Kwakye is coming to take London 2012 by the you-know-whats and come away draped in medals – and it’s a feat much deserved for the East London track star who’s suffered her fair share of injury. Now fighting fit and more focused than ever before, […]


Review: Fast Girls

Last night we were invited to The Mayfair Hotel for a special screening of the new movie Fast Girls, put on by the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF). After hearing the buzz about the movie and seeing the trailer here and there, we were eager to see if it lived up to the hype. […]


Robin Vs Ragnar Relay

Spikes & Heels reporter and all around badass Robin Arzon recently took on the Ragnar Relay in Cape Cod – here, she gives us the skinny on what went down. By Robin Arzon 186 miles. 24 hours. 12 teammates. 3 legs. This sums up Ragnar Relay, an overnight running relay race that puts your body […]


Get Bikram’d

By Alexandra Rees A little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody… Thanks to Beyoncé for those lyrics (from ‘Get Me Bodied’ which is a great workout track, worth adding to your playlist). But this isn’t about Beyoncé. It’s about Bikram yoga, the somewhat controversial method of yoga which involves a series of 26 postures over 90 […]



We all need motivational quotes, so we thought we’d start a poster series as a little reminder when the sweat is trickling down the small of your back, about why we put ourselves through this, why we love to work out. What better way to kick it off than with the Spikes and Heels tag […]


Street Athletes: Rosie Lee

  Here at Spikes we like to shine the light on you, the every day badass, pushing yourselves to the max on a daily. Today is no exception. Meet Rosie Lee, martial arts enthusiast who is out there quite literally kicking ass and taking names. When it comes to training, this chick is not messing. […]


What’s Beautiful?

Are you on board with Under Armour’s ‘What’s Beautiful?’ competition yet? What’s Beautiful is a competition to redefine the female athlete. Three winners will be the new faces of Under Armour and ‘have their lives sponsored for a year with greatness, glory and gear.’ It’s a great campaign that uses social media to encourage women […]


Heels of the Day

Colour, height, platformness, ankle strap, bit of peep toe. Is there anything more you need from a shoe?! Take a moment, have a cuppa, drool. From Zara.


Leeds Roller Dolls

Tuesday night and I find myself in a sports hall deep in Bradford. Whistles echo through the space, stray knee pads are strewn about and the sound of skates whizzing past at incredible speeds fills the room. I’m here to watch a Leeds Roller Dolls practice session. While you weren’t paying attention, the ‘girls wearing […]