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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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Mar
13

Inspiration

Think you’re giving your all in your training? Watch this vid of US 800m track star Alysia Montano and think again.

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Mar
13

Women & Weights

By Joslyn Thompson Gasp, if the thought of even entering the testosterone filled weights room has you perspiring more than a 15 minute stint in the sauna, then you need to start embracing the concept because you have a LOT to gain from it.  A tighter body, better posture, a higher metabolism and a general […]

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Mar
12

Street Athletes: Robin Arzon

We first met the badass that is Róbin Arzon out in San Francisco last year. We were all out there to run the Women’s Marathon . We run with the most hardcore crew in London, Run Dem Crew, Robin runs with the NYC equivalent, Bridgerunners. We bonded over our mutual love of working out and […]

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Mar
12

Race Report: Paris Half

  A couple of weekends ago, we ran the Paris Half Marathon for the second year running and it’s rapidly becoming one of our favourite races. Here we give you the low down on what to expect if you do it. Race organisation Emails are sent out in a timely fashion, nothing too last minute. […]

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Mar
12

Fuel it Up: Nike Fuelband

Technology keeps pushing the fitness boundaries further than we thought possible. Just when we thought every type of watch/distance/calorie/steps measuring device had been created, Nike come along with the Nike+ Fuelband and totally change the game.

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Mar
12

Street Athletes: Simone Smyth

We came across Simone Smyth on Twitter last year and were blown away by her hardcore approach to training. This was a woman we had to meet. When we did, it resulted in a three hour conversation that left us feeling like we should go off and do some one armed press ups with a […]

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Mar
12

Welcome!

Welcome to Spikes & Heels – the fitness site for badass women. Tired of the way fitness is always pitched to women, we decided to do something new. It’s time for a fitness revolution. It’s time for women who train for the love of it. Time to get the focus off calorie counting and scales. […]

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Mar
12

Free Gym Pass

As part of International Fitness Week (March 19th – 25th), Fitness First are offering free one week guest passes to whoever wants them. So, if the gym is your thing, take advantage. Go check it out and register to get yours here.

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Mar
12

Heels of the Day

These. Short dress. Legs. BAM! Nuff said. Rock ’em on your rest day. By Jimmy Choo

Mar
12

Inspiration

The video is on repeat during training at Spikes and Heels HQ. This is the first women’s Olympic marathon in 1984 – which follows Joan Benoit who won, after overcoming extraordinary obstacles. It’s lump-in-throat inducing stuff. What this race (and particularly Benoit) did for women in sport was a complete game changer. The San Francisco […]