Last weekend I attended my first ever #FitFluence event at the most beautiful gym I’ve ever been to; third space in canary wharf.
For those of you who don’t know about FitFluence, you’re missing out! It’s a great company who run health and fitness events in the London area, all of which not just provide a great workout, but also contain a knowledge session, where participants have the chance to learn from industry professionals and ask any questions they may have.
I think that with so much conflicting information in the market now (Carbs vs. fats? Does fasted cardio burn more fat? Do you need to track macros to see results?), this is an invaluable part of the these events, especially for those looking to expand upon their knowledge in the health and fitness industry, and/or those looking for tips to incorporate into their fitness routine.
The event kickstarted with a workout led by Em Furey, a killer tabata style circuit featuring high intensity exercises like burpees, tuck jumps and press ups with minimal rest between sets.
Whilst the workout was certainly intense, I think that there is a misconception that everyone that goes to these health events are nimble athletes who can smash out hundreds of burpees without needing to catch a breath. On the contrary, these events really are geared towards everyone and although you are pushed to do your best, you can take all the exercises at your own pace and take a extra rest when you need to.
We then got to stretch out with an hours yoga class led by Bess (a.k.a. Roaming Yoga).
It was then time for my favourite part of the event; listening to Em, Bess and dietician Nichola Whitehead talk about their approach to health and fitness. I’ve been following Nic for ages and particularly love her YouTube channel.
It was really interesting to get their advice on some hotly debated topics from the fitness industry. One of the myths that was debunked is that training fasted in the morning hasn’t been found to significantly affect your weightloss and it’s in fact all down to personal preference, as some people perform better and are able to push themselves harder once they’ve had a small snack, like a banana pre-workout. Personally, when I train before work in the morning I just drink some BCAAs and make sure to have a protein and carb rich meal post workout, but it was interesting to hear about how other people approach this.
Overall I highly enjoyed my first #FitFluence event and left feeling inspired and more knowledgable. I would highly recommend checking these events out if you’re in the London area!