Our Ambassador's Favourite Workouts
Team Neat's Ambassadors are all extremely passionate about health and fitness, so it's no surprise they're a seriously fit bunch! We chatted to them about their favourite workouts and how they manage to stay in such good shape whilst living such busy lifestyles...
Olivia Cooney – Founding Director of Pop-Up Fitness Retreats
My favourite week will consist of many different workouts. It's not the workout but the feeling afterwards that I am addicted too, and all the different methods give you a different emotion and post workout feeling. I must say, boxing is my favourite but I enjoy clearing my head with a run and toning up in lower intensity barre workouts. It’s all about mixing it up to keep yourself interested.
Patrick Fitzgerald - Buyer at Gucci
I live in one of the best cities in the world, so I love to workout outside as much as possible. That being said, 6-mile loop around Central Park… twice.
Pete Pallai – Founder of MyPilates, London
I get plenty of Pilates practice but variety is the spice so I relish a strong boxing circuit at Kobox on a weekly basis. Running on the track doing drills, speed, dragging tyres and some Body Balance classes.
Natalie Pennicotte-Collier - TheMindCoach (Team GB Youth)
Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, and running for sure! Always outside, preferably trail running in the Kent countryside. My athletes give me a run for their money and we keep it fun post-therapy. I recently gave up my snowboard and took up the planks to learn with the kids - it’s been so much fun to learn again with my little ski ninjas.
Bronwen Foster-Butler – Brand and Digital Manager at lululemon
My workouts whilst I was pregnant definitely evolved; when I first found out I was pregnant, I reached out to a PT friend of mine and he gave me a list of moves and activities to avoid – turns out it’s a very small list which was a big relief. Like most women, I felt pretty sick for the first 12 weeks, which made getting motivated to workout really hard. However, I eventually figured out that getting some exercise actually made me feel better… I’ve always been a huge fan of British Military Fitness, so I continued this until I was 25 weeks.
Guy Sherwin – Management Consultant
It changes all the time, but a conditioning session I’ve been doing a lot recently is 10 rounds, starting every 4mins of:500m rowing holding sub-1:35 pace
30 wall ball shots with 12kg medicine ball
30 double-under skipping
Dr. Nick Ambatzis – GP
Any workout that stresses VO2Max, especially if it involves a kettlebell.
Tom Kemp – Founder of Farm Fitness
My favourite workout is a strongman style circuit at farmfitness. This consists of a mix of push, pull and lifting exercises performed at a high intensity in intervals on the farm using tyres, ropes, prowler etc.
Korin Nolan – Founder of Baby Body Bootcamp
Without a doubt Dynamic Reformer Pilates, which is what we teach at my studio.
Casey Anderson – founder of Crossfit Las Olas
I love to Olympic Lift. I feel so confident and strong after a good lifting session.
Louis Rennocks – Founder of BoxxMethod
Nicole Harrison - Model
I love doing HIIT workouts, my trainer Russel who runs SBC is great for this. I love spin, although now I have relocated to NYC I miss my favourite class at ride republic. I’m really looking forward to exploring New York’s fitness trends. On top of this I will usually incorporate Yoga and Pilates into my weekly routine.
Since my daughters arrival I've been walking everyday, which is great to clear your head and give me (and Margot) a change of scene. After my check-up, I will start Pilates to re-establish my core, and then add in yoga and barre. They're all low impact and I'll find classes I can bring Margot to! Pre-pregnancy I loved running, spin and HIIT based workouts but I'm going to work to build my foundations back slowly.
Bart Van Maanen – Model & Co-Founder of Pop-Up Fitness Retreats
My favourite workouts are core focused; quick HIIT training combining lots of balance techniques i.e. weights on a bosu ball.
Jamie Ray Hartshorne – HIIT trainer at Another Space
My favourite workout is HIIT in any forms; I love pushing my heart rate to the max when training and sustaining the heartrate.