I love communicating and interacting with people and brands that share my interests. Everyone probably knows I’m a twitter-maniac and clearly blog once in a while, but I thought I’d share my favourite FITfluential blogs and twitter accounts.
Sportsister http://www.sportsister.com @sportsister
Awesome twitter updates on women’s sport and they have some kick-ass competitions on their blog.
Boutique Sport http://www.boutiquesport.com @BoutiqueSport @BoutiqueRun
They have free and exclusive events just for women in and around London. Need I say more? From run clubs to Barrecore and yoga they have it all if you want to get involved with other like-minded ladies.
Lunges & Lycra http://lungesandlycra.co.uk/ @Lungesandlycra
New to the blogging world these ladies are right on it with a mix of top fitness advice and gin recommendations. I’ve met them at a few running events and they’re as nice IRL as on their blog.
Spikes & Heels http://spikesandheels.com @Spikesandheels
This lady needs no introduction. Whether you follow her on Bangs & A Bun or via Spikes & Heels she is on it when it comes to fashion/blogging/PR/fitness (not in that order!) There is a certain level of envy everytime I see her in in a new piece of amaze running gear. She also started the #beprettyonrestdays campaign where seriously active women took photos of themselves post-workout to put up in an incredible album.
Lazy Girl Running http://www.lazygirlrunning.com @lazygirlrunning
She’s not lazy in the slightest and runs a marathon time I could only dream of. But she’s also all about balance and knows it’s more important to have a post-race pint than time your quarter-mile splits to the hundredth second. She’s moving into triathlons now and reading her blog about learning how to swim with a nose plug and bike with clip-in pedals is EXACTLY the kind of real training we all face (not pretty but effective).
Nike Training Club http://www.facebook.com/NikeTrainingClubUK @NikeUK
I go on and on about how much I love the NTC Live classes for women in London. Their facebook page is also a great resource for chatting with the other ladies about their fitness plans and goals. It’s also a great place to be up on the latest product knowledge and very cool Nike events that are invite only.
Pretty Fit http://beprettyfit.wordpress.com @BePrettyFit
Another personal blog of a London girl who likes running a lot. She’s also really good at it. I love a good mix of inspiration and reality.
Naturally Leah http://www.naturallyleah.com @leahnaturally
I just found/met Leah and her blog has followed her training for her first half marathon and has some great race reviews in there too. Her voice is real and it’s refreshing to follow her training. I might be a bit biased in that she used to live in Vancouver and work for Lululemon and thinks Vancouver is the best place in the world…. so go Leah! 🙂
Lululemon Athletica Chelsea http://www.facebook.com/lululemonChelsea
Lulu is in London! Their gear is still mostly out of reach for my day-to-day exercising (I seriously ruin athletic clothing so paying over £50 for a vest/tank top is a bit much for me) But they do have some of the best gear around if you’re willing to invest AND free yoga/pilates every Wednesday and Sunday in their Chelsea studio.
Seriously Ugly Race Pics http://uglyracepics.tumblr.com/
This one speaks for itself. If you’ve ever felt pretty good while running – thinking you’re gliding along the pavement like a Kenyan at mile 21… here’s your reality check.
Good deals of all the best gear in one place. They always have sales on and it was the only place I could find pink running tights.
Sport Pursuit http://www.sportpursuit.com/sales
I’m no stranger to deal-a-day websites thanks to the amazing North American Steep&Cheap group of companies, but relatively new to this deal-a-day site has some of the best of the best gear for almost every sport and fitness need. You have to wait a couple of weeks until you get it delivered, but with those deals it’s worth it.
Whenever I need something specific and Google it Wiggle always shows me the cheapest price with the most options/styles. Also once I ordered a backpack off it and it arrived in LESS THAN 24 hours using the free standard shipping option. Unheard of.
Gear for Girls http://www.gearforgirls.co.uk/ @gearforgirls
I’ve never bought off this website but do find myself browsing it often. Plus with photos like this for inspiration how can you NOT want to get outside in their clothing?!
Any other suggestions?