As my cousin would say: #iworkouttoeat
Last weekend I had the opportunity to try out 1Rebel‘s ‘Reshape’ class and lets just say something definitely got reshaped during those 45 minutes.
Located near Liverpool Street, 1Rebel is a boutique fitness studio and easily one of the fanciest gyms I’ve been too. They specialise in three classes at this location: ROUNDS, RUMBLE and RESHAPE, and all I can say is “Wow.” Teaming up with Simplyhealth and Joe Blogs, I arrived at 1Rebel around 10.30AM feeling fully prepared. I had my gym clothes on already, my water bottle was filled (which I didn’t even need because there was plenty of water going around!) and I was filled with excitement.
How quickly that turned.
Reshape is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and not for the faint of heart: 45 mins of intervals between a treadmill and weights, and you will finish so fatigued that you’ll sit down in a daze wondering how the hell you made it through. The great thing? Bryony, our trainer for the session, was so energetic and so focussed on us reaching our best, you can’t help but push through. Although I had to pull myself back a bit through the session, I never stopped. Coupled with the amazing music, it was one of the best/worst workouts I’ve had.
The vibe at 1Rebel is amazing, and as soon as you enter it feels like you’re walking into a nightclub. The changing rooms were out of this world – rain showers (with body wash, shampoo and conditioner to use!), make-up counter and hairstyling centre (GHD dryers and hair straighteners!). You’ll have to bring your own personal essentials, but everything else is there to make yourself look fresh again. There are fresh towels, lockers and massive mirrors so that you can check out that six-pack you accumulated. I walked out feeling like a lady again after that intense workout. I looked like I hadn’t even worked out! Flawless, baby.
After the workout, we were treated to Simplyhealth‘s super yummy recovery smoothies. I opted for the Super Sassy Smoothie: Coconut water, spirulina, apple, lemon, avocado, honey, ginger, spinach & chia seeds. Did you know? The chia seed is nutrient dense and packs a punch of energy boosting power. It was really tasty! We were also given a LifeBox packed full of super health foods, clean eats and refreshments.
“Our mission is to create the most incredible box of natural health food, beverages, supernutrients, spice mixes, snacks, information and guidance to provide you with the ultimate in nourishment, sustenance and health whilst also inspiring you to be creative with the box ingredients and get you on you own journey to a healthier lifestyle. For Life.” – LifeBox mission
I have been making more green juices/smoothies as of late, so I’m really excited to try out the different superfood blends. As soon as I opened the box the smell of the Yogi Tea was so wonderful.
I am no fitness pro, but if you want a full body work out that you feel for the next few days afterwards I would definitely recommend 1Rebel. Tips before entering a session: mentally prepare yourself. As I mentioned previously, this is not for the faint hearted. However, if you are truly about changing your body for the better then it’s all worth it in the end.
I also had lots of fun hanging out with Genevieve of FitBeauLife 🙂 Here are a few photos from the event: