We hear you, it was the day after Boxing Day, you were sitting there in a food coma and slightly champagne’d out. The thought of New Year resolutions were swirling through your head and it was then that you decided you would stop eating sugar, never drink again, become a gym bunny and look for a new job.
Here at Joyce Guiness, we love helping people and this blog is going to give you top tips for sticking to the New Year Resolutions! From gym classes to finding New Jobs we are here to help!
When it is dark, cold and rainy it is easy to make excuses why either you cannot go to the gym before work or that you are too tired to go after work. One way to combat this is to sign up for a class. If you drop out, you are not only letting the instructor down, but also someone else who might have gone! There are plenty of amazing classes in London to suit everyone’s needs and even if you just do one once you have to see what you are missing!
Barre Core is Clare’s favourite! It is set apart from most classes because it uses a barre to tone and shape all your muscles. In their words you will leave the class feeling like ‘bambi’.
Psycle London does what it says, but to the extreme. These spinning studios have bright lights, loud music and such great instructors. You leave the room feeling revived and motivated!
Barry’s bootcamp is possibly the most intense, difficult but rewarding workout I have ever done. I could not recommend it more! With a mixture of weight training and cardio (on their ultra smart treadmills), this will get you a Victoria Secret Body in no time!
The Lomax offers a variety of classes including spinning and yoga. Their signature class is the Blast Class, which is an all body circuit and will make you feel on top of the world when you come out!
There are a few of us in the office who are trying to conquer dry January without becoming absolute social recluses! In order to do this we have researched the best mocktails in town, which will soften the blow of not being able to drink the real deal.
DANDELYON, SOUTH BANK
The cocktail of choice at this bar is the ‘River Phoenix’. Wow! It is certainly different but it is like an explosion of the best flavours. We believe that it has burnt apricot and pine nut crumble in it as well as oolong which is a special Chinese tea. YUM!
The cocktail of choice is the ‘Wolverine’. This drink is a mix of seedlip spice 94 (the new non-alcoholic spirit), apple & rhubarb juice, passionberry, pennyroyal syrup, bitter lemon tonic. This prohibition bar does not accept walk-ins and so you have to pre book if you would like to visit!
CINAMON CLUB, OLD WESTMINSTER LIBRARY, WESTMINSTER
Having not been here, I can only believe the good things that I have heard about this establishment. A friend who was doing Sober October went here and raved about the Berry Bliss which is a cocktail with a blend of seasonal fruits and bitter lemon.
SEXY FISH, BERKELEY SQUARE
If you are looking to push the boat out, Sexy Fish has a “size zero” section of their menu. It includes the most delicious Southside cocktail which has the Seedlip green garden as the base. I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise, so go and see the refreshing drink for yourself!
There are so many delicious snacks which do not include sugar but taste just as good. Although we are more expert on the sugary snacks, here are a few tried and tested sugar free alternatives.
LIVIA’S KITCHEN- MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD
These are arguably better than sugary millionaire shortbread. Utterly delicious, bitesize guilt-free biscuits. They use dates instead of refined sugar but satisfy the sweet cravings as well as a chocolate biscuit would. You must try their orange version, which tastes just like a jaffa cake!
DELICIOUSLY ELLA’S RASPBERRY AND CHOCOLATE COOKIES
WOWOW! These are not totally guilt free but they are completely sugar free. They look delicious and although I have never tried them, I have tried a lot of the Deliciously Ella sweet treats which turn out to be real crowd pleases and absolutely delicious!
We hope that our little pearls of wisdom have helped you in the quest for a healthier you. Look out for our New Job blog coming out on Friday!