Slightly out of the norm for Healthy Living London, we were contacted by Gillette who have brought out a brand new razor. What does a new razor launch have to do with HLL you ask? Well, they have teamed up with Classpass and one of their hottest gyms in London – Gymclass to inspire us all to workout and take care of our legs and bodies through exercise as well as with the new Gillette Venus Swirl and its skincare products.
As soon as I heard Gymclass was involved I was in! Gymclass, run by Helle Hammonds is one of my absolute favourite gyms in London and undoubtedly one the friendliest gyms you will ever go to. Helle and her daughter Suzie, along with the rest of their team make you feel part of the family pretty much as soon as you walk through the door for your first workout there. Next month I am doing an intensive Gymclass month which I am terrified about as they are super hardcore but also am so excited to see what I can achieve! So, anyway, I really liked the message that Gillette Venus were giving and their promotion of the importance of exercise, their key phrase being #moveslikenoother which is absolutely spot on – for the razor and for the workouts with Helle!
I loved having the opportunity to spend time 1 to 1 with Helle and work on my form as this is absolutely vital to your progression. Whenever I am in the gym I try to always remind myself about form, so this is why Gillette Venus created videos with us to show how to maintain good form while incorporating some of these moves into your workouts. Always remember this is your journey – don’t worry about anyone else and and what you put in you will get out. The move Gillette put together for HLL is the Venus Swirl Squat Jump:
Venus Swirl Squat Jump
- Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and place your hands together in pray position
- Bend both knees, lowering the body until in a squat position close to the floor
- Rise and use the momentum to continue passed the standing position, lifting into a small jump
- Repeat for 10 reps
Results: Tones legs, butt and core
After the workout I was pretty excited to go and try out the razor that has sparked this campaign so it was the prefect excuse to have a hot bath – which my muscles certainly needed after training with Helle! What makes the razor special is that it has a unique Flexiball just below the razor head which allows the razor and it’s 5 blades to move around the contours of the body in a far superior motion, this makes shaving super easy and the results flawless as you simply don’t miss spots due to the additional range of movement in the razor head. I have to say was instantly converted. I also now realise how much nicer it is to use an actual shaving gel as I confess I usually just use whatever shower gel I’m using, but the Touch of Olay with all its moisterisers really made such a big difference and my skin didn’t feel itchy or super dry afterwards like it frequently does after shaving!
How much? Venus Swirl is available in Boots nationwide £5.99
Find out more: www.facebook.com/gillettevenusuk
For £20 off your first month with Classpass: http://classp.as/amyb
Take a class at Gymclass: http://www.gym-class.co.uk/