How to stay healthy in the city with BodyWorksWest

13 Oct , 2020 Wellness

Healthy living in an urban environment comes with its own set of unique challenges.   We have pulled our team of BWW experts together and took part in a deep dive of how working professionals in urban settings such as London can make the most of their fitness pursuits.   BodyWorksWest has created a community […]

Now I know: A health & wellness snapshot

18 Aug , 2020 Wellness

We all have that lightbulb moment “how did I not know about this”   We spoke to our BWW experts and collected valuable health and wellness “have to haves” that have changed their lives for the better.   Probiotics, yes it is all that Probiotics are crucial for gut health year-round, but you might want […]

The Lowdown on Lockdown: Isolation Mobilisation

26 Mar , 2020 Uncategorized

Thank you to our BWW friend and physiotherapist Ben Lombard for contributing to our blog this month. Ben’s approach to treatment heavily involves educating patients to prevent future issues arising, especially those associated with exercise training and ageing.   ‘Stay home, stay safe, and protect our NHS.’ This is one of the most important messages […]

HIIT me baby one more time

27 Feb , 2020 Fitness/Group Exercise/Nutrition

Why should you do more HIIT workouts? We have turned to our BWW fitness crew to list some of the HITT benefits and how to make the best of your time sweating it out.   Let’s start at the beginning, HITT = High-Intensity Interval Training has a focus on quick high energy, all in bursts […]

To the one I love

14 Feb , 2020 Uncategorized

Romance, Bromance, the married, inbetweeners and the undecided, Valentine’s has long seized to be only exclusively to the loved-up couples among us. Valentine’s day has become that one special day a year that is more and more about showing & celebrating love than simply paying homage to romance.   At BWW we say who better […]

EMS: 20 minutes = 2 hours of regular exercise?

27 Jan , 2020 Fitness

EMS (electronic muscle stimulation), could be the answer to saving all of us time in the gym. EMS training has been hailed the industry over for its low impact but high-intensity workouts and it’s quite the game changer and we love that we have this member offering at BWW. The technology before today were reserved […]

2020 | Develop daily habits to improve your life

24 Jan , 2020 Fitness/Group Exercise/Nutrition

We’re kicking off the new year with a whole lot of self-love, none of the “new year, new you” allowed! You were awesome last year, and you are awesome this year!   January has and will always be the month for a lot of resolution talk. TALK IS CHEAP, and keeping up that same ambition […]

Fitness at Christmas

16 Dec , 2019 Fitness/Nutrition/Uncategorized

Get ready for Party Season | Fitness at Christmas | Festive season tips   As Londoners, we know all too well the Christmas holiday period is extremely busy and comes with all the indulgence the capital is famed for.   Whilst we struggle to stay on the nice list with all the naughty temptations, we […]

5 Things I wish I’d known about fitness 5 years ago

27 Nov , 2019 Fitness

We love to hear from our members and we have interviewed Pieter Jooste that has been part of our Body Works West community since 2013.   With the health and wellness industry progressing rapidly it is a minefield for Joe blogs out there. From Keeto to food intolerance, intermitted fasting, no cardio, only cardio, hot […]

On my mat | Physical and emotional fitness among those with a cancer diagnosis

24 Nov , 2019 Therapy

ON MY MAT by Guest blogger Michelle Stravitz   Mindfulness: A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.   My cancer diagnosis and the months and years that followed have taught me the incredible value of mindfulness, particularly for combating the emotional roller coaster of cancer treatment and survivorship. In many […]