Stef Williams Shares Her Black Book Of Health & Fitness
Stef Williams Shares Her Black Book Of Health & Fitness

Stef Williams Shares Her Black Book Of Health & Fitness

Sport is in Stef Williams’s DNA. Not only did she play hockey for Wales before retraining as a PT, today she’s the founder of fitness app WeGLOW with close to two million followers on Instagram. From favourite studios to spas she loves, these are the names and places Stef goes back to time and again.
By Tor West

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For Endorphins…
“Physical activity is a proven way to bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. It also reduces stress hormones. When I’m in need of an energy-boosting workout, I head to Ride Republic in Fulham for a spin class. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with spinning – it’s tough, but I always feel so accomplished and full of energy afterwards. At Ride Republic, there’s the option to go on the leaderboard during a class, which is great if I’m in a competitive mood. Seeing your output on the board keeps you focused throughout your ride and pushes you that little bit more.”

For Pilates…
“I’ve been going to Paola’s Body Barre for years – it’s intense, but so worth it. The signature class is high energy yet low impact. It’s a combination of Pilates, yoga and ballet barre which targets the deep, stabilising muscles to give you a strong, sculpted body. I alternate between the Signature and Dynamic Pilates Barre classes, the latter being a more authentic Pilates session. I’ve also been enjoying Pilates classes at The Nobu Hotel and reformer sessions at the NY-inspired KARVE. Classes are carried out on bespoke spring-loaded machines and focus on building slow-twitch muscle fibres to tone and kickstart the metabolism.”

For Something New…
KXU in Chelsea is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit – it’s next on my list. I’ve heard such good things about the classes, and I love the fact you can book them on a pay-as-you-go basis without having to commit to a membership. It’s the sister club of KX, the members health and fitness club, making KXU a way to get a flavour of the luxury without breaking the bank. The facilities are impressive, too – the Medi Spa offers unique treatments including cryotherapy, which is something I’m keen to try.”



For A Saturday Afternoon…
“When I have time, I love going to Chelsea Harbour Club for the afternoon. The spa, sauna and steam are glorious. There are also three pools and treatment rooms for facials and massages. If I’m not there, you’ll find me at White City House. The pool is underground, which instantly makes me feel calm and disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the city.”

For Unwinding…
“I recently did an event at The Londoner and had a sneak peek at The Retreat. An urban sanctuary, the results-driven spa offers treatments by Omorovicza, Ishga and Ila, and the state-of-the-art gym is run in collaboration with SB Wellness to offer personal training sessions. It’s on my list for a day of R&R. When I’m feeling stressed, I also love to walk along the Thames. I try to make time for it every weekend if time allows. Something about being near the water makes me feel calm and gives me headspace.”

For Muscle Recovery…
“I’m religious about stretching after a workout, but there are times when my muscles need a helping hand. A reflexology massage with Urban Massage is my go-to – it helps connect my mind and body, and I love the fact they come to your house.”


For Facials…
“It doesn’t get better than Face Gym for facials that depuff and brighten. I’m always blown away with how my skin looks afterwards and I feel energised. The non-invasive treatments are designed to train the 40+ forgotten muscles in the face and stimulate blood circulation, collagen production and cell renewal.”

For An Escape…
“Ibiza is one of my favourite places, and I’m counting down the days until I can go on a retreat there. I’ve got my eye on Wylder Retreat, which is hosting several yoga retreats in Ibiza and Formentera this year.” 

For Activewear…
“When it comes to trainers, my go-to brands are New Balance and Puma – although I buy pieces via ASOS for quick delivery. For affordable, everyday activewear options, Oysho is a hidden gem – it’s constantly releasing new styles. If you’re looking for something sustainable, try Girlfriend Collective – its leggings are cult for a reason and each pair is made with 25 recycled plastic bottles. I often find myself browsing through Revolve, especially for brands like Beach Riot, Year of Ours and Beyond Yoga.”

For Accessories…
“I recently invested in a LARQ water bottle and am recommending it to all my friends. The bottle purifies your water and eradicates 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. It’s also a great option for people who want to cut back on single-use plastic. The other accessory I can’t be without is a SEFI headband, which keeps my hair away from my face when working out.”

For Post-Gym Grooming…
“I regularly shop on Cult Beauty – I love everything about it, from its trusted selection of product to the ever-changing wellness edit. In my kit bag, you’ll always find a tub of Elemis Pro Collagen Balm, which is the perfect post-workout cleanser, as well as Sunday Riley’s CEO Face Glow Oil, the perfect way to enhance your post-sweat glow. I also swear by Diptyque Satin Oil – the scent is amazing and never feels sticky, so it’s perfect to use after a shower. Keeping my skin radiant and glowing is my top priority. The way we move and what we put into our body has a real impact on how we radiate. If I’m pushed for time, the Dyson Air Wrap gives me a speedy salon-style blow dry in minutes.”

For A Virtual Workout…
“I launched the WeGLOW app in 2020 to empower women to not only build fitness and strength, but also to build a positive relationship with their health and fitness through varied programmes. I want every single person using the app to feel confident and positive about moving and nourishing their body regardless of their goals, ability, shape or size. Whatever your goal, the app has over 25 different gym, home or yoga guides based on experience, time and goal. I’ve recently started a yoga splits guide, which has made me appreciate yoga so much more. It’s a great way to release pent-up tension.”

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