This Month’s Health & Fitness List

This Month’s Health & Fitness List

From a new run club to sustainable supplements, here’s everything you need to know about in the health and fitness world this October…


The Self-Care Essential:


Handcrafted in small batches in northern California, Vertly champions CBD in its products to improve hydration, reduce irritation and instil a sense of calm. Mindful of sourcing local ingredients, the team uses a slow-extraction process that takes three weeks to ensure maximum nutrients for the best results. Combining CBD, arnica flower and other botanicals, the Muscle Soak salts will calm stressed muscles, while the soothing scent of clary sage will add a spa quality to your bathroom. 

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The Clean Snack:


If you have allergies and struggle to find healthy snacks, Beam’s new seed-based bars come highly recommended. Free from the top 14 allergens and produced in a nut- and gluten-free facility, these balanced – and delicious – bars are made with gut-friendly seeds, chickpeas and fruit to keep energy levels topped up. The blueberry and lemon bar – made with juicy berries, tangy lemon, quinoa crispies, flaxseeds, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds – is already a firm favourite in the SL office, and the perfect clean alternative to processed protein bars. 


The Holistic Supplement:

Ancient + Brave

Expertly blending impactful botanicals, brain-enhancing nootropics and functional nutraceuticals, Ancient + Brave has created a new generation of supplements that deliver superior daily nutrition. Its collagen supplements are some of the best around, and its newest launches follow suit. We can’t get enough of True Hydration, an electrolyte-rich formula crafted for rapid, deep replenishment, while True Nightcap contains carefully selected nutrients to nourish the nervous system to promote restorative sleep. Meanwhile, Matcha + Collagen could become your morning go-to for optimised cognition and blood sugar balance. 


The Healthy Lunch Option:

Urban Greens

For fresh, seasonal salads, it doesn’t get better than Urban Greens. Founded by three friends in 2019 after they became frustrated with the lunch options on offer in their corporate roles, Urban Greens now boasts three London locations. Using only the best ingredients, its menu has 12 options, with all salads made fresh to order – bestsellers include the Urban Caesar, Cheeky Hummus and Salmon Avocado. Each salad is finished with a sprinkle of nuts, seeds and fresh herbs, and comes with a signature dressing, all served in compostable or recyclable packaging.  


The Functional Drink:

G Spot

Made with natural ingredients, G Spot’s sparkling, plant-based functional drinks are caffeine free, low in calories and filled to the brim with adaptogens and nootropics to boost performance and cognitive function. Each drink in the collection is named for its intended benefit: Lift is an uplifting energy booster; Protect is an immune-supporting blend of ginger and turmeric; and Soothe is made with sage, crisp apple and soothing meadow flowers. But it’s the latest addition to the collection that’s caught our eye. Arouse contains adaptogens and natural aphrodisiacs to gently enhance libido and support sexual wellbeing. 


The Urban Retreat:

Bamford at 1 Hotel Mayfair

Overlooking Green Park, the new 1 Hotel Mayfair is the definition of an urban sanctuary. It’s also home to the capital’s second Bamford Wellness Spa, offering a selection of treatments and mind and movement classes, each devoted to relaxing, restoring and nurturing wellbeing. A selection of 30-minute express treatments will provide a moment of self-care on even the busiest of days, while those looking for a day of pampering should try a Bamford Wellness Spa Day, which starts with a private yoga session followed by a 90-minute sleep treatment and facial. 


The Run Club:

Hyde Park Runners

Whether you’ve recently caught the running bug or are a seasoned marathoner, Hyde Park Runners will put you through your paces and help you achieve new goals. In partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, movement health brand Movementum, and Zen Running Club, it wants to build a new London run community that celebrates the power of movement. Open to runners of all abilities, Hyde Park Runners is less about mile splits and being a slave to your watch, and more about getting your body moving in the fresh air and connecting with like-minded people. 


The Gut Health Must-Have:


A fool-proof way to get your gut health back on track, the Jerms powder supplement is formulated by nutritionists and contains all the key components your gut microbiome needs to flourish – think probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and plant extracts. Made for those looking for all-in-one gut health support in a no-fuss formula, add a scoop of Jerms daily to a cold drink or sprinkle over granola or yoghurt. Within weeks, the formula will get to work – expect better digestion, mood, metabolism, sleep and immunity, as well as relief from bloating, gas and IBS symptoms. 


The Weekend Escape:

Farncombe Zen

On the outskirts of Broadway in the Cotswolds, 400 acres of land make up the Farncombe Estate. Within these verdant grounds, you’ll find a range of accommodation – from treehouses to private self-catered houses and the Dormy House and Foxhill Manor hotels. Wherever you stay, be sure to make the most of the newly launched Farncombe Zen wellness offering, a weekly schedule of activities, talks and workshops, hosted by local experts and visiting practitioners across nutrition, sound therapy, life coaching, breathwork and more. The new programme will run alongside Farncombe Adventures, ideal for those looking for adrenaline-pumped activities – think tennis coaching, clay shooting, woodland wellbeing walks and energising yoga flows.  


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