A Body Forever
Pilates has long been known as the savvy way to build a more sculpted body, but A Body Forever takes the traditional Pilates approach one step further. The brainchild of Amy Brogan, former Pilates manager at super-swish gym group Equinox, the virtual platform encourages you to commit to a six-week programme. There are three different ones depending on your starting point, but all three fuse Pilates with strength-focused PT workouts. A combination that’s proven to work – think improved strength, flexibility, endurance and mobility; you’ll be hooked once you see the results. Your first 14 days are free; £20 per month thereafter.
It’s Not A Diet
Having spent the last six years transforming her body after suffering with alcoholism, loss and postnatal depression, Davina Taylor is now an authority on health and wellbeing. Losing 18kg in six months, Davinia has researched and biohacked herself back to peak performance, and if you follow her on Instagram, you’ll be well aware of her often-wacky wellness ways – think cold showers to curb cravings, incline powerwalks to trigger the fat burning process, and taking MCT oil, celery juice and bone broth on a daily basis. Davinia’s first book, It’s Not A Diet, documents her journey and delves deeper into her health rules. If you’re into wellness, it’s a fascinating read.
If you read your horoscope religiously, Luna London’s Zodiac candle collection is one to have on your radar. Infused with subtle essential oils and heavenly-scented florals, each candle is hand-poured to order with non-toxic wax and boasts an impressive 40-hour burn time. We also love the Meditation collection – the Self-Love candle is scented with peony, rose and oud and comes with a rose quartz crystal, while the Calm candle, which comes with an amethyst, will delicately scent your space with musk, lavender and jasmine.
If you didn’t already have problems sleeping, chances are you may do so now after the events of the last year, and for those of you that did, they may have got a whole lot worse. Doing things differently, PASO’s intelligent sleep formula works on a long-term, cumulative basis, helping to reset sleep patterns – it’ll help you fall asleep more quickly and have better quality sleep once you’re there. Containing natural plant extracts such as chamomile, lavender and lemon balm, natural sources of melatonin and stress-busting magnesium, the formula is also vegan-friendly and free from any nasties.
Created by an NHS nurse and her husband, Nursem’s hand cream became one of the best-selling beauty products at the height of the pandemic. Designed with relentless handwashing in mind, its clever formula comforts dry, irritated hands with a fast-absorbing formula. Launching this week is Nursem’s hand sanitiser, a first-of-a-kind formula that’s more effective than alcohol gels yet is as gentle as water on the skin. Proven to kill 99.99% of harmful viruses, it’s suitable for even the most sensitive of hands, and for every product sold, Nursem will provide a month’s supply of hand care to an NHS nurse or midwife.
Whether you’re holidaying in Cornwall or Corfu this summer, make sure you’ve packed Wild Nutrition’s latest launch, Natural Glow. A genius supplement that’s designed to work in tandem with your topical SPF, it will protect your skin from within for a healthier tan. Containing biotin, beta-carotene, copper and vitamins C and E, it will protect the skin from environmental damage, support the tanning process and boost collagen production. Start taking ten days before your holiday to bolster melanin levels and continue to take once you’re home to maintain your glow.
As much as we love the idea of a fresh bounty from a local farmer’s market, the reality is that life often gets in the way of eating well. And while the frozen aisle may not be the most obvious place to find healthy food, Simple Foods is turning that idea on its head. Create your own box of chef-made dishes – from berry porridge to cookie dough energy balls, and salmon and quinoa burgers to cleansing soups – ready to stash in your freezer. Made without refined carbs and no refined sugars, rest assured every dish ticks the nutritional boxes, and they’re easy to heat up, too. Either heat from frozen in a microwave or in a pot of boiling water for nutritionist-approved meals in minutes.
Nutritionist Pippa Campbell is the name to know for a new-gen approach to wellness. Taking a 360° approach to her clients’ health, she’s renowned for pushing things one step further – think stool, hormone and DNA tests – and the results are impressive. If you’ve been struggling to get an appointment with Pippa herself, then her new supplement collection may well be the best next thing. The hero product in the range – Detox – is one to try if you’re plagued with constant fatigue, low mood, poor skin, bloating and headaches, while Mood & Sleep, which optimises levels of serotonin and melatonin, guarantees a restful night’s sleep with no grogginess the following day.
There are apps, and there’s the Technogym App. If you’re into exercise, chances are you’ll be familiar with Technogym because they supply equipment to over 80,000 studios worldwide. And their new app is just the latest string in their bow. An intelligent, AI-based smart coach, a digital trainer will guide you, step by step, with tailored workouts that adapt to your goals in time. Every day, the app will create a workout for you based on your available equipment, combining a warm-up, cardio, strength and recovery. And if you have Technogym machines at home, the app will guide you on how to get the most out of your kit and provide bespoke workouts.
Founded by a former ballet dancer and surfer, Marysia’s activewear collection will fast become your go-to for working out in style. Made with premium fabrics – such as their signature basketweave-textured jersey – which are sourced in Italy to create classic, flattering silhouettes, pieces include scallop-edged sports bras and shorts as well as leggings and crop tops. Bonus points go to the sleek monochrome palette, which will team seamlessly with other items in your workout wardrobe.
DISCLAIMER: Features published by SheerLuxe are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.