Simple Butternut Squash Soup

This is such an easy recipe for a healthy and delicious butternut squash soup – guaranteed to warm up your winter lunchtimes! Takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and makes around 3 largish bowls Ingredients: Around 500g of butternut squash, peeled and chopped into cubes (I let Tesco do the hard work and used…

Winter Warmer!

If you’re feeling the cold this week, why not have a go at our High Intensity Tabata Workout – guaranteed to get your heart rate racing and your cheeks glowing! You don’t need any equipment, just grab a mat or a towel and a bottle of water and go! Take a few minutes to get your…

Low Impact Tabata Workout

Welcome to our fourth JDV Tabata Workout – this time we’ve opted for a low impact workout which is great for anyone wanting to avoid any moves which are too intense on the joints, or for anyone new to Tabata. You’ll still get a great, total body workout which raises your metabolism and blasts body fat, so…

Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights

When we talk to prospective female clients about their fitness regimes, many tell us that they belong to a gym but rarely go, or that they don’t really know what to do when they are there and aren’t seeing results. When we delve a little deeper, we discover that their gym routines are predominantly cardio-focused; lengthy…

Welcome!

We just wanted to say a quick “Welcome” to Joie de Vivre. It has taken us a few months to get here, but we’re so pleased with the results, and we hope you find the site informative and useful for your health and fitness lifestyle. We will regularly be adding new posts, recipes, exercises and…