Staying on Track

Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve put on a few pounds, nothing major, but clothes that are usually comfortable have become less so! Like many people, over the summer holidays I relaxed my eating (and drinking) – a couple of biscuits here; a chocolate bar there; the odd glass of wine mid-week. Doesn’t sound too bad…

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…

What will you achieve in 2015?

So, February is upon us – a whole month of 2015 already gone. How has your ‘new year’ been so far? Did you make any resolutions? Are you sticking to them?? We’re not really ‘New Years’ Resolution’ girls at JDV. That’s not to say that we haven’t set ourselves some goals for the year ahead…

#MoveMe Workout 1

Here’s a workout you can easily do at-home which will get the full body firing and raise your heart rate! See if you can get it done twice in the #MoveMe week. Repeat the workout 4 times through: Glute Bridges x 12 Press Ups x 12 Squats x 12 Cycle Crunches x 12 (each side)…

Week 1 #MoveMe

Welcome to Week 1 of the #JDVHealthyMe Challenge. This week we want to get you moving, encourage you to be more active and fire up those muscles and heart rate. All week we want to you to either add to your current exercise regime, switch it up a little or start from fresh in the…

Marathon Training – Make mine a Half!

If you found yourself watching this weekend’s London Marathon with admiration, maybe it inspired you to up your running regime and tackle something longer than your usual jog? As we stood on The Embankment last year, madly cheering all the amazing participants of this crazy, awe-inspiring test of endurance, my friends and I were inspired…

Swaptober

With “Stoptober” and “Sober for October” hitting the headlines, Joie de Vivre thought we would come up with our own challenge to help you to make small steps to a fitter, healthier and happier lifestyle. So, why not join us for “SWAPTOBER”! We’re challenging you to make a healthy swap to your nutrition to help…