Last week was the launching of Good Organic Only, a Parisian juice company, in the beautiful N’vY Hotel in Geneva. I was invited to attend the press day of the launch, which obviously I was happy to attend cuz woohoo cold-pressed juices are finally coming to Switzerland?! Yup I know, anywhere in the world you can probably find them at the gas station, but here it’s literally unheard of. In any case, the event was really nice, with lots of juice sipping while chatting with the other attendees and a little presentation given by the two founders of the company; Valerie Espinasse, the nutritionist behind the products and Mareva Galanter, former actress and Miss France (the pretty face and probably main selling point behind the product). I really liked the juices they had set out to sample, and when we left they gifted us with one of their new detox packs: the Sunny Detox. Continue Reading
Alight. Looks like things are finally coming together. If you follow me, Stef or Sabrine on Instagram you probably already know about Fitreserve, mainly cuz we’ve probs been spamming your new feed about it (hehe oopppss sorry). But actually not that sorry cuz this concept is absolute bomb and if you’ve read about it you’re probably just as excited about it as we are and therefore don’t even mind the spamming. If you don’t already know about it then:
a) WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
b) Go read about it ASAP on my other blog post HERE
The world is changing. We are the generation of try all, do all. Just like the professional world is changing, allowing people to completely switch their career paths (study physics end up working in a bank, or starting off as a teacher but find yourself killing it in a law firm); the fitness world is also embracing this new multifaceted, unrestrictive, go-getter tendency that generation Y is all about.
I don’t want to be a “boxer”, I don’t want to be only a “swimmer” and I don’t want to be labeled as a “yogi”.
I’m an athlete. I do all, train all, challenge myself and work hard. There. That’s my label.
This is the fitness concept of the future. You no longer have to chose one and only one gym, studio, centre, sport, you can have it all. With one pass to have access to hundreds of fitness studios in Swiss Romande. Although I can’t reveal juuuuust yet the exact list of studios, trust me when I say your schedule could look a little like this: Monday evening spin class, Tuesday lunch time boxing session, Wednesday pilates, a few laps in the pool on Thursday, end the week Friday evening with a fun Zumba lesson, and an early Saturday morning yoga class. Yup. All of it with a single pass. It’s basically a fitchick’s Willy Wonka Golden Ticket. Continue Reading
I’m not very good at taking breaks for my workout schedule. This year I’ve made it one of my resolutions to take at least one rest day a week, but still. I don’t really like getting off my grind. When I’m in it, I’m pro at hustling; I got my To-Do list on point, got my gym sessions all planned out, food’s usually prepped in the fridge and ready to go, basically I go about my lame little life feeling like I’m killing the game each and every day. This past weekend however, it was my first weekend of end-of-semester break so I went off to Davos to my flatmate’s chalet to spend a nice weekend off in the mountains. This of course meant three days of eating massive brunches and sitting around on the couch (literally only getting up to get more food or sometimes to pee). Literally my Polar watch would count my daily activity in negative numbers. But you know what, sometimes it’s nice to have a big long rest like that. I told myself “you know what Vic, you’ll rest up, your body needs it, and you’ll get back badder, better and stronger”. That was the plan til Stef and I, on my first day back home, went to Geneva to My Private Gym for a personal training session.
Plan: Kill it, cuz body’s all rested up and ready to slaaaaay the workout.
Reality: Omg am I actually supposed to PULL THIS TIRE?! WTF how heavy is this thing? Shit… the trainer’s says he looked at my Instagram and knows I’m “fit”. I have to live up to this BUT I CAN’T PULL THIS TIRE. Wow this is embarrassing.
Safe to say in a one hour workout at My Private Gym, my Polar watch forgave me for three days of moving less than an animal in hibernation. Continue Reading