A few of weeks ago a pretty exciting (ok very exciting) email landed in my inbox inviting me to a fitness event at UNiDAYS HQ in Nottingham. Naturally when I spotted the word UNiDAYS I was immediately intrigued, with them being the number one student discount provider in the country and because they single-handedly saved me zillions - yes zillions - of pounds in my student years.
The event was a collaboration with Results With Lucy, as a way to celebrate that RWL now has 25% off all fitness programmes for students with a UNiDAYS account. Click here to get your juicy discount. So myself and a few other lucky bloggers donned our sassiest gym gear for a workout and nutrition talk, followed by a cute luncheon.
|Juuuuust before we got all sweaty! Photo Credit: UNiDAYS|
Now for those of you that don't know much about Results With Lucy, (have you been living under a rock?) it was set up by the fitness goddess that is Lucy Mecklenburgh, Cecilia her Personal Trainer, and Louise her Nutritionist. It's the most successful online training programme in the UK, and after our workout with Cecilia, and spending some time with Lucy, I can totally see why!
I have since signed myself up to the 12 week New Beginnings Plan which I am honestly loving. Each exercise video is so fun and easy to follow, and Cecilia's charisma really translates well onto your laptop screen! The weekly food diaries and food shopping lists are also mega helpful but my favourite thing HAS to be the Eating Out Guide - which tells you which dishes you Can Have, Maybe Shouldn't and Absolutely Should Avoid at All Costs!
I've tried other online fitness platforms but honestly didn't find them anywhere near as engaging as RWL, plus I love how supportive the #RWLFitties community is on Instagram too! I'm planning on doing a full review post on my experience with the New Beginnings programme, complete with before and after pics (EEK!) so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, if you wanted to see if Results with Lucy is for you, it's free to try out the first week of each plan, so you can see if it's your cup of tea! (I have a feeling it might be...)
Firstly we all introduced ourselves to one other, there were six bloggers and then Allie from UNiDAYS who joined in on the workout, so it was a really fun and intimate event. Luckily I'd met up with the absolute cutie that is Jaylee (ComicBooksAndYellowDucks) for an obligatory pre-event Starbucks, so I didn't turn up completely alone!
Lucy was so friendly and down to earth which was really refreshing, so we were all chattering around the sofas in no time! First up was our nutrition talk with Louise, who told us that carbs are not the enemy (Which was obviously music to my ears). Instead she explained that we need to be replacing refined carbs e.g. white bread, pasta, rice etc with their wholegrain alternatives. She also busted a lot of food myths which was so interesting to hear!
We then started our workout which was live-streamed over on Results With Lucy's Facebook page.
It was a killer workout (especially for my poor poor legs who had not seen a gym in some time) but it gave me such a boost and really inspired me to kick-start my fitness routine again. Cecilia is also probably the most enthusiastic person I have ever met. She's flipping fantastic!
|Photo credit: UNiDAYS|
After our super yummy and healthy lunch, we said our goodbyes and I waddled my jelly-legs back to the train station with the most adorable goodie bag in tow. (You can see it's contents over on my YouTube channel). I also vlogged parts of the event and actually got a chance to ask Lucy a couple of health and fitness related questions so click here to watch that!
So thank you so much to UNiDAYS for inviting me along to such a cool event, and make sure you make the most of the 25% off Results With Lucy plans. If you are a student and don't have an account it's a really simple process. Go to the UNiDAYS sign up page; you'll then be redirected to your University portal to verify you are in fact a student - Currently crying in a puddle cause I'm no longer one waaaa - and that's it! YOU'RE IN!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I expect to be seeing you all on the #RWLFitties hashtag very soon!
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