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Red wine or Jaegerbomb drinkers, here are some pre- and post-party tips by Scarlet Cummins

the holiday season is a time for gift giving, carolling, mince pies, mulled wine, and unfortunately expanding waist lines. As we face the season of over-indulgence, kick boxing expert Christian Thomson shares his expertise on how to enjoy the festivities and remain healthy.

We know that the basis of a healthy lifestyle is a balanced diet and exercise; two areas that are somewhat neglected during the winter period. But, as Christian explains, the way to enjoy yourself and stay fit is to “eat scientifically and exercise scientifically”, befitting the ethos of his new gym, HIIT Studios. Opening on Pocock Street in early 2014, his new fitness studio will fuse High Intensity Interval Training with martial arts, under the supervision and guidance of top coaches.

Christian is aware of the New Year’s health kick which so many of us attempt, but staying well throughout Christmas is better for us, and doesn’t have to be a chore! Eating little and often is a great way to keep your metabolism firing at its fastest, and your exercise regime at its most effective; and whilst major parts of this season’s frivolities are parties and frenzied shopping sprees, Christian also emphasises the need for 6-8 hours sleep a night to allow your body to repair and renew itself.

“eat scientifically and exercise scientifically

Christian is our nutrition and exercise expert and his new venture, HIIT Studios, will encourage individuals to train intelligently in an athletic environment using state-ofthe- art machinery, engaging in one of the most efficient ways of burning fat, supported and motivated by a dedicated team.

Christian has compiled a few nutritional tips for pre- and post- Christmas to help all of us make the most of the holiday season whilst staying slim. By moving more and making just a few minor alterations, come January that fad diet will seem far less tempting, and you’ll find yourself enjoying the festivities well into the new year!

Moonraker Point
1 Pocock Street
t: 020 8133 5220

Red wine is a top choice due to its antioxidant benefits, as well as Jaegermeister which consists of different herbs and spices – but of course only in moderation!
Breakfast must not be missed, it will kick start your metabolism giving you the energy needed over the festive season.
Dancing not only counts as physical exercise but improves your serotonin levels.
Stay warm
Stay cosy and cleansed with a warm drink, helping to clear your kidneys of toxins and make your body run more efficiently.

Smooth start
Coffee will affect your hormonal balance, so opt for a fruit smoothie followed by some stretching each morning to kick start your metabolism.
Citrus kick
Add refreshing lemon to your water or tea to balance your acid and alkaline levels.
Get Physical
Spend post-party days moving to promote a high metabolism and improve circulation.


The interior and exterior of HIIT Studios’ new space at Moonraker Point.

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