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Next generation utility-wear with an athletic vibe. Dumpty’s SS18 collection made functional, fashionable at LFW2017.

The Dumpty SS18 models stepped out with attitude on Monday morning, showcasing this to a pulsating electronic beat.

This unisex collection, used synthetic fabrics to create durable pieces which appear both functional and highly wearable, with playful cut-outs and asymmetric styling, giving the collection a 90’s kid edge.

White, black and orange provided a solid base to the outfits, while greens and greys occasionally dressed down the utility tone. Pink, a seasonal spring favourite, made a cheeky appearance, contrasted with a black, leather-look jacket to give the look a tougher aesthetic.

The incorporation of high sport socks and mint-green trainers gave the whole collection an athletic vibe, complemented by the slicked back hair and grungy bare-face styling. The casual added branding of “dumpty” stamped across the forehead of each model, an added quirk which spoke to the bold and mischievous personality of the brand.

Zips, Velcro and oversized pockets statemented the pieces, while accessories were alternatively worn with bun-bags fasted across the chest, their straps made from what looked like car seat-belts, an innovative supplement to the practical feel of the collection.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Rosemary Pitts |Fashion Week Photographer|@rosemarypitts

The world’s only international personal training business is running a Valentine’s Day speed dating event at three of its UK gyms on Tuesday 14th February, where visitors can take part in an intense circuit workout and spend two minutes with prospective dates at each station. Tickets are £20, with proceeds going to the World Heart Foundation and after the workout, all participants will be invited to go for dinner as a group at a local restaurant. 

The world’s only international personal training business, Ultimate Performance Fitness, is running a speed dating circuit workout at three of its UK gyms this Valentine’s Day at 7pm.

The class will involve 10 high-intensity workout stations, where 10 men and 10 women can work out in couples for two minutes before moving on to the next exercise and the next person.

Men and women will rotate around the circuit in opposite directions so they will get to workout with a new partner at every station. 

Members of the public can register their interest at UP Fitness Manchester, City or Mayfair here.

Participants will be put through their paces by highly-qualified personal trainers, whilst getting to know one another. Afterwards, the group will have the opportunity to use UP Fitness’s shower facilities and dress up to go to a top local restaurant and continue the evening.

The circuit workout will include standing shoulder press, battle ropes, dumbbell squats and barbell hip raises, hanging leg raises, planks and an intense stint on the Watt Bike. However, the workout will be scaled to cater to all abilities.

Tickets are £20 and are on a first-come-first-served basis. All proceeds will be donated to the World Heart Foundation.

current_retouched_swoosh_4_approved_ho16_nsw_ftw_bw_etw_gif_034_gif_glitch_v0629Get ready to have a whole new trainer to be jealous of when you go to the gym.... Nike has brought out The Lunar Charge...

Recently bringing a slimmer silhouette into fashion when it comes to trainers the Lunar charge is the latest in a run of trainers form Nike that look cool as F*** either in or out of the gym.

At Nike, often the company’s best future innovations are rooted in tried and true design elements from past products. The new Nike LunarCharge exemplifies this method, with the goal of transforming comfort through a fresh silhouette that leverages Nike’s latest running innovation, the Lunarlon cushioning system introduced with the Nike LunarEpic this year.

To do this, Nike Sportswear designers brought a few additional models to the table: the Nike Air Presto (2000), the Nike Air Max 90 (1990) and the Nike Air Current (1990). The result is the Nike LunarCharge, a shoe that maximizes comfort with the Air Flow’s neoprene, the Air Presto’s bootie construction and the LunarEpic’s laser-siped, cushioned outsole—all with the iconic eye stays of the Air Max 90 and the sleek silhouette of the Air Current.

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On January 19, 2015, otherwise known as ‘Blue Monday’(today), the UK’s largest gym chain Fitness First will join forces with the UK’s best loved Olympian and fitness enthusiast, Victoria Pendleton and Team GB gymnast Max Whitlock to turn the day red.

Helping Brits to beat the post-Christmas blues, holiday debt and lack of sunshine with endorphin boosting one to one fitness activities, Fitness First will open gym doors across the UK for free visits, welcoming members of the public to experience ‘Fitness Reconfigured’, a campaign providing new insights into fun and dynamic workouts with a difference. Back to back complimentary gym floor classes will run throughout the day and expertly trained staff will be on hand in the brands newly ‘reconfigured’ gym spaces to answer fitness questions to help Brits see and understand the gym in a new and motivational way.

What’s more, for Londoners who need a bit more encouragement to get them into the gym, they can enjoy a stress free journey to the gym with exclusive Fitness First Cabs, where special guests including Victoria Pendleton and Max Whitlock will be on the back seat ready to share fitness tips and motivational psychology advice ahead of a Red Monday Workout. These complimentary mood boosting mobiles can be ordered through Twitter #RedMondayFF and will transport lucky gym goers to three key Fitness First gyms (Bishopsgate, The Strand and Tottenham Court Road*).

In addition to promoting general wellbeing and a positive attitude, Red Monday will act as a motivational boost for those looking to keep up or start New Year exercise goals. Fitness First found that although 82% of the public would like to improve their general wellbeing as part of their New Year’s Resolution, in the past 45% who have given up on an New Year’s exercise resolution have done so by the end of January.

Martin Seibold, Managing Director of Fitness First UK comments: “If people feel uncomfortable or unmotivated in an exercise environment, behavioural psychology tells us that their motivation to exercise will fade. We have always said that people motivate people, and that a comfortable environment is crucial to break down the barriers that stop people from exercising. We hope that Fitness First’s Red Monday activity, alongside our expert teams will shine a light on what Fitness First can do for the British public and we look forward to welcoming everyone no matter what their goals are or current state of fitness”.

The theory of Blue Monday dates back to 2005, when UK psychologist Cliff Arnall created a formula to calculate the most miserable day of the year. Lack of sunshine, holiday debt, failed New Year's resolutions and minimal motivational levels result in being at our most depressed and least active on the third Monday of the month of January.

Victoria Pendleton, Olympic cycling champion, comments: ‘Red Monday is about boosting your mood and energy levels on what many see as the most depressing day of the year. Exercise improves both mental and physical health, which should put a spring in your step and start your 2015 fitness goals off with a bang. I can’t wait to share my fitness tips and advice in our special Fitness First cabs and I look forward to our motivational meetings on the 19th.’

Max Whitlock, Olympic gymnast, said ‘When I ask my friends they say that getting to the gym can be the hardest part of any workout, especially during the winter. I love the idea of Fitness First cabs which will make the journey easier for a lucky few. Get tweeting as you never know, catching this cab with me might just lead to a brand new you’.

To book a Fitness First Cab follow @FitnessFirstUK and Tweet at us using #RedMondayFF with your postcode and our team will be in touch to get your details and organise a pick up time. Users must be over 18 years of age and be in a two mile radius of the three aforementioned clubs. There is a maximum of three people in any one cab journey. For additional information and T&Cs please visit www.fitnessfirst.co.uk/


A former gymnast for Great Britain and now a professional stuntman and celebrity body double on films such as Skyfall, Kick Ass and Sherlock Holmes, Damien trains for up to four hours a day on average and demands a workout that conditions his muscles with maximum effect whilst putting his body to the test.

Now exclusive to Fitness First, Damien is putting together Freestyle sessions that combine challenging new ideas and exercises, creating a workout with maximum effectiveness from every movement. Using playground like techniques and equipments the sessions combine the use of climbing frames, battle ropes and sandbells to challenge muscles to move as nature intended.

To give you a taster you can grab a free freestyle training session when you go to http://www.fitnessfirst.co.uk/livelifefreestyle #livelifefreestyle.

Freestyle sessions are available in Fitness First clubs nationwide.

Imagery credited to Craig Sugden