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BIG HIT KICKBOXING: YOU vs YOU

Health and fitness has always been very important to me. Whether that’s taking a good workout class or switching up my diet, fitness has always given me the balance my hectic lifestyle needs and honestly, there is no better cure to stress than a good workout! That being said, there is nothing I love more than taking a good kickboxing class.
South paw, right jab, left cross, right hook, left swing kick–


My favourite local spot to sweat it out is at Parklawn Big Hit Kickboxing. It’s open to ages 14 and up and has 4 locations stretched across the GTA (with a 5th opening later this summer), making it easily accessible.

Typically when most people think of kickboxing, they think of an old grunge-style kickboxing gym. This is where Big Hit is a hit above the rest! Their studios are clean, modern and have an energetic vibe. They offer a range of group inspired fitness classes that are inviting to anyone at any level which differentiates them from the every-day gymThis in itself eliminates the pressure to spar or hold pads with partners and takes away the intimidation for those who’ve never tried any type of kickboxing class. You learn newly created strikes on a man-like punching bag (ie. B.O.B.), with customized playlists to keep your heart pumping and energy up, giving you the best of fitness and kickboxing. If you love a challenge and want to switch up your workout routine, you have to try Big Hit!
To me working out is all mind over matter, with my fitness goals ever evolving over the last couple of years. That used to mean working out to look good and it still is to that extent, but now I’ve switched my focus to train my body to be healthier and stronger while pushing my mind (#YouvsYou). I’ve trained at Big Hit for over a year and I can definitely say there have been classes where I’ve wanted to stop, but kept at it because the results are worth it! There is no better workout than the one that pushes you to the limit and I can guarantee you will get that at Big Hit. All thanks to their classes and incredible trainers I’m in the best shape and cannot wait to take the next step with pad training.
Big Hit offers 8 classes found below:
-PowerBox
-CoreBox
-KickBox
-Revbox
-SmartBox
-IronBox
-BallinBox
-RoundBox
My personal favourites are Corebox, BallinBox and Powerbox. If you’re new to their studio, they have a new member trial which includes 2 weeks of unlimited kickboxing classes, a pair of boxing gloves, hand wraps and a glove bag for $59. You can also buy a range of unlimited class memberships (1 month- $199, 3 month-$179 & 6 month- $159) or try one on one with a trainer (another personal favourite).
For those of you that live in the east end, their 5th new location opens on the Danforth on August 26th!  More info on Big Hit can be found here.
Have you tried kickboxing before? Been to Big Hit? Share below. XO
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SPRING READY WITH H&M

Brought to you by H&M.

LOOK 1: TRENCH | WHITE TOP | PANTS | CLUTCH

With spring officially here, we can finally embrace the warm weather and freshen up our wardrobes with some fun and flirty staples. Though I often gravitate towards a darker colour palette throughout the year, this season I am all about welcoming pretty neutrals and bold hues come spring and on. In some ways, this is why spring is my favourite season! Other than signifying the end to a cold and gloomy winter, spring is so synonymous to a fresh start. Everything feels new and exciting; what better time than now to revamp your wardrobe.
At this point it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve been on the hunt for new pieces this season. The latest discoveries from my recent shopping finds were all from H&M, specifically their new 2018 spring line. Everything that I am wearing in today’s post is from them, and with so many great options, creating these classic spring looks couldn’t be easier! These are sure to be on rotation all season long. Check out my top 5 must-haves to building your spring wardrobe below:
DENIM JEANS 
One spring staple that I always stock up on are denim jeans. Though I haven’t met a denim pant I didn’t love, I love them solely on the fact that they can be dressed up or down so easily. This pair (under $50) happens to be a current favourite thanks to the distressed look and easy fit. As you know I’m all about those special details and this was one of those love at first sight picks.
BOLD COLOURED TRENCH
One iconic piece that never goes out of style. So minimalistic and classic, this is one piece that is the definition of spring awakening! Choose one in a pop of colour, like mine, found here (under $100).
FLIRTY WHITE TOP
Never met a white top I didn’t like and if it has those special details like an off-the-shoulder or ruffles I am basically sold. In fact, I think this is the perfect spring must-have top; wear it with everything from jeans to skirts, they add a little femininity to any look.
WHITE PANTS 
One item that is never not on the top of my spring must-have list! Versatile and so easy to style, find yourself the right pair and you’ll be wearing them with everything. Love these (under $50).
GO-TO ACCESSORIES
Look for an accessory you can wear every day. To me, that’s a bag that can fit all of my necessities (phone, cardholder, lipgloss etc.) This clutch (under $50) was a favourite find. Not only for it’s casual appeal, but for versatility. Great paired with any look, it can be dressed up or down and will be my go-to this spring. Love that! Also can we talk about this hat? The suede detailing really caught my eye and worked so well with today’s look. You can find it here (under $15).
My shopping philosophy has always been focused on building a wardrobe filled with classics that will stand the test of time. Thanks to H&M, I was able to revamp my wardrobe adding these classic must-haves. Needless to say I love each and every one and have definitely been eyeing a few more from their spring line. You can shop H&M’s spring collection online here and in stores which is available on March 21, 2018.
What are some of your favourites from their new spring line? Do share below. xoxo
Thank you to H&M for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
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NAVY BOOTS

MERINO TURTLENECK | SKIRT | NAVY BOOTS | YSL CROSSBODY BAG | RINGS (1,2)

With the cooler weather here, I cannot help but add more pieces to my list of fall must-haves. Aside from the fact that there so many to choose from, cozy sweaters to every kind of boot imaginable, what I love most is that any of these can be paired with key staples from the previous season. Love that! Today I’d like to take a moment to discuss one of my current favourites starting with the one colour I’ll be wearing all season long; navy.

Although I love wearing a variety of colours, navy just happens to be the one colour that I reach for time and time again because of how versatile it is; the best part is that it compliments virtually everyone and pairs well with every colour possible. Today’s look is definitely the epitome of all of that. Monochromatic with a pop of navy, I can literally wear these boots for hours at a time. Other than being a statement piece, these are super comfortable to wear because of the platform heel. If you’re looking at adding a statement piece to your fall wardrobe, look no further! This one is such a fun piece to throw on especially if you’re looking to break up your everyday monochromatic look.

What do you think about adding a pop of colour for Fall? Let me know below. xoxo

Thank you to Call It Spring for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 
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