Author: Victoria Engelmann

How one women used lockdown to become more assertive.

Too often, when a woman speaks her mind with clarity and confidence it is deemed as aggressive, abrasive, bossy, difficult, too much and awkward. While men get all the good adjectives; honest, upfront, direct, truthful, concise, bold.  This certainly isn’t always the case, but I do believe society has a pre-conditioned notion for those women

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Working out with your partner: lessons learned and fitness gained

Couples who train together stay together, right? We reached out to couples who have been running, CrossFitting, and overall fitness-ing together throughout the years to learn the truth. If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “working out with your other half” or “fitness couples” it’s highly likely your browser timed out due to boredom. You’re greeted

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Tried, tasted and loved: Smith Street Paleo, a Dubai Based Meal Prep Company Reviewed

It’s pretty simple, over the years I have tried my fair share of meal prep companies and Smith Street Paleo is one of the best I have come across. Images by Smith Street Paleo My nearest and dearest know that I don’t love cooking, but I certainly appreciate good food. So, the occasional bout with

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The 2016 Meridian CrossFit Regionals Recap

My first experience at regionals was an overwhelming one, but I wouldn’t change a second of it. From spending hours prepping the athlete’s food and writing my articles between events to hanging out at the house with Team Buff Box, Regional athlete Lucy Majury and Youtube CrossFit star Craig Richey, it was an amazing whirlwind adventure. Read

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The 2016 CrossFit Meridian Regionals: Day 1 with Buff Box

From five-time regional athlete Jordan Wallace to first timers such as South African hopeful Alan Foulis, Buff Box was right at the heart of the 2016 Meridian regionals ensuring athletes were fuelled and ready. The energy on Friday morning was contagious with the likes of Team Yas, Team Nordic Opex and CrosssFit Reykjavik stopping by the booth to

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The new Buff Box menu is out!

And it’s freaking delicious. Every six weeks, Buff Box and its team of nutritionists revamp its specially designed menu. And this isn’t done just to keep your taste buds happy. Besides tasting great, each meal is seasonally designed so that you receive the freshest ingredients available. Because Buff Box doesn’t only cater to your macro-nutrient requirements, they want to feed you the most

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Bear Strength Clothing Co: rule your workout in style

I recently came across Bear Strength and their clothing at the CrossFit Athlete Games in London, and I was immediately drawn to the brands bright colours and soft fabrics.

Listening to the experts at Buff Box: Part II

My previous post discussed why respecting the expertise of those that have specialised in a field of study is always a good idea. And despite the fact that everyone seems to have an opinion on health and fitness, these are two topics where we should undoubtedly be learning from the experts. And while I don’t believe

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