Perfect Remix For Your Running Session

Embrace the outdoors and get ready to sprint with our new TruTunes. We’re all about running this week at TruBe, so we’ve compiled 20  of our favourite remixes to help you sweat it out. With artists such as Broods, ROZES, and Lauv, you’re bound to be inspired to get outside and run as fast as you can.

Download. Play. Run Fast.

 

Relaxing Rhythms

In honour of the new service we are now offering of Sports & Thai Massage, we’ve created the perfect relaxing playlist for you. With artists such as ARIZONA, Lorde, and Khalid, you’re bound to relax and renew with our TruTunes. It’s always important to take time out of your busy day to slow down and focus on YOU. Remember that by taking time for yourself, you are bettering all aspects of your life.

Download. Play. Renew.

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4 Reasons To Eat Acai Daily

You may have heard about the newest food trend: acai! It’s everywhere– in bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and all the trendiest cafes. What exactly is acai? Acai, pronounced ah-sigh-EE, is the superfood from Brazil and a berry that looks like a grape. It has a natural, sweet taste with a hint of chocolate flavour. You won’t typically find acai fresh in stores due to the shelf life being short. Instead, you will find it in puree form in the freezer section. Acai is the perfect compliment to various ingredients and your new favourite breakfast food. So why should you incorporate acai into your daily diet? Let us fill you in on the top 4 reasons. 

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A Boost In Energy

Acai berries have countless proteins, good fats, and carbohydrates which have been proven to be extremely beneficial for keeping your energy levels high. Not only do these berries increase your energy, but they help fight exhaustion and fatigue.  Best recipe for an acai energy bowl? Our favourite bowl at the moment is by The Fit Foodie!

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Clear Complexion

A major benefit of eating acai daily is the ability to maintain healthy skin. Acai berries contain many vitamins to help enhance skin. An article published on PubMed showed that acai was one of the most effective natural skin care ingredients and that the extract found in acai is extremely beneficial for treating acne. Recipe for clear skin? Try this clear skin acai smoothie bowl here, recipe by the lovely Olivia Jenkins.

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Hair Growth

A variety of healthy vitamins such as A, B, C, and E are found in acai berries which helps hair growth. Not only do the the nutrients found in the berries help new growth, but they  help strengthen hair and help you maintain a healthy scalp. You can even add acai into your shampoo to help your hair…and the smell is delicious. Try this shampoo, a mix of acai and avocado, for serious hair goals.

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Healthy Heart

Keeping your heart healthy is extremely important, and acai does just that. The fruit provides amounts of anthocyanins, which are active in supporting your cardiovascular system. How should you consume the berry for a healthy heart? Try adding acai in your tea. Acai herbal tea is a perfect drink to have during the day, and it’s even 10-30 times richer in anthocyanins than red wine is!  Indulge in the perfect cup of acai tea, with our favourite’s being Stash Tea and SMT.

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We hope these benefits have inspired you to incorporate acai into your daily diet. Looking for a trendy cafe in London to try acai for the first time? Visit Viva Acai, an acai bar with all your favourite toppings such as peanut butter, kiwi, and coconut fakes. You’ll be part of the acai craze in no time. Happy Eating!

Your TruBe Team

 

Top 4 Benefits of Couples Yoga

Did you know yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit and is used to signify any form of connection? This definition is exactly what couples yoga or ‘partner yoga’ is all about. Not only does this medium enhance your physical relationship, but your mental relationship as well. Julia Lehram, a psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor, says the following: A couples yoga experience can serve as a kind of mini ‘retreat’ or ‘workshop’ to strengthen a relationship.

Couples yoga requires partners to really be in the moment, pay attention to each other and work together toward common goals. This practice truly brings people together and we’re here to let you in on the exclusive top benefits.

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Strong Communication

Throughout a session of couples yoga, you must rely on one another, constantly communicating through touch and eye contact. This constant communication requires the undivided attention from both partners and a strong level of trust. Physical touch is a language in itself, with the power of touch being able to convey a strong sense of emotion. A strong component of couples yoga is mimicry, the act of being able to match your partner’s mood. Movement like mimicry can greatly help increase bonding with your partner, according to a study done by The British Psychological Study. The verbal and nonverbal movements displayed in couples yoga is extremely beneficial for creating a deeper level of connection and communication skills.

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Letting Go

Couples yoga is all about the art of learning to let go and enjoy life to the fullest without any unnecessary stress. After a stressful day at work, it’s normal to want to take out some of your frustration on your partner. This energy can easily be converted into positive energy. By taking part in couples yoga, you are learning to let go of unwanted stress and approach the world with fresh, new eyes. One of the biggest parts of learning to let go is having total trust in your partner. Let your guard down, and don’t be afraid to try something new! Your partner will be with you every step of the way, helping to uplift you and take away any anxiety you may have.

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Embracing Laughter

Did you know laughing together as a couple is a sign that you are on a path to lasting love? Jeffrey Hall, from University of Kansas, conducted his studies around the importance of humour in a relationship, and his research shows that laughing is a true sign of a “spark.” Couples yoga creates a great deal of fun, allowing for a carefree and safe sanctuary. You will find some poses difficult and oftentimes humorous, allowing for a relaxed and enjoyable environment. It is not just about the outcome, but about the journey and what you learn along the way.

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Creating Balance

In couples yoga, there is never a giver or receiver in a certain yoga pose. Both partners are equally engaged and have one common goal in mind: to support one another. This helps create the perfect sense of balance in a couples yoga session. This not only helps you in a session, but benefits your relationship outside of yoga. Every relationship is unique in its own way and has many different points of balance. Taking time to stay true to yourself, each other, and your values will help you create a balance that works for you and your partner.

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Now it’s time to get your partner and roll out a mat! Looking for the perfect yoga instructor in a private environment? We got you! Book a session with us and you can add your partner to your session in any desired location. See you soon!

Your TruBe Team

Top 5 Reasons To Go On A Fitness Retreat

Our personal trainers have officially arrived at the beautiful Villa Lena for a July fitness retreat! If you’ve never heard of Villa Lena, you are in for a treat. Located in Tuscany, this hotel is a dream escape from your daily life. 

In honour of this retreat, we invite you to imagine a holiday where you are able to focus solely on your personal health and fitness goals in a beautiful destination surrounded by nature whilst being taught by the best fitness instructors from around the world. If this concept sounds intriguing to you, then a fitness retreat is the perfect place for you. Fitness retreats are an amazing way to focus on your well-being, and they create a healthy environment full of possibilities. 

If you’re looking to transform your 2018 in a healthy way, then a fitness retreat is for you.

There are countless benefits and reasons to go on a fitness retreat, but we’ve narrowed it down to a unique five. So, let’s escape!

Breathtaking Views

Surround yourself with nature, whether that be on the beach, or in the countryside. We encourage you to release your inner child as you breathe in air that is as fresh as a budding flower. Conquer the waves, fly through the trees and push your limits with a variety of activities such as hiking, kayaking, and even zip-lining. Experience the most beautiful sunsets whilst running along the beach and setting individual goals for yourself. These activities not only encourage you to embrace the outdoors, but they help build your confidence and get you outside of your comfort zone by not only working individually, but working with a team. Great for building on your social skills!

Always Inspired

“Fall in love with taking care of your body.” 

Inspiration surrounds you on a fitness retreat. Immerse yourself in workouts from around the globe, complimented with detoxing, cleansing and healthy food tips. You will have mind opening experiences with highly qualified personal trainers, fitness instructors and therapists. Enjoy a mix of individual sessions and group sessions, designed to inspire you and help you learn the best techniques to transfer energy in a healthy way, delivered from trainers who are truly passionate about their art. Set new goals and exceed your current ones, helping you understand your body and its needs.

Out of your Comfort Zone

Going on a fitness retreat is the perfect way to let go and embrace change, softly pushing you out of your comfort zone. A fitness retreat helps you change up your daily routine, whether that’s your normal fitness regime, the foods you usually eat, or your environment. Change can be intimidating at first but trying new things is healthy for your soul, and we can personally guarantee that you will be supported every step of the way!  

Relaxation

Not only will you be working out daily and pushing your body to new limits, but you will be able to treat yourself to luxury spa treatments and daily massages. This will help your body relax and recover, helping you reach your full potential. If you have any worries or concerns when it comes to your body, you will be able to address them and get them worked out, leaving you feeling revitalised. Daily relaxation not only helps prevent future athletic injuries but helps align your body and soul in perfect harmony!

Food Tailored to You

It’s all about healthy living when you go on your fitness retreat, even down to what you eat. Upon arrival, you will meet with a nutritionist to decide on the best meal plan which is tailored to your body. You are invited to participate in workshops that will teach you how to eat a plentiful, well balanced and healthy meal, all of which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home upon your return. Learning about the right foods will benefit not only your body but help boost your mood and energy levels.

Like the sound of a fitness retreat? Experience one for yourself! If you are not sure where your first fitness retreat should be, we have got you covered. If you’re craving a break from city life in a location that is so idyllic you will never want to leave, then the following experience is a match made in heaven. As part of the TruBe community, we would like to reward you for all your hard work with 15% off your July stay at Villa Lena.

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Villa Lena is passionate about creating an environment where guests and artists from different backgrounds can come together to relax, create and be inspired. Enjoy 15% off your stay in July when you download the TruBe App and make sure to mention TruBe when completing your booking!

Your TruBe Team