HEALTH. STRENGTH. POSITIVITY.
Last Friday, me and lots of other Manchester Bloggers fled to Hale Country Club and Spa in our masses; why? To attend the Myprotein "Active Women Launch" and #COREBLIMEY event. As soon as my inbox pinged with the invite I was quick to respond... a fitness and health event at a gorgeous venue, involving food and amazing Myprotein goodies?! I'm there. It was an event that sounded right up my street, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
I have always been a fan of early morning workouts, so heading down to the venue at 8am for an energising morning was practically a perfect way for me to spend my Friday, as the combination of a core based fitness class, followed by healthy, protein filled breakfast snacks, ensured that I headed off to my university lectures feeling focused, awake and energised, and was ready to seize the day!
Following the class, we were given a talk about the new range of Myprotein supplements, a range targeted solely at helping women reach their protein requirements in order to ensure that they can get the most out of their workouts. This is a topic that I am particularly passionate about myself, as I am a regular user of a numerous supplements including whey protein and BCAA's. Unfortunately, there is a large stigma surrounding these types of supplements, and a fear that over consumption of protein will instantly leave women looking bulky or manly. However, this is not the case! Due to the simple fact that women have far less testosterone than men, our muscles simply do not grow or evolve at the same rate! In fact, many women's diets are actually deficient in protein, yet this macronutrient is vitally important if you are training in the gym (particularly if weights are being used). According to the NHS guidelines, it is suggested that women consume between 40-50 grams of protein per day (whilst simultaneously advising 90g of sugar)... if that doesn't send alarm bells ringing then I don't know what will. In what warped world would it ever seem viable to need twice the amount of sugar than protein? Luckily, companies like Myprotein are well aware of these misleading guidelines, and have created their Active Women range in order to ensure that women are hitting a higher daily protein intake, without over consuming calories!
The range itself is extensive, and offers everything from protein powders to pre-workout supplements, to high protein snacks such as cookies and brownies, all of which can be purchased for an extremely affordable price through their website (and while you're there, take a look at their fitness clothing range too- the leggings and crop top they gifted to me are so gorgeous and the fit is amazing!)
All in all, it was a great, refreshing morning, and lovely to be introduced to their new ambassador Louise Thompson.... If you want a sneaky little insight into the event then give the video below a watch!