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CLUBBERCISE

Last week I attended my first Clubbercise class at Pineapple Dance Studio, a new dance fitness craze which feels more like a night out than a workout.  It's a new-and-improved aerobics class: easy-to-follow, high impact dance routines to 90s club anthems, with disco lights and glow sticks.  What's not to like?

Clubbercise dance fitness class at Pineapple Dance Studio, London

Three friends, Claire, Laura and Sarah, came up with concept as they hated the gym but loved to dance.  Using disco lights and lasers to recreate a nightclub atmosphere means everyone lets go dancing in the dark and gets fit in a fun, upbeat environment.  You'll burn around 500 calories in an hour, tone muscles all over your body and the flashing glow sticks are great for your arms.  The dancers stay hydrated with litres of water each class, so every time a new instructor signs up, Clubbercise donates to Oxfam to provide clean drinking water for 10 people in some of the poorest parts of the world.

Clubbercise dance fitness class at Pineapple Dance Studio, London

Launched in April 2014, it's the fastest-growing fitness brand in the industry and they're just about to launch classes at Pineapple in Covent Garden every Friday night at 8pm from 13 February.  I'll be heading back soon!

Clubbercise classes, 8-9pm on Fridays
Pineapple Dance Studio, 16 Langley Street, WC2H 9JA

FRIDAY'S FFFFOUND: AUSTRIA

Vintage Austria skiing travel poster
stoked to be going to Austria for the first time next month,
for a week of skiing in Zell am See.  Roll on, 21 Feb!

UNRETOUCHED KATE MOSS

German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot Kate Moss for Vogue Italia in an unretouched series of black and white photos.  Featured in the January 2015 issue, the 40 year old British supermodel is wearing minimal make up and pared down, androgynous clothes and looks great for it.  Down with Photoshop!

Kate Moss unretouched photos by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia

KENSINGTON QUARTER

I recently attended a dinner at Kensington Quarter, the fifth and newest restaurant from the Quarter Group. The new venue is a café, restaurant, deli and bar adjoined to the Indigo Hotel in Barkston Gardens near Earl's Court, which opened in November. Head Chef Riad Zaik (previously at Oxo Tower Brasserie and Le Pont de la Tour) has created a modern Mediterranean menu of light, seasonal cooking using healthy, organic ingredients and fresh artisan produce handpicked from their delicatessen.

Kensington Quarter restaurant, Earl's Court, London

BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES

I was given a voucher for THE OUTNET as a birthday present and finally got round to spending it last month - I chose a work-ready ruched black and white stripe jersey dress by American brand Bailey 44.  Here I'm wearing it with my Clarks brogues I can't seem to stop wearing (so comfortable), silver beads and the tail end of a terrible flu on one of the days between Christmas and NYE.