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3 Ways to Get Motivated

3 Ways to Get Motivated

Some days (and weeks, if we’re honest) it can feel like more of an effort to get back into a training routine. If you’re looking to create a routine that you can stick to, it helps to create habits that make exercising feel like second nature. Here are three easy changes that you can incorporate into your daily routine:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀LAY YOUR CLOTHES OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE Getting organised the night before means that you have less excuses to flake in the morning. Make sure that everything is in one spot (shoes, socks, gels, hair ties) and that you have your phone...

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VALA ambassador: Olivia French

VALA ambassador: Olivia French

  Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Olivia French, who is the newest addition to the VALA ambassador crew. Having played tennis since the age of 9, Olivia was inspired to take up duathlon when COVID-19 forced the tennis courts to close, which was initially a placeholder for tennis to keep her fitness up. However, she quickly became hooked and took up the first opportunity to compete. Since then, she has been invited to join the Skoda DSI Cycling Academy and has qualified for the World Championships in Australia 2022. 2021 looks like it’s going to be a...

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VALA is featured in Women's Running Magazine

VALA is featured in Women's Running Magazine

SPOTTED! 👀Guess who’s featured in @womensrunninguk magazine? It’s only your fave 100% natural energy gel 🙌🏻I still have to pinch myself whenever I see VALA in print, as it seems so surreal. I spent a solid decade working as a graphic designer creating magazine layouts, so this is a really fun full-circle life moment! Thank you so much to Esther, Sue and the WRM team for their incredible review below:“Nutrition is so important to get right as you start to build up your mileage. There are a huge range of gels and much nutritional advice available, but it can often be trial...

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VALA energy gels - reviews

VALA energy gels - reviews

🚨 REVIEW ROUND UP 🚨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It’s that time again where we round up the VALA reviews from our amazing energy crew! Thank you so much to every one of you that tags us and shares their thoughts on our gels. Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“This is honestly the best energy gel I’ve ever tried and it’s all natural, tasty and perfectly packaged. I discovered this brand while judging the Free From Food Awards and reached out to tell them that I loved them so much because let me tell you, not all gels are made...

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We all start somewhere!

We all start somewhere!

It’s often easy to look at a successful athlete and see them as an expert in their field, whilst forgetting that they started at zero just like everyone else. What turned them into winners was their strength, perseverance and determination to succeed against all odds.When it comes to sports, it’s pretty safe to say that I am the least competitive person! As a child, team sports filled me with anxiety and I was never driven by a desire to win... much to the disappointment of many sports teachers 😂It was only when I discovered a love of being active at...

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