All posts by Louise Knight

Louise Knight

Louise discovered bodybuilding at the age of 18, as rehab and reconditioning after a knee injury. Easily swayed by popular consensus that women “bulk up” with weights, she drifted back into pure cardio training and running until 10 years later when a thyroid health issue struck. Heavy weight training and HIIT became an imperative part of her fitness routine for weight control and energy. Now, no stranger to the free weights area of the gym she is hooked for life, lives for leg day and is continually humbled by the kindness and generosity of the strength training community; always ready to spot that last rep and give much needed encouragement and advice. Louise is on a mission to give men the same options for stylish fitness apparel as women and hopes that traditional fitness gender lines will continue to disappear as more women are encouraged to lift heavy and men are enticed by yoga.

  • GET A GRIP ON WEIGHT LIFTING STYLE

    Wearing gloves, straps and belts can be a controversial topic but ultimately, it’s down to personal preference. Whilst not an excuse for bad form, if...

  • STYLISH PROTEIN SHAKERS

    Protein is essential for those who train hard, especially straight after a workout but also at regular intervals throughout the day. Protein supplements are a...

  • STYLISH WATER BOTTLES FOR MEN

    Keeping hydrated is important for health, energy, concentration and is vital for optimal performance and gains when training. So a water bottle is a must...

  • THE BEST YOGA MATS FOR MEN

    Finding yoga mats for men can be tricky amongst a plethora of candy coloured options seemingly designed exclusively for Barbie. So I've been on the...

  • THE BEST MERINO BOXERS FOR TRAINING

    Regular readers will know I love merino, it’s a great fabric for active wear. It’s breathable, sweat wicking, hygienic, odourless and super soft, so I’m...

  • THE BEST BREATHABLE, SWEAT WICKING SHIRTS

    Slightly veering off on a tangent again this week, looking at active lifestyle wear, more specifically, shirts. Obviously, not ideal for training but these garments...

  • ACTIVE LIFESTYLE JEANS

    In a previous post - LIFESTYLE, I looked broadly at cycle commuter apparel: Functional, moveable and breathable clothing that is as good off the bike...

  • WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

    I love this short film from Equinox and Mr Porter. Michael Chernow, owner of New York’s Meatball Shop has a great work hard, play hard attitude. He illustrates...

  • CHILLI TUNA BURGERS

    This is a great friday night dish. Quick and easy to make when rolling in from the pub and a long week at work. Hearty...

  • THE BEST GYM BAGS

    Packing a gym bag the night before is part of a ritual that helps to ensure I get psyched up for a workout and (more...