Meet the lady behind the patterns

BODY | FOOD, FITNESS & MINDFULNESS WITH LEAH SIMMONS
   

Pilates instructor Leah Simmons-Reed not only knows her stuff when it comes to health and fitness (umm, have you seen her body?), but she’s our Co-Founder Pip Edwards’ BFF. So when we recently asked to shoot with her, she jumped at the chance and we took full advantage of asking her far too many questions so we could find out exactly how she gets that ‘Body by Leah Simmons’.

In summary, Leah boiled it down to three key things – food, fitness and mindfulness. But like many in the health sector today, she recognises that these things work best when in conjunction with one another and no one thing is more important than the other. A great place to start when reassessing your #bodygoals is in the kitchen, explains Leah. However, she says it’s important to recognise how far you want to take things and the results you want to achieve.

“There’s no point having a super lean body if it means you’re miserable because you can’t have a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate. It’s all about balance,” she says. “I am prepared to sacrifice certain things because I truly love training and the way I feel when I am nourishing my body with nutrient-dense foods – but make no mistake, I am not perfect and I love a glass of wine (or three!!!)”