Peanut Butter? Yeah! Exercise? Um, … let me think about that. Whole Earth Foods invited me to Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden to the launch of their Wonder Fuel Workouts. I’m not a great one for working out, but they lured me along with a promise of a delicious breakfast.
Their peanut butter is the best, so Stephanie Davies and I went along to test out the workout.
Jackie Wren and Mark Wren led the session with different intensities. Since I’m basically lazy and don’t do anything apart from walking, I followed Jackie’s instructions for the beginners. Mark’s workout was for those who already have a pretty good fitness level – they did what we did, but did it faster, higher and harder.
We were greeted with a tee shirt to wear for the workout and a towel (ominous! Will we be actually sweating?) and got into our positions. A warm-up to start, some flexibility things, got the mats out and did a bit of yoga-like stuff (you can tell how well-informed I am about these matters), some cardio, worked the abs a bit. There were no weights involved on the day though they do recommend them if you do the programme at home. If you don’t want to go out and buy kettle bells and dumbbells, Jackie said it’s OK to use a can of soup or anything you can grip as your weights.
The workout was not as hard as I expected, though I did take it easy because I had a plane to catch and was off on a vegan yoga cruise the next day. I didn’t want to be hobbling onto the ship and unable to move because I’d overdone it.
The 12-week Whole Earth Foods Wonder Fuel Workout programme is free and you can download it from this link. There are beginner and advanced programmes and you are encouraged to fuel your workouts with delicious peanut butter!
After our workout was over, we did indeed get a delicious and vegan breakfast. Different varieties of peanut butter, rice cakes, bread, fruit, Whole Earth Foods’ soft drinks.
When it was time to go, we each received a goodie bag filled with tasty goods. I haven’t had a chance to eat it yet because I couldn’t take it on the plane with me to Hungary. Jackie and Mark were both really friendly and helpful and understanding of my beginner-ness. They were happy to pose with us for souvenir photo. Jackie is around the same height as Stephanie and myself, so Mark looks a bit like a giant compared to us.
Do you work out at home or do you prefer to go to a class? Do you love peanut butter? Have you tried Whole Earth Foods other products?