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Faya Nilsson


As a personal trainer and award-winning fitness blogger, you must have tried a lot of different types of exercise and documented them on your blog, what has been your favourite work out/ activity so far?

I love Barry's Bootcamp so that's definitely one of my top favourite classes - it's a great way to get out of your gym routine, to shock the body and to learn a few new exercises too! 


What is your top tip to unwind?

Living in London I personally sometimes forget how 'wired' I can feel so I suggest once a day even if it's just for 5 minutes try to meditate. Aside from that, the outdoors relaxes me - going for a long walk on Hampstead Heath. Or even just taking a long bath with a cup of tea, candles and no phones or other electrical devices.  


What is the best advice you have ever been given?

My dad has always said to me 'Just get on with it and do your own thing' - I interpret that to mean avoid dwelling on negative situations and listening to too many 'naysayers'. It's far too easy to waste creative energy on negative stuff, so I prefer to save it for constructive purposes!


What would you tell your 18 year old self?

"Don't worry, enjoy stuff more, it'll all be fine".


We think female friendships are something that should be treasured and celebrated. What qualities do all your friends share?

Supportive, encouraging, kind, love to have fun and be silly, and they're real.


Fantasy Girls’ Night Out. You get to choose six women to spend the evening with. Who? And where do you go?

That's an easy one; Beyonce's yacht party (currently docked in Ibiza) with Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Iza Goulart, Cameron Diaz and Helen of Troy, why not!


Now for the quick-fire questions...
 

Book you wish you’d written?

Shantaram! What an epic tale!


Film you’d like to see a sequel of?

Pulp Fiction.


What are you listening to at the moment?

Calvin Harris, Disciples - 'How deep is your love'. 


Best holiday destination?

Favourite island for years; it's got to be Ibiza.


Sunrise or sunset?

Both!


Spring or autumn? 

Spring.


When was the last time you laughed out loud?

With my sister today!


What word do you overuse?

'Like' - unfortunately. 


Guilty pleasure?

Chocolate, every time! Ah, chocolate...


What is the one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

Used to hate the idea of 'blogs' when I was younger. Guess I should 'never say never'... 


Visit Faya's blog fitnessontoast.com for recipes, fitness tips and gorgeous photography!

Tags: women we love
Posted on 22nd December 2015 by Hush

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