A human pyramid at the National Centre for Circus Arts

A human pyramid at the National Centre for Circus Arts

Earlier in the week I found myself at the National Centre for Circus Arts in Old Street for a Secret Sweat session with Women’s Health UK and Starbucks. When I bought my ticket nothing was said except the date and that it was going to be in London. I was curious and intrigued. Then when they announced that we would be learning circus skills – trapeze work, tightwire walking and acrobatic balancing – I couldn’t wait. This would actually be me living out a childhood dream. For one evening I would be joining the circus.

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Dear Women’s Health,

Yesterday you sent an email to all your online subscribers with the subject line ‘How to Eat, Drink & Still Shrink’ because everyone knows that during Christmas the number one thing women think about is shrinking.  Your December survival guide had the answers to questions I had never asked – How To De-Bloat Ahead Of Your Christmas Party, Your Guide To Eating Everything At Christmas…, The Low Cal Drink Everyone’s Ordering In LA, and How To Lose Weight By Eating More. Maybe lots of women pound your office doors begging you to tell them how to shrink over December, but I doubt it.

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