Hettie Holmes @hettie.holmes
Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.
Favourite happy hormone: While Hettie is conscious to keep her happy hormones in balance, since becoming a mum of two babies (or three including her cocker spaniel), she is firing on ‘love hormone‘ oxytocin most days.
Sam Lewis @samlewis400
Since catching the travel bug, Sam’s feet have barely touched the ground. Her job has allowed her to travel all over the world and saw her spend a year in Australia. Now back in London and working as a freelance journalist, you can also find her teaching yoga at boutique studios across the city. Other things to know about Sam: she’s addicted to Acai bowls, couldn’t live without coffee and her favourite music to workout to is old school garage.
Favourite happy hormone: Sam is a self-proclaimed endorphin junkie and can’t get enough of those ‘feel-good’ hormones that are released during exercise. She’s constantly chasing that post-workout high and says there’s no better feeling.
Demi Crook @demicrook
Born and bred in London and an avid vegan, Demi has explored most of the hidden vegan spots in London and is on a mission to try them all. Her experience working for wellness and vegan startups has enhanced her passion for health trends and vegan food. Her time is mostly spent in vintage stores, painting or cleaning her growing sneaker collection. Her next goal is to earn her scuba diving license and hopefully explore oceans all around the world.
Favourite happy hormone: With most of her time focused on her two loves (food and exercise) she’s team endorphins all the way.
Charlotte Pasha – @charlottepasha
Charlotte is a London girl through and through. She sweats through spin and puffs through Pilates to justify trying the latest restaurants and devouring copious amounts of sweet potato fries, burrata and bread – preferably on holiday. Her favourite destinations include Italy, the Maldives and anywhere where the sun’s shining and there’s a strong breakfast buffet. She’s obsessed with walking, visiting farmers’ markets and reading. She’s also learning to cook. Wish her (and her husband) luck.
Favourite happy hormone: Charlotte’s all about the love hormone since having her first baby last year. Turns out, oxytocin really does get you through breastfeeding and initial sleepless nights.
Sophie Everard @sophiemadtolive
Sophie Everard has been a journalist chronicling all that is sport, travel and adventure for over 10 years, and is the published author of a book on snowboarding. A bonafide lover of all that is action and adventure, Sophie is also the founder of Mad To Live Retreats, global women’s adventure & fitness trips, is a diehard sport fiend and loves to get down and sweaty in London gyms when not on the road.
Lucy Sambrook – @lucysambrook
An ex-journalist for Metro, she now helps small biz owners, entrepreneurs and service providers score press coverage with inclusive PR platform, PR for the People. As well as embracing all the fun that London has to offer, she is equally at home climbing a mountain or surfing in the Cornish sea. She likes to balance out play with wellness, is obsessed with Poké, sunny holiday retreats, yoga headstands and leopard print active wear. She loves anything endorphin inducing, whether it’s a sweaty Beyonce themed workout or dancing at a music festival
Favourite happy hormone: Lucy is a self-confessed fitness class junkie and can be found trying out everything from surf-board yoga to dance via aerial hoop or weight lifting.
Rosie Sargeant @sargeypie
After graduating from Cambridge University with a triple First, Rosie decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry rather than follow the traditional path of her peers in investment banking. Unable to shake off the fast-paced routine she developed in her City job, she achieves balance by winding down in yoga sessions, escaping on fitness retreats, and going for extended brunches that somehow seem to wind up in a hidden gem of a cocktail bar.
Favourite happy hormone: Rosie is an endorphin engine who loves getting outside and exercising, especially if it coincides with discovering a new brunch spot on the way!
Shara Tochia @sharatochia
Spin instructor by morning, co-founder of DOSE by day. Shara’s fitness favourites include a sweaty yoga class, reformer pilates, HIIT and spinning of course. Her Spotify list includes nothing but tracks you can spin to. She doesn’t go a day without eggs and avocado and travel is always on her mind! Dreams of Malbec and vodka cocktails.
Favourite happy hormone: A dopamine machine through and through, Shara is a coffee lover and a motivated high achiever, always in a rush to smash her goals.
Emily Thompson @em.thompson
After graduating from Sussex University, Emily leapt into the world of travel PR furthering her inspiration to discover the globe’s hidden wonders. Next on her bucket list is experiencing the cherry blossom season in Japan and her all time favourite destination is Menorca. She loves reading and quirky art exhibitions, is obsessed with hats and rom-coms, and one day hopes to live back in Brighton by the seaside. When Emily’s head isn’t buried in a romance novel, you can find her sweating out to one of Cody Rigsby’s pop Peloton rides or traipsing around London on the hunt for the most immersive galleries.
Favourite happy hormone: Emily’s heart strings are pulled by the smallest ounce of soppiness, kindness or affection – she’s always been full of oxytocin (and a bit too much emotion!). She’s a real home bird and commits to showing those around her, and herself, love every single day.