Healthbox Kitchen provide Studio One with a variety of yummy treats, I bet you didn’t know that while you are eating you are helping charity! It is so easy to be smug and good… stick with us, we will make it easy!
At Studio One our aim is to make a healthy life as convenient as possible. We believe we can achieve this through delivering a variety of core classes that run at a variety of lengths to fit around a busy schedule, we want to develop a sense of community at the studio that is friendly and open helping provide support and finally we bring the best responsible brands be that fitness, retail or food so you don’t have to seek them out.
Our belief is to make our clients feel good, while doing good. This ethos is something we uphold with our partners and we have been lucky to find a variety local companies who have the same beliefs as us.
Healthbox Kitchen is a small, local company with huge drive and ambition. Not only are they helping you to feel good on the inside, they are also helping to feed your soul through their association with FoodCycle. Their responsible beliefs go further then just a charitable connection, they aim for 0% food waste in the kitchen and seek to use recycled packaging.
Healthbox Kitchen also develop “limited edition” energy balls, these tasty treats are extra special as 20p from every sale goes to FoodCycleFoodCycle helps to combat the growing problem of food poverty which affects over 4 million individuals in the UK. They aim to: reduce food poverty, reduce social isolation and build a stronger community.
In between running a healthy kitchen, helping reduce food poverty and taking our yoga classes, we caught up with Elizabeth Kerr…
Where did the idea for Healthbox Kitchen come from?
I’ve always loved cooking and baking and I was struggling for snacks that were portable and most importantly, tasty. I started to experiment with some energy ball recipes and it went from there. More recently we had an opportunity to provide snacks, juices and smoothies to participants at an obstacle race. We absolutely loved it so expanded the business to include hosting pop up kitchens at event.
Why make your company responsible?
Businesses have a choice to be as ethical and sustainable as they can. It’s impossible to ignore the increasing burden we place on our environment as we continue to grow and develop. Luckily we can minimise our food wastage to virtually zero! We love to volunteer with FoodCycle who help turn surplus food from supermarkets into delicious nourishing meals for people in our local community.
What do you have planned for the future?
More events! We run smoothie and juice stalls at events across the UK. They’re hard work but we get so much out of them. I love talking to everyone, there’s always a happy atmosphere and it’s great to be a part of that.
What is your favourite fitness class?
Boxing and also hot yoga are probably my favourite classes.
(phew we offer boxing!)
Game of Thrones or Peaky Blinders?
I’ve never watched either! I don’t tend to watch much TV but I like to catch up on YouTube videos when I’m baking in the kitchen.
If you were a celeb who would you be?
I’d like to think my cakes are as good as Mary Berry’s!
We like to challenge our clients to make one change in their life, what was the last change you made in yours?
Be kind and go out of your way to help others. Whether that’s lending a hand to someone on the tube, sending a surprise card to a friend or volunteering in your local community. We could all do with a little more kindness at the moment! I highly recommend reading ‘The Happy Newspaper’ - a wonderful paper which will restore your faith in the world.
Get Involved: Food Cycle Details
FoodCycle was set up in 2009, they combine surplus good, volunteers and spare kitchens to create 3 course meals to people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. With hubs all over the UK, this is a growing community that has made over 125,000 since launch.
Our studio is squeezed in between two of these hubs, Kings Cross (opening soon) and Islington.
The Islington branch work with Mind and meet every Wednesday afternoon at Southwood Smith Centre. Planet Organic turn surplus food from across the borough into delicious meals to be shared with guests.