Welcome to Pin & Trim, a hive of inspiration & motivation for all things fitness, fashion & food related! I'm Sally Louise Paine - a fashion designer turned fitness addict living in Surrey, England. From feminine fashion designer to sweaty gym bunny - a bit of an unexpected u-turn, no? So why the change of heart? Since as long as I can remember, I have worked my hardest to succeed my dreams of becoming a womenswear designer, but the long nights, constant stress & the negative messages that come from such a career path started to take its toll on my health. Not only was I extremely tense, I was suffering from intense anxiety, chest pains & panic attacks. It was at that point that I decided to live happier, live healthier & work to live instead of living to work! I decided that my health was more important than my ambition, later to find that my health was my new ambition.

It wasn't till I started weight training seriously & researching nutrition, that I realised how fascinated I was by it & how I wanted to share my new findings with the world - this was the moment my blog & equally my career direction changed. Fitness had helped ME overcome most of my anxiety & so I wanted to do the same for others, via this blog & in life. 

Pin & Trim is here to reflect that transition - my respect for fashion & it's creatives & my love of fitness. My mission is to inspire others to live a happier life too, even if it does mean a change of direction like me, to show people how enjoyable living healthy can be & to motivate people to make positive changes for themselves.

Fitness changed my life for the better & it can for you too!

It's never too late to make a positive change. In this blog I will be posting REAL insight into my fitness journey, share with you the brands I love & get your creativity flowing with insight into the fashion industry.

If you have any questions, want some advice or just want to send me a message, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to my via my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or feel free to email me at

Or if you would like to collaborate together on a business venture, I would love to hear from you, so do not hesitate to email me at

To all my readers, I only endorse products that I would use myself & that I fully believe in, so reviews you see on this blog are chosen with love, tried by myself & can be 100% trusted.

I have collaborated with a number of brands including Maxi Nutrition, Fuel 10K, Get Fit With Davina, Whitworths, Seven Seas, Holland & Barrett & Gymbox. I look forward to working with many more great brands in the future, meeting new, inspiring, like minded individuals & discovering the new products & innovations that the fitness industry has to offer in 2017!

Thank you so much for all your support & your following - it means the world to me! 

Sally x