I really do. And it's not just because the cold and dark. It's because as a fitness person, it’s supposed to be a high peak month. I’m supposed to cash in on the desperate new-Resolutioners. I’m supposed to have lots of content telling people to join my group or my...read more
This Month we meet the wonderful Lisa Mantell. Thanks for sharing your story. How long have you been a member? How often do you attend? I joined in January 2019 and try to attend 2 or 3 times a week. What do you like / hate most? Well I would have always said I hate...read more
We were having this conversation recently at a session. and it’s important so I figured I’d share it. The question is, when should I take a rest day. There’s a few members of the group who are really into their training. They work out with me 4 or 5 times a week. And run a few times a week too. And that is excellent.
But, should you have a rest day? How many? And what exactly constitutes a rest day?read more
Today I answer a question from a member.
Having cracked PHI, run a few park runs, things I had in the impossible basket. I’m worried that I won’t be able to maintain my weight loss, fitness etc. I think I’m in need of a new fitness goal. But how to set a Fitness Goal? Any ideas?
First of all, well done on your achievements!
It’s a tricky time. What happens when you’ve hit milestones you previously thought were unachievable? How do you maintain the level of focus, progress and enthusiasm? It’s a nice problem to have. But a problem that needs resolving. How to set a Fitness Goal?read more
Do you ever feel that being healthy is too hard? It shouldn’t be.
But we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are not good enough. Social media is full of perfect lives and perfect selfies that make feel we need to be thinner but curvier, busy yet mindful, richer while working less, bla bla… From the tabloids to TV to Instagram and Twitter, we are constantly assured that our best self is just out of reach.
I don’t think that it needs to be this way!
So here’s seven super simple things that you can do to be healthier. They are totally doable and that don’t require much time or effort. Pick one or two and try to implement them into your life today!
We all need one. The workout routine for when you haven't been able to make it to your class. For when you haven't enough time to go to the gym. Or for when you day has run away from you and it's 8pm and the kids are asleep. Here's mine. Kettlebell Workout Swings x...read more
I’ll be the first to admit that my life feels hard sometimes. In fact, often.
On the surface, it shouldn’t feel hard and many would think I’m *lucky* to lead the life I lead. I like to think it’s not luck but design, but that’s another story.
Anyway, it’s not so much whether it is or it’s not hard. The problem is whether it feels like it’s hard. Because when it does, you are likely to feel like you need a reward all the time. And that could be a problem.
And as women and mums who juggle work, houses, kids, clubs and a million things to remember, it definitely feels hard. The overwhelm, the brain fog, the repetition of asking your child to put on shoes for the millionth time. It is hard. You might think that it shouldn’t be this hard but reality is, for many of us, it is.read more
Today we get to meet lovely Catherine. Always smiling. Always late! Thank you Catherine for sharing this with us. How long have you been a member? I've been a member since Christmas 2017 when I escaped my in-laws at home, and got knackered in the fresh air. Haven't...read more
From time to time, I enjoy playing the piano. Some weeks ago I downloaded this particular piece of music (Ludovico Einaudi – Melodie Africana IV ) and tried it out. I was hideous. The piece was pretty complicated and I sucked.
But persisted. I broke it down, I did one hand at a time. I drove everyone crazy repeating the same 8 bars over and over. And eventually it started coming together.
Fast forward 6 weeks or so, and after playing for 5-10 minutes a day, most days, I can now more or less play it proficiently.
And also, I realised yesterday, I’m not actually that interested in playing it anymore.
What’s it got to do with health and fitness I hear you say?
Booking is now open!read more