You may have seen them in the supermarket and read about them but what is a foam roller and what do you do with it? The quick answer is that it delivers a quick myofascial release, easing tension in the muscles you are rolling. Still none the wiser - don't worry you will soon be … Continue reading Training breaks your body down. Recovery is what brings it back stronger.
Last week I ran a free fitness challenge with a WhatsApp chat for support and accountability. It was primarily for my clients but I was thrilled to have some new faces getting involved and engaging in the group. There were swims, runs, circuits, sprint rows and lots of walks. My aim was to keep everyone … Continue reading Your chance to choose the next fit4evermore Fitness Challenge
'I'm so busy' 'I don't have any time.' That is probably the most common objection I hear from clients. We could be talking about exercising at home, meal planning, food preparation or taking time to relax. My answer is always the same - 'you can always find the time if it is important enough.' Read … Continue reading Tips to feed your family, get organised & find time for self care
'It is Monday morning and once again you promise yourself that you are going to do more exercise this week.' Does that sound familiar? Perhaps you regularly run or go to a class but can never quite commit to another session each week. It could be that you really don't know where to start by … Continue reading Join my free 7 day Fitness Challenge & Prize Draw – 10-16 September
Open any fitness magazine or scroll through fitness posts on your newsfeed and you will find workouts for you to do at home. Bodyweight, Kettlebells, Tabata and HIIT are all regular features. They all look great telling you what to do and highlighting which muscles you will be working. But what about injuries or weaknesses … Continue reading Easy ways to adapt home workouts to avoid injury
You need new trainers but where do you start? There are so many different brands, fits and prices. It can be overwhelming trying to make a choice. Here is my simple guide to help you to find the 'right' trainers for you. Please share with friends and family too! Fit It is important to start … Continue reading Quick Guide to buying the right training shoes for you
Are you looking forward to your summer holiday? Or perhaps you are back at work and feeling miserable now that it is over. In years gone by the trend was to take an annual two week holiday over the summer. According to research by British Airways, 69% of Brits no longer take a two week … Continue reading Should you take a 2 week summer holiday?
We are all individuals. That said, we are all human and our bodies are meant to move. The need for us to exercise is increasingly the loudest message that we are hearing in the media. From brain health to heart health to mental health, exercise is now cited as the number one action that will … Continue reading Don’t let Sitting disease be your future – 8 ways to overcome your sedentary life
Making changes can be hard and takes determination. It seems so much harder to lose weight than to put it on. Getting fitter takes commitment and can feel like a huge challenge. I have had a few conversations over the last week about slow progress and struggling to keep momentum. What I want to do … Continue reading Back to Basics – Expert advice on how to hit your weight loss goals
Confession time - I am a Podcast Geek. I love hearing about other peoples stories and being inspired. l love that they can play in the car, whilst I am on the treadmill or when I am having a coffee. I can do something else whilst listening. One of my favourites is Oprah's 'Supersoul Conversations.' … Continue reading Find a Way – facing the impossible and daring to dream
Do you worry about your heart health? I'm not sure that it would sit right up there as a priority for many of my clients and peers. Whilst we talk about wanting to be healthy, much of our energy is focused on how we look or what size we are. I find that fascinating particularly … Continue reading A heart warming story and why I am walking 62 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh
For years we were told that we should eat low fat foods and that eating too much fat would make us fat. We are now seeing more and more advice that advocates eating 'good' fats and doing so every day. So what is the truth and what should we be doing? We are going to … Continue reading What happens when you don’t eat enough fat?
Stress is a major problem for many of us. Even thinking about stress can send your heart racing and have you panicking that you are doing a poor job with work, family and friends. 'Slow down' and 'Take time out' are the solutions we are given that will supposedly help us to cope and to … Continue reading Use these 7 strategies to deal with your stress
It's Thursday and you are tying yourself in knots trying to think of something to cook for dinner. Sound familiar? We all know that cooking from scratch is the healthiest option when it comes to feeding your family. You start on Monday with the best of intentions but as the week goes on it falls … Continue reading Help – What can I cook tonight? 5 tips to solve your dilemma.
We all know that too much sugar is a bad thing. For many though cutting the sweet treats out completely is a daunting prospect. What I want to show you today is that there are easy swaps that you can make that will reduce the spikes in blood sugar that are so bad for you. … Continue reading Easy Food Swaps to Lower Blood Sugar and Boost Energy Levels Fast
It's British Summer Time! Here is hoping that there will be no more snow. It has been a long, cold winter and it is time for some sunshine. This is the ideal time to find your motivation and to get moving again. Over the winter we don't exercise as much as we planned. We have … Continue reading Spring forward – This is how you can use the start of British Summer Time to get moving
Hands up if you are so busy running around that you struggle to find the time to sit down. I have had some lightbulb moments this week since sending my book manuscript away for editing. I have been so absorbed in writing, delivering training and looking after my family that it's been a complete blur. … Continue reading How a change in focus and talking to a coach will help you
Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? A couple of years ago the bestseller chart was full of books claiming that this was the diet that would revolutionise the way we eat. I know lots of people who tried it and did see some great results. I have been reading widely about the benefits of … Continue reading What you should know about intermittent fasting and why it works
Who watched the Michael Mosley programme 'The Truth about Getting Fit' on 31st January? I have spoken to so many people who took away the message from this episode that walking 10,000 steps a day is too hard and that there are more effective ways to achieve results. You can see the article here and … Continue reading Commit to do 10,000+ steps for 12 days in March to win a free copy of my new book ‘Moving More’
Here we are at the start of Lent. This is a time when many of us give something up for the 40 days and nights leading to Easter. Traditionally Christians have fasted and many chose to abstain from certain foods, habits or other vices. In previous years I have given up sugar, chocolate, wine and … Continue reading 40 days of Self-Care – taking a different approach to Lent in 2018
I started fit4evermore seven years ago and it has been an amazing journey. My aim from the start was to use my own experience to help more of you to feel better about yourselves and to do more physically than ever before. There have been twists and turns along the way but my motivation remains … Continue reading 3 steps to find your path to a stronger, healthier & happier you with fit4evermore