Making brave choices, working hard & smashing those goals – a closer look at why it is worth aiming high

Seeing so many youngsters getting their exam results and taking the next step towards their future career got me thinking about the path that I took. I have spent a lot of time considering how I might have done things differently if I was doing it all again. If anyone had said to me all … Continue reading Making brave choices, working hard & smashing those goals – a closer look at why it is worth aiming high

What you will learn by stepping outside your comfort zone

The opportunities we take and the experiences we have shape who we are and what we achieve. When you look back you see a series of moments that came about as a result of things you did, decisions you made and chances you did or didn't take. Todays blog is all about why seizing the … Continue reading What you will learn by stepping outside your comfort zone

August Newsletter

Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in August. I am away on holiday from 29th July until Wednesday 2nd August after which my diary is back to normal. It hardly seems possible that we are so far through the summer holidays already. If you have just got … Continue reading August Newsletter

Holidays – a change of pace, time to reflect and connect with family

Who remembers the days when we spent our time worried about babies sleeping through the night, feeding, weaning, walking and saying their first words? We talked about who was doing what, how to deal with tantrums and ways to hide vegetables in food. And now in a flash they are as big as we are, … Continue reading Holidays – a change of pace, time to reflect and connect with family

Why we all need a weekend of Yoga and Hiking in the Lake District.

Slowing down and taking the time to relax has been on my list of priorities for the last 18 months or so. Those of you who follow my blog or train with me know that I have really had to 'work' at changing pace and not race along at 100 miles an hour day in, … Continue reading Why we all need a weekend of Yoga and Hiking in the Lake District.

Getting through that to-do list is easier than you think

Do you wonder where all your time goes? Are you always busy but never seem to get through your to do list? Does thinking about everything that needs to be done send you into a panic wanting to run away and hide? Today I am going to share a technique that was recommended to me that will completely … Continue reading Getting through that to-do list is easier than you think

Dealing with mental health issues and how exercise can really help

We are hearing a lot about mental health in the media at the moment with 'Heads Together' adding Royal 'weight' to the awareness campaign. Seeing high profile faces talking about their mental health struggles is having a real impact on us all. I am sure that I wasn't alone in being moved to tears at some … Continue reading Dealing with mental health issues and how exercise can really help

Relax & Recharge – getaway with friends

What a view! Imagine a day where it is all about you. No getting up early and running off to work. No dealing with the kids and their activities. No housework, cooking or ironing......Whilst that sounds great it isn't always possible for us to have much time completely to ourselves and all our commitments require our … Continue reading Relax & Recharge – getaway with friends

May Newsletter

Here are the dates for your diary and great offers to get you in shape and ready for your summer holidays. 55+ Circuits - Booking essential. New block starts Tuesday 25th April and costs £30. Classes are on Tuesdays 1.30-2.30pm in Dunlop Church Hall. Dates are then 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May. To book … Continue reading May Newsletter

What writing my book this week taught me about finding time in a busy schedule 

Wow - life can be busy. School holidays add a whole new level of crazy with a 13th Birthday, Easter and a Half Marathon! So, in the midst of all the chaos I had scheduled time to focus on the next stage of writing my book.  You will remember that I had asked for volunteers … Continue reading What writing my book this week taught me about finding time in a busy schedule