We all get older but I am sure I am not alone in worrying about the ever growing numbers reported as suffering from various forms of dementia. The need to write shopping lists to avoid standing in the supermarket having no idea what I came in for and the frustration at forgetting what I went … Continue reading 5 Steps to boost your brain health right now
Each week I work with over 35 different clients and a number of these on more than one occasion. There are training sessions, massages, classes and lots of different variations of all the above. Today's blog is for anyone looking for some inspiration and to give a clear insight into what working with me could … Continue reading Learn 4 key lessons from my Personal Training clients
We are definitely heading towards winter with all the autumn colours and fewer daylight hours. It will soon be Christmas and you can find my holiday details below as well as arrangements for sessions over the festive period. There is the chance to take advantage of a special offer to treat someone to a Gift … Continue reading November Newsletter
Time for a confession. I am a control freak. I like things to be done my way and I can be pretty hard to deal with if I feel like I am out of control. Sounding familiar? Talking to friends and clients I think that it is pretty common for busy working mums to feel … Continue reading Too busy/stressed/overwhelmed??? Finding ways to cope & let go
Hands up if you are sick of trying to work out what to do to be as healthy as possible and to stay active as you get older. You hear all kinds of advice every day telling you to do this, eat that, only to find the complete opposite in another article. So what should you be … Continue reading Keeping it simple – my top 5 tips to support your body as you age
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Welcome to the fit4evermore Challenge Series. In May I launched the Challenge Series. My mission is to get more people moving more. There will be 12 months of challenges covering a whole range of activities and different elements of fitness. Each challenge lasts for 15 days and I will post my progress on the fit4evermore … Continue reading Challenge Series
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
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
I am sure that I am not alone in worrying about the effect that the internet is having on our lives and our families. I certainly wouldn't want to be growing up in the midst of social media and all the pressure that brings. At least when we got home from school that was it … Continue reading Put down that phone – is Social Media taking over your life?
All I can say is WOW. I have had the best sleep that I can remember. My tracker tells me that I had twice as much deep sleep as I would usually have and I honestly feel amazing. You may be surprised to hear that the change is the result of a day at the … Continue reading The Power of OM – what a difference a day can make..
Climbing out of the car, less than enthused at the prospect of running I bumped into a couple of familiar faces. After the usual catch up and me moaning at being about to run, one commented that 'it wasn't so great living the fitness dream today.' Plodding along one foot in front of the other … Continue reading ‘Living the fitness dream’
Everywhere you look you see references to 'Mindfulness' and the need to slow down and take time out. I know that I have certainly felt better having tried to operate in something other than 5th gear for at least some of the last year. As you know I read endlessly about anything exercise, health or … Continue reading My 3 learning points of the week