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 firmly believe that 'we are what we repeatedly do.' Those are the words of Aristotle and he went on to write that 'Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.' If we are what we repeatedly do, it then follows that how we think and approach everything day to day, directly impacts our … Continue reading Why ‘not enough’ is bad for you and your ‘lightbulb’ moment
Are you looking for a good book to read over the holidays? I read avidly and have put together a list of 12 non-fiction books I would recommend. They all relate to health, fitness or wellbeing in some way and there should be something for everyone. I hope you find inspiration here. To find out … Continue reading 12 non fiction reads for inspiration, wellbeing & fitness
How about that for a positive affirmation? I hear from so many people everyday who want to feel better and to have enough energy to get through their day. Why are we so tired and stressed all the time? What can we do to change things? I can remember what it felt like to be … Continue reading ‘I am healthy and full of energy’ – is this what we should all be aiming for?
You only have to open a magazine and you will find someone telling us that we need to take better care of ourselves. We all know what we should be doing but life takes over with work and family commitments. We can be full of good intentions but more often than not we wind up … Continue reading Self Care – giving yourself the priority you deserve without feeling guilt
So excited that my 2018 diary has arrived. I love stationery, lists and planning and can’t wait to get started. Find out how you can look forward to 2018 without a sense of dread...
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