8 weeks, 160 miles & why at last I believe that I can run!

At the start of July I set myself the ultimate challenge. I don't see myself as a runner. In fact I have always said that running is the thing that I have to really work at - it doesn't feel natural and takes real commitment. It isn't that I haven't run. Five years ago I … Continue reading 8 weeks, 160 miles & why at last I believe that I can run!

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

My Core Workout & your chance to get a free series of fitness challenges

'Weak core, lower back pain, wobbly belly, weak pelvic floor.' These are the most common cries I hear from clients. So my August fit4evermore challenge was all about Core Strength. Importantly this is not only for those suffering from any of the above complaints but for everyone wanting to ensure they don't suffer in years … Continue reading My Core Workout & your chance to get a free series of fitness challenges

I’m not a runner and other tales we tell ourselves….

Do you find yourself saying that you do something and then in the next phrase almost apologise for it? Take a client who recently talked me through the 10k running programme that she had successfully completed and who then declared 'but I am not a runner.' I hear this all the time and not just … Continue reading I’m not a runner and other tales we tell ourselves….

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.

Why reviewing your 2017 goals at the 6 month mark is key to success.

At the start of 2017 I set out my goals for the year and shared these with you all. As we approach the end of June this is a great time to reflect and look at the progress made so far. All too often we set ourselves targets, start full of focus and then berate … Continue reading Why reviewing your 2017 goals at the 6 month mark is key to success.

‘Going the Distance’ with the July Challenge

Here is part 3 of the fit4evermore Challenge Series. For May there was a Burpee Challenge and in June a Skipping Challenge. For July it is all about increasing the distance that you cover in the 15 days. I can already here the objections that you don't run or that you can't do that but … Continue reading ‘Going the Distance’ with the July Challenge

July Newsletter

Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in July. Don't forget that I am on holiday from Sunday 16th July to Monday 24th July inclusive. If you haven't already given me your holiday dates yet then can you please do so. I am keen to get my diary … Continue reading July Newsletter

Find out why you should have done the fit4evermore 15 Day Skipping Challenge

The Skipping challenge seemed like a good choice for June (much more appealing than the Burpee Challenge in May!). What could be hard about skipping? I can remember skipping at school at break and at lunch and have held my own as required in Circuits classes over the years. I have even lent a skipping … Continue reading Find out why you should have done the fit4evermore 15 Day Skipping Challenge

7 Ways with Rhubarb

Rhubarb is one of those ingredients that no one is ever quite sure what to do with. You can make a pie or a crumble but for anyone who grows their own rhubarb that leaves a huge amount lurking in the freezer unless you are looking to expand your waistline! So after being asked by … Continue reading 7 Ways with Rhubarb