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!

September Newsletter

Welcome to the fit4evermore September newsletter. It hardly seems possible that the summer is over and we are rapidly heading towards Christmas. What that does mean for many is that there is a summer of indulgence to work off before donning the little black dress for the Christmas celebrations. Read on to find out what … Continue reading September Newsletter

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….

Looking for a fitness challenge? Get ready for my free August Core Challenge

Each month sees a fit4evermore Challenge that will improve your fitness and get you to commit to 15 days of activity. Each challenge is different and for August it is all about your core. To get your email with all the¬†details you need to have signed up for the challenge series here.¬†For July I set … Continue reading Looking for a fitness challenge? Get ready for my free August Core Challenge

‘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

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

Hypo-thyroidism & a Half Marathon – an unusual but effective way of dealing with diagnosis

I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in November last year. I had masked my decline with my healthy lifestyle and by making changes to my diet and increasing my activity levels. I had coped and managed to keep going remarkably well but I needed help now. In very simple terms my thyroid had ceased … Continue reading Hypo-thyroidism & a Half Marathon – an unusual but effective way of dealing with diagnosis

Chi Running, Yoga & why we all need to relax to improve

I signed up for a 'Chi Running & Yoga' day with Nick Constantine and Mark Russell after it had been recommended by a client who had been last year. It is no secret that running is my nemesis. I can make myself do it and have completed a range of distances up to a half … Continue reading Chi Running, Yoga & why we all need to relax to improve

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Every day I get involved in change and transformation.  The clients I work with are looking for help with something.  This could be increasing strength and mobility, being ready to complete an event or to lose weight and tone up.  All of these involve change and we all react very differently to meeting new challenges … Continue reading What do you see when you look in the mirror?