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
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
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.
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
Announcing the launch of my new 'Take Control of Sugar' brand. I started offering my plans in March 2016 and until now they have been an add on to my fit4evermore business. I am so excited that the time has come to take it to the next stage and create a 'Take Control of Sugar' … Continue reading Exciting new launch – ‘Take Control of Sugar’ goes solo
Social media is full of fitness challenges with squats, lunges and planks to name a few. I struggle to endorse many of these as they are huge repetitions of one very specific movement which for some could cause very real muscular imbalances. So when the Burpee challenge popped up I smiled. A burpee (for those … Continue reading 30 Burpees for 15 days – how hard could it be?
Running is the easiest form of exercise. All you need is a pair of trainers and you can then head out of the door. So why do we make it so hard for ourselves? I hear so many people say that they can't run and don't know where to start. I always point them in … Continue reading Run Series
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
Do you need to do more exercise but it never quite happens? Are you unsure what to do and don't feel confident in the gym or at classes? Can you not find an option that suits your schedule? Are you short of time and need a plan that will get results? Here is the solution … Continue reading Launch of my FitPack – you can now train with me wherever you are!
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 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
Knee pain is becoming a reality for an ever growing number of people. Joint replacements are more common as the years go on but are a last resort given their limited lifespan. So the big question is what can we do to protect our knees and keep ourselves pain free for as long as possible? … Continue reading Struggling with knee pain – find out what you can do to help
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?
Everywhere you look you will see someone wearing a fitness tracker. People of all shapes, sizes and ages. You can spend as little or as much as you like but is it actually worth investing at all? A Fitness tracker will monitor the number of steps you do in a day, the quality of your … Continue reading Fitness Trackers – the latest gimmick or a worthwhile investment?
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’
Getting up in the morning feeling as if you haven't slept? Afternoon slump? Dozing off on the sofa in the evening? Are any of these familiar? Why are we so tired and lacking energy and what can we do to change things? It will come as no surprise that the answer lies in how well … Continue reading Hands up if you need more energy
It is not very often that I get to meet people that are crazier than me but that is what happened at the International Ice Swimming Association GB Championships. Swimming outdoors in Scotland is cold even during the summer in a wetsuit. What these swimmers endured was breath taking (literally!!) I had been asked to provide … Continue reading Taking a peek into the world of Ice swimming
Do you want to get fit but have no idea where to start? Do you look at the gym or at classes and break into a sweat worrying about whether you could keep up and cope without looking ridiculous? Do you have injuries that need looking after and mean that you can't do a regular … Continue reading It is not all about getting fit – what to do if being healthy is your goal
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