'I haven't got time. I'm too busy. I never stop.' I could go on. These are the reasons I hear over and over as to why someone can't fit exercise into their busy schedule. What I want to show you today is that it is easier than you think and will actually make everything else feel … Continue reading 4 Steps to finding the time to exercise in your busy schedule – your future health depends on it
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
It is a common misconception that completing a shorter challenge like a Race for Life or a walk are somehow not as impressive as a marathon or a triathlon. Reading this account written by my Mum of her first Race for Life will convince you otherwise. A goal is individual and achieving it is a … Continue reading Proud moments – it is not all about marathons or extreme events. How completing a Race for Life can be as empowering.
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!
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
'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
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….
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Skipping uses virtually every muscle in your body. I can remember skipping as a child and it was a bit of a shock all these years later to discover how challenging it really is. It certainly feels very different now and definitely delivers an amazing fitness boost. Skipping will get your heart rate up, strengthen … Continue reading If you want to get fitter join the Skipping Challenge
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
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in June. I have also included holiday dates for the summer too so you can plan ahead. There should be something for everyone - please get in touch if you want any more information or if you can't see what you … Continue reading June Newsletter
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?
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